Thursday, October 28, 2010

Where to start?

I have so many things to work on I don't know where to begin. I need to call my SIL and get plans made for going to the Houston show. I could not get a lot of time off, so I plan on leaving Thursday night so that I can go to the show on either Friday or Saturday. I have never been on a Saturday. I used to go on Thursday, but now I work full time. I have a quilt in the show that I quilted. Here is a picture of it.

It will be nice to see it hanging in the show. It is in a special exhibit. She says that credit is given to the quilter. Then afer the show we are planning on getting some sewing done. My niece is expecting a baby girl this time and is due Thanksgiving. I want to get some things made for the baby. It will be a nice trip.

Fall Again

Hay is now cut. Yeah! The deer are sorry for their loss. They have been coming up to the house within 30 feet to eat at the oak tree and the poke, then they lie down for the night in the grass. Now there is not any tall grass in the field except the area where the septic lines are running. I am surprised that they come that close to the house, even if the dog is barking at them. The air is also crisp this morning. A cold front came in last night. I love fall!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I am a member of the local quiting group and we drew names (like secret pals) and we were to make a gift for our pal. The theme was "Fall" and my pal did not decorate for Halloween, so I designed a table topper/runner for her. She likes brights and is very creative, so I made this:

What I'm working on

Well here goes to try to upload pictures to the blog. I put the sofware on my laptop and found the cord to transfer pics and that is done now, is the next class I am teaching at Stitchin Memories:
Not in the spot I wanted, but I will work on it.
This is an easy pieced, diamond-free block from Nancy Johnson-Srebro's book Stars by Magic. There are no set in seams and if you follow the pressing directions, it goes together so nicely. Off to work on something else.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Good Intentions

Well here I am back again STARTING OVER on the blog. Maybe I will keep up with it this time. I read several blogs and enjoy them greatly, but lack on posting on my own. I read back through my old posts. Seems that I have re-appearing themes: post on blog more, work on my stuff (quilts/projects) more, learn EQ5 (no I haven't ever updated and 7 is out now), learn how to use the embroidery machine. Just to get up to date....lost weight and have mananged to keep most of it off. Not a huge amount, but at least it is down some. Need to start exercising more. Love to watch Biggest Loser, it is an inspiration. Took a class on how to use my serger. I taught myself as the ladies at the shop didn't know anything about my older model. I am not happy with some of the stitches, but I can at least now thread it and get a stitch. Had a garage sale and sold about only one big tub of lace (I had four or more). I am now intersted in crazy quilting as I had a class with Alice Wilhoit so I may set up an etsy shop or something and sell embellishments. I won an award at the state TEEA meeting in September...Leadership Award. It is for making a change in your community and being a leader. It is an honor to receive it. I teach beginning quilting at the local quilt shop. We had one move here and open up. I teach the basic classes and enjoy teaching beginners. The only problem - it is on Saturday's so I don't get them free anymore. Will have to come up with a solution to change that. I will figure out the picture post today. I think that will get me to post more on the blog. Lots of ideas filling my head for the blog. Maybe I will keep it up. Off to rule in my world...aka, going out to quilt in the studio.