Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Becky is showing off her needle turned heart. It looked great! Of course after the class we had to head upstairs to Little Quilts and do some shopping. As you know from previous postings, I am on a fabric diet, I stuck to it. I bought some silk thread for applique, some needles, and some pre-printed quilt labels. No fabric came home with me yesterday.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
As part of turning 50 I decided to do 50 new things or things I had not done in a long time. I have managed to do a few new things, but not many. I hope to change that this summer. I have been inspired to take a quilt class something I have not done in a very long time. After looking at Becky, over at the Quilting Booklady's blog and seeing this great quilt from Sweet Home, I knew that I had to sign up for it. I love it. It is paper piecing and that is something that I want to get better at, I have done just a little but have never had a class in it. I can't wait to do this class, the instructor, Debbie Fry is wonderful and I know that I will learn lots from her.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I had purchased the kit for the month, but decided that it required too much brain power and I should probably just stick with simple straight sewing. I brought the fabrics from our last swap, it is a Bonnie Hunter quilt, Patchwork and Pinwheels. I got about half of the patchwork blocks sewn together. I would have done more, but I left some of my strips at home. Krisite was working on her yoyo's. They are looking great, don't know what she is going to do with them but they look good. Sarah was working on a Civil War Rail Fence that is beautiful.
I didn't sew on Saturday or go to shop hop, (I am on a fabric diet) Joe and I headed up to the cabin. I was nice to get a way for a day and relax. The weather was georgeous, very sunny and warm, a nice change after all of the wintery weather we have had. We went on a nature walk, saw some deer tracks and some bear sign. I even cleaned off the table on the porch, where we could eat dinner outside. It was a very relaxing weekend.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I really am trying to use up some of my fabric. So far the blocks have been very simple and easy to do. I am promising myself no more BOM's. They can become addictive!!!!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
It was good to see my mom and other family members, I hadn't been back since Christmas, so I was overdue for a trip. I even got to continue my birthday celebration with more presents. My aunt gave me a beautiful pearl necklace, and my mom gave me a blender (that I had requested) and a beautiful pajama and robe set. I worry about my mom, she doesn't seem to be handling the death of my dad well. It has been over a year and she is still very depressed. I wish I could make it better for her, but I can't. I hope she will feel better after this visit with her granddaughter and her three kids.