Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Quilt-a-long choices

I'm participating in Judy L's Quilt-a-long and these are my fabric choices. I bought the stripe and the paisley, but all others came from my stash. I don't have a huge stash yet so I needed the focus fabric. I like the stripe, just not the metalic stripe running through it. I have to make up my mind if I'm going to use the stripe or the paisley, or use the stripe in the blocks and the paisley for the border, but I think it will all come together. I want to hang this finished quilt on my family room wall so maybe the metalic will be just the thing! The walls are plain white and since we're renting right now we can't paint. The quilt will add some much needed color!
I can't wait to get started!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


We're in the process of moving. While we're only moving across town to a larger house, this is work! But the plus side is I get a sewing room!!!! YAHOOO!!!!! I don't have to put away my current project anymore when it's time for dinner! and if I have 15 minutes to sew while I'm waiting for DD to get her butt in gear, I can do that! Oh happy day!! We should be in our new house by next Sunday. I must be totally nuts though - I just signed up for a Quilt-a-long!!! and the first step is due Feb 17. That's in two days. I KNOW I've lost my mind. Wish me luck! lol

Saturday, February 7, 2009

My Blog was highjacked!!

I should have known better! lol Ask DH to help me fix the blog and what does he do? He writes a post!! Silly man. At least I don't have a button in the middle of my posts now. Mind you I still can't figure out how to get the buttons on the SIDE of my blog, but that will all come in time I'm sure.

I had a wonderful day today at a sewing seminar in a neighboring county. It was a great day to learn more about local quilt shops and a few new techniques. Of course, I'm so new to quilting that almost ALL techniques are new techniques in practice! But I am really enjoying this journey that I have begun. Of course DH has started to say that he has been divorced due to quilting, but he is really blowing this out of proportion! lol He'll learn too.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Husband fixed blog ..... I am GREAT

Monday, February 2, 2009

Well, I've done it now

Just Us Quilters

This is what I get for trying to do things I don't know how to do. While trying to add a link on the SIDEBAR I've managed to put it in the middle of my posts. SIGH!!! Hopefully DH will be able to help me fix it tomorrow. lol

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I am so totally frustrated! My husband bought me a Flynn quilting frame for Christmas. I was so excited! I thought, "It's going to be so easy to machine quilt now!" Ha! I spent the entire day yesterday trying to quilt a present for my new Grandaughter who is having a birthday party today. I'm a quilter - and I don't have a quilt finished for her birthday! Talk about feeling inadequate! So I'll be leaving in a little while to buy her another present. Frustrating!