Colette LeFever's Blog – November 2012 Archive (9)

Busy Bee

This is the third time I have started this blog post. 



I have been a busy bee the last few days.  Yesterday I was up early, and drove to Detroit to the unemployment office.  Eek it is in a less than desirable part of town.  Afterwards to two local quilt shops to look for batiks for my strip swap.  While my favorite shop has tons of batiks it is a wee bit far and I just could not justify the drive. Anyway I think I did alright with my choices.  Then since it was a beautiful sunny…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 30, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Featherweight Mania!

I had seen a red featherweight and was reading about them and complaining I wanted one.  I kept looking at them on ebay and could not justify paying the amount of money for them they were going for.  I had other obligations but maybe later on down the line.  Being the spoiled brat fiance that I am, Honey bought me a featherweight off of ebay about the time of our one year anniversary and while I adore it, I hadn't even sewn on it until just a few days ago. 

My honey and I…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 27, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Easy Street Mystery Quilt

Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville's Quips and Snips is posting a mystery quilt.  From what I understand she does it on a yearly basis.  So being home and all I thought hey that sounds like fun.  The first post was in October with a list of the fabric colors, and the yardage needed.  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/10/find-yourself-on-easy-street.html

let's just say that my stash was missing many…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 26, 2012 at 12:39pm — 7 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all my quilty friends

http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com/2012/10/lets-go-pacific-international-quilt.html

Check out this beautiful feathered star quilt!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 22, 2012 at 12:02pm — 4 Comments

The Pine Burr Block

I was thinking that I hadn't looked at many new blog spots the last few days, I have given my mother ideas, and sewed my little heart out with my wonderful charms from the Christmas Charm swap.  Anyway I saw this block and just had to share the blog that it came from.  There is even a tutorial on how to do it. 

http://niftyquilts.blogspot.com/2012/11/pine-burr-quilt.html

Check out the entry for…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 20, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Veteran's Day

I already threw out sort of a challenge but on Facebook from Today's Quilting was this post: Thank you to all our Veterans! Sign up with Operation Kid Comfort to receive fabric squares printed with photos from a family with a deployed service member: sew the squares into a quilt and then mail your gift to a child who misses Mom or Dad (asymca.org) What a wonderful way to say thank you. And if you would like to thank our military personnel there is always Quilts of Valor.…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 11, 2012 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

Sunday Morning

I was fortunate enough this morning to wake up in a wonderful bed, to beautiful sunlight peaking over the trees.  I just knew it was time to move.  Don't get me wrong I love looking at all the posts on "My quilt Place"  peoples ideas, quilting problems, their finished projects, and I will admit I am envious of the ladies and gentlemen that seem to be so prolific in their projects they complete.  I have 8 UFOs at least in my sewing room as we speak.  One is my initial attempt at quilting 30+…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 11, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Other People's Blogs

Here is my suggestion for the week.  I will admit my machine quilting is marginal at best.  Check out this blog her quilting is exquisite greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com  especially her entry for Tuesday, November 29, 2011.  The quilt is wonderful!

Added by Colette LeFever on November 9, 2012 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Fortuitous Turn of Events

I have been enjoying my time off while looking for new employment and getting my sewing room in order, catching up on my BOM, finishing some UFO and cleaning up my scrap pile.  Anyway progress has been made, i have whittled down my pile of craft books, magazines to about half of the 3 boxes I found which I was extremely proud of.....until I started cleaning out the garage.  Oh no 3 more boxes of books, a huge tote of scrap fabric but what a…

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Added by Colette LeFever on November 9, 2012 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

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