Sunday, August 29, 2010

It has been awhile since I have posted something.
Today I was cleaning my toilets. I am very excited! I live in an old house and all of my toilet bowls have rings from the hard water that is in this area. My friends and I were talking yesterday and they told me about what they use to get rid of the hard water ring in their toilet bowls. It is called Pumie Heavy-Duty Scouring Stick. I immediately purchased two on the way home. I was a bit skeptical if it would work or not. I thought I have used everything under the sun to get my bowls sparkling clean. It is WONDERFUL, and I am probably the last person on earth who knows about it.
I am not the best house keeper. I like things to be clean but I don't necessarily put things away. I would rather be quilting. In fact there is quilting stuff all over the house. In fact, my husband found some quilting scraps in his underwear drawer. Quilting materials should all be in two rooms but it all migrates. I have two sewing machines-one upstairs and one downstairs. This is definitely a quilter's home, with a very patient husband. I am going to try to do better. The house is for sale and it is not always ready to be shown.

My A Different Touch class of the Rapid Fire Hunter's star did make this month. Hopefully my Diamond Log Cabin will.
Remember to thread your needle everyday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

College of the Albemarle Class

I am back from my trip from Michigan and I am happy to be back in the nice warm weather of North Carolina.
I have been mentioning my COA class and I haven't posted any pictures so I thought that I would post some today. The first picture is my block. I thought that it was pretty when I was working on it but then my students made theirs.

They are so beautiful! I always like my students block better than my own. They are so creative.
I have enjoyed teaching the class. They learned to machine applique, do half square and quarter square triangles, flying geese, and Y seams.
The class is eight weeks and they got a lot of information.

My guild( is having their Day of Sharing this weekend. I am sorry that I am going to miss it. I am sure that there will be a lot of pretty quilts there.

Remember to thread your needle every day!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today is my anniversary

I can not believe that I have been married for 28 years. We don't have anything special planned. My DH is at work and I am trying to finish up some quilts before we leave for Michigan to visit my parents.

I love the Spring and I thought that I would take a few photos from my yard. I hate to leave North Carolina at this time because it is so beautiful and it is not very hot yet. My Dogwoods are almost in full bloom and my Lady Banks Roses will be opening very soon.

Last weekend was beautiful. My machine quilting class was canceled at A Different Touch. I think everyone preferred to be outdoors. You can't blame anyone. The weather has been beautiful. My son moved in with his girlfriend last weekend too. It least to weather cooperated with his move. When my husband I were first married, it just took a station wagon to get us from New York to New Jersey. They need a few U-haul trips. I guess they have a lot more stuff than we did.

This is one of the quilts that I am working on. My guild makes lap quilts for people in wheelchairs. It was a kit and all I had to do was put it together. I liked how my quilting turned out. I hope they do to when I give it to them. I am tempted to wait to put the binding on so I can show my students at my quilting 101 class at the community college. It is nice when you can show them how to do something.

Remember to thread your needle every day!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter is almost here!

Last weekend my DH and I went to Greenville, NC to visit my daughter.
I wanted to go to Greenville because the quilt guild there was having a quilt show. My DH wanted to go because my daughter had signed him up for a 10K race for Habitat for Humanity. I was not sure that my daughter should race because she had a terrible cold and I did not think my husband should race because he had not trained at all.
I was proven wrong because my daughter placed third in her age group, my husband placed first in his age group and 14th overall in the whole race. They both came home with medals.
I did enjoy the Greenville show. It was a beautiful Spring day and the ornamental pear trees were just beautiful. I do enjoy the Spring with new growth everywhere.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Ready for the baby shower

Yesterday I mentioned that I would send a picture if I get all of the cookies decorated. They did not turn out as well as I hoped. The cookies are going to taste good but they won't be as pretty as I had hoped. I enjoy decorating cookies but I don't do it very often. I did it more when the kids were little.

I had to pick an alternative course schedule for the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. I guess that I should have submitted my paperwork sooner. I think I will be happy with my alternate courses. The North Carolina Quilt Symposium is a wonderful event. It is something that I try to go to every year. If you have an opportunity to go I highly recommend it.

Remember to thread your needle every day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Little Helper

This morning I woke up late for my water aerobics class. I figured it is OK to sleep in once in awhile plus I had a lot of things that I wanted to get done today. The first on my list was to finish quilting a Linus Quilt that I have been working on for months. I like to make big Linus Quilts because my son received a Linus Quilt when he was 17 and he was over 6 feet tall and weighed 200 lbs. It is my way of paying it forward.

As you can see from this picture I have some help from my deaf cat Bunnie. She reminds me of Snoopy from the Peanuts comic strip when Snoopy pretends he is a buzzard. She cracks me up. Needless to say I finished the Linus quilt and I can turn it in on Saturday at guild.

I have also made three batches of cookies for my friend's daughter's baby shower. I wanted to make umbrella shapes, but I don't have an umbrella cookie cutter. I made the cookies into stars. Once I have them all decorated I will show you a picture.

Tonight I am teaching quilting 101 at the College of the Albemarle. I sure had fun putting the quilt in EQ6. I hope that the students and I have the same amount of fun putting it together.

I should get ready for my class.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

These crocuses were blooming in my yard, robins have come back, and I went to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show! Spring is definitely around the corner.
I would love to share some of my pictures but I don't have permission from any of the quilt makers. To tell you the truth I enjoyed the show but not too many of the quilts made me say WOW!. They were all inspiring and wonderful to look at but very few of them took my breath away.
I have started teaching at COA (College of the Albemarle). I am happy that I am able to teach again. My class is very small but the students are great. I am teaching a class that is my own design. I have never done that before but I hope it all goes well. The students will learn accurate piecing, half square and quarter square triangles, Y seams and machine applique all in eight weeks. Hopefully I will be posting their progress on my blog.
Remember to thread your needle every day!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Little Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet worked on her tuffet
cutting and sewing all day.
Along came a spider
and sat down beside her
and scared Miss Muffet away!

I traveled all the way to Chapel Hill, NC to take this tuffet class.
I love how it turned out. It was a great class!
I still have to stain the legs but it is as cute as it could be.

I haven't been blogging like I should.
I was busy with my tuffet.
Then I helped with Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus.
This week my quilting class starts at College of the Albemarle
plus the Mid-Atlantic Quilt show starts this week!

I know Spring is coming!
There were several robins in my back yard.
My daffodils are peaking up from the ground and I spotted some crocuses in my yard.
I am looking forward to some warmer days.

Remember to thread your needle every day!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Sorry...I've been busy

I really apologize for not writing. I guess I feel I don't have anything interesting to say. Now if you want to hear whining and complaining, I can do that. I have been working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt very diligently. I have seen other bloggers finish. I am still on Part Four! I did skip ahead a little and have finished all of my Poitsetta Star blocks. I am currently making the Fox & Geese blocks. I need 52 and I think I have 26 finished.
I read in another blog that I follow (Quiltsalot) that she had appliqued a beautiful block and she decided to square it up and she ended cutting into one of her appliques. My heart sank for her. That night (since I was thinking of appliques) I decided to take a break from Bonnie's mystery and make a William Morris block.
I was happy how it turned out and then I noticed that was supposed to put the applique on point! I had to make another one. I grumbled a bit but it turned out fine.

Remember to thread your needle every day!