Sunday, August 24, 2014

8/18 through 8/24

I got a few things accomplished this week.
I don't remember what I did on which day so I'll just list the things I've done.

I had mentioned that I had done a quilt for a friend of my DH and I needed to finish one for his wife. Well that one is done.

After that I finished a client quilt. Then I started looking through the tops I had on my shelves (my quilt tops). I started putting the quilt tops that had backings on one shelf. Quilts that needed backing went on another shelf. Then I came across a couple that needed added borders to complete the top.
The first one was one of those jelly roll race tops that I just needed to put a small inner border then a small pieced border from what I had left over from straightening the sides.

The next one was one that I've had for about 14 years. Yes, I said 14 years. When I was in a guild, each of us was assigned a month that we would make up kits for members to take and make a block and return it to us the following month so we could make a quilt. I had to correct quite a few blocks before I could put it together (and I see I still missed one). At least now I have it ready to quilt.

Thursday of this week was the PTS picnic (Paws to Sew). We had it over at one of the member's house instead of here this year. We had a bunch of show and tell and played the game-Left, Right- Center. My DS also made it home that evening, after a 2 week trip to Az. to pick up the 1965 El Camino his Dad left him.

Friday I was looking on Craigslist and saw an Estate Sale that listed "vintage machines". Needless to say I had to take a run up to see and believe it or not, came home with nothing. But that was not the same story on Saturday. Again, on Craigslist I saw a sale listed. On this one it listed a "featherweight". Soooooooo-off I went.  Well, here she is-----1946, and her name is Wendy.

For the last 2 days I have been trying to clean up the "black hole". I am trying to clean out an area and take down shelves (wall shelves) so that I can set up some metal shelves to put my machines on so they won't be stored under the long-arm (or under tables, in closets, etc.). I think it's going to look a whole lot worse before it gets better. I'm getting real strict with myself about letting go of stuff.

Well I guess that's it for this week.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Catching Up

It's been a while since I've posted. Let me see-----where to start.

As I said I had started feeling better from the viral infection, but then I couldn't hear out of my left ear. I went back to the doctor's and found out I had fluid behind the eardrum. It took another week to clear that up and for my voice to return to normal. Whew!!!! Glad that's done.

In the meantime I completed 4 client quilts and picked up another commission quilt. I may have mentioned it earlier. It's to be a double sided quilt. That makes 4 commissioned quilts to do. I LOVE being busy!!!!

The first week of next month I will be leaving for Oregon. I will be taking a  class from Ray White on Machine Maintenance. It will be 6 days of Basic and Advanced classes. I can't wait. With all the machines I've been accumulating I need this. Sure saves on $$$$$$ by not having to take them in to be serviced.

Now for a few pics. I will be hooking up with Slow Stitching Sunday. Check out what everyone's doing.

First up, I sat here this morning watching Lord of the Ring and stitching the binding on this quilt that will go to my Dr's office.

It's even received it's CAT scan and deemed ready to go.

Next I'm working on my snowflake hexies. Trying to get some sewn together (I have a little over 40 made) to see how many more I need to build it to a usable size.

I also just had to make up one of these to see how I like it. This is another EPP that I will be working on. It Patchwork of the Crosses. I just fell in love with this pattern and have to do it. I like this first block, but I think I'm going to do the rest in brighter colors. I have chosen a WOW for the background and a turquoise for the connecting blocks (I guess that's what you call the little squares that form the separations between blocks).

Anyway---this is how I'm spending my Sunday.

One last pic of another quilt I finished this week that will be going to a friend that is helping DH build his "rat rod". (I am also doing one for his wife that will be finished this week.)

Well, that catches me up to today.
Hope your Sunday is filled with stitching of some sort.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Sunday, August 3, 2014

7/30 thru 8/3 Progress

Boy this has been some kind of week!
I said in my previous post that I had come down with a little something that made me lose my voice. Well--Wednesday morning I decided I'd had enough. I called and got an appointment at the Doc's office. What I had was a viral infection. When they checked my temp, they said I was running a low grade fever, gave me a couple of prescriptions and sent me on my way. I stopped and got them filled and headed home. I guess by the time I made it home the low grade fever decided to peak. I felt like I had hit a wall full speed. (All this by 10 AM.) Needless to say I was n bed ALL THE REST OF THE DAY. But at least that was the turn around. After taking the antibiotics, the next morning I was starting to feel human again. I started to go downstairs to start on a client quilt, but hubby was having none of that. He wanted me to rest at least one more day so I wouldn't relapse, so who am I to argue :-). By Friday I was feeling well enough to accompany DH on a couple of errands. AND THEN, when we came home I was looking on Craigslist and saw an ad for a yard sale near me and it said-----"vintage machines". Well seeing how it was close, I ran up to check it out. I have no will power---------here's what followed me home.

It needs some cleaning up, but I think it will really be gorgeous when it's done. It also had 2 boxes of attachments (lots of duplicates) but no manual.

So I guess that now that I've recovered, I will be going downstairs to get on that client quilt I've been putting off.

Have a wonderful day.
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,