Tuesday, February 24, 2009
We had a small program for the residents. We sang patriotic songs, played quilt block bingo, had our own "Betsy Ross" tell us about the making of our first flag. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Princess will be home this weekend. Yea!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Above are the fabrics that I've chosen. I usually stay far far away from stripes, but this may be a great opportunity to overcome my aversion to them.
I finished a quilt top for one of my friends. It was a block lottery that she won at our local quilting group. Again, this was an old project. I think I've had it since 2003. I'll have to look at the group's records and see exactly how old it is. It was suppose to be an easy set, but when you are working with blocks from 20 different people, it was definitely a challenge. One that I'm not sure I did well. I'll just be glad to give it back to her. It's been staring me in the face for the last year, mocking me on my design wall. The picture I took is not very good, but I'll post here anyway.
My princess is coming home again in about nine days. I'm sure glad she and her boyfriend travel together. It makes it less stressful for me knowing she is not alone for the trip.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
What do you usually sew?
When you shop for fabric, what size cuts do you usually buy? (i.e. If you see something beautiful, but you don’t have a use for it right away, how much do you buy?
Do you buy on impulse or do you go out looking for something you need?
Are you a pre-washer? If you are, do you wash your fabric before you need it, or only when you’re ready to use it?
Do you iron it?
How do you sort it? (color, print size, collection, etc.)
Do you have any special folding techniques?
How do you store your fabric?
What tips do you have for building up a well-rounded stash?
When do you say enough is enough?
What are some of your favorite stash-busting projects?
Do you have a current favorite print in your stash? Let’s see it!
What’s your definition of the perfect stash? (Consider sharing a picture or two of your stash & storage, or direct us to a pic on Flickr!)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Today I worked on a Valentine table topper for my sister . It has been awhile since I've actually worked on anything. I need to stop reading blogs and get back to my sewing machine.
I am truly impressed with all the wonderful talent out in blogland.
Sorry this picture is turned the wrong way. I forgot to rotate it. I think you can see ok if you click on the picture. This is a quilt I sent down to The Victory Junction Gang Camp. My friend's daughter is in medical school and she volunteers there in the summer. So Alicia took the quilt with her to donate. I hope the child that got it has enjoyed having it.
I just took another look at the picture of me and my sister, and trust me, I should stick to quilt pictures!
Monday, February 2, 2009
I saw a giveaway at Vickie's blog just a couple of minutes ago, please visit her site to enter her drawing.