Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I haven't blogged for awhile because I have been very busy with homework from a quilting class that I am taking. I love the pattern but boy is it time consuming to make - first, quilt each blocks background using any variety of stitches, then applique the pieces and finally use different feet on the sewing machine to do some fancy stuff. This month's homework was very time-consuming - I have logged in 40 hours so far and my back hurts. I have had to resort to taking the sewing foot off, and…Continue
It has been a busy summer - when the weather was good, I was outside reading or gardening. When the weather was iffy, I would sew. Yes, I did work on a few UFOs, but I don't think I actually finished anything. However, the good news - I haven't started anything new. Not that I haven't wanted to, but I have so far avoided the temptation.
One of the local guilds had an interesting article in the newsletter about UFOs and how to deal with them. The first idea was to list only up to 10 of…Continue
The weather is a bit cooler here, so we have been working a lot in the gardens. Time to move plants about to help them grow better. As for the sewing - I just gave three completed quilts and 4 quilt tops to one of the local guilds for their charity quilt programme. So is my UFO pile getting smaller? Nope. I still have lots of things to work on, and it seems that I don't have enough hours in the day. I was getting bored with working on the same old thing (which needs to be finished for a…Continue
My husband is the gardener and he has created many flower beds. His current passion is hardy geraniums while mine is daylilies and hostas. So a few years ago, when I first retired, my husband (in his infinite wisdom) decided that I should make him a wall hanging of hostas. He designed it and selected the fabrics, and I traced, cut it and forgot about it. I let it sit for about a year and a half. A year ago January, I decided to work on it
I thought I had a whole year to do it in as it…Continue