Friday, February 29, 2008
This is what I came inside and found after spending the evening quilting.....cat in the laundry basket! The kids were doing laundry and for some reason they think it should live in baskets, well I guess the cat thinks it should live in the basket also......mmmm nice clean warm clothes to snuggle in.....gotta admit she's cute.
Kristin's favorite teacher/speech coach/neighbor had a baby boy a week ago, Derek was born just a tad early so she don't get to see him yet because the flu is going around so no visitor's in and out. I am really impressed with Kristin, she went out to my studio and found flannel, designed the quilt and made the top all on her own. The little lamb is in the border print and I think her teacher will love it! We sent it off to the binder today so when they have a shower or she gets to visit it will be ready to give.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I stared up the quilting machine last night after a two and a half month break. Oh it was cranky! I think I finally got the bugs worked out and this morning it was going well except it didn't like the border fabric on Maxine's quilt. The quilt is a blue angel quilt for her niece who has cancer. The cancer is terminal so this was a rush job. I will deliver it back to her today so she can bind it. When I do these quilts (rush jobs because of tragedy or sickness) I always feel blessed that I was asked to help. I am very thankful I am able to help in such a way that brings comfort to others that are hurting. I am also thankful I am healthy enough to keep up with the sewing and quilting I love to do.
I got a heartstring quilt done! Ok I got it quilted, now it's off to someone else to bind and donate. I will post pic's soon, like today when I finally find that camera!!!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Today I am waiting to hear from my friend Dawn, she moved about an hour and half from me and has no one to watch Willie while she job hunts so I told her I would meet her and keep him entertained while she applies different places. We have put it off a couple days now because of weather and her just being worn out from the move. I think Willie and I will have to visit the local quilt shop, what a treat for him.(not!) I am excited that she has moved closer to me, she is a big time scrapbooker and thats another thing I love to do, just not alone. I think we might get more done if we did it together. The only thing I have scrapbooked has been on the computer, I did a page of puppies. I do want to redo my Bahama's book, it was flooded in the basement last year and I tried to save it but it's totally ruined. I was so proud of that book because I actually got it done. Oh well, gotta think positive and make redoing it fun!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Well the list thing was a good idea, I went back and read what I listed and now I can cross off a few of the things on it.
- Churndash blocks are now pieced, ready for the flower appliques.
- Block Lottery blocks are done and ready to mail. (not even due till the end of the month!)
- Row Robin is done and sent to next person (thanks mom for the help)
- One more Project Pink top set together.
I am happy with the progress I'm making on things since I have been gone so much lately and this week I seem to be working more, (monday day, last night, and 2-8 tonight)
To do list....
- Row Robin #2
- Finish Disappearing 9 patch
- Valentine Happy Block quilt
- St. Pat's Happy Block quilt
- Project Pink quilts
I also have another customer quilt I got monday night, I am going to have to start quilting! I just dread the thought of going out to the cold studio right now, guess I'm out of the habit and I just don't feel like hauling wood either!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Guess it's time to make lists of things to do, I can't seem to stay motivated once I am home. Oh I can think of all kinds of things I should do while I'm away from home but once I am here I forget. This seems to be as good a place to make a list as any, maybe I will be more inclined to actually follow thru with my plans if I write them down and look at the progress.
- Row Robin for Stashbuilders
- Next months Lottery Block for Stashbuilders
- Churn Dash blocks for O. Quilters
- My Block Your Fabric 1st block
- Just a Buck Block for Quilt shop
and about 6 quilts for other people. I also have pink Heartstring quilts to work on........hmmmm
In the mail today I recieved the last of my Block Lottery December blocks, the purple and green on white is really nice, now all I want to do is play with those blocks. I also recieved Lisa's Row Robin , it's brights and it's fun! It will be fun to work on. I did mail January's Block Lottery to the winner, my Iris cards and sewing bee prize. So I guess I did get something done today!