Friday, August 26, 2011

My Accomplishments for Today

Today was a day when I feel that I accomplished a lot. I spent the day at the LQS working on three UFOs. I finished a Golf Cart Seat cover for a friend that I really like. I don't have a photo of that yet. I finished the top for my Flip Flop quilt. I'm not really thrilled with that one, but it is almost finished and once it is finished it will be "wonderful". I made good progress on my "Friend in Hand" quilt. All of the blocks are finished and five of the eight rows are pieced together.

I signed up for some Fall events and some classes at the LQS. I'm taking some classes that I'm thinking will be a little challenging. I need to get out of my "rut". Line dancing and Bible study will be starting up again and I'm hoping to be getting AJ two days a week after school. My calendar for Sept is filling up really fast. With everything else, I'm getting in a lot more hours at JoAnn's.

I'm going to try to get to bed a little early tonight. Tomorrow is another work day.
Good night and sweet dreams, Everyone...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Flip Flop Quilt

I took a class today at the LQS and learned how to do a quilt with curved edges. I had never done this before. I managed to almost finish putting together this small lap/throw quilt. I haven't decided what I'm going to do for borders. I may put two borders on - just to make it a little bigger. I need to find some fabric that will work. It was a good class and I learned a lot.

I am planning on going to a quilt retreat the middle of Sept with a friend. I have never done this one before, so I expect it will be interesting. I'm really looking forward to going. Now I need to figure out what project(s) to work on and gather all of my quilting gear together. I can get excited about this one.

Tomorrow I have a class on the new Version 6 Software and I'm working at JoAnns later in the day. Somewhere in between I hope to finish putting my Flip Flop quilt together and maybe start the search for border fabric

That's it for tonight. I'm going to get my book and get in bed. Good night and sweet dreams, Everyone

Monday, August 22, 2011

My New T Shirt

I have to show everyone my new T shirt that I finished today. I am really pleased with it. This is the first T shirt I have emroidered in a very long time. I need to get to bed. Tomorrow is going to be another busy day.
Good night and sweet dreams, Everyone

Monday, August 15, 2011

Two Finished Expandable Tote/Duffle Bags

Here are the two finished Expandable Tote/Duffle Bags that I finished last night. I think they turned out great.

Let me see... What did I do today. I saw my chiropractor (? sp)this morning, then went for line dancing. I like to do my line dancing every Mon. morning. I did a little grocery shopping. I had to get more vanilla ice cream for AJ. I tinkered on my computer and did a little sewing this afternoon. I worked at JoAnn's this evening. That's about it. Nothing really exciting.

I'm ready to watch the late news and get my book and get in bed. Last night I finished "Legacy" by Danielle Steele. It was a good book. I'm ready to start the first book in the Womens Mystery Club series - "1st to Die" by James Patterson. I don't know if I'm going to like this series or not??? Time will tell...

Good night and sweet dreams, Everyone...

Last Night

Today was a pretty good day. I went to church this morning and then to the church picnic. It was rainy today so the picnic was held inside in the school cafeteria. The food was good and the company was wonderful. This evening I finished two Expandable Tote/Duffle Bags and started a Basic Tote. I will post photos tomorrow. It's my bed time - again - so I'm going to get my book and get in bed. Good night and sweet dreams, Everyone

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Today was one of THOSE days....

Today was one of those days when I didn't accomplish very much. I didn't get out of bed til after 9AM. Had my shower and a bowl of oatmeal. I turned the TV on and watched three western movies. They were alright. I baked two loaves of zucchini bread and both of them got burned on the edges. They tasted alright - after I scrapped off the burned edges. I tinkered with my embroidery machine for awhile. I want to make a pin cushion that involves machine applique. I think I know how to do this. This looks like it will be a case of trial and error. Wish me luck with this project. I worked at JoAnn's this evening. We were moderately busy. It was a good evening.
Now I'm ready to get my book and get in bed. Good night, Everyone and sweet dreams

Friday, August 12, 2011

AJ's Golf Towel

AJ made this golf towel for his Grandpa - using my new embroidery machine. He chose the design and some of the colors. Today he made one for his Mamone. He will be giving them to them when they come back from vacation the end of the month. He loves doing this sort of thing and of course I love helping him with these projects.
The towels are a new project for me and I'm really pleased with the way they turn out. I'm seeing lots of towels for B'day and other occassion gifts.

Today was another wonderful late summer day. Not to hot and not to cool. Just right. It's hard to believe the kids will be back in school in a few weeks and before we know it, we will be getting ready for Halloween. Craft Shows will be coming up soon and I really need to get busy preparing for them. I'm getting in a lot more hours at JoAnn's lately. That is good. It's about time.

I'm going to try to get to bed a little early (before mid-night) tonight. I worked tonight and I'm tired and I'm working again tomorrow night. Good night, Everyone and sweet dreams...

Monday, August 8, 2011

My Scrappy Block Quilt Top

I spent a lot of time this evening finishing putting this Scrappy 6" Block quit top together. I have LOTS of 6" blocks that I need to do something with. This is my first real attempt to use some of them. I just grabbed and stitched. No fussing with placement. I intend to finish the quilt with a black binding. I would like to machine quilt it - but - I may tie it.

Today was a lazy day. I skipped line dancing this morning. You might say I got side tracked??? I went out for a short walk and puttered away most of the rest of the afternoon. Not much on my calendar for tomorrow. AJ will be here in the afternoon and that's all. Maybe we will make some more chocolate chip cookies. The cookie jar is empty and that is not a good thing.

I'm going to watch the news and then get my book and get in bed. Good night, everyone. Sweet dreams

My Embroidered Towels

Hi Everyone.
I have been playing with my new embroidery machine. I decided I want some pretty embroidered kitchen towels. I made two hand towels (no photos of these yet) and some dish towels and a couple of golf towels. These turn out so nice, I may have to make some for gifts and maybe try to sell some at upcoming craft shows.
I'm going to go watch the late news and work on some four patch blocks that I'm making for a "Happy Swap" on StashBuilders.
Good night, Everyone. Sweet dreams...

Monday, August 1, 2011

It has been how long????

I can't believe it has been almost two months since I have posted a word. Time flies much to fast. Let me see, what have I been doing.

The end of June and early to mid July I spent three weeks traveling in Nev, Calif, and Ariz visiting kids, grandkids, and great grand kids. I met 8 ggk for the first time. I saw two gk I hadn't seen in years. It was great. We also visited several "Good Will" stores and found lots of good stuff. I can't forget about the quilt shops.I found some new "gotta have" gadgets there.

I did a lot of sewing while I was with my daughter. I believe I made about 100 foundation strip pieced blocks for her. She makes and sells quilts on etsy.

Have a nice day and take care, Everyone...Helen