Monday, June 29, 2009

Even More Pillowcases - I Love These!

The fabric for these pillowcases came from The Quilter's Workshop in Carrollton, TX. What a great group of women! What beautiful fabrics! They also offer great classes.

BFF and I made these for her sister.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Too Hot To Shop

It is too hot to go quilt shop hopping, so here are some of my favorite links.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pillowcase Day

BFF and I spent Sunday making pillowcases. We completed 8 after a minor delay due to sewing machine issues. Six of the pillowcases will go to soldiers. here are three that we made.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Seam Ripper Stabs Deep

I really don't know how it happened.

I am taking the hand quilting out of the sashing on my Beginner Sampler Quilt with the hope I can use it in my machine quilting class next week.

In my lifetime, I have ripped a lot of seams out, with no problems whatsoever. Tonight I was ripping out the threads in the sampler quilt and suddenly I felt horrible pain in the tip of my ring finger. I looked down and the seam ripper was buried to the hilt in my finger tip.

I pulled the seam ripper out and had my youngest bring me a band-aid. There was not a lot of blood, but there was a very dark spot. I think the bleeding was pretty deep into my finger, and it is very sore.

I still have no idea how the seam ripper ended up in my finger tip. I am always careful. I wasn't distracted by the television or anything else. Just a fluke, but a painful one.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bad Television = Very Little Quilting

Since I don't take my lessons on machine quilting until next week, I am still doing all my quilting (not piecing) by hand.

I need entertainment while I am hand quilting. Television is horrible now that all the season finales are over, and all that is on is reruns, or horrible shows I can't even use for background noise. (No cable here, so very little selection.)

Over the weekend I finished four blocks on the turtle quilt because I watched the rest of the "7th Heaven" dvds that my sons gave me for my birthday. Television series are the best to quilt to because you can quilt for an episode and then go off and do something else. With a movie it is hard to find a good breaking place. it is hard on my hands to quilt for the length of a movie without a break.

The boys and I stopped at EntertainMart Monday night and I looked for something on sale and interesting to watch. The only thing they had I was interested in was "Nip Tuck." A series I have not seen, but I have heard a lot about. I bought the first season of the dvds. However, now everyone tells me that it is a little to racy to watch with the youngest in the room, so I am going to have to wait until they leave on their trip to watch those episodes and quilt.

That leaves me back with only movies. I've decided that I will put in a movie I have already seen several times to keep me entertained, but that I won't mind stopping when I need a break. Not as good as something new, but at least it will get me back to the quilting I need to get done before August.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Novelty Fabric and More

Laurie sent me this link tonight and I have had more fun looking at novelty fabrics. There are some really cool designs available on this site.