Monday, December 31, 2012
I have not figured out how the rest of the top is going to be constructed. I do know that I have LOTS of pieces left to sew together. The top is going to be constructed on point, I do know that. The thing is I won't have to wait long as the reveal will be tomorrow.
But for now, Spooky, Wild Willie and I wish all my friends and family HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:13 PM
Sunday, December 30, 2012
And on the other note....I love aurafil thread-it is all that I use. And I use the BIG spool at home. I finished a spool today. I think this is the third spool that I have finished. Lots of sewing going on here.
Posted by Karin Efman at 3:48 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:32 AM
Friday, December 28, 2012
I had a couple of interesting comments from friends regarding my 2013 quilt plans. Bad Melisa (Sweet Home Quilt Co.) mentioned accountability. And that is what I need. My friend Pat (Queen of the Silver Thimble Quilt Co.) reports that I will be responsible for her taking up drinking as I plan on completing Comfort and Joy. Sarah is going to join me in working on her Comfort and Joy and Gretch says she is also going to encourage completion.
So last night, in prep for 2013, I opened up the box and pulled out the next section to be done. I will be working first on the snowman. I have to admit, i did not get that far...but at least it is a start. I'll keep you posted.
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:47 AM
Thursday, December 27, 2012
#2 EASY STREET- I am up to date and waiting for the next step on this year's Bonnie Hunter mystery
#3GRANDMOTHER'S CHOICE- the block of the week. So far 17 blocks completed.
#5PINEAPPLE QUILT IN 3 COLORS-most of the blocks made for this one. Not sure how the finish will go.
#6 TIED UP IN BOWS-the top is done but it needs a back and binding before it goes off to be quilted
#8MIXED BERRIES- top is all cut out and ready for construction. This is a variation of Pat Wys's Blueberry Pie
#9 DEBONAIR-top also cut out and ready to go
#11-JUST FOR YOU quilt- top is made-Needs backing, binding and quilting
#12-SILVER THIMBLE MYSTERY QUILT (not pictured-it's a mystery!) Top is done-it needs a backing, binding and quilting
I am tired just listing these! But since work won't get in the way and there is a retreat coming up, I think I can manage this for 2013.
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:07 AM
Monday, December 24, 2012
Yesterday I did my Christmas cooking traditions that are usually done Christmas Eve. I didn't want to get up that early to get them done today. So the Swedish meatballs are made and just need to be heated up. And I finally got around to starting the Swedish coffee bread about 3 yesterday afternoon. Finally out of the oven about 7 last night.
I am looking forward to spending Christmas Eve and Christmas day with Sarah and Emma (and Sue and Rob). Sarah is Mary in the Christmas pageant this afternoon and Emma and angel. I wonder if the other angels are vegetarians? Then again Emma's version does allow bacon and fast foods!!
Before heading out today, I am working on s "just for you" quilt top. I hope somewhere out there there is someone who likes frogs. Picture will follow.
Merry Christmas to all!!!!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:27 AM
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I guess I need to wrap a few presents today. Then tie up a few more things for Christmas. First, though, is coffee!
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:11 AM
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I downloaded the block of the week for Grandmother's Choice this morning. And I have only one thing to say, "Yikes!"
I finally finished Christmas shopping yesterday since the Mayans were wrong. I had a good time with Sue, Sarah and Emma.Today is a trip to Publix for Christmas cooking.
Posted by Karin Efman at 8:25 AM
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Now i will think about all those things that I need to do today.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:04 AM
I downloaded Part 4 of Easy Street before entering the kitchen. I even was able to get all of the cutting done before heading over to Thimbles.
More flying geese!! Also cut some green finally. Little green squares. Maybe next week they will be worked in to the process. I am loving this mystery.
The otherwise great day was marred by the tragic news from Connecticut. Newtown was not that far from where I used to live. Such beautiful country. There are no words to fully describe the horror. Just so sad.
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:06 AM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
And on another note.....celebrated Pat Wys's birthday yesterday with some of her posse. It was quite an enjoyable afternoon. I wish I had a picture of herself in her head gear. So funny! Andy (Sir Quilt Dude) was in formal attire. I think he was just back from his photo shoot for Awesome Men of Gwinnett County!
And I would be negligent if I did not also congratulate their lovely daughters on hosting the event. Love that crazy Pat!!! Seriously though she has taught me so much. And she continues to push me toward heinous applique.
Did the Marietta Diner yesterday as well. Oh that food! Forgot to save room for rice pudding. Just another excuse to go back.
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:29 AM
Friday, December 7, 2012
Yesterday I finally got the place mat done for the guild meeting I also finished a gift that I can't show 'cause it's a surprise.
Posted by Karin Efman at 2:39 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Weekly assignment now completed!
I am ready to lay out and stack "Tied Up in Bows". I bought this cute pattern when we had our last fun/food/fabric road trip up to Franklin, No Carolina. I had a bunch of Winter Elegance by Moda.
I am also playing with the pineapple block using black, gray and white/black print. I cut a bunch of strips last night.
And I found my fabric advent calendar in the garage and hung it up. After all, it is December 1.
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:05 AM