Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lots of Catch Up!!!!!!

Well have I been negligent in writing. Bad girl!

It has been a spring and summer of BUSY. Where do I start.

Let start with the car resto. Still don't have it in my possession. The "mechanic" that was doing the wiring just had too many excuses as to why he couldn't get it together. the car is sooo close to being done and I felt I was just getting jacked around. It finally came to a head last week. I ended up filing a complaint with the Attorney General and talked to an attorney (firm specializes in classic car litigation), Went back down to the Autobody shop this last Monday and I think we have it straightened out. The "mechanic" is no longer working there. He realized S**t  was going to hit the fan and quit. I have a signed paper stating as to when the car will be done (August 9th) and if it isn't since I have the paper I will persue a breach of contract.
Here are some pics with it painted. Since then we have chrome back on and other stuff done like the upholstery. I will post those as soon as I transfer them to my files from the phone.







Let's see, what else. It's been since March for my last post. I have been to 2 quilt retreats.
The first one is the one I always teach at. This year I taught the Necessary Wallet Clutch. It went pretty well. Here is a pic of the wallet I taught.




At the other retreat that I did in Idaho I had a little project that we worked on. Took all of about 15 minutes. I think everyone enjoyed them.


This pic is not at Idaho. It is the April one. I didn't  get pics in Idaho. This is the project. Head wraps for after shower. I did it as a little mystery and when I reveled it I said "now we will channel our inner Carmen Miranda."  One of the younger gals sitting next to my friend leaned over and said, "Who is Carmen Miranda?"  LOL

Of course my BQB and I are furiously working on inventory for the quilt shows. We have 2 coming up here shortly. One in September and one in October. One is in Ocean Shores and the other is in Longview.

She had also been coming to our Thursday sew day. We haven't accomplished much in the way of our UFO list.  Although she has finished putting together her Vintage Tin. Now I get to quilt it.

I manage to finish up the Skull quilt that I was making for me. The problem is it sort of grew too big. When I posted a pic on FB my nephew saw it and wanted to know if it was for him. Guess what? It now reside with him.



I have also made a class sample for the new BOM starting next month at the LQS where I teach.

This is my newest endeavor.


That was a lot of fun.

On the health front. I'm fine. But it has been a little stressful because it seems that several of my friends have had something going on. Either them or their spouses. One friend lost her husband to cancer. Three others have either had a re-occurrence of cancer or have been diagnosed. BQB almost lost her DH in a ditch cave in. My DH had a fight with a chop saw, and the chop saw won. It wasn't too, too serious. He took a bite out of the tip of his finger. It was enough that he had to have a graft.
There are others, but I don't want to be a downer.

I sent a quilt off to a niece.


Then I made one for her fur baby.


Then I sent one to my other niece (her sister),



I have played some in the garden this summer also.








That's about it for this post.  I need to get a quilt loaded and quilted. Gotta keep up with the quilting for clients before I get bogged down again.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,
Mary

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Week 11 & 12

Boy I don't know where this month has gotten to!

Week 11 & 12 went by so fast that I didn't even realize it's been 2 weeks since I had posted.
In that time I finished up a Beginning Quilt class at the LQS. I was a fun class and the ladies are following up by signing up for my Open Sew to continue the learning process.

I also finished 3 client quilts and the raffle quilt for the Retreat we go to in April.
This next month is going to go by even faster. The first week I'll be down in Vancouver to vend at a quilt show. I come back and have a partial week to get things done as far as more inventory and client quilts Then the third week I set up on Wednesday for the Quilt Retreat. I will be teaching a class out there. So far I have 21 students signed up. The following week I leave for Odessa, Wa. to vend at another quilt show. I hope the pass is clear of snow then :-).

I also finished up some Reach for a Cure totes that I needed to do. Also, did some Pretty Pockets to go with the totes.

Made a small quilt top that can be used for either a table topper, or it's a great size that you can make some place mats out of it.  Even got the pattern written up.



Got inventory made for the shows. I made some machine covers and some scrapcatchers.

On the car front, I'm looking to have it back by mid April (I hope, I hope). All that's left to do is get everything hooked up to start the engine, put the bits and bobs back on, i.e. door handles, windows, knobs. The upholstery has been ordered and hopefully started on. The last will be the paint. TA DA!!!! (For those that wonder what I'm talking about. I am restoring a 1962 Ranchero.)

Well I guess that's it for now.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,
Mary

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weeks 9 & 10

It's been a little busy so I will try to catch up everything. I'm just going to post things in random than try to keep it on day to day. My poor little brain can't keep anything straight lately :-).

One day this last week I had 3 of the PTS ladies over for a class on the Necessary Wallet Clutch. We had a day long class and they brought over a pot luck lunch. We had Chicken taco Soup, fresh fruit and a wonderful jello dessert. Everyone finished their wallet. The next day I did one for one of the gals that works out at the LQS cause her birthday in this next week. Here it is.




I've also made about 6 more crumb blocks to add to the pile. Also, cut up a HUGE bag of batting scraps, Well I actually frankenbatted them together and then cut then into squares to use for the micro bowl holders. I also cut some into the size I use for my little tea bag holders.

Finished 3 customer quilts, one of which was 108" x 126" and I had to do the binding on it and 2 pillow shams.

The 2 Thursday's when BQB came over we worked on odds and ends things. The first Thursday we worked on the house exchange blocks for our little group. We are sort of cheating because we know what themes are for the year, so we are getting a jump start on them. Here's a sample of our blocks ( the top row is hers and the bottom row is mine).


She also worked on her Vintage Tin quilt.


I had cut out and made the blocks for a Yellow Brick Road quilt when we went to our ocean retreat at the end of January. I pieced the rows together on one Thursday, made the backing and binding so it's ready to be put on the longarm when I get a break.


I also cut out for 3 Sewing Machine Covers for inventory.

The first Monday of the month I was out at the LQS for Block of the Month.

I also had to replace my main printer. So that was a day shot, running to get one and then setting it up.

I know I've forgetton some things but----oh well.........Squirrel!

Til Later,
Hugs & Stitches,
Mary