Friday, August 31, 2007
A few weeks ago I was telling some of my local friends about the world of blogging and how much fun it is - yada, yada, yada. Well, I had to contend with eyes being rolled, reasons why the Internet is such a dangerous place, snide remarks about how desperate I must be for friends. I told them they were wrong and that I was having a great time. The subject was finally dropped and believe me when I tell you that I will never bring it up again. LOL
Anyway, since then I've really been asking myself "why do I blog"? I know exactly why I blog however it was a question I still had to ask myself. :-) I have made so many wonderful friends since I started this blog and I've said it before and will repeat it again - this is my international guild where I feel welcome all the time. There is so much inspiration in the blogging world.
Today my question was answered loud and clear by several "Earthly Angels". Late one night Linda and I were chatting via e-mail about the magazine that she'd been 'lusting after' for a few years and I told her that I understood exactly how she felt as I had a little tidbit I'd been wanting from AU very badly but had not been able to locate it. She immediately called Kim at Honeysuckle Cottage in AU and these two wonderful women put the wheels in motion to locate what I was coveting. I received an e-mail from Linda this morning telling me that my elusive tidbit will be arriving at my home very, very soon. I couldn't believe it when I read this e-mail and I'm not ashamed to admit that I had tears in my eyes.
This is why I blog!
I hope that you've had a wonderful day and that you've enjoyed your needle and thread. Thanks for stopping by blog and I hope you'll come again because I intend to continue to blog for a very long time.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I'm getting ready to start doing some Fall decorating (it's time to take down the patriotic stuff - LOL) and decided it might be a good idea to quilt another flimsey from the pile. I'm very disappointed in my quilting decision - I was rushing and thought "oh I'll just put some loops all over this one and it'll be fine" - wrong! I agonized about whether or not I should sit and rip out the stitches and then decided that every quilt can't be a Super Star and have it's name in lights - there must a Supporting Cast. This one will have a 'bit part' and not even be mentioned in the credits. LOL I've come to terms with it and decided that it will look great folded with other Fall quilts. The best part - it's out of the pile of flimsies - that's a really good thing. :-) Now I must find the binding and call it DONE.
I had a wonderful surprise phone call yesterday - Angie called! We chatted; we laughed; we chatted; we laughed................................ We are so much alike it's a bit scary. You must go visit her blog and check out her wonderful Fall projects.
Thanks for visiting, I appreciate that you do. Come again soon!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I was awaken yesterday to the sound of raindrops on the skylights on the roof of my home. I excitedly jumped out of bed - could it really be rain - would we have a full day of rain (remember I've been craving rain) - was someone playing a cruel joke on me. It was definitely raining - WOOHOO - taking a peek at the sky indicated that it just might rain most of the day. Well - it was a very cruel joke cuz the sun decided to make an appearance and then wouldn't leave. Only rained for a little while :-(
I love to play in my sewing room on dreary, rainy days so when I thought we might have rain for the day I ran into my room and stood in the middle - "what to do, what to do"? I decided it would be the perfect day to prep handwork. I traced four Polka Dot girls for embroidery and then got busy prepping block #1 of my newest hand applique project - Vintage Charm in Simply Vintage. I must do more hand applique. I couldn't believe how rusty I was doing the prep. I'll prep block #2 later this week as I want to keep up with the project - I know 'famous last words' LOL - but I'm going to try. :-)
I hope you're having a great day! Thanks for sticking with me and stopping by. Come again!
Friday, August 24, 2007
Finished quilting this today! This is called Lucky Stars by Atkinson Designs (of Yellow Brick Road fame) and it's made with Ella's Linen Closet by Blackbird Designs/Moda.
I made the binding when I finished piecing this but I need to dig a little in my sewing room. Hopefully, I won't have to dig too deep! LOL
Again, thanks for popping in - you know I love it when you do.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
(two posts - keep reading) LOL
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Four Square by Cozy Quilt Designs and Fat Quarter Baskets (aka Picnic Baskets) by Thimbleberries. I had a really great time and enjoyed getting away but I sure enjoy being home now. I'm such a homebody! :-)
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I have an opportunity to escape this heat and head to the mountains with a few friends! I've thrown together a couple of projects, clothes in a bag, my Janome Jem Gold is by the front door and I'm almost ready to leave!
Couldn't pass up this opportunity - see you Sunday! Stay cool and sew like the wind. :-)
Don't forget me and I hope you'll miss me!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Yes, I'm in desperate need of a design wall but until that happens this is the
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Something's gotta give!
I spent the afternoon going through some boxes and Rubbermaid bins of fabric that were still packed from our move two years ago. I've decided that I need to get reacquainted with some of this stuff and start making some decisions - some of this stuff has got to go. I asked myself several times today "what were you thinking when you bought this"? LOL I still have quite a few boxes to unpack - AAACCCKKK!!!!
After I spent time playing with fabric I decided it was time to take a look at my flimsies - I wasn't sure if I should Sigh, Cry or Laugh. I got reacquainted with each and everyone - I'd forgotten how cute some of them are and how much I love them. Sigh!!!!! I have a new count - are you ready?
without backings - 57
with backings - 44
I need to consider changing my focus - quilt the flimsies, work on embroidery/stitchery, hand applique and less actual piecing. HMMMM - must think about this. ;-)
So, after spending some time with fabric I haven't seen in awhile and the piles of flimsies I have confirmed in my own mind that I'm very sick - this is a true addiction and obsession. I really do love to sew and quilt!
I'm going to go sleep on this. Nice to 'see' you!