I always think that during the summer I will have plenty of time to do everything that I want to, and I usually don't. This summer is turning out to be no exception. I have been helping my brother, who is moving here next month, find a place to live. We finally found a place yesterday. I didn't realize just how tight the rental market was in Atlanta. That is why I am behind on my Huckleberry Pie. I had hoped by now that it would be finished but no it isn't. I have also decided to make it bigger than the pattern so that means that I am going to have to make a trip to Little Quilts to get some more fabric. I have plenty of the light purples, but need more of the dark ones. I guess I will also have to get more of the backing fabric. I love the way it is turning out. I am off to my friend Becky's tomorrow for a sewing day, I need to decide what to take there. Something that I have started or something new? What will it be?
Friday, June 24, 2011
Bad things usually come in threes, well we have two down and one to go. Last Wednesday after coming home from a day out doing quilting things we had a tree come down in our back yard. It was the last dogwood tree in our backyard and luckily it wasn't too big and didn't do a lot of damage. It was just a lot of working getting it cut up and off of the deck. Mishap number two was a little bit harder to take care of. On Wednesday I went down in the part of our basement that isn't finished and found that one of our pipes was leaking. Without thinking I starting moving things so they wouldn't get wet. I called DH down and he informed me that is was one of the pipes that carries sewage out to the septic tank, Oh Joy, and here I had been walking all in it with no shoes on. Ick!!!!!! Needless to say I took a hot shower immediately. The plumber came today to take care of it, and found another leak, so he will be back next week. Our house was build in the early 1960's and we still have the original pipes. More money, more money. I can't wait to see what the next catastrophe is going to be.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
So far I am on track with my UFO list for the year. I am really trying hard to work with what I have on hand and not buy new kits or fabric, although sometimes you just can't help yourself. The pineapple quilt here is a kit that I bought in 2005 or 2006, can't remember which one, but a long time ago. It had been so long ago that I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled it out and found that I had finished 7 of the 9 blocks that were needed. I also discovered that I didn't have enough of the fabric to finish the other two blocks. Luckily, Pat had some that she gave me. This is the project that I worked on at Thimbles last weekend. I finished the outer border yesterday. This one isn't on my "official" list, but it is a UFO that is finished and waiting to go to the quilters.
My official UFO finish for June is the Bonnie Hunter trade that we did last winter, Patches and Pinwheels. I would have been finished with it long ago, but I put together some of the pinwheels the wrong way and it bothered me so I too them apart. I really like this quilt and can't wait to see it quilted, which will be while. Thanks to Kiristie, Pat, and Becky for helping me pick out the border fabric.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Blueberry Pie . You could have your choice of pie, Lemon, Blackberry, or Mixed Berry, well leave it to me to be different. I started thinking about one of our best vacations out west. We were in Glacier National Park and huckleberries were "the thing", Huckleberry pie, ice cream, margaritas, martinis, daiquiris, you name it they had it. I decided then that I had to make a Huckleberry Pie. Mary Ellen from Little Quilts was putting the kits together and I explained that I wanted Huckleberry. She did a great job putting the kit together. Look at all of those yummy purples. I cut the quilt out yesterday but just couldn't get into sewing on it.
|Pat's Blueberry Pie Pattern|
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Do you ever have one of those days where you want to sew, but you don't know what you want to work on? I had one today, DH is out of town, so I had all day to do "my thing". I started cutting out a new quilt, but I didn't want to work on it. I cut out a pair of pants, but didn't want to work on those. I started digging through my stash and found some cute fabric and a bag pattern that I had bought last year. I decided to work on those, it must have been fate, since I had the zippers and interfacing that I needed. I think they turned out pretty good. The bags came in three sizes, but I decided to make the two larger ones. I ran out of fabric on the orange one. I am thinking these will make great Christmas presents.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
|Kristie at work on her minuscule project|