Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I suck ...

Hey ...

I suck at blogging and getting quilting done right now. I have no idea when I will get anything up on this site. Hopefully soon!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Craft Cave Products

I'm sitting here not wanting to go back to work. Work=Boo! Anyway, I thought I'd show you some pics of Carrie's jean quilt. Looks good!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Finally ...

Hi!!! I finally did some sewing yesterday. Who knew sewing could be such a great procrastination method and yet still be productive??? I will post pictures as soon as I find the cord for my camera.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I am a machine

I am a quilting machine. Today in a fit of motivation (inspired by a month of procrastination), I finished the scruffily quilt. Carrie also did a lot on her quilt today as well.
Pictures are of the quilt before washing but they look pretty good.

I am pretty proud that my short list is now done.!!!!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another quilting purchase!!!

Hello ...

Looks like you ladies had a great time at the lake on the weekend. Wish I could have been there with you all!

I am procrastinating today. Instead of planning this new math curriculum, I am searching quilt patterns online. And while I was searching, I decided to make a couple of purchases. I bought two patterns from Toadusew: Alter Ego and Jackson's Pond. I can't wait to pick out fabric for the Alter Ego pattern. I have no idea what colours to do it in. I like the samples that are shown. More fabric shopping. I think I like fabric shopping as almost as much as I like shoe shopping.

I am glad to see that you are crossing things off your list. I haven't done much of that this summer. I will work at it this fall.

Just a heads up ... I will be up there for Thanksgiving again!!!

I am going to do some planning right now or I hope to do some planning!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Late summer motivation

For some reason, I am feeling a little panic/motivation to finish things on the short list. Maybe because it seems like I might finish the list (for once). Anyway I finished quilting my scruffliy quilt (from p.s. I quilt) tonight. I was even thinking I might whip up the binding as well tonight when I broke my rotary cutter. The blade won't stay down now. Bah! So I guess I have to go get a new one tomorrow. While a new cutter will be nice it totally wrecked my motivation train.
I found a new pattern for you to do. Check out cluck,cluck sew and go to the pattern store. I can't remember what it's called but it looks like Aunt Edna and patchwork blocks. Not a good description but check it out and you'll see what I mean. Why you? you ask. Well we both know that sewing circles requires pinning and I'm not about that at all.
Enjoy these last days,

Sunday, August 15, 2010

One thing off the list

So we went to a wedding today and my gift was a denim strip quilt. Very easy and looked good.
So I can take one thing off my list from the beginning of summer. There's still lots of stuff on there that I should be finishing. So what's been crossed off your list?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Toy

So you'll never guess what I did today. Okay, I can't wait for you to guess. I bought a new machine. The old one was tired of working so hard and was going to have to go for more surgery which would have cost more than the machine was worth. Plus it was laughing at me and being non cooperative. I told it to cooperate or I was going to but a new machine and it didn't believe me. So today I bit the bullet and bought my new, lovely, slightly expensive machine. It doesn't have a name yet but it is lovely. It's a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0. I got a great deal on it because it had a nick in the bottom. I'll post some pics soon.
On the quilting front, it's full force here. Carrie is working on a denim squares quilt and Julie got the squares cut out for a pink and brown quilt. I'm quilting a denim quilt for Marc and Amanda's wedding of the 14th.
What's up in your schedule?