Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween and other stuff!

Happy Halloween everybody!  I hope everybody has a great day, don't eat too much candy, and try not to dwell on the fact that the holiday season is coming up fast!!!:(.
This is what people dress up as in my household:
Careful, hey what are you doing with that thing?

Battle Diva war cry needed here. 
Love the flip flops, don't you?, Should've seen when they went to an Anime Convention. :)p
Anyway, they are all out trick or treating, except for the 16 year old, he didn't feel like going.  He'll just eat what we have here, we get very little trick or treaters around here anymore, so more chocolate for him! I, on the other hand, have been studying for my final exam tomorrow in my competencies tomorrow morning.  I feel confident about the whole thing, she has really gone over everything in her lectures and such, so I feel good. 
Earlier today, I was working on my sewing room, and took a few pictures of some stuff.  First up is the quilt top I found at the Goodwill Clearance Center:

I love it, it is so nice!  The border fabric will have to come off and be fixed, the seam is coming apart in places, but it was worth it.  I knew there was a reason I go to the thrift stores.
My well-used Baby Go cutter.

2 1/2 inch squares cut from scraps.

various sized squares from scraps

I emptied 2 of these, Yippee!!!

Ok, so I emptied 2 of those little bins, but I still have 1 wall of fabric on shelves to go through, and at least 12 totes!  Yes, I said 12!  I have a slight fabric addiction (quit laughing, those of you who know me), and am trying to tame it. I  aspire to be this organized one day-  (quit snickering Mom!), I just need to move to another house.  (Yeah, right after I win the lotto, LOL).
Anyway, I have been doing some sewing -
I have been turning these:
 Into these:

It's my version of a postage stamp quilt.  Since my classes end this week, I will have 2 whole months to get some stuff done, so more posts will be coming more often than every 2-3 weeks.  I am going to have so much fun!!
Happy quilting everybody!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

sold my first quilt!

So, I sold my first quilt using E-bay!  I am very happy, even if I basically broke even.  I sold this one, one of the baby quilts with the fleece backing.
I enjoyed making this quilt, and I hope she enjoys it. 
On the other fronts (life, etc), school is going good, I have 2 more weeks in this semester, then go back again for 12 weeks in January, 6 weeks job shadowing, and I am done!  I can't believe how fast this is all going!  We (my mom and I) are going to be sewing like crazy over November and December and get an Etsy shop opened up, and sell a few things, like quilts, clothing, home dec, etc.  She is very talented at clothing and such.  I just have to get the sewing area reorganized, it's really not very efficient right now.  Actually, it's non-efficient!  LOL. 
On the work front, I have moved to an overnight position, which is where I started out, and I actually enjoy it more.  People are much more relaxed, not in such a hurry, so I think it's a really good fit for me, plus I get home at 4 or 5 AM, and can get a bit of sewing in because everyone is asleep, and no one needs anything.  Except the puppy, but he goes right back to sleep after I give him some attention!  I love my little munchkin! 
Hopefully, I will have some pics up in  few days of the newly rearranged sewing area, and the postage stamp quilt top I have been working on.  The pieces are 2 inch unfinished size (yes, I said unfinished size),  it's taking a while, but it's coming along, and I can't wait to see it finished, I think it's going to be quite the undertaking.  Hopefully, I'll use a LOT of scraps! 
Happy quilting, Marianne

Sunday, October 9, 2011

wedding photos

Remember the wedding quilt from a couple of posts back?  Well, 2 weeks ago was the wedding (it was beautiful by the way- I now believe in soulmates, and my brother has found his) and I have a few pictures to show. 
this was in orlando, that's our plane. 
at JFK in NY, waiting for our commuter to Syracuse- 3  hour wait.
the bride and groom the night before the wedding.

the groom all ready and 2 hours yet to go.
our dad

Dad and me- I so am not a dress person! Only for family will I get on a plane, wear a dress, and also wear HEELS!  I love my family.
waiting patiently.

they had all the guests sign their picture frame.
The wedding was absolutely wonderful, and everyone was so nice.  I finally have a sister, Yay!  congratulations Mike and Tina, may you have a long and happy life together. 

On the quilting front, I have been playing with my Accuquilt Go baby (aka) Miss Daisy, and foresee a lot of cutting in my future.  I just have to get through the next 4 weeks of classes first!
Happy quilting,