Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Do over....and now I have the directions in readable form. I will soon be off to begin gathering fabric. The first clue is not until the end of November-so I have time. That being said, I will soon begin anyway.
Now my friends know the condition of my living room at the current time and now I will be adding to the chaos/piles of fabric. I have been working steadily on pineapple polka dots so there is a pile of polka dot pieces. And then there is the Silver Thimble mystery-a pile of lime green pieces. I've been cutting for the blue/red/gold swap.......get my drift. Did I mention the bag of teeny trimmings to give to Becky for pet beds? Can you say OUT OF CONTROL?
BUT I am a happy quilter and that's the truth!!!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:28 AM
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I have 20 blocks made for polka dot pineapples. I am not sure how many blocks I will end up with-it depends on how far I can stretch the black Kona. It will be 25, 30 or 36 blocks. In the meantime I have one big mess from all the cutting and trimming.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:11 AM
Thursday, October 25, 2012
I told Kathy that I would make her a quilted container for her Kindle. That was back in June. Then I forgot. But now that is done as well. It does need a snap. I made use of some of the extra flying geese I made for "Turkey". Don't think this will get lost if put in a bag!
I also got the tea cozy made but it is already on it's way to NY. Good progress this week
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:07 AM
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I printed off this week's pattern for the BOW on Blockbase. This is going to take awhile to do and since it is like the other block.......
Kathy sent me a request for a tea cozy and Becky hooked me up with a site. Now that is on the to do list when I find the perfect fabric in the stash (and I think I know just what I will do with it).
I guess I should do a little picking up before I start.
Posted by Karin Efman at 1:10 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2012
So what got accomplished yesterday? I needed to work on the BOW from last Saturday-the womens' rights on line quilt. Must get it done before next block published. I decided that since I managed to needle turn that one block, I would do it again. After all, it is just one block and not a Baltimore Album! I had a little trouble with the star points but otherwise, it went together.
After completing that block, I started working on this month's installment of the mystery quilt. It is almost done but can't be shown. Pat is taking this program to Houston next week. Don't want to spoil the surprise.
So I do not have a lot to show for the eight or so hours I was there but I did have a great time visiting with the quilting buds. And that is what Thimbles is all about-sharing! Quilters are the best!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:01 AM
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Posted by Karin Efman at 8:37 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I had such a wonderful time. I so wish it was not so far away. i visited with former co-workers that I had not seen in 14 years. Also my old boss. He was the most wonderful man to work for-fair, honest and funny.
I have more pix from our trip to Kykuit. I have to resize them first.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:43 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2012
I have 6 completed blocks now. I need to wack some more strips for the next batch. the more blocks I do, the more I am liking this little block.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:45 AM
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We also made some Halloween cupcakes and did a little reading. Quite the nice day with my little girls. Love being retired so that I can play with them/
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:21 PM
Saturday, October 6, 2012
I have completed Havenstone AKA Dark and Creepy. I am up to date on the mystery top and some other stuff. It sure helps when work does not get in the way!!
and now I am going to see if this thing publishes
Posted by Karin Efman at 4:00 PM