I can not believe that I haven't been on QWU for almost 2 years!!! I guess I have been busy, but time really flies. I have spent the past 13 months making "The Circle Game", a quilt by Jen Kingwell. I took a class with 2 of my friends; it was so much fun and probably the most challenging quilt I have ever made. It feels great to be finished! How is everyone doing? I hope some of my QWU friends are still here.…Continue
We are finally getting settled in our new house! It's great to be home and reconnecting- in person- with our families and friends. We've been having fun unpacking, being retired together & and even enjoying the snow and the mountains. Our daughter and her family have visited twice (and we took Ellie sledding as you can see from the picture). I've been setting up my quilting space in our unfinished basement…Continue
We are moving home to Colorado on Wednesday! The floods in Colorado were devastating for so many people, but all of our family and friends are ok. I called our builder and our new house is totally fine, no flooding. We sold our house here and we are in an apartment with our dog, but it has been fine. I can tell you I have been really stressed out because we didn't sell our house here until last week. A friend of ours bought it then…Continue
I finished the second graduation quilt for our niece; it is also a Yellow Brick Road out of the Marmalade fabric. I decided I should cut the batting for my friend/ long arm quilter; lo and behold, it was too short! I work at a quilt shop and I can't cut my own batting?!?! Anyway, I bought 20 fabrics in half yard cuts and I have been able to make 3 quilts out of it!! So I will use the short batting on the smaller quilt I made for me! Good grief!
I feel like I am flying around! We flew to Colorado for our niece's high school graduation two weeks ago, then the next weekend we had a birthday party for me in our backyard so it was cleaning, weeding, planting, and painting. Then three days later we flew to Chicago for our granddaughter's first birthday, then we flew home and I worked at the quilt shop for 2 days and today…Continue
I had to go to our Bernina store to get a quarter inch foot with the guide for my BabyLock so I ordered my Tutto Trolley and a little bag for the top. I got turquoise because they didn't come in blue. Can't wait for club so I can get everything organized and take it!
Right after Christmas I wanted to work on my Chocolate BonBons quilt (which I have already posted a picture of in my Primitive Group). I had made the flower applique pieces and put them in a safe place, but of course that was not it the plastic Artbin box with all of the other fabrics, the magazine that has the pattern, the bias stems I had already made. I've been looking for the appliques everywhere. Well, when my family and friends came for Easter I moved all the quilt blocks in…Continue
I have been sewing all day, finishing a T-shirt quilt for a former student; I also taught with his mom. Anyway, he is graduating from college this year. I don't feel old because my first class of second grade kids are 47 or 48!!!
The point is that…Continue
Good morning! I am thinking of getting a Tutto Sewing Machine Trolley...basically luggage for a sewing machine. I am going to "sew" many clubs and classes that I find my already sore hand, elbow, and shoulder are getting worse!! I injured my elbow and shoulder last summer gardening, and I have been trying to take it easy. Anyway, I was looking at the rolling sewing machine luggage and thought these look good. Just wondering if anyone has one and how they like it.
Yesterday I began learning a new art.... RUG HOOKING! I have been wanting to start rug hooking for about 2 years, but I didn't think I needed One More Thing. Well, we had "Woolies" at the shop where I work ( it's a hand sewing get together once a month & people hand quilt, English paper piece, rug hook, knit, wool applique, embroider, or whatever) It's free - just show up. There are basically…Continue