Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Yay! I will be leaving this Friday for a retreat with my fellow Cobbled Court Quilters online group! We all met on author Marie Bostwick's web site. We started with a love of Marie's books, did a few swaps together and last year we had our first retreat with Marie in Connecticut. It worked out so wonderfully that we are doing it again! Marie is a wonderful hostess, showing us around the town her books are based in, sharing herself, signing our books and then just plunking down with the rest of us for some laughing, eating, drinking and sewing! We had 17 of us last year, and I believe we are up to 22 this year!! Tonight I was doing some of the odds and ends to get ready. I made a pillowcase:
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Hub tried to convince me that since his golf league was over for the year, my quilt league should be done, also. I told him it wasn't my fault his hobby was seasonal and mine was year round! lol Tonight I finished quilting and got the binding on my Mercy House quilt. Yay!! Feels sooooo good to have a finish. Feels like it's been a while since I experienced one of those. Here is the quilt:
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I am planning on enjoying a lazy Sunday. Hub is outside working on one of the cars and everyone else is working, so it is just Patrick and I inside. At a little over 100 lbs, I can carry him from room to room, but I can't carry him up the stairs (he is as tall as I am), so I can't get up to the sewing room. So, Patrick is plopped on the chaise in the living room and I am next to him on the couch with this:
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Bonnie's advice and just relaxing tonight with hub. We will pop Northern Exposure into the dvd player and just chill. I confess that knowing me I will probably do some handquilting while watching, but at least I will be chilling! lol Depending on the day, I am hoping to finish quilting a Mercy House quilt tomorrow. That's the plan anywho..lets see if it really works out! Hope everyone is dry, warm and safe this weekend!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wow..did I EVER need some good sewing therapy!! This has been a rough week at work and I have been so busy painting the kitchen and canning garden goodies that I thought I would never see my sewing room again. I find I start getting agitated if I don't spend some time up here. Does that happen to you? I did manage to do some handquilting a few evenings, but the pull to come up to my quilt cave was strong! Tonight I worked on making the 4 patches for the Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt:
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The painting the kitchen that is!! There are 6 walls in my kitchen and they took forever. I did get them done, though! I still have to paint the trim and do some touch ups. I love newly painted rooms...they seem so much cleaner! lol I was itching ALL DAY to get up here for the quiltalong, but I just couldn't swing it. Finally at 10:30 tonight, I finally made it up here. I was requested by a friend to make a quilt for a fund raiser for a humane society and I had told her I would try, but couldn't promise anything as the fundraiser is Nov 18th and I already have a LOT on plate that needs to get done. My arms are wayyyyyy too tired from the painting to wrestle with quilting my Mercy House quilt, so I was sitting here trying to think of something I could whip up for the fundraiser. Then it hit me...Bonnie Hunter's Bricks and Stepping Stones. I have looked at that pattern at LEAST a million times because I love it and I remembered that she said it was a great one if you needed a big quilt in a hurry. So, that is what I did tonight..cut out the pieces for that.
Well, I will be getting a late start on the quiltalong today as I get to paint the kitchen today. After work this past week I have spackled and sanded the walls, painted the ceiling and painted the windows. That leaves just painting the walls for today. Yay!!! I am probably the only person who has ever brought one of these in to match the paint color:
These are all handpieced, also. Aren't the fabrics great? When do you think these were made just by looking at the fabrics? Well, off to paint. Will check in later!!