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Merry Christmas! and a Plug!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Amy Garro of 13 Spools is such a clever quilter! In 2016 she is going to host The Tribal Block Club. Check out the link to learn more about the 6 blocks and 3 quilt patterns with endless possiblities she will be on-line teaching. The early bird cost is $29 before January 1st, then it is $39. I’m all signed up and looking forward to learning more about Amy’s modern look.

Have you seen Amy’s Paper Pieced Modern book?

A few projects are on my ‘to make’ list  for 2016 from this book.
This past week has been filled with family visits, baking Christmas cookies, running a few last minute errands. I hope you are all enjoying the Season! While baking with my daughter today, I asked her what is her favorite Christmas tradition. She said going out for breakfast before (and sometimes after) we get our tree. That made me smile!
We have been enjoying the lights on the Christmas tree, the smells and tastes of cookies, and the Nativity Set placed on the Mantle.
I’m wishing you each a very Merry Christmas!

Pillowcase Donations

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

More pillowcases! I’ve been having fun pairing up fabrics for the pillowcases. That task is more time consuming than the actual sewing them together. I think I’m just about at a stopping point. After I pair fabrics in my stash with the new Riley Blake Chevrons and Riley Blake Dots I just purchased from Craftsy, I’ll be moving on to other projects.

Pillowcases will be donated to ConKerr Cancer.

22 made this past week, 50 total this year

Last week I linked up to Stitch All The Things To-Do Tuesday List. It seems I’m having difficulty following my own list! Those baby quilts that need quilting? They have been left untouched. But all those pillowcases make up for something, right!?  Plus I get the Stitcher’s Garden quilt back from the longarm quilter – that was unexpected!  Of course binding that quilt went to the top of my list. I put a flange binding for it and returned it to the quilt shop. Oops! I’ll have to get it back for pictures.

My To-Do Tuesday list this week:

personal sewing goals: How about one baby quilt FMQed and bound? Featherweight Club – 3 blocks.

quilt shop sewing goals: Prep and sew one block (maybe more?) of Dance of the Dragonflies by Annette Ornelas. Continue working on the Laundry Basket Quilts Jolene Star table topper and a Sweet Mint table runner, patterns by Edyta Sitar.

I’m linking to Connie’s Linky Tuesday and Christine’s To-Do Tuesday

Do you have a favorite charity you sew for and donate to?

Chair Progress

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The inside back is now complete! In the last class, I attached the buttons and cording along the back edge.

Next up is to make double welting to attach to the inside  arms to cover up staples. And then attach fabric to the back of the chair. There is only one session left to this series of classes. I won’t be finished. I will still have other trim to add and also the bottom dust cover. I think I’ll use youtube to walk me through the final steps.

I’m pretty pleased with how the chair is coming along!

Safety First!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Ladies! Do you have your computer, sewing machines, iron, and any other valuable appliances plugged into a surge protection strip?
Fortunately, I do! We have had electrical power problems at my house for the past week. I first noticed it last Wednesday morning when heating water in the microwave for tea. The microwave powered down. When that happened, my first thought was that it was dyeing and there would be an unexpected expense to replace it. Then my sewing machine cut off while sewing and the lights started to flicker. As the day went on other odd things happened. The washing machine didn’t have enough power to spin the water out of the tub. The television cut off. The surge strip the computer was plugged into was heating up, buzzing and smelling of that electrically heat odor. Needless to say, I turned all appliances off and unplugged them. Perhaps not soon enough!  A call to the power company, and a 5 day wait, they finally came out to diagnose the problem. There was/is a damaged wire somewhere between the utility pole and our house. Late this afternoon another team came out to do a temporary fix. So, I am up and running again! The microwave is working. The computer is working, but the surge strip it was plugged into is fried! That is why I’m giving a little plug here for safety! Use surge strips ladies! I might not have a working computer if not for the use of a surge strip! It is toast, but the computer – plugged into yet another surge strip – is working!
So, do you use surge strips?
I have one at my sewing machine, another at my cordless iron, two in the bedroom for c-pap machine, phone, and Nook. I recommend using them on any appliance you don’t want to have to replace in the event of an electrical problem!
Not much sewing done this week. But for those following, I did finish 4 charity quilts. And forgot to take photos of them before delivering them! I’ll take photos of the next batch … hopefully.
Linking up to Connie’s Linky Tuesday. Hop over and see what the other ladies are up to this week!