Friday, June 27, 2008
I have my sewing things packed and ready, new songs on my iPod and Billy Crystal's book "700 Sundays". Ray bought me a Garmin GPS thing so I won't get lost. Hope springs eternal! His mind must be slipping. :)
I am taking my computer so I can stay in contact. I am gonna be house and quilt shop hunting. Let's face it, we all know a house is important, but a LQS is absolutely necessary.
If you have any shops you think I should check out just let me know.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I tell you what, getting work done on a Bernina is not cheap. The bill was just pennies under $160. EEK! I am not too upset as the machine was a good price and I have only bought me two fun things after all my years of having my business, this and my iPod. I am pretty tight fisted with my business profits. I have bought other people gifts, but not so much for me. I am running on tonight aren't I?LOL
Ok, I am gonna go cut more blocks as I feel like I am making no sense...could be the hour...
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I have been away enjoying the company of my husband who has been away too long, and friends who live far enough away that we only see them about every two to three years.
We got to go to dinner with them on Thursday evening, but the visit was just too short, we hope to get to see them again before they leave to go home and we head to Florida for another look at homes.
I am starting to get a bit excited about the move. I am ready to see what is next.
Yesterday went to the movies. We have really enjoyed M.Night Shyamalan's previous movies so we decided to go see The Happening. If you think you may want to go see this movie and care to hear my opinion I would tell you to STAY HOME! I was actually mad when the movie ended. It was one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my LIFE! I can not express how bad this movie is. I am so disappointed. Next time I will read reviews before spending my money.
Have any of you subscribed to The Quilt Show? I have never subscribed but I am interested to know if it would be worth it. Let me know if you subscribe and if you think it is worth it and why.
Do any of you subscribe to Mark Lipinski's Quilter's Home magazine? I have bought one magazine and looked at another and I like the look of the magazine and like the quilts in it. I don't think I will ever subscribe to it though. It just doesn't fit me. He seems like a really nice person and someone I could have a good laugh over dinner with, but the magazine feels to me like a cross between Cosmopolitan or Red Book and a quilt magazine. I don't mean that is necessarily a bad thing, but it just isn't me. I really don't want to spend my money to find out about any ones sex lives or lack thereof and how to fix it. But those of you who really know me know I am on the more conservative side of the street. If you have not seen his magazine yet, so check it out, you may like it.
Have you looked at the patterns and books that are being published lately? Is it just me or are they all alike? I am getting so tired of seeing squares and rectangles, or squares inside of squares or even rectangles in squares. It is like a couple of years ago when it seemed like evey quilt I saw had a black background. UGH! The next time you go to your LQS or even to an online shop look around. Let me know what you find.
Back to more visiting,
Friday, June 13, 2008
I love my husband!
I hope one day my children can know this kind of love and trust.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I have enough blocks to make a queen size top and still have a few left over to make a Linus quilt. Goodness! I can not believe I let this set so long,untouched. I have plenty fabric for borders and backing in my stash, so I hope to start sewing then together tomorrow.
I was thinking about listing all of the UFOs I have touched in the past two weeks but I am not so sure I want it in writing. That just seems like it would come bag to haunt me. LOL
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This would be son on the phone talking with Dad (who is out of town) telling him play by play what he is doing and what it looks like while he is doing it.
I have been spending so much time this week doing quilt related things but no actual quilting. :(
I went to Monday Bunch on Monday (appropriate name huh?). This is a group of guild members who like to learn new techniques and practice them by making a few blocks then giving the blocks to the Linus group. This was where I gave two bags of fabric away.
I went to Sew and Sews on Tuesday. This is the Linus group made up of a lot of Monday Bunch ladies and a few others. We had several tops ready for borders so we tackled them and sent them home with one of the quilters. This is when I gave away a bag of fabric and two partial bolts. Oh the FREEDOM! :^)
Wednesday I rested! I went to the quilt shop for a couple of hours. Joseph had to go to the bank and open his first ever checking account. Since he doesn't love driving my truck I had to take him.
Thursday I went to a quilt show board meeting. I didn't know I was going to do this so it kind of threw a wrinkle in my day, but I survived.
Friday I slept late and went to the quilt shop in the afternoon. Joseph and I went to Books a Million and I was so excited to find so many Jan Karon books on the sale table. I have been re-reading the Mitford series of books. I just love them.
I am surprised I did something everyday that had to do with quilts or quilting, but didn't actually sew a seam. Hmmmm, must remedy this TODAY!
I am so excited, my friend Linda (A) is back! She went on a cruise with her husband and I missed talking with her so much when she called me last night we talked for 276 minutes. Do you know how long that is??? Do the math, it is over 4.5 hours! We are crazy!
I might get to go see her in a few days so I am gonna keep my fingers crossed.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Well I have been working...
I went through kits that I had bundled myself and put in clear shoe boxes and judged whether it was something I thought I would actually make or if everything was still in it or not. Some of them didn't even have the pattern with the fabric if you can believe that! What was I thinking? :)
Monday, June 2, 2008
We are looking for place to live in Florida so I am going to put that on my list of things I would like to have, sidewalks and destinations. I love walking in the evenings but we don't do it much for fear of being run over.
I have been doing more playing around with the disappearing 9-patch. At the quilt shop we have some really pretty, floral print that just begged to be made into a quilt.
This is one that Candy the owner of The Cotton Blossom quilt shop made and I fell in love with it and made one very similar. Mine is still in block form but I hope I will have it in a top in the next day or so. I have so much on my plate trying to get stuff organized and ready to move,search for houses on the internet, clean out replant the flowebeds, pack up my dye business, etc. But sewing really keeps me from doing bodily damage to those I love.
Anyway, I am off to do more packing and throwing out.