Think about this.....

...the only thing scarier then reaching out to the unknown is settling for that with which we are comfortable.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Voting In

My friend, Katie, got the fourth highest amount of votes in our latest Project Quilting Challenge! Congrats to her!! Her rainbow unicorn deserved it. Mine placed 75th. And it deserved it.

I’m currently trying to identify how to post on my blog from my iPad Pro. Apparently Microsoft (who owns Goggle/Blogspot) has disallowed or is no longer supporting the blogspot platform. I, being not one to let technology get the better of me, delved further into the challenge, and, seemed to have won. Ha, ha (she said to herself victoriously).

My next tech project is to somehow figure out how to mount my phone/camera onto my long arm and record my daily quilting projects/process. I don’t know if anybody else is as enamoured as I am watching the long arm quilters at work. Even though I’m one myself, I find myself liking to watch other long arm quilters at their craft. It builds my confidence and believe it or not, I quilt better that day after watching others at work.

Here’s the last test to see how my tech discovery works. Does it post pictures? Let’s find out.

The view out the studio window yesterday morning
Okay, so posting pics is not as seamless as my desktop, but doable. This means I can post while I’m in Utah because dragging my desktop to share my experience would be kind of a drag.

Friday, November 9, 2018

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Holiday Hiccups

Because the holiday season is ever hectic, blogging was put on the back burner.

This was given to my dad's wife Charlotte on Christmas Eve.

Charlotte's Quilt
Four days commenced without even stepping into the studio and so yesterday was catch-up on BOD day. It took all afternoon! Here are last week's blocks.

December 21-27
Next week will be my last posting for the BOD blocks and there will only be four since we are nearing completion. I can't believe it's already been a year since I started and what a learning experience as well as a very gratifying project it's been.

I've found a few 'block of the week' quilts I would like to do in the upcoming 2017 year. One is from the same lady who hosted our BODs this year, Kathryn Kerr from Australia. The second is being hosted by Amy Gibson, who did the Craftsy BOM for 2012 and 2013, but I have to purchase a book to do that one and will have to find it before beginning the series, which is very soon (next week I believe).

First Dolly Quilt
I wasn't done in the studio last night quite yet (withdrawal I think) and completed this dolly top for my December challenge (thank you Katie for pushing me on this). I'll get it quilted out at camp in a few weeks, if not before, and then will have to find one to do for January (another camp quest).

I hope everybody had as good a holiday as they possibly could. I know some of my friends out there did not have a very enjoyable time (quite a few in the hospital themselves, or with loved ones), but our thoughts and good wishes were with them even if we couldn't be with them physically.

We still have some festivising to do (Saturday and then two weekends after that) with family who could not be with us last weekend, but the season shouldn't just be designated to one day. I propose we implement the good cheer and joyfulness throughout the whole year. Who's with me?

Thursday, December 22, 2016

On, Off; On, Off; On

This quilt was on the frame yesterday morning, and then off just before lunch.

Susan's Wrestling Quilt
Here's a little detail I put into the quilt for her. 

Eaton Rapids Wrestler Quilt
Then this quilt was on the frame...

Betty's Reverse Applique
Before I left for work, it was done and taken off. Betty just wanted me to baste it up for her so she could hand quilt it during the oncoming months. 

Now I have another quilt on the frame. 
Charlotte's Quilt
This is today's project. I loaded it right after Susan and Caroline came to pick up her wrestling quilt, and before I did today's BOD. 

I'm supposed to be in Portland for a Stitcher's Garden II class later today but am going to defer (again) this month. I have quilt camp coming up in January and maybe I can get the past two months caught up while there?!? The quilt above needs to be quilted by the end of today and then bound and wrapped before I head off to work tomorrow. Christmas pressure....gotta love it.