Thursday, February 28, 2013
I know that I had several (many) pajama days. I HATE the cold and have spent a good deal of time whining about that. But it is not much longer, Smurfette until the cold will be a memory. I saw forsythia just about to pop yesterday and there are lots of daffodils and those pink trees.
Last week was busy, busy, busy but this week is much better. I am actually going to get the back and quilting done on one of the Just for You quilts. Then I need to find a backing for the monkey one. I am inspired by Laura quilting hers at the library the other day. And it will be time to turn them in before I know it.
I guess I need to shed the pajamas now, and get going!!!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 8:47 AM
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Went for a food/fun and fabric trip today with Marty, Marie and Cindi. We checked out 2 fabric shops and had lunch at Grits in McDonough. Cute town square. And now I feel the need to recline for a bit! I am working on a braid quilt top that one can only describe as "happy".
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:35 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2013
My love is cutting up fabric into eighty gazillion pieces ala Bonnie Hunter. This month's Quiltmaker magazine has a 4 part mystery "Lazy Sunday Mystery". I have finished part one. I am using some of the same fabric I used in Easy Street. It will be a companion to Easy Street. I won't be putting the happy little snowmen in this one.
And reading today's blog by Pat... I need to get motivated and back to Comfort and Joy. I was on such a roll with it. I only have 4 applique sections to go. But C and J is buried under my pile of fabric for the above mystery. No excuse..next step won't be available until probably April. I am going to give myself a good talking to and jump back on the applique bus!
Posted by Karin Efman at 2:52 PM
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I still have not added the star on the Dixie Diary block. maybe today.
It is quite cold today. I am ready for it to warm up a bit. I keep thinking it is the middle of February, so it should not be much longer.
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:33 AM
Saturday, February 16, 2013
I must not have renewed my subscription to Quiltmaker magazine. I picked it up this week and there on page 52...Lazy Sunday Mystery by (tada) Ms Bonnie Hunter. And she is showing her fabric selection in colors similar to Easy Street (with some additions). Now the light bulb goes off- a companion to Easy Street. Besides my fabric is not yet put back Today I started at Thimbles making the four patches. I still have to make the half square triangles-248 of them. so far- 20 made! Like I needed another project!!
I have not yet tackled this week's block of the week but it looks relatively easy. As Sarah says-we are now due for a doozy! Perhaps tomorrow
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:24 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Sarah completed her block of the week at retreat. I finished mine at home. #24 is True Blue-Too Smart. Easier than last week's block but I had to redo the half square triangles.
Popsicle Sticks was another prepped for summer stitch-in. When I opened this one I did not have a clue what my plan was. I worked on it some and then pulled more fabric when I got home. This is another one that I will work on at Thimbles this weekend. (I sure am optimistic on sewing there).
I still need to applique the star on the Civil War Diaries block of this month.
Posted by Karin Efman at 1:26 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I can't believe that the quilt retreat is already done and I am back home. It was so much fun. I did not get as much sewing done as I usually do because I had precut stuff from the summer stitch-in and could not remember what I was doing! Go figure. I did finish one top-a kit from Fat Quarter Shop using the "Renuzit" fabric.
I must go ponder the retreat (on the couch) before I begin to put away all of the stuff piled up in the kitchen. That is as far as it made it from the car.
Posted by Karin Efman at 2:51 PM
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I delivered my "assignment" to Melisa yesterday. I guess I need to think about getting dressed. It is cold this morning..again. I am so ready for Spring but up in Ellijay there is the dreaded "s" word. I guess I should not complain
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:42 AM