Sunday, September 28, 2014

So much going on, so much has happened

I can't believe it has been months since I last posted! How did the time go so fast, and what have I been up to? I moved to a smaller place, so no real sewing area ( unless you count half of my bedroom), working 40+ hours a week at a job almost an hour away, and college classes mean hardly any sewing time. My machines are so lonely. But, hoping to be back in the sewing saddle soon, and more pics! Wish me luck.
Happy quilting everybody!

Monday, April 14, 2014

warning, long long post- and pics!

I have been so long from the blogging world (as in no posts of my own, but still reading others). Got a new full time job (for now) doing temp work here there and everywhere in a local hospital group. Hoping it leads to a full time (with benefits!) job in one place. Love it, but not used to less time for sewing. For a while, I was working also on the weekends, so some weeks it was working everyday. I think I did 3 weeks straight. Add in school, something had to give and the weekend job went away. Kind of sad, I worked there for 11 years, but it was time. Much happier, and studying more. We are also getting ready to move into a rental house in the next month or 2, and having to pack up 15 years worth of stuff is driving me crazy! But, I have been sewing and quilting:
bought this as a curtain at the local Goodwill clearance center. Works perfect for a backing!

used a panel for a soft baby book for blocks. I love this quilt. Made for a former co-workers baby boy.
Here is another one I made for another former coworkers baby girl:

I used some practice blocks in the backing. She loves it. 

My honey and I went to a quilt show in March:

My honey checking out one of the quilts in the show.

                                          We also went on a trip to Old St. Augustine Fl.

The B&B we stayed at, The Carriage Way. Beautiful and the food was so good.

I loved the bathroom, look at the shower!

The bed was so tall, I had to literally jump into it! 

                                   We walked around town for hours, and saw the sights:

Flagler college
St Augustine Lighthouse

He talked me into climbing to the top!
                                                 And another machine to add to the collection:

 A Singer 99, the big sister to the Featherweight. Yep, I have added more to the collection. I now also have a Featherweight, but no pictures. It is now complete ( I hope). Is there a 12 step program for fabricaholics and sewing machinaholics? I think I just made up a new word!
Hope everyone has a great day,
Happy quilting

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Celtic Solstice top done!

So excited! I got my Celtic Solstice quilt top done!
It went from these pieces.

To this

The whole top. 

I know there is a mistake right in the middle, but I think done is better than perfect. I will be quilting it with an allover design, and my daughter has already laid claim to it! Which is shocking, because she has never laid claim to any of them! Maybe I'm rubbing off on her, and there is a future quilter there somewhere?
Have a great day! I am off to quilt a baby quilt (after I finish cleaning my frame and machine- ick! )
Happy quilting,