Thursday, June 28, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
|I finished this quilt this past weekend. I did a feemotion improv stitch.|
|This jelly roll and yardage in this kit are making so many Granny Squares. Look at that pile of blocks and look at the strips left!!! I am gonna have a great quilt that will be bigger than expected!|
Have a great week all!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Yesterday was a day of looking around for inspiration. I finished long arming a quilt of mine, pics of that tomorrow. I was able to go to a few graduation parties and take in nature. I was able to see colors shapes and other designs. I also went to Hobby Lobby to send pics to my daughter to get curtain ideas.
Pictured are some cool fabrics that I found to be inspiring. I think that just looking around and observing is helpful for inspiration when looking at a new project or when you are stalling in a current one.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Here's a brief one word at a time summary of the week!
Camp, car, Rain, work, sewing, long arm quilting, working out, heat, humidity, sun, more work, driving, laundry, dishes, picking up, blogging, pinterest and calls.
A pretty typical week except for camp-dropping son off, and car- con't problems even with a recall and a second trip to the service center.
Now for relaxation! I think I deserve some
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Who sits in a sauna on a 80 degree day? Jay does!
I really dislike driving to other cities to work.
I really don't like driving. Riding is OK, driving not so much.
The gym is boring. I need more stuff for my iPod. But finding stuff takes up time....and patience .....
Audio books are fun but it makes some activities dangerous!
I don't like being told how i am supposed to do things. Especially by people who don't do or know the topic in which they are enlightening others about.
Patience is over rated.
I want to go to shipshewna even though people say i will be disappointed.
I want to go to a big judged quilt show. Never have been to one. Or to paducah or to a market.
I am not sure i can tolerate a long flight.
I know a cruise is out of the question. I get motion sickness watching. Tv!
I think too much about stupid things!
Monday, June 18, 2012
I am trying to decide what to do with patterns that I have written and developed. Should I start out with writing patterns to sell (most likely self published) or should I go for the big prize and try to submit a book? I am not sure what to do from here. I have a few people interested in a pattern......not sure about a book. I was set on a book but there is a part of me that says I need to start small. You know walk before you run....
Wanna hear about my weekend complete with Highland games pictures? Click here or a video
Sunday, June 17, 2012
|Weight for distance|
|Weight over Bar|
|Weight over Bar, personal best today!|
|digging in for that distance!|
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I have been quilting, shopping, cleaning, and going to parties. It is open house season. I felt great about getting so much done. I have been working very hard, and running a million miles an hour for days.
Then my van stopped running.
It is a recalled item. May take a while to fix. Hubby's vehicle is acting weird. Sigh, really?
So , since ds needed the car to go to work, I am home this evening. I will rest, do laundry, import books into iTunes and sew. It's way too hot to garden today.
Hope that the van won't be out of commission too long, I have places to go, Highland games to see, work to attend and all the rest of daily life. Hmmm, it is amazing how much I NEED a car.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Simple summer time indulgences:
watching movies with a more relaxed scheduled
reading a book
graduation parties and gifts are a simple card
junk TV for relaxation-I am currently hooked on Cajun Pawn Stars and Swamp people
sitting on patio
salads for lunch/dinner
less hair and makeup prep
more relaxed weekend travel and hanging out
vacation, most likely a stay cation this summer to indulge on the above!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
The large blocks are 12 inch and the little blocks are 5 inch before sashing. I am enjoying the fact that this is a kit and no heavy thinking involved!
Read a great new Magazine called Quilty. I have read Mary Fon's blog and followed the videos for months now and this magazine was great. I am loving this fresh look and fresh ideas.This magazine is my "style" to a T. Just what I needed for inspiration!
Friday, June 1, 2012
I have been thinking about keeping it simple. Pictures are from last weekends festival.
-hostas aren't a bad choice for my garden space
-I love simple blocks of the month that I can just put together as a break from a complicated quilt design
- it is OK to blend ideas together to make something workable for me