Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Quiz for You

Quick! What does this picture mean?DSC03154

No, it doesn’t mean Buddy is sad-he always looks like that. 

My quilt is done!  But I am not sure if I like it…



The black strips look kind of strange.

Maybe it will look better hanging.

Buddy seems to like it!

I thought you might enjoy this last picture.  It shows how much thread I had when I finished the quilting:


Just barely enough!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sewing-and Quilting-Again

Yes, it has been a while since I posted something about sewing.

Way back in February, I put this quilt on the frame and I have just started quilting it. I am using a pantograph, something I have not tried yet. Instead of working from the front you are standing behind the machine and looking at a pattern instead of the quilt. The stitches are a little wobbly, but getting better.  It also takes a little longer because I have to roll the quilt after each pass.  The pattern is about 3 1/2” wide.DSC03144DSC03145

The picture on the bottom is of the back of the quilt.

The next two pictures are of a sampler I am doing with charm squares:


Yes, they are small-but really not that difficult.

I am working tomorrow but I hope to finish the quilting, Saturday.  More pictures then!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

You Will Love This!

This is so sweet!

Katie’s friend, Nicole, works at Wegman’s Grocery Store. Her boyfriend, Brandon, a distributor for Pepsi, decided to pop the question. 

Nicole had to work at 7:00 am this morning, so very early today, Brandon did this:


She said yes!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, Michael!

I cannot believe he is 11 years old!mbd


By the way, Katie did NOT make the cake! (But it was sooo good!)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Finally… It Is Done!

And I am so happy! The afghan is done-including weaving in the ends and putting on an edging.



As you can see. it is pretty big-it is on a queen size bed.  There are 20 colors in it-and white. It took me two winters to finish it (no summer crocheting!) and it is very heavy! I was very toasty while making it.

And now?

I am making a pair of socks.  Yes, Adrienne, I am making socks! Now don’t laugh at me.  The pattern calls for DK weight so I picked up an acrylic at the shop.  I know that it is baby yarn-but I wanted to work on something I like and I like this yarn!


I am taking a class- I made my first swatch and learned a new cast on.  I hope to have both socks completed to the heel (aka- the hard part) by next month’s class.

If these work out I will tackle a pattern with some more pizzazz!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Movie Monday 4/16/2012

The return of the phantom quilter!

An explanation of what I have bee doing coming soon.

In the meantime here is today’s video.  I really have been trying to move more lately-the bike is here! If you want to add some movement into your day, consider stretching before sewing.

Enjoy - and move!!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Welcome Spring!

I am getting a bike. After researching for a few days, I picked out this one.  Barb, at work calls it a Jessica Fletcher bike but the real name is a cruiser.  It is good for old ladies with big butts, just like me!

Katie wants to put her trailer on it so I can take Dylan.  I have not been on a bike in over 30 years.  Maybe I had better practice first…