That is a lot of shopping! I have been hanging around the house, haven't even gotten the Christmas stuff out of the attic yet. I was planning to do some Christmas cards today, but didn't get to it. Maybe tomorrow evening. It sounds like you are having a great time this weekend. I just wonder where all the leftover turkey is. Oh yeah, it's at my sister's house. I love turkey sammiches.
Thank you for your comment on my blog post, Paullette. We have been learning a lot about the differences between wants and needs since we have become unemployed. But the real blessings are still here and continue.
Nice to hear from you Paulette, Your Thanksgiving sounds really nice with your family. I hope you don't run into any snow storms, getting there and back. We only had that one snow storm so far and it was gone the next day. It's been in the mid to high 50's here lately. Sooooo unusual for this neck of the woods. I went to church this morning with a sweater on instead of a coat. We still have green grass. Have a nice Thanksgiving.
Good morning Paullette, I'm sorry I missed you in chat this morning. I'm playing hooky from church today. I went to bed with a sore throat and headache last night and got up feeling miserable all over. Dh has had this cold for a week with laryngitis. I told him he didn't have it bad enough because he could still talk. lol I love your log cabin quilt in the pinks and greens. I hope you catch you in chat soon.
Paulette, I have always said I cannot sew a perfectly straight line, so when I am sewing that 1/4" away from the drawn line, I normally sew it just a hair/thread toward the seam allowance side. After I cut and press the HST open, I will line a squaring-up ruler (I like to use a 6.5 square ruler like #81639 currently on sale here at CT).
--To square up a HST you just place the diagonal 45° line on the ruler on your sewn seam line. Then find the raw/unfinished size of your HST block and make sure that measurement is covered. If necessary you can trim off any extra. I will often measure both ends this way before cutting anything off just to make sure I am square. I often oversize my squares to start with (adding one whole inch to the finished size rather than the 7/8-inch), and then square them up this way.
Paulette, I was just trying to answer your question about ruler slippage, and the measurements for your pinwheel block on the Pinwheel Techniques page.
When I look at the picture of your block, I have a couple of questions for you. When you are sewing your HST patches together, are you using a quarter-inch seam allowance? Do the diagonal seams run from corner to corner? After you sew each half of the pinwheel together, those diagonal seams should all come to the corners.
You don't miss ice storms in OK? Oh yeah, I hate them. The very mention of ice in winter, and I hide in the house. Work is only four miles from home, but I hate ice, yes, it terrifies me. Yes, the weather is extreme here, the summer is too hot, and the winter is too cold. Gives us something to talk about, I guess. The good thing about it getting colder is there is more quilting time!
The only time I have been to CA is when work sent me to San Fran for a conference. I had to take time to see Alcatraz and Haight Ashbury. I love Alcatraz, not sure what my infatuation is. I am heading to the quiting room in a bit to work on some UFO.
Hi Paullette.... thank you for stopping by.. The snow in the photos is from last year... it was fun last year because it stayed around for a week.. it is usually a one day event. I love to drive down to the beach when the snow hits and take photos.
I have not finished my first project yet.. I have been doing regular sewing and I really need to get on the ball.. I need someone to bug me and get my hiney moving.
I love your quilt and I am looking forward to seeing more.
Well Howdy, Paullette, thanks for posting on my page! We have lived in Mustang now for 13 years, it sure doesn't seem like that long. It has changed a lot since 1985, you wouldn't recognize it. My SIL moved here probably in the early 80's, so we have seen it change over the years. My DD has a chocolate lab, too, he is about 1 1/2. He's starting to calm down, he is a hyper dog. And he has about one brain cell. My DGS named him in one, and Chocolate.
Your retirement community sounds like fun, I have an aunt in TX that lives she really loves it. If you look at my pics, you will see her mid-jump in her first jump from a plane, she did it for her 80th birthday! Now, that's active. I love your log cabin quilt, it's gorgeous! I am working on a quilt for my DD's wedding, it's going slow. I think the wedding is sometime in the spring. I better get busy!
Paulette, welcome to Quilt With Us. You will like it here.
Thank you for the comment about my quilts, and also thank you for your comment on my blog post. DH is still looking for a job, and I have been reminded a couple of times that my disability (although not at evident as his, he uses a power chair to get around) is still very limiting as to what I might be able to do to bring in some income. So we take one day at a time and remember God is our strength. We do want to thank you for your prayers. Cat Lady