Monday, April 20, 2015

A moment on Monday April 20, 2015

Hello everyone!  I hope this finds you all doing well.  I feel like we're about to be blown away out here in the country.  The wind sure is a blowin.  But at least we've gotten some much needed rain and the wind is drying off the roads so it's not so hard to drive.  All is well.

I've been busy since I last visited.  Lots of procrastination!  Do any of you have a section of a project that you really don't like to do?  Some people it's the binding and some hate to cut out the pieces. Me, I don't like b o r d e r s!  You all know what I'm talking about.  It's probably one of the easiest steps to do but......I'd rather sew on a binding, rather cut out an entire quilt top than sew on borders.  I've been trying to talk myself out of being so hard on myself for this.  You know it doesn't make me a bad person or anything.  I eventually get the borders on, but not without a lot of procrastination and frustration!  I sewed three fourths of the border on one side before I realized I was out of bobbin!  (I just hate it when that happens.)  (plus the border had to be pinned on all the way)  Anyway....enough of that.  In spite of all the extra time spent, I still managed to get that Love Hate quilt finished and almost ready for the quilters.  (I call it my Love Hate quilt because I kept waffling back and forth on liking it.)  I did end up liking it just fine.  Now I'm working on the backing, piecing a strip to off set down theback side for some added interest.   And that's another thing.  When did this happen?  Remember the day when the backing didn't matter so much?  You either used bleached muslin or unbleached.  No big deal.  I've seen quilts recently that the backs are pieced almost as pretty as the top! (I'm not making this up)

I was able to get into the shop this week and had lots of fun.  Getting things ready for the Mardi and Me club and my Bag Class in June.  Finally Theresa and I were able to come up with a date for the bag class.  We have kits cut out for this bag or  the Bathing Beauties.  Should be a lot of fun!

It seems like I've done a lot of ranting today.  But for some reason I feel a lot better.  :)    
I wish you all the very best, until next time,
Happy quilting,

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Moment on Monday April, 6

Where is the time going?  At this rate we will all be complaining about how hot it is before we know it. I'm ready to get my flower pots all ready, but not before Mother's Day. I just might even plant some tomatoes this year while I'm doing all my flower beds. ;)

What a week. Last Tuesday we went to Madison Wisconsin (I think I told you) for cousin Lana's retirement and take the quilt for her new grand.

The contents of the basket were a big success as you can tell by the smile on Anne's face. Bob and I had such a good time during our visit and are looking forward to going back in August for a Door County bicycle ride.   Bob won't be riding his bike but we'll be on his motorcycle.  That's the plan for now. 
Along with all the festivities in Madison, was the celebration of yet another birthday.....for me.  It was fun celebrating in downtown Madison with some really neat people.  A little more chaotic than how I'm used to spending it.  We came home on Friday to find a surprise on the doorstep.
What a nice surprise!  They had been there for a couple of days (in a box) but still looked
 good.  Thanks goes to New Mexico! 
Well, with all this traveling around, I haven't had any time to spend on my quilt I need to have ready
for the reunion in June.    So I had better get myself busy and make the best of my time.  This quilt is sooo out of my comfort zone.  Ah....a challenge!
I'm going to be attending the Mardi and Me club with Teresa.  It meets at the cottage, or you can receive everything electronically, and my first time is this month.  I'm really looking forward to it. 
I've been out of the shop for a couple of weeks and am anxious to get back into the swing of things.  There's a lot of quilts to get quilted and I'm sure more fabric to see.  Can't wait!!!
Until next time, my very best to you all!
Happy Quilting,