error on the page. No picture. It loads but nothing. I HATE this. At any rate....after a week of heavy duty sewing at Summer Stitch In, I have not gone near any sewing. I did try to pick up a little, as the living room was pretty much strewn with piles of "stuff". I did make a tiny dent yesterday. This morning I decided that perhaps I would play with the Crazy Teapots. One constructed (which was the picture).
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
well..maybe not. I am EXHAUSTED!!! 6 days of sewing. I tried to post a picture but alas, it's not working (again). I finally completed a project on Saturday afternoon. It is a Schnibble of a pattern called Huble-a giant star. The fabric is so cute. Not a clue what I will do with it. I also am the proud recipient of one of the coveted Ka Ka awards. I really would like to show that. It is a tradition of our little band of Thimble wacko's. It is a vase/jar filled with snippets and scraps. we all trhrow into the vase during the week. I am also happy to say that I did not win any of the left/right/center games thank goodness. Saturday's game came close and I was really sweating it. I won last year and even cutting the blocks smaller ala Bonnie Hunter did nothing to improve the blocks. I finally game them all away. Maybe I will figure out how to fix the picture thingy.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
It is hump day!!! This week is summer stitch in in Silver Thimble Club land. 6 glorious days of sewing, laughing, eating and just plain having fun.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Now to the date.........are you ready???????
Emma and I went to see Despicable Me 2 this morning. What a cute movie. I love the minions. I can't remember the last movie I saw. Now I want to see the Smurf movie too! I am sensing a pattern.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I am trying to see if this works. I uploaded a picture and it vanishes. I HATE this
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
computer issues due to me..stay tuned
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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Thursday, July 4, 2013
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Speaking of hump day-I just love that commercial with the camel in it! Marty asked me what it was advertising and I did not know. Had to wait for it to come on again. (It is for Geico).
Summer Stitch-in is in a couple of weeks and I am still working on what projects I am going to do. As of now, no clue!
Maybe today I will get myself going. I am headed for the pool this morning and then we will see!
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
On Wednesday I had the opportunity to attend her workshop in Cartersville. We did a tablerunner that was recently shown in Quiltmaker magazine. See that applique? Yup-I did that!! It is raw edge applique. By the end of the day, I had half of the applique stitched. I am anxious to try the quilting technique that she demonstrated as well. Since the table runner is small, I think I just might be able to do it!
I had never been to Cartersville before. It is a cute little sleepy southern town complete with the prerequisite pawn shops! I don't remmeber pawn shops in NY but there are lots of them down here!
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Saturday, June 22, 2013
It is a good sewing weekend and next week is chock full of sewing adventures-guild meeting, workshop and several luches. I LOVE retirement
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Monday, June 17, 2013
I got to water aerobics early this morning. I was sitting in my car looking at the dollar bills Now I know that the various reserve banks and mints are marked on the bills. I had a "D" and a "J". I was trying to read what site those letter denote. Now I have to google it becasue there was no way that I could read that tiny print.
After aerobics, we were walking back to our cars. Sharon misplaced hers. The parking lot is not that big but she did not park in her usual spot. I mentioned to one of the ladies that I do not let the baggers at Publix take my stuff to the car, mainly becasue I don't want to embarass myself looking for it! Someone told me when you park you should look at the sign on the building and that way you will know where the car is. This does not always work either.
So now I am going to Goggle the mint sites. As for the picture of Wild Willie. I forgot why I posted it!!
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Saturday, June 15, 2013
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Sunday, June 9, 2013
On the "to-do" list for the weekend are 2 blocks for block of the week and a replacement for a missing piece of Blogger Girls block. It will probably turn up after I make the new one. I think I also need to make one more block for that project.
So much for cleaning up the sewing room. BUT I REALLY need to tackle that project-and soon.
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Thursday, June 6, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
We had lots of good food came back home with us). Lots of snacks and goodies.
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
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Friday, May 24, 2013
I have discovered many things in the past 12 months:
-Pajama days are highly under-rated
-I have more projects (and fabric) than I will be able to finish in my lifetime
-Quilting buddies can get you in A LOT of trouble
-Laughing is contagious, road trips with friends are the best
-There are so many talented people in Gwinnett Co. and they share and encourage freely
-Guild, workshops and retreats are addictive
-When you leave the house, it will probably end up costing $100
-It doesn't matter what you look like in a bathing suit
All in all, I am in love with my new life style. I have the time to do what I want to do. I have the time to enjoy my granddaughters. I have time to smell the flowers and reflect on how I am so blessed.
And on a side note: Spooky and Wild Willie seem to enjoy having me around more.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I've decided that I am done with Facebook. Lately all there has been is stuff copied from Pinterest and ads. I am tired of people and their rants and raves as well. Maybe I will look at the cat pictures-really don't want to give those up.
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
I do love a mystery and this weekend at Thimbles, Pat introduced the new mystery quilt. I am excited!! I will be doing it in light gray and hot pink.
It is a very gray day here in the ATL. I have managed to clean up and get dressed. Just may be all that I get accomplished today.
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Spooky felt the need to assist me this morning in fabric selection for this block. I guess he did not approve of my choice, as I ended up with a small scratch on my finger!
Yesterday at the senior center I worked on disappearing four patches. This is one possibility. And I have the blue/gold half square triangles too. Decisions, decisions! We had a spirited and often hilarious discussion yesterday of non-quilt related topics. I think the powers that be may be sorry they moved this rowdy bunch up to the front of the building It is good to laugh yourself silly at times!
Emma and I are going to have a sleepover tonight as Sarah is off camping with the girl scouts. I wonder what Emma has up her sleeve to do!!! I know it will involve french fries anyway.
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Monday, May 6, 2013
Now it is confession time......this past Sunday I went to have something to eat with my friend Sarah. I arrived first. I told the waitress that I was meeting a friend who had short, red curly hair. Sarah does not have red hair and never has. What was I thinking??? I attribute the booboo to the over abundance of rain lately!!
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
I had a busy week sewing and playing with my friends. Yesterday we had a food/fuel/fun trip in the local area. We went to a fabric garage sale! It actually made me feel not so bad about my own stash. This lady had a room full of goodies. I asked her how much of her stash was there and she said it was about one third of what she had. She is right up there in contention for the prize "she who has the most fabric when she dies..wins"!
And after a trip to a shop in Cumming (a story in and of itself), we headed for the "food" part of the day. Marty had her of a little restaurant in Cumming called The Foster House. It is open for breakfast and lunch during the week, and dinner on Sat and Sun. It is a gem. The food was delish! I was forced to rest when I got home. It was a great day.
As I was rather busy this week with lots of dots on my calendar..I never did get to the block of the week from last Saturday. And now it is once again Saturday, so I will have 2 to do. And it looks like busy weekend.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013
I started working on the sashing for the Blogger Girls Block of the Month. It is a 6 month program by Monique Dillard of Open Gate. I am using Indigo Crossing line by Moda-pretty blues and creams. It is so yummy. I am not quite finished making the square in a square units-I have 15 more to go. 20 large, 62 medium and 47 small done. The square in a square ruler by Deb Tucker makes it much easier to do.
Today I really need to rediscover the kitchen table. It is currently buried under several projects. It looks pretty outside but it is a little chilly.I will venture out after it warms up. Pollen count only 768 today. It is getting much better.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Yesterday I went to a "Out of the Box" workshop with Mary Lou Weidman. Free-form piecing an Hoochy Mama blocks. It was a fun day. Now I am doing some serious thinking about my next project. I think it will involve a cow. Stay tuned!! (I wonder how Spooky feels about cows?)
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Wild Willie is busy observing the backyard from his perch in the sewing room. He has no time for quilt inspection-too many birds out there.
I have Dixie Diary block 4 completed except for the applique piece (go figure!) I also have piecing work on the crazy cat flowers. There is also applique involved there. It seems there is a bit of stalling going on at willie and Spooky's house.
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Friday, April 12, 2013
I realized yesterday that I never downloaded April block for Dixie Diary. Tomorrow when I do the next block of the week for Grandmother's Choice, I'll just knock that bad boy off too.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
Of course Spooky, the quilt inspector is checking my work. The first picture I took, he was laying on the cat's face!
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I wonder if it is any warmer in FunkyTown than here in the ATL. Snow flurries this morning. will it ever end???
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
(too many ideas, too little time!)
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