Think about this.....

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

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Batteries Full

I love a day where I can look back and say to myself, "Wow, I did a lot today."

Starting with our binding on the Stars and Moon quilt, it is now finished.

Stars and Moon
Label for our T-Shirt quilt customer was attached and now that quilt is ready for delivery (I just need to price it out and get the invoice printed).

T-Shirt Quilt Label
There isn't one quilting chore that I absolutely hate doing. Honestly! Every part of the quilting process is an experience into another hour of bliss. However, labels are probably up there with the "least favorite" category basically because most recipients view it is a non-significance. I literally spend at least two hours in making, printing, and sewing the quilt label onto a quilt.

House #14
One more week and we'll be done with individual houses. I can start constructing the quilt after next Tuesday. Hurray

It was 5:00 or thereabouts and all my to-do's were done. What to do next? My guild friend who dropped off those two totes last week? Yeah, she had a number of kits in one tote alone. This is kit number 2.

Therapy in Session
I started on this little wall hanging and accomplished most of the outer edges yesterday. The directions do not say what to do with the center section, but I'm thinking some thread sketching in some of the blocks within the drawing may be kind of cool. Gotta give the lady yellow hair as well, right?

Jim and I have company coming in a few weeks so we are sorting through the tops/backings in the spare room. We have another six or thereabouts to get on DW which was surprising to me because I thought I was down to about three.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Slow Day

Yesterday afternoon was one of those afternoons I just could not get my energy up. After lunch, I spent the day on the couch reading, reading, and reading some more. My little "disease" reminds me every once in a while when I'm going too fast and I need to take a day out and just chill.

Prior to having the batteries run down on me I was able to get the Stars and Moon quilted. I merely did some free motion loops, stars, and stippling throughout. I traced the appliqué pieces so when the quilt was washed, they would start to fray and create a nice informal look to them.

We have errands to run today. Jim's cousin is bringing over one of his two boats to store in the barn, and then I can get in here to finish the T-Shirt quilt. The customer indicated what he wanted on the label to complete it.

I'll get the binding on the Stars and Moon quilt and because it's Tuesday, I'll try to get to house #14 in The First Snow series.  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Homework Done

I finished my BOM homework for my class in Portland. It's not due for another couple of weeks, but I like to have things I can control off my to-do list.

That's about all I was able to accomplish yesterday because we ended up in Lansing to help the kids get a new roof on their back porch.

I did scoot over to JoAnn's to find a backing flannel for the Starts and Moon quilt. Hopefully I got enough?!?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

It's Sunday Again

I have no idea where today may take me. I have so many things I want to delve into but just need to sit here and get my head wrapped around where I want to go in my day.

I finished the Stars and Moon top yesterday. I love working with flannel!

Hearts and Moon
I thought the kit came with a piece of backing fabric and after checking into it this morning, found the piece I have left over is actually for the binding. I'll have to see if I have a large enough piece around here to maybe get it on DW soon.

The commissioned T-Shirt quilt, for the most part is completed. Only the label is left to design and adhere. I'll have to wait for a response from the customer prior to completing it to see what he may want the label to include.

Finished (almost)
I have homework for my BOM in Portland. I should probably go there at some point.

The cording foot my friend loaned me for my Janome is still not the right shank width so I feel like I need to order one from somewhere on-line for my machine. Ugh! It would have been nice to work on my Stupendous Stitching class.

It seems like there is one little road block in wherever it is I want to travel to. Time to take the bull by the horns and rectify some of these missing pieces.