Saturday, March 10, 2012

Hello!!! It's me!

OH yes and winter is still here!  It's been a very weird winter.... if you can call it a winter as to me it really only arrived a week ago when the snow actually really got here.  But others say it's been here too long.  No matter, in 12 more days it will officially be spring and then the rains will start and people will compl... I guess there is no stop to the complaining of what type of weather we get, now is there?   For me, every day I make it out of bed is something to be happy about so I just go with the flow where the weather is concerned.

Primitive...but it works!!
On the sewing end of my world, I am finally finishing a UFO that has been in my pile for a few years. I machine quilted it myself and had a ball doing it.  I am now binding it in order to have it finished by Wed to show at my Quilt Guild meeting. Can I do it?  Time will tell!

This is how I set up to machine quilt this baby.  I saw something similar on someone's website about year ago (sorry I didn't keep the site) and kept thinking of it.   So with this quilt I tested it out and let me tell you it really worked AMAZING!!

Now when hubby came home from work he said "WHAT are you doing??"  I told him I was quilting.  "I can see that!  What is up with this?" as he points to the quilt hanging.  So I explain it to him and then he says, "Well don't they make something better than this for quilting that you can get?"  I stop quilting and look at him.  "Yes, they do."   "Well, why don't you get it?"  Oh boy, he's walking into this one and didn't even know it!  "Well it's about this long (as I stretch my arms) and this wide and it costs at least $10,000.00.  These $1.99 clips will work just fine.  Besides you said I can take up any more room in the basement!"  He just turned around and didn't ask any more questions.  LOL

Although my work has taken over most of the  free time I have, I still try to make time to stitch a few seams here and there.  I believe that soon I should have some of my "me" time back and I will start pumping out the UFO's and new projects, once again.  Until that time I will just dream of what I will work on first!

So for now, do take care and don't forget to do something fun, each and every day!!



  1. I saw the hanging apparatus on the Film "Stitched" also on the "Free-Motion Project". Looks like you are making it work. Glad you see the end in sight! Wishing you the best on getting it completed in time for your mtg. I'm pulling a late night-er trying to find my cutting table and get my Civil War and 30's fabrics into their totes in a more organized manner.

  2. I think that looks like a great idea. My arms get so tired trying to keep the whole thing on a table or my lap or where ever.
    You totally should have ordered the $10,000 solution when he said why don't you get it. LOL
    Hope that more free time will find you soon.

  3. Good for you Shirley to find a way to help with that heavy quilt when machine quilting!! Are you practicing this month's FMQ?

  4. No practice yet, Caryl, but hoping to make some time of it this month. Still have to practice the feathers!!


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