Monday, January 28, 2013

The new computer really sews nice. I need to figure out the embroidery program, but that will be a class or two. I really like it.

 You can kind of see my setup here. I can watch netflix while I sew. I have watched all 4 seasons of Mad Men twice (or maybe 3x or 4x.....I am not sure) Season 5 isn't on netflix yet, but no worries, I own it.
Poor Don, Anna just died and Peggy is comforting him-Season 4, The Suitcase

Thursday, January 24, 2013


I actually created this to use up some 5" block set and it wound up getting bigger than I expected. I may do some more cutting into it to change it some more. We'll see.

 These are my kids at Christmas. My two boys and Lisa, Styles girlfriend. Oh yeah, and Johnny Cash


Okay, I've jumped on it! When everybody says the Scrappy Trip Around the World is fun, they are not kidding.  It is easy, but yet requires a little bit of designing as well, my kind of fun. Alas, like everybody else too, I barely made a dent in my stash. I may have to make another one. It is really fun and fast, and the end product......stunning IMHO.
Mine is queen sized to fit my bed (of course). I tried to lay out a few basic rules while I worked. Contrast was the most important, not always lining up the darkest row to make the diamond, use of greens and blues, a few blacks, not too primary colored, so pinks and oranges, not any yellow or red. 
 When I laid out the finished  blocks I hardly paid attention to placement. I mean I moved about 3 blocks. I love it. Now to figure out the quilting, which speaking of quilting........
 I got a new machine! I've only had it a week, but so far, it is sweeeeet. Please leave a comment if you read this.....please?
Blogger finally decided to fix itself. Now I can upload pics. Whew

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Broken Blog

Well, my blog is broken right now. It won't let me upload any pictures and it has been at least 2 weeks.  It is so frustrating! So bear with me and don't forget to check back now and then so I can show you what I've been working on.
Blogger says it is a widespread problem and they are working on it. Lets hope it doesn't take too long.