Friday, February 27, 2009
I am also about 1/2 done with the other sock. I have ordered some neat yarn and absolutely beautiful double point needles---AND I saw a great site and got every size of bamboo needles for $29. The comments were very positive so I hope I made the right decision. The patterns for socks I want to make require different size needles than I have and it just seemed to make sense I should have every size available ----plus I am doing my share in helping the economy :-)
I have to work tomorrow--so I will make this post short (and unfortunately without pics). Next week is Spring Break so I should have lots of updates to post---
Have a great Saturday!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I decided I wouldn't put mitered corners on after taking another look. Mitered corners seemed too "formal" for this quilt---in addition to the fact that miters take more fabric---for once I really didn't have that much fabric so I decided to do the normal border. I really think it looks nice--the stripes add a bit of "interest". If you click on the picture you should be able to see more detail.
I have already put it on the frame and have started quilting. I decided to use a tight stipple --it is turning out pretty good. I think I will make this quilt again---this time with batiks.
All in all it was a good day---got some laundry done, did some work work, and even cooked dinner.
Have a great evening!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
I finished the binding on this quilt last night. I took it outside to take pictures but the wind was blowing---hence the wrinkle. If you click on the picture you should be able to get a close-up of the quilting. It really doesn't look too bad after all. I think it was a pretty good choice for this quilt.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I continue to work on sewing the binding on my quilt. At this point I have two sides done and about 1/3 of the third. I am noticing that my finger is getting sore where I pull the needle through. I really don't know why, but it is really sensitive. I will have to investigate some remedies.
Today was so windy---gush up to 70 miles per hour. I was leaving work and I honestly thought I was going to be blown away. I decided since I drive a small SUV (a Honda Element), that I would wait the wind out. On my way home I saw two cars---much heavier than mine that had been blown off the road.
Oklahoma had tornadoes---both my husband and I have family there but we were all blessed and the storms although in the vicinity, wasn't close enough to cause damage. When we lived in Florida, people would talk about the hurricanes, but you had time to prepare---you knew at least a week in advance sometimes, whether a storm was coming. Tornadoes, unfortunately, don't give you that much advance notice!
Let's also include the families in Australian in our prayers for safety!
Hugs and stay safe!!!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I finally figured out how to put up one of those really nice layout's. In doing so however, I wiped out my visitor counter. In putting it back, I discovered the "manager" and in investigating, discovered that I really have had quite a few visitors!!!!! Although the number was increasing, I thought it still might be counting me---since I visit a lot in one setting (I always forget something, or inadvertently wipe something out). At any rate, I will not pay attention to the number of (or lack of) comments--and THANKS for visiting.
Today is going to be a beautiful day---in the 60's, maybe even in the 70's. I have already given myself "permission" to quilt today by doing a bit of housework already! Since it is going to be a nice day, I may even get out a bit!---although I really do like to quilt, even when the sun is shinning bright!
Hopefully I will have some pics to show of my progress! Have a great "quilty" day!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
I worked on the quilt I am quilting. I did a good job with the thread choice after all. Although you can see it on the black border, it really blends well in the center---so well that I have a hard time seeing my previous quilting and in a couple of places found I was quilting over previously done work. Oh well, since I can't see it---no one else will either. I have to feel this way since I am NOT frogging it out. I will try to really concentrate and work on it only tomorrow and finish it. Hopefully I will have a picture soon!
What is says about you: You are a passionate person.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
So what went on today----I had clinicals today, not much going on, but it was this group of students first day in the clinical area (OB) and I think they enjoyed it. We really weren't very busy, so we left about 30 minutes early.
Since we left early I got home early---in time to quilt a bit. Yes, I broke my "sorta" promise and have started a new project. I got all 48 blocks made for my latest project, the "Mixtape Quilt" and put the first two rows together. I am making the twin size, but it is a "large" twin, so I might be able to use it on my Queen size bed even---not as a spread, but certainly to keep warm. I am using a non-traditional fabric for the sashing and border----ticking. The prints for the blocks are Kaffe prints that I have been saving for a special project. I do love his fabric patterns---really bright and color combinations you'd never think off. The quilt looks really interesting with the bright colors and navy/white ticking. The strips are horizontal in the sashing, but I will have them vertical between the rows. All in all, a neat quilt (I think, hope it will not be too "busy"). The ticking isn't real heavy so the quilt shouldn't be overly heavy. I may use a poly batting since cotton does add weight, although I really think the shrinkage that will happen when I wash it will also make the quilt look great. We'll see, if I can get a thin cotton batting then I will go for that. I got a really pretty grey floral for the backing (I mentioned that in an earlier post) so I am a bit excited about it.
I will work on the hexagon quilt tomorrow and do some quilting---myfreehand baptist fans are looking a little better, but it is slow going for me.
No pics this time. I will take some tomorrow of a couple of the quilt blocks.
Sunday, February 1, 2009