Heading out tomorrow! Leaving Terry at home. He's not used to being the one at home by himself! It'll be ok...until the food runs out! They do let husbands into Kroger now without checking ID's.
It's a 2 day drive for me to get to my sister's house. We have such a good time together, that I do this once a year. I skipped one year and we both felt terrible! So you have to go see some people on a regular basis!!!
It was super fun having Candace up here! Plenty to go do and see. We did an 800 mile round trip to Athens, Ohio, to go see the Dairy Barn's next quilt exhibit. Well worth the trip to see them up close. The techniques are super!!! So I have more to work on and ideas spilling over in the sewing room. Not enough time to keep up with things for sure! I have one in the frame that I have been working on. Not even half done, but if you don't keep at them, they never get done. Mine don't always start out with something in mind. I love to work without a plan...and see what happens! Quilt as you go!
So keep quilting and I'll see if I can get on the blog while I'm out of town. I'll have plenty of pictures when I get back! And some more fabric!!!
Friday, May 31, 2013
I had never read the book until I saw it a couple of weeks ago in the grocery store. Cute. So the panel was cut apart and redesigned.
So I went to the post office to mail it this morning. Came around the corner inside and one guy was waiting to use the machine....then he ducked in the line just ahead of me. Ok, no big deal... then he went to pay with a debit card, and the computer locked up!!! 10 minutes go by and the nice clerk called her supervisor. No other clerks were there to help the ever growing line.... She finds out that there was just an email about how someone hacked the nation's postal computers and they were all not taking debit or credit cards!!! Great. They couldn't have called the clerks to let them know? So finally another clerk came out and opened up her station. I paid with cash. Not that it's ok to hack the postal system, but they have enough problems without help from some stupid person who has nothing better to do!
I'm working on my own stuff for the next couple of days. Then I'm going out of town for 2 weeks. Going to see my sister. Should be a nice drive up there and then just take it easy. Mini golf, movie or two, and eating lots of good food. And fabric shopping up in Maine!!! My car gets loaded down for the trip back. I'm taking my IPAD, and if I can get on to her house internet, then I can post on this blog! We'll see how well I do.
Start something new! I figure, then I won't forget the ideas if they are started!
Monday, May 27, 2013
Wow! A week has gone by... my friend, Candace came into town so we could go to Tone's Daughter's wedding. This was beautiful! Outside on a wonderful day.
Then Candace and I went up to Athens, Ohio with this stop in Berea, KY. The art work was really great! They had the hands all decorated in this park.
This is one quilt in the show. I wasn't supposed to take pictures, but I snuck this one. It was all machine quilted, black thread on white fabric.
Stayed over night in a town about 1 hour away. SAQA was in Athens and all the hotels were full. then we drove to this artist place in West Virginia! It was full of more beautiful things.
I really had a great time driving for 2 days. Over 800 miles! So today I'm back to quilting on the catapiller one. Candace is visiting other friends and will be heading home on Wednesday. Terry gets home on Thursday... Then on the following Tuesday, I'll be going to my sister's. So I may be able to put things on line on my IPAD.... we'll see!!!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
These plants have been growing for over 3 years. They have reached the ceiling and bent over the curtain rod. I have my friend coming to stay and need to close the curtains! So I have trimmed them back and moved out 2 of the pots.
And here is the one last plant in the room. I love those other plants and put cuttings into a bucket with water. Hopefully they will start roots and I can get them going again. I love the big leaves.
Here is the panel for my bag that people in Thursday bee have added things to. I will now make the bag!
Ta-da! Yesterday I sewed it up. So it looks like like the octopus is holding on to it from the bottom.
From my sewing room window there is a big bush that these little brown birds have made a nest. One of them sings about every 2 hours! It's wonderful. They use the bird bath everyday and are very busy in there.
Now I need to get busy! I spent most of the weekend cleaning....something I don't like to do often... but Candace will be here either very late tonight, or early tomorrow. So I had to trim down the bushes and get the room ready for her. I have a small quilt to try and finish before I go to my sister's. Just trying to keep up!
At the guild meeting last night, one lady showed us a beautiful quilt. She said it would go on the bed when the cat dies. Too true.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This was at Deb's Birthday party. the theme was "the 60's"! So I found the dyed dress, fringed vest and put blue in my hair! Standing to the left of me is Lynn.
Here's Deb and her hubby, Joe. They were dancing to their song from the 60's. It was a fun, fun party! Great food and decorations, and a chocolate fountain!!! I did eat chocolate, but didn't sit there with a glass and straw. Deb's daughter is a pro party planner. She did a terrific job.
So quilting today and then in the afternoon, I'm meeting up with Brenda. Have you ever gone out to eat and wanted a great dessert but you were just too full from the big portions? Well, every once in a while, we just go out for dessert. That's today! Going to a place that has a chocolate cream pie and a chocolate lasanga. OH BOY!!!
Friday, May 17, 2013
2 bags are done. This needs the top edge finished. Theme was leaves! The bear was adorable. It "goes" under the strap and you can see it inside.
And looking down into it to see where she has put her pockets. The outside and inside are the same color green. The lighting changed the inside color to more yellow.
Tonight I'm going to a "60's" birthday party. She's turned 60 and we are to dress like we did in the 60's! I love it. The funny part is that most of the stuff came straight out of my closet! I will have to take my camera and get some shots of this tonight!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
OK!!! Here is the hiden project being done by Thursday Bees!!! We decided to make placemats for one of the bees daughter who is getting married next week! They really turned out beautiful and so creative! Sandy, Mellissa, Allison, and Susan did the first 4 here.
Tone was there. These are for her daughter. So we showed these to her and gave her a fat quarter of the blue fabric so she could make one to go with it. This was very hard to keep a secret. I'm not good at that! And Tone said she had no idea that we were doing this! What fun to see her face!!!
So there's a fun idea when there is a group wanting to all make something. Tone has made all her family members quilts. So we thought placemats would be creative and individual. She can mix and match, or turn them over and use them all on the blue side. Or she can put them all up on the wall as little wall hangings! Anyway she wants to enjoy them!!!
Tomorrow, I will show you 2 more of the bags that are done. They are turning out really well too!!!