Archive for January, 2012

Jan 31 2012

Stretching

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I am taking a break from quilting on the longarm. I need to get on the computer and read about celebrity gossip, and politics to keep abreast of what is going on in the world! It also keeps my back from breaking.

I have been checking my amaryllis plant to see if it will bloom as pretty as my mom’s plant did last year. I need to stop looking at it. Hers blooms and she isn’t even home in the winter time! This is mom’s amaryllis blooming beautifully.

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Jan 27 2012

Into the Fire

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I bit the bullet and quilted a quilt for someone other than my mom or myself. My cousin made this beautiful quilt and was brave enough to let a beginner longarm user have at it!

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Picking out a quilt pattern is like picking out a diamond engagement ring, there are so many variations from which to choose. I have watched quilting videos and practiced on a dry erase board until I felt confident to put the stitches into the quilt. Big gulp!

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Jan 24 2012

Random Chatter

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Life seems to be getting in the way of my sewing time! I have to go to a meeting every night this week! I already feel like I need a boost to keep moving. The Energizer Bunny is free to visit at any time.

Do you find yourself involved in too many activities? I don’t know how this happened but I intend to make some changes.

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Jan 20 2012

Christmas Wreath Quilt

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I have this coffee table that drives me crazy. It has a glass top that is a pain to keep clean. I have made quilted table toppers for just about every season and needed one for Christmas. It saves my sanity by keeping the coffee table covered in a pretty quilt.

I found this fun pattern at the Moda Bake Shop.

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All the colors work together to form a beautiful Christmas wreath. (They also hide all the sprinkles when I eat a Christmas cookie)!

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Jan 20 2012

He Gets His Way

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See this cute little dog? Don’t let him fool you. He is rotten. He used to sleep in his own comfy bed, in a cage, at night. He decided he would rather sleep in bed with us. He barked all night long until he got his way. Don’t tell our other dog. Elsie still sleeps in her bed, in the cage.

How do you like my new hat? My sister made it for me and I love it!

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Jan 16 2012

Designs in My Head

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I went to the Houston Quilt Festival a year ago. A year has already come and gone. At the festival, they had a shop hop where you go to different booths and purchase the quilt block kit from that particular booth. I purchased the 12 block offered and I got them all put together. This weekend, I put the blocks together and made this quilt.

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I am trying to decide on what to do for the borders. It fits our king size bed! I can’t wait to get it on the long arm.

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Jan 07 2012

Procrastination

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I am quilting a friend’s quilt. I have it on the longarm and have chosen a pattern to put in the blocks. If I make a mistake, there will be threads to rip out. I hate ripping out! I have been practicing on a dry erase board and think I am ready to do the stitching on the longarm. Why don’t I just DO IT?
I am skeered!

I have been doing as many other projects as I can think of. I even washed out the refrigerator!

Just wanted to let my mom know that I found the scissors I had been looking for! Found them while cleaning out my sewing stuff while procrastinating.

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