Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hi everyone,
  We just got a new computer.  I don't have any pictures on it yet.  I haven't really had time to even get onto this site till today and this will just be a short message.
It's my wedding anniversary today.  19 years.  We went out to red lobster for dinner.  Had shrimp. it was really really good.   I'll try to put more here soon.   Have to look at my fab4 for  friday. I'm a little behind in that.  doing it that is.  Bye for now.  I'll try to upload some pictures to this computer so I can put more here.  I'm off this weekend so will see what I can do.
Bye for now and happy quilting.
:) Carol

Monday, April 21, 2008

Well, I've not been on for awhile. Having speed difficulty with the computer. I click on something and it doesn't work to go anywhere. It takes alot of clicks for each move of site. Even in our email. It's very frustrating. Don't know what we are going to do about it.
I don't remember if I have this one on blog already but I can't show you my guild challenge till after June so this is the second round on my virtual round robin. I now have 2 of the third round done but the picture isn't uploaded from my camera yet. I decided on applique flower and leaves. The flower is the same material as the centre navy. I am still thinking about using that light blue for butterflies in the middle of the flowers. I'll have to see what it looks like first.
We just had a really bad snow storm. I haven't been driving anywhere since Friday. Came home from work in it. Our roads are very slippery. Dave went to work today and there were alot of cars sliding off the road into ditches. People just don't slow down enough.
I really should have read my last blog before starting this one. Can't remember what I've typed already. Would hate to repeat myself.
Hope you are all quilting up a storm.
I'll try to blog sooner this week.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

virtual round robin help needed

This is my virual round robin. Round 2 is done. The rules are that we add round 3 before doing the corners. I am not stuck on what to add for round 3. Round 2 was to have leaves and round 3 was sort of what I did in round 2. I thought that my centre was too busy and I needed this round first. So now I'm not sure where to go. Any ideas out there. I am using fat quarters so I don't have alot of any of the centre block fabric but do have some of each leftover. Should I add another colour. Like maybe a shade of green or should I stay with the blues? What design should I use? The next round is the same length of each side. The corners get done after the next strip is sewn onto the one that is there now. would flying geese do it any good?

Nathalie, I finished writing and saved and then realized I hadn't answered your questions.

The swirl is part of the pattern. If you look closely here you can see that 1 block has connector corners and has the main part of the colour of the swirl. The tail of the swirl is actually a half square triangle. I you look at the purple swirl maybe you can see what I am talking about.

I actually made 2 mistakes putting the swirls together but I don't think I am going to change anything. I'll have to think about it. You can't see it in this picture.

Nathalie, We have 2 horses in our yard. One is ours, Count...short for Counterstrike. and Diamond belongs to a friend of Jenn's. We live on 4.5 acres. Kelsey lives in Langdon so, Diamond lives here and Kelsey comes to visit. Diamond has been alot of work , she escapes alot. But she is good company for Count.

Hope you got to get some quilting or sewing done as you wanted to Nathalie.

Well, I had better get to some real work.


Hi everyone,
Well, I actually got some sewing done yesterday. I worked on my virtual round robin. I now have the second round done. Now I have to plan the next border. I'll try to upload that picture today. Took the picture last night.
I was given 3 bags of pillow quilt squares. They are about 1- 1/2 inch squares. I didn't measure but that's what they look like. I've started sewing them together. I'm using them as my tags while working on other stuff. I plan to make a charity quilt with them. It will do for one of the baby quilts that we make in our guild. We donate to a store front school in Strathmore. There are usually Mom's that graduate each spring and we give the babies a quilt for the mom's graduation gift.
I've started to listen to books on tape while I'm quilting. I am quite enjoying it. If you haven't tried it you should. I have bought a few of the books at the library sales but I am now taking some out of the library as I finally have access to a local library. Because we live in the country and not in Calgary, our cost of an annual library card with Calgary is $112.00/year. Our county finally decided to pay into a library system and now I can be a member in Strathmore for only $25.00 which is much more affordable. Our first year is free. So that is what I am on at the moment. And it's great. I work in Strathmore so I'm that alot , so it's not a problem to get books back on time. We also now have a small library in Langdon. It's hours are short as it is run by volunteers but I've a membership there as well. So I will be well supplied now.
Guess that's it for now. I'll try to add those pictures a little later today.
Happy sewing,

Sunday, April 13, 2008

fab 4 for april 11

My fab 4 for friday april 4 were:
And how did I do.
1. finish sewing top together on summer swirls HURRAY I GOT THIS DONE.
3. organize stuff for quild meeting as I can't attend due to working evenings. Also get anything that needs to go to meeting there for the meeting. WELL, I SORT OF DID THIS. I CALLED AND ARRANGED FOR PICTURES TO BE TAKEN OF THE SHOW AND TELL. WE HAD A SNOW STORM THAT MORNING SO I DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING DOWN TO THE HALL.
4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.I GOT 2 SIDES OF THE NEXT ROUND DONE AND I'VE STARTED ON THE THIRD. SO JUST 1 1/2 MORE TO GO.

I do like making myself accountable for getting some things done. It's nice to see that I actually can get a few things done when I plan to.

Fab 4 for April 11:
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.

Hopefully I will get all of this done. I will certainly try.

Since I have to work this afternoon, I guess I'll close for now and try to get some other stuff done. Already had to go outside to catch a horse. Our boarder horse keeps getting out. She got out onto road last night and again this morning. Fortunately, our neighbour noticed early this morning and he went down and shut his gate because she came back into his yard as he came down his driveway to see if he could catch her. So when Jenn and Dave were leaving to do handibus ,they came back to put the horse in our yard. I told Jenn that I would get her.
Both horses are not in the pen till we get the fence fixed. Diamond pushes her way through the fencing.

Happy quilting and make yourself a great day, only you can.

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Just have to post a link to a site for a free drawing. Draw will be on April 14, so hurry.

http://mcmawblog.blogspot.com/ click here, find draw info and make a comment.

I've been busy working and reading computer stuff and haven't done any sewing in about 2 days. I'm off for 2 after tomorrow. I'll have to see what I can do.
Since it is after midnight. I'll have to update my fab 4 for friday tomorrow.
good night all

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wed. April 9, 2008

Hi everyone,

I just finished editing all of my posts. What a job. It took between 2 and 3 hours, but it is done now. Only pictures left are of my stuff. The president of my guild called to say that someone or 2 someones had expressed a concern of my posting of pictures without the knowledge of the people in the pictures, or the owners of the quilts. I was just posting to share some great quilts and to give the owner credit for the great job done. However, I guess I can't do that. So sorry to say that I will, in future, only be sharing my stuff. So you won't be seeing as many quilts as I don't work that fast.
Now you will get more quilts in the process, or it will just be all words.
This is the Summer Swirls quilt that I am working on. I now have the top all together and will start on the borders. I will try to get another picture of it taken soon.
The print in the background has butterflies on it. I really enjoyed making this one. I gave you the info about the pattern designer previously, with her website. Joanne Middleton is a great teacher. She is on "quilterstv" as well.
I am also working on my guild mystery challenge. I have now used up all the fabric given to me and I'm starting on borders with the fabric I added to it. Not sure how much bigger I am going to make it.
Guess I'd better go for now. Happy quilting and have a great day.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

fab 4 for april 4
Picture edited out as requested.
my fab 4 for friday march 28 and how did I do.1. finish sewing all blocks together on summer swirls GOT THIS DONE AND ABOUT 1/2 OF THE BLOCKS SEWN TOGETHER. TOP IS ABOUT 1/2 DONE.2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least. STILL NOT CUT OUT. HAVE TO GET ON THAT3. sew the handle back onto a sports bag for Jenn to put her lacrosse stuff into. DONE AND SHE IS USING THE BAG4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt. I MADE THE DECISION AND HAVE ONE SIDE DONE.Hard to believe I didn't blog inbetween the 28th and today. I must have been busy.my fab 4 for friday april 4 are:1. finish sewing top together on summer swirls2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least.3. organize stuff for quild meeting as I can't attend due to working evenings. Also get anything that needs to go to meeting there for the meeting.4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.Hope I do better next week.Guess I should get off line and get some work done. My first of 5 days off.Happy quilting,:)Carol
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