Have a great "quilty week"
Sunday, March 29
I finished three little doll quilts to take to Montana with me next month. These are for my great nieces. I can just hear the squeals from them. They are so cute and I didn't want to show up empty handed. I had some pink and white squares left over from the Double Delight quilt and then decided to make two more for the other two girls and thought they should all be different so no fights break out. This way they can tell which one belongs to who??? We are going there for our grandson's high school graduation but will stay with my sister-in-law and hubby. We're looking forward to it.
Wednesday, March 25
Last Friday evening a friend and I had planned to drive to Olympia to a guild (not our guild) program where Bonnie Hunter was the featured speaker. Well, she bailed out and I really wanted to go, so I asked HRH if he would drive up with me (it's about 125 miles each way). We got a late start because he left his wallet at work (fell out of his coat pocket), but we got there just as she was being introduced. I had to slip in and sit way at the back of a huge chapel. I am so glad I made the decision to go, she is such a delightful speaker and her quilts are beautiful. She had one with 10,000 pieces in it, and I was going on about my DD which has nearly 3,000 pieces. The one I liked the best was a log cabin where the strips were 3/4" or so to start with. The blocks were about 2.5" finished. It was a LARGE quilt and I just fell in love with it. Maybe someday, I'll make one. If any of you get a chance to see her, take it. I was sorry I couldn't go to one of the classes, but since my car accident, I just can't sit and sew for more than a few minutes at a time. Because I was sitting so far back, all of my pictures turned out too dark to see anything. Oh well, I have them backed up in my memory. (mine, not the computer!)
Have a great day.
Tuesday, March 24
I came home yesterday and found a package in the mail box that said "Royal Mail". I was intrigued for sure. I couldn't remember ordering anything, I couldn't imagine what it could be. Well... I had signed up for a PIF (Pay it forward) some time back and this was my gift from Karol-Ann from SewKalico.blogspot.com/ It is hard to see, but there is the cutest little purse with a beaded handle. A British quilting magazine (love it) some charms in a lovely shade of coral/peach and a postcard from Paris. I feel like Royality indeed! Thank you Karol.
Now I have to get busy on my PIF. I think I only had one sign up so I don't have to get too busy.
Have a great quilty day!
Monday, March 23
I woke up this morning feeling like I had been crammed into a little box in the night and wasn't able to move all night. My neck feels like this. Why is it that some mornings you wake up feeling great and others you feel like you've been fighting all night? Well, I have too much to do on this my day off to baby myself. I want to do some quilting and playing today. I am going to start my Blue Ridge Beauty quilt. (Bonniyf Hunter's pattern) I have all the squares cut out. I did this as I was sorting and refolding my stash (I'm not quite done with that yet).
Monday, March 16
I thought I'd post a picture of this miniature quilt I made a while back, it measures 11" X 15". Those little pieces don't give much room for error. I think I am completely over miniatures now. It was fun but one of those "now I've tried it" adventures.
I've been working on some doll quilts for my great nieces since we will be going to Montana in May, I wanted a few goodies to take to the little ones. I will post them in a day or so, when I get finished. It has been a fun diversion after that big quilt with all the tiny pieces (Double Delight).
Saturday, March 14
I had a rather busy week, at my job and at home on my days off. I am STILL sorting and refolding fabric from my stash closet. I almost with I hadn't started this but I'm in the middle of it now and so I muddle on. I have been folding for several hours a day for a couple of weeks and I'm still only half way finished. This is almost obscene to have this much fabric. I'm seeing so many pieces that I sure don't remember buying. As I fold, I think of projects and then when I can't stand any longer, I go through books to look for patterns for those projects. I've made hundreds of quilts in my mind this past few weeks! Key words: IN MY MIND!
I know a lot of you have heard things like, Vinegar can cure (or clean) anything, well HRH came home from volunteering the other night and told me about a man who is 95 who looks 70 and was as fit as a fiddle. He told him that 10 years ago, he had to have help getting out of bed or up and down from a chair and he hurt all over. His arthritis was so bad he could hardly dress himself. Well, he read an article on honey and cinnamon cures (do a Google search on honey cinnamon) and he has drank this concoction every morning and night for a year and now he doesn't need any help, volunteers and gets around better than I do since this car accident. I snoped it and it is unproven, but what the hey, it's worth a try. So the last two nights I have mixed a small tsp. cinnamon with two tablespoons of honey in 8 oz of hot water and drank it. It's pretty sweet and a little hard to get down, but worth a try. I will report back with results, one way or the other! We shall see!
Monday, March 9
Well, I got my quilt back from the LA quilter, Hattie and Me, and got the binding done in two evenings. Binding has always been my favorite part. I find it so relaxing, well other than wrestling a monster of a quilt around on my lap and trying to keep the cat off of it. I like the pattern she used, it's called popcorn and it shows up real well on the dark brown border. My picture isn't too good as their appears to be light spots, their isn't. She used pink thread and it is real pretty. One down for 2009. I'm on a roll, trying to finish some UFO's. I sent the boxy squares to have it quilted so that should be ready soon too. YA HOO!
Saturday, March 7
You've heard about people who have been abducted and had their kidneys removed by black-market organ thieves. Well, my thighs were stolen from me during the night a few years ago. I went to sleep and woke up with someone else's thighs. It was just that quick. The replacements had the texture of cooked oatmeal...Whose thighs were these and what happened to mine? I spent the entire summer looking for them. Finally, hurt and angry, I resigned myself to living out my life in jeans. And then the thieves struck again.
My butt was next. I knew it was the same gang, because they took pains to match my new rear-end to the thighs they had stuck me with earlier, but my new butt was attached three inches lower than my original! I realized I'd have to give up jeans in favor of long skirts.
Women around the world, wake up and smell the coffee! Those plastic surgeons are using REAL replacement body parts - stolen from you and me! The next time someone you know has something 'lifted' look again..it may have been lifted from you.
This is not a HOAX. This is happening to women everywhere every night.. WARN YOUR FRIENDS