Jun 27, 2008

How blogging started

A friend of mine that does not sew or quilt sent me a link one day to Bonnie Hunters' site http://www.quiltville.com/ and that was it. I became hooked on her site with all the generous patterns and tutorials that she put up and that led me to following blogs.

This quilt is the first I made from Bonnie's tutorials. Of course it is not finished yet..but it will get done...someday!

Soon I found http://abyquilt.blogspot.com/ and began following her adventures and and I have been waiting patiently for her to put a tutorial up on the way she did a hexagon quilt. Yesterday she got it up. So this is the next quilt I will be making for sure. Check it out..
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Jun 24, 2008

Last post I had shown a picture of the quilt I made for my (future) granddaughter. But I was prepared..I made one for my (future) grandson also. Oh yes I did...and actually I made two of each..exactly the same..just in case my DS or DD decided "theirs" was better for "their" child. So no need for any bickering...if they both have girls first...done..if they both have boys first...done..if they have one of each...done...Like I said I am prepared..or hmmm..maybe a bit desperate for a grandchild? The one I made for the "boy" was from a panel ( yeah I cheated after all the pinwheels in the girls) but the panel was so crooked I had to cut each alphabet square out and put a small sashing in between. I do NOT use panels any more. Lesson learned. I can make it crooked squares all by myself-I do not need to pay good money for them.

Jun 22, 2008

Get on with it

I am feeling alot better then I was Friday, so I decided that I would wait until I get a CatScan done on my back before I let the physio people at me again.

I still can't sit very long but it is getting there..so no excuse for not going to work tommorrow.

Since I can't sit and sew I think I shall clean the sewing cave this afternoon and leave you with some pictures of a quilt I made for my grandaughter. I can't remember where I had seen this quilt but thought it was an easy one. I made it 2 yrs ago and it was hand stitched...I know I need practice doing that, but it won't be anytime too soon!

Oh, did I mention that I don't have a granddaughter yet? Just thought I should do one because I may not be here by the time my DS or DD decide to give me one! DD has no interest in even dating right now..DS is seeing a girl off and on who has 2 children so I let him know that pre-made grandchildren would be perfectly acceptable with me. The clock is ticking..maybe not theirs but mine is...They need to get on these things in a timely manner eh!!

Jun 19, 2008


Who would have thought? I have comments!! Hurray!! I joined two Quilting Rings..and all in one day I might add.

I have been lurking around this quilters website http://cre8tivequilter.blogspot.com/for quite a while and absolutely love her "A Bit Askew" quilt that she made for her aunt. Go and check it out.

I have been stalking http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/ for a long long time and am still wondering how she gets her quilts done so quick and hosts quilt alongs also...Amazing I say. My BFF that is moving to another Province at the end of the month did the first quilt along..Wonder if she finished it??

Today was 2nd physio appointment. Yesterday I was in more pain then I was when I went in there and not a happy camper at all. So I called and complained - well not really - I only voiced my opinion in an agitated tone - one that one would expect one to have when they are in agony...however..these girls don't scare easily as they convinced me to go back today. Hmmm..well I can walk straight, but can't sit much..so I am on my knees at this time typing away here. I haven't tried quilting on my knees yet....But I am sure I will be able to kneel at my desk tommorrow at work. My boss will make sure of that no doubt.

So enough of all that whining.....let me show you a table runner I have made. It is from the Spring 07 issue of America Loves Scrap Quilts by Jo Beth Simons. I did not make it exactly like the pattern as I had these scraps I wanted to use and they were only 2.0". Being the novice quilter I am I thought I would find it easier to lay it out on quilter grid and sew on the lines..NOT!! I do not like that stuff. But it's done and it was a bit more experience so it's all good in the end. The applique is raw edge and sewed with a satin stitch. I think you can double click to make it larger if you wish.
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Jun 18, 2008

Table Topper

I received these gorgeous Northcott fat quarters from my friend at Xmas. I really should have picked off the threads before I took the picture..but I didn't. I did however take them off after I took the picture! Originally I was going to make something for her with them, but I didn't. Then I decided it would go to my brother in Nova Scotia, but it didn't. It did go to a friend of my son's on Saturday night when they were in town visiting me. Hope she really does use it on a table and not put it in a closet.

Getting old is Not for the weak!

So my back has been bothering me off and on and finally I decided to break down and pay for physiotherapy. WELL that did not go well. I feel worse today then when I went in there!! After that tortured me for an hour I came home and went to bed and that is where I probably should be right now. However, the whole idea behind going to physio was I may as well pay up since I would end up losing work time if I didn't. Well low and behold, I am not going into work any time soon this morning!!! Then at noon I will call them and ask them what the heck they did to me!!

Jun 16, 2008

First Day

Today is the first day of setting up this blog. I guess after stalking..oops "lurking" at other blog for the past year I felt like getting in the game. It looks like it may be fun. Another reason, my BFF is moving out of the province so I will need to be able to post my quilting attempts for her to see. I am going to miss her !! This post will be short and sweet since I am trying to figure out what the heck I am doing. Why does it not help that I have a Diploma that says "Microcomputer Business Applications Specialist"? I knew I got ripped on that one.