Monday, October 6, 2008

Good morning, Well I finally got back into my sewing room. I am working on a challenge from the Strathmore quilt shop. It's a panel of comical ladies quilting. Each piece cuts apart in an interesting manner though so it was a challenge to get them to go into blocks. I have then all framed now and the job at hand now is to decided how to put the different sized blocks into a wall hanging or quilt.
So while I think on that I am also making a bunch of wheat bags. The last couple of gifts I had to get ready, I had to make the wheat bags up as I didn't have any on hand to give. I cut out alot of bags yesterday. I serge the seams first and then sew 2 extra sewing for security. Fill with wheat and sew shut with 3 seams.
My camera is at present in Switzerland with my husband. He left on Sat. for a course. He comes home next Sat.
I really need to learn how to resize my pictures. I think that is why they are not coming up correctly on here. They used to be okay but blogger must have changed something.
Well, I guess it's time to get Jenn up for school. Talk later. Happy quilting.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hope this isn't a duplicate. It a wedding gift I made last fall. I did the magic tile pattern and had my squares 8 inches instead of 15 inches. I didn't have a use for it when I made it. Well it was going to be for me but then I decided to use it for a wedding gift instead.
It's been so long since I've blogged. My husband and I have been looking after his dying mom. She passed away at 2:30am on sept. 22. She had surgery for a mass on her pancreas in may. They thought they got it all but another mass was found in June.
It's still hard to believe that she is gone. We will miss her alot. Dave's dad will have a hard time. They were married 55 years in May. He has mild Alzeimers so we are not sure how this will effect him.
My hubby also started a new job at the end of Sept. So he kind of has a couple of stressor in his life at the moment. But he is
fully aware of it and hoping things will only get better.
I'll keepthis one short as I have to get ready for my evening shift soon. Happy quilting to all.