Sunday, November 28, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Happy Birthday-and Anniversary!

Well yesterday was my birthday and Wednesday it will be our 31st wedding anniversary.  I was going to update my nook to the color version but we decided instead to buy a joint present:

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I put a nook application on the i-pad and of course several quilting and knitting applications.  It is really a lot of fun.  The girls got me a nice cover for it.  We are going to Ikea in Philly on Tuesday so I may finally be happy in the car!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recent Finishes

A sewing caddy for my chair.  I used the Aunt Grace 30’s material.

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An embroidered angel ornament.


A hanging organizer for my sewing room.  The pockets are from a panel that coordinates with the background and binding fabric.  This is my own design!



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random Pictures


This is Buddy’s newest trick.  Now that the front door is closed this is the only pace he can look out the window. (The deck door would be too easy, I guess!)

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Sorry I cut off your head Dave!

Tuesday’s Tip: November 9, 2010

Have you seen this tip yet?


Did you know that you can use the Glad Press n’ Seal to mark your quilting patterns?

I traced on to the Glad Wrap with a fine point Sharpy, stuck it on to my fabric and then stitched through it.DSC01774 DSC01775 DSC01776 DSC01777

(My machine was not set up for free motion quilting so I did a zig-zag through the Glad Wrap.)


  It peels away fairly easily.  You might need a pin to get into some tight places but I really had no problem.

I am thinking that you might be able to cut simple shapes from your fabric also.

Let me know if you try it! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday’s Tip: November 2, 2010


OK.  This tip is for me more than anyone else.

This is a picture from a picture from a few days ago.  I usually drape my my quilts over my frame for taking pictures.

What you DON’T see is the quilt that is on the frame and ready to go.  It has been on there since JULY.

This year I have started and not finished 2 large quilts, a table runner and several assorted “mid-sized”  quilts.  A couple need borders; all need to be quilted.

So my tip is: finish at least one WIP before the end of the year.  I plan to devote November to getting these quilts quilted.  I have no excuse for not finishing-except that I keep starting new things! Since I am all caught up with my obligations at the shop, I can concentrate on my own projects.

I will keep you posted on my progress.

Now, get to work!