Friday, April 26, 2013

I have been so busy sewing lately as I've told you and now its paying off. I finished another quilt this week. I started this one probably two years ago and vowed to finish it this year.

I don't know why these turned out so blurry. This is the first time I have tried to upload from Flickr, so guess I have a lot to work on.
Now only two or three projects that I need to finish.
Have a super weekend, Everyone!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

What a week!

What a week its been. First, the bombing in Boston, then the devastation in West, Texas. Aren't you proud to be an American? Just thinking about those first responders in both instances couldn't help you be anything but proud. I'm so glad the Boston incidence came out as it did. Now we just wonder, what happened to cause these two young men to go so wrong.I was just so amazed at how fast this came to a conclusion. Those poor folks in Texas are still looking for survivors and those missing, how heartbreaking. I have tried to stay busy. I finished one quilt completely, you know the one I told you about last summer and I am in the process of binding a second one. Now I won't feel so bad about starting a new one. Lots of ideas running through my mind and quite a few fabulous fabrics to think about. Hope you all have a quiet, productive week in whatever endeavors you wish to begin or end.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Once again, crazy around here, supposed to get a freeze here tonight. One thing this crazy weather has done for me, I finished one quilt that I started last summer and didn't get finished due to my hand problems. It is beautiful, even if I say so myself. I would put up pictures, (note, one more excuse for not posting pictures), but if I did, the person I made it for would know. Today, I tried to quilt that I made eons ago. It is much too big and too hard to quilt on a small machine, so I am going to tie it which will work out fine. I have so many quilts in mind that I think about them when I'm trying to go to sleep at night, not a good idea. Weekend coming up, so hang in there now!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Our area had over 10 earthquakes on Tues. I was still awake at 2am and felt the biggest one. No one in the house felt it but me. I didn't mention it at first, knowing this bunch in our house would make fun of me, having something cute to say. Then this morning, the good old newspaper had a report about it on the front page yea, I'm not nuts after all. The weather here was beautiful over the weekend. We went to the OU red/white spring football game on Sat. and it was great weather. Rumors are now that we're in for a freeze tonight. We haven't planted anything, fearing this weather. Guess we will wait another week or two, it'll be May and surely out of freeze weather. Here's hoping you all have a wonderful week. Pictures soon.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ice on the trees here today, limbs down, power out in some areas, typical January weather, oh wait this is April. I know I have been talking about my quilting, well, I decided I had too many projects going on, so needed to finish some. I recently made a beautiful, black, red and white with touches of yellow fairly large quilt and decided it was high time to quilt it. The pattern is basically, squares and strips so I decided stitch in the ditch would be fine. I made a sample piece to practice on and got my quilt ready. The sample stitches were great so I was on my way, wwwaaahhhh, it didn't stitch right. I then preceded to work on the machine for about three hours making myself crazier by the minute. I gave up and called the recommended sewing machine shop and will take it in tomorrow. Let's hope this 2 year old sewing machine doesn't cost me a fortune to fix. That's how my week is going. Hope yours is better.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Once again weird weather, its been in the 30's and raining for the last two days. I am in no way complaining as we need this so badly. The weather service says it is helping the water table remarkably well and may do away with our drought classification. We did have a really pretty Easter weekend which allowed the kids to play outside in shorts. The Durbins, along with the triplet family came for lunch, as did Trish. I have mostly spent the last week making hexies for a quilt. Today I did break away and do a block of the month, It was paper piecing and I did fairly well, only had to frog it twice. Lately, I have begun to enjoy paper piecing more and more. I especially enjoy them when the demensions are given for the blocks. Hope you all have a great week! <