Tuesday, August 30, 2011


                                           Just some Quotes for your enjoyment and my own!

Monday, August 29, 2011


Well....I thought my sewing machine just needed some oil and a good de-linting.  **deep sigh**  Apparently not.....it's dead.  Not sure what to do now.
Was contemplating getting a new machine anyways since my machine is very basic and I have had it for 20 years, but didn't want to do it so soon.  Not sure if getting it serviced would be worth it or not.
Any thoughts?????

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Out of service

Well....my machine felt like it was bogging down on me so it is currently apart so I could clean out the lint.  Also need to go to the sewing center and get some oil. 
Was really wanting to quilt this evening.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Puckers!!!! Noooooo!!!!

So....I have my sons quilt almost completely done with the machine quilting on the top.  I removed it this afternoon to deal with an annoying rats nest my bobbin thread left on the back and as I was ripping the messed up quilting from that one block, I discovered a couple puckers (2 small ones and 1 slightly larger one) on the back of my quilt much to my horror.  I had been soooo careful to pin it everywhere.  **deep sigh**
I don't want to go back and rip those blocks that have the puckers under them....it would be way to difficult.  If only the puckers were near the edges it would be an easier mistake to fix.
I'm afraid, much to my dismay, that the puckers will have to stay. (really didn't mean to make that rhyme)
This is my first major quilting attempt so I am giving myself a little slack, but still disappointed with the puckers.
Oh well!  My son will love it just the same. *smile*

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Falling in love with fall

I have been looking through various blogs and have been admiring all the pretty fall fabrics and colors that people are starting to post on their pages. 
I love the pumpkin quilt designs and how all the autumn colors blend so well together.
Think I am falling in love with fall....where I have always been a summer girl before.
So.....Hats off to Fall!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Enjoying my blog more!!

Hello and Good Sunday Morning to everyone!
I have to say that I am enjoying my blog a lot more lately now that I have found some terrific blogs to follow.  I seem to check my blog a lot more often to see what's new from everyone else.  *smile*

So.....I'll say to all my blogging "friends" that I follow, thank you for keeping me interested and coming back again and again.

Friday, August 19, 2011


It's the weekend...sort of!  lol  When I only work until 11:30am during summer school, my weekend starts a little early. 
I am really looking forward to getting more work done on my son's quilt top.  I am almost at the half way point.  Hoping I can get the rest done over the next few days.  I am very eager to start on my moms quilt and then I have a Christmas table runner I started at one of our guild meetings as a group project and I have yet to finish it.  And of course I do need to get started on my best friends quilt....the idea is there in my mind and I can't wait to see it all finished.  lol
Happy Weekend to you all!!!!  Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ready for work of all kinds

I am ready for work to start.  I have already started teaching at summer school but I'm ready for the real thing to start.  Ready to get back into the groove and ready to see the kids.  This year will certainly be an experience but one I am looking forward to.
I am also ready to get more sewing projects done.  Joshua's quilt is coming along nicely and I will be ready to start working on the binding before I know it.  Will save that work for my guild meetings so I have something to bring that doesn't require a sewing machine.  As soon as I am done quilting my sons quilt I will continue work on my mothers.  It is beautiful so far.  I love how the colors are all coming together.  I was worried when I picked several fabrics from different stores and design lines but they seem to work together well.  Someone even asked if they were a charm pack (meaning the colors all seemed to work when someone else looked at it as well and it wasn't just in my imagination.....lol)
Another work still in progress is my book.  I took a break from it this summer for the most part but I think I am ready to dive in and get it ready for others to look at....see if I can get the thing published.  *smile*

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Fields of Green

My sons quilt....still in the process of getting it done.  Pattern is Roman Coins....Quilt Name: Fields of Green

Overwhelming but fun!!!!

I have only been in my quilting guild since about March of 2011.  I am still learning the ins and outs of the guild.  What they do, when they meet, what to bring, service projects, games they play during some meetings, buckets, singing for their supper, and so on.  Not only am I learning all the ins and outs of the guild I am relearning how to quilt.  I am 35yrs old and I have not quilted since I was in high school and even that was basic block and lattice baby quilts so nothing too major at that time.  So, I am trying to work my way into harder and harder projects.  I have still yet to use a pattern with any of my quilts...everything so far has been "lets see how this looks if I do this!"....flying by my seat type of quilting.
Aside from all the projects and learning experiences and trying to find time to go to meetings when I am not dealing with my children, I am also trying to build my fabric stash.  This is a daunting and expensive (at times) endeavor.  All the ladies have this massive stash.  And here I sit barely having anything other then what I have bought for the project I am currently working on.  The ladies are generous though.  When I first joined one of the ladies gave me a started Eye Spy baby quilt to work on, finish and keep for my own.  She also gave me a sack full of scraps to work on some blocks the guild was doing when I first joined so that I could create the blocks as well and being able to be a part of the finished quilt and the joy I felt in the giving of the quilt was beyond words.  So inspiring.  I just know I have many years ahead of me to have a large stash variety like the other ladies in the guild have.  :)  I'm looking forward to fabric shopping.