I made it to my LQS today. Signed up for this years Saturday sampler BOM and picked out fabric for my guilds BOM. I’m using black for my background fabric and I chose batik fabrics for the blocks. I can hardly wait to start on it!!!
Well, I have a happy husband at the moment! He got some chains for his tractor tires, so he’s off to clear the driveway!!! I’ll be happy too, once he’s done, because my car can’t get out and I need to go to my LQS in the morning for the monthly Saturday sampler block!
I’ve been happy all week just staying home inside the house sewing and quilting, but now it’s time to go spend some money at the LQS! I have to get fabric for a BOM that we are doing at my guild. I sure hope the chains work!!!!!!!
I’ve started working on the Lock in quilt for this year. I think this years quilt is awesome!! I hope it looks as good made up as it does printed out on paper! Anyway, I’m working on making hour glass blocks and I thought I’d share a tip. I don’t like making a single line and then sewing 1/4″ on each side, so I use the ruler thing to mark both lines and then sew on the lines. I’m using black as my background fabric so trying to mark both dark and light fabrics was a bit difficult, the light mark didn’t show up on the light fabric and the pencil didn’t show up on the dark fabric, so I used both! Now I can sew and see the lines with no problem. Most of you have probably figured this out, but I didn’t until today!
Well, here it is the New Year of 2010. I’ve been thinking back over the past year and things that happened in the last 12 months. Some of it has been great and then there is of course the bad memories of 2009. It’s been 11 months today that my Floyd lost his life to an asthma attack. I still think about him daily. I’m still working on the quilt top that I’m naming after him too. (the snails trail one) I am at least to the point of just needing to sew the borders on. I have them pieced, but they are just sitting there waiting to be sewn onto the quilt. Maybe this year! LOL!!
I was looking at my UFO list and guess how many UFO’s I finished last year? If you guessed 0 you’d be right!!!!!!! I did not finish one thing of my own last year……….. I started a few new things, but what’s new? I can always start a new project, it’s finishing them that I never seem to accomplish………….
On the bright side of the year, I won my first ever ribbon at MQS. Yeah!! It was 3rd place and I was totally shocked!!! I never thought I would ever win at MQS with all the great quilters that enter at that show!!!! Doris then entered the quilt at the AQS show in Des Moines, Iowa and it got a blue ribbon there. Of course that was because of Doris’ beautiful and perfect applique work!! On the down side of that show, coming home on the interstate, we hit a deer! But on the bright side, we were all OK and the car was drivable. It didn’t look to good, but it got us home!!!
We entered the quilt into the Innovations show, but didn’t win any ribbons there. Next it’s going to the Road to California show. We are having fun with this quilt. In fact 2 weeks from today, Doris and I are going to fly out to California to attend the show. I’ve never been to California, so I’m excited about going. I’ve always wanted to go to the Road show, but never have, so we figured since our quilt was there, now is the time to go! Plus it’s warmer there than it is here!!!!!!!
We got hit with a blizzard on Christmas eve. The ground is still covered with snow. YUCK!! I hate snow and cold weather. We are only supposed to have highs in the teens all week!!!!!!! Come on summer!!!!!!!! Hurry up and get here!!!
I’m not making any new years resolutions, because I never seem to keep them! LOL!! But I do hope to get caught up on customer quilts and hopefully finish at least a couple of my UFO’s. ROFL!!!!!!! Well, I can dream I guess!!!!
I also hope to write more often on here. Not that anybody reads this, but….if you do………thanks.
That’s it for now. Have a great day, and I hope you have a great 2010!!
Theresa (in COLD snowy Kansas)