Saturday, May 24, 2014

Madison Elizabeth's Quilt.

I sewed for 7 1/2 hours today...piecing the improv star blocks...making the top...quilting the serpentine stitching with the walking foot. This is Madison's quilt. I do love it!
Closer look at the wavy quilting. 

It felt good to sit and sew for hours today. I haven't had much spare time of late. Each night this past week I got home late, took my beloved hot bath and went to bed.  I needed to make headway with creativity and I did! 

Tomorrow will be more sewing.  First thing I must do is do alterations on Jill's dress for her son, Alan's wedding in a few weeks. I have to take the lace bodice dump at the shoulders, shouldn't be a difficult job, just a bit time consuming. 
I really want to get a 16" x 16" piece done for the Quilt Alliance annual challenge. Hoping tomorrow I get inspired to get it done. 
Of course I have many, many, many UFO 's awaiting my hand and any one of them might find their way to the machine!

I have learned:

     1.  "Girls".  A very well written show. Like. 
      2.  CT scan didn't confirm diverticulitis diagnosis but did detect a possible 3 cm mass in my colon. 
           Great. Not really. Colonoscopy scheduled for Friday.  Prayers welcome my friends. 
      3.  Dave & Melissa will marry July 12. Good. 
      4.  I. Want. To. Go. To. NYC. Sooner. Than. Later. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Half Inch Hexi's

I have been stitching, sporadically, on this snow dyed, 1/2" hexi's piece for some time. I love the color variation. 

While I like the front, I love the back! 
This piece is roughly 11" square. I have til June 1 to make it into 16" square to submit to Quilt Alliance's annual challenge, "Inspired By". Check their site for more info. Peruse the hoards of antique and less so, quilts, posted on their documentary pages. Use one as a springboard to create your own submission.  

Thanks to Pam's husband, Jim, I have my laptop back in service. Some things (my pics) are not easy to find though.  They are there and I stumble onto them, but don't remember how it happened. I need a load of patience working on it, thus this post using the crummy Blogger App on my IPad. 

I have learned:

     1.  Not sure if I posted this already but I'll say it again....Melissa & Dave are expecting this Fall! 
          Mela will be a big sister!
     2.  Jenn and Madison Elizabeth are both growing! Jenn & Michael will be home in a few weeks for 
          her baby shower
     3.  My two-hour-time-sucker, AKA mowing my lawn, has commenced. I've already wasted six
          hours this month. 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cool App for that

I like finding new apps to enhance creativity. mybrushes pro app is very cool. I only played on to for a short time and came up with a bit I really like. 
Isn't that fun! This created with little knowledge about the app. I look forward or coming up with some other useful designs. 

I wish there were an app to keep you posted about apps that you would be interested in specifically. That would be helpful!

Tomorrow night I get to bring Mela home with me. Good thing she understands  NO now! My Fiberista group will have to endure her on Saturday. I'm sure they will be ok with it. 

Michael will be going to Fort Bragg on May 15-23. He is working to get chosen to be in a civil affairs in the Army. 40% chance only. He will give it his all. 

I have learned:

     1.  "The age of miracles" by Karen Thompson Walker is a compelling read. I have 40 pages to go.  
           It's definitely fatalistic so far. Hoping it is just a parable of the times. We will see. 
     2.  My sister, Noni, is acing her classes online with Empire College. Proud of her. She is one
          Busy woman with work, two high schoolers and and 2 jobs to keep them in private schools. 
     3.  Craftsy class , Quilting with your walking foot from Jacquie Gering is very good. We'll worth
           Money and time.