Friday, November 30, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Cindi and I went out to Sweet Home for small business Saturday and visited with Melisa. (We left with some "stuff" as well). I asked Melisa about the quilts sent up to NY for the storm victims. She said they were overwhelmed with quilts and blankets donated.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:29 PM
Friday, November 23, 2012
I am so psyched to do this mystery!! Good thing I finished the Silver Thimble mystery last week!!! AND I AM LOVING THAT ONE!
Okay-now I am back to my four patches...later for you!
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:59 AM
Sunday, November 18, 2012
It is sitting on top of Emily Jane-a lovely quilt designed by my friend Pat Wys. Sure hope she is not mean tomorrow when she attempts to teach me heinous applique. She just does not think "staplaque" is the way to go. I'm scared!!!!!!!
I had a great time at Thimbles this weekend. But I always have a great time with these wonderful ladies. The mystery quilt was revealed and I was able to make progress on final construction. Since this is a mystery quilt, there will be no pictures of it. Don't want to spoil any one's surprise if they choose to do it. Just say you won't be disappointed with the outcome.
We had a discussion on storing quilts. Folding them is not a good idea as it creates permanent creases and breakdown the batting at the fold. They need to be stored flat. Now comes the problem. The bed in the guestroom looks like the princess in the peas bed as it is piled with quilts currently not in use. I folded some of them on the bias as Pat suggested. The bed still looks crazy but Spooky is a happy camper as he can find a warm spot.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:22 AM
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Just realized that the sheets are my cat sheets. I wonder if the mouse knows!
And on another sad note...no more Drake's cakes. I never liked Twinkies but oh those crumb cakes. So sad.
Posted by Karin Efman at 6:39 AM
Thursday, November 15, 2012
This is done just in time. Bonnie Hunter's mystery starts the day after Thanksgiving. I am ready!!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:31 AM
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Yesterday I put another inner border on pineapple polka dots-one more border to go! And then decided the disaster area that used to be called a living room needed some attention. It is a bit better today. I need to do a bit more work on it today.
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:02 AM
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Today I think I need to return to pineapple polka dots. I have some serious cutting to do for my planned border.
Posted by Karin Efman at 6:04 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Yesterday we did a "3 F" event (fabric, food and fun). Marty, Cindi, Becky and I drove to Franklin, No Carolina. we checked on 2 quilt shops. We walked into one-Cats and Quilts (I think) and there hanging right before our eyes 3 Silver Thimble quilts from Spotlight on Neutrals. Havenstone (Dark and Creepy), Scrappy Nines and Sunnyside. Of course we had to let the owner know that we were personal friends!!!
We had a lovely lunch. It was a beautiful day for a drive.
I was good. I only bought one piece of fabric-a yummy gray for the next Bonnie Hunter mystery. I have started gathering fabric from my stash for the quilt. First clue is not until the end of November-I have plenty of time. I also bought a pattern to add to the someday I will make this pile.
I have made all the polka dot pineapples I am going to do-36. They are sewn together and a narrow black border is on. I am not sure how I am going to complete the outer border. I am playing with a few ideas/
Today is pretty much a blank slate. I know what I should do but whether that happens is questionable!
Posted by Karin Efman at 6:14 AM