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Sunday, August 29, 2010

here we go again ~~~

Another week has come and gone.... AGAIN ~~~~
Where has the time gone?
Let me see, last week I told you about the "needle set screw" on my HQ. Well as luck would have it, I didn't break it :-) good thing! I ordered a replacement for it and even though it took an entire week to get to me .... with a little effort it is now functioning again YIPPEE... have I used it yet.... not so much, got too much else going on! But here is a pic of what I did get done last weekend before the screw incident. Yeah I know... this quilt is going to take a LONG TIME to get finished!

Since I couldn't work on the HQ last weekend I had to do something creative.... so I started working on a little birthday quilt for Violet :-) The top is finished, and I am quilting it on my Janome 11000 ~ so here it is ~ oh, I should tell you that Miss Violet LOVES Elmo..... so I HAD to get this fabric!! I have it almost 1/2 way quilted and HOPE to have it finished by next weekend ~ YIPPEE it's gonna be a 3 day weekend!!!! Anyhow the quilting on this lil thing consists of stitch in a ditch along the verticle lines.... and around the stars too ~ oh and I have penciled in more stars that will just get quilted around. The binding will be the pink that is around most of the outer edge. It is going to be really cute when finished. Did I mention that Violet LOVES Elmo??? The reason ~ well a picture is worth a thousand words right??

Other projects that are SUPPOSED to be getting done this weekend
and next???? I will be teaching a class in September, so I need to get
the sample done. I am doing it as a wall hanging but I think most of my
students are doing a table runner. I have the pattern & fabrics ready to start on. As you can see by this pic..... I am READY!

I also went to Joann’s and found the backing for a
Christmas quilt that I did back in 2000 as a block
of the month "Snowman Collector".....
think this backing is going to look great....

so does my little helper Janome.

Oh and some fabric that I bought in CA back in the late 90's... well I knew, and bought this with a specific pattern in mind.... and now I really am going to make it!!! Two of my former class mates from Helen's class wanted to know if I remembered how to make this.... and I sort of do but will make my 3rd one and write to them to let them know the results. So that would be #5 in line I guess ~ LOL sorry about the pattern napping..... I am having problems turning things right now... maybe later I will be able to figure it out :-)
OK I need to finish laundry…. and get downstairs ~ so till next time …
Be happy and be creative!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Another weekend ......

Well I have good news ... and bad news ~ I managed to get the back of the Amish quilt finished last Sunday ... and loaded on the HQ, just like I had hoped. Then suddenly the thread started snapping .... and snapping .... did I say snapping? It took me about 3 hours to get a small 3' X 18" strip quilted. Called Gayla for some words of wisdom Monday evening she came out after work to see what was wrong ... seems at some point I BOKE MY SCREW! (Needle set screw that is) I have evidently tightened it too much so have been (im)patiently waiting for the arrival of a new one .... and HOPING that a new screw is all she needs. So till I get her up and running again I am "dead in the water" ~ but finding other things to keep me somewhat out of trouble.

I have made my first SOCK MONKEY, which I can hear Mom laughing about. It is very small ..... has mismatched ears .... and the tail is fatter than the legs .... OOPS!! But hey I tried .... and with the directions that came with this... well lets just say it could have turned out a lot worse! I figure that if I make a couple more of them ~ maybe the one for Violet's Birthday might even look like a sock monkey.

Today I went to a card making class... it really is addicting.... I DON'T NEED TO BE ADDICTED TO THIS TOO!!!! But so fun ~ Class is once a month at my supervisor & her sister's place $10.00 for 10 cards .... takes about 3 hours to get them done ~ really FUN!

Well I am off to watch a movie with hubby ~ you all have a great weekend!!
Take care … and go create something!!
And remember ~ YOU are the only one that can put limitations on what you do !

Sunday, August 8, 2010

FYI ~~~

I did it!!!! Here is a pic of the finished quilt top ~
This puppy is HUGE!! This week I hope to get the backing sewn together so that I can load it onto the HQ next weekend.
So everyone have a great week and think quilty thoughts :-)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Where did last weekend go??

Sorry about last week friends ~
It sort of came and went and no news from MY Time 2 Quilt.
Well let me try to recap for you ~
Work has been a bit hectic.... month end + lots of hours + refinancing the house = no time for quilts :-(
Now that I have managed to make it to another weekend I WILL finish that darn quilt top!!!
I did manage to get all the vertical sashing done for the blocks 2 weeks ago, and 1/2 of the horizontal sashing (4 rows sewn together) I am HOPING that I still have time this evening to get down there and get 2 rows together before coming up for an evening of TV with hubby...... Good plan ~ wonder if it will work :-) Oh and NEXT weekend I plan on posting the finished top (fingers crossed) My ultimate goal ~ is to have that darn quilt on the HQ before the end of the month..... yeah me!!
OK I am off to the studio .... wish me luck!! Have a great weekend