Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pictures Forthcoming

Just an update on our all-night sew. There were only two other ladies sewing besides the shop owner, Ann, Susie, and me. We got there at the same time as the Domino's Pizza delivery man...good timing!!

The evening had its ups and downs. We learned what to bring or leave home next time (for example, I should have brought ALL the pieces for my quilt...grrr...). A caffeinated diet beverage would have added to my evening. All in all it was great.

Susie completely pieced a twin-bed sized charm Thimbleberries quilt top except for the outer two borders. It was a pattern she could sew w/o ever having to press, so she had the pedal to the metal and sewed, sewed, sewed. She was fun and we had a great time together, especially the trip home, the contents thereof which are sworn to secrecy.

I nearly completed my fall quilt top. I have saved the pattern for...TWELVE years. Susie was 3 when I saw it and filed it. I will be spending some time in OH this summer and will be glad to have some hand-quilting projects to work on.

After I finished all I could on that quilt, I sewed nearly all the subunits for
batik baby quilt #2, including more HSTs for pinwheels.

My only purchase of the evening was binding for a surprise quilt for someone. Pictures of that after a couple of months.

We nearly went to the end of the evening. We stopped sewing and packed up about 11:30. The other ladies left way earlier than that. We didn't want to wear out our welcome.

As a side note, I've been going to the YMCA and doing deep water aerobics. There was no class when I was there today. Two men were doing freestyle laps for the whole 45 minutes I was there. As in Energizer Bunny men. They never even stopped for a breather, to look around, to stand up. I think they might have been Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps. I couldn't say, because I only saw the back 1/10 of them...ever.

~Mermaid Joan

Friday, May 21, 2010

All-Night Sew!!!!!!!

I am giddy with excitement for two reasons...last weekend on the way home from Asheville, my husband and I stopped at a little quilt store. I didn't even know existed until two weeks ago. They are having an all-night sew (their first) tonight. I AM GOING!!! It's from 6 PM until midnight. That's my first reason. The second is like it, namely this...SUSANNA IS GOING WITH ME!!!!!!!!

I cut out two kits last night. One is for a fall wall hanging for my kitchen (I've been wanting to make it for years...ever hear me say that before?). The second is another batik baby quilt. One of the kids said, "You're only taking two things to piece? You're going to be there SIX hours." Good point. Since I've never had the pleasure of sewing for six uninterrupted hours, I have no idea how much I will get done. There is no subcutting in the kits I made to take. Everything is precut. Will it last the six hours?? Oh, gleeeeeeeeee!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To My Regular Readers

My computer is locked and the password is unknown. Don't ask. Please come back in a week or so when I can access my laptop. I am on a desk-top in our kitchen writing this. Can't wait to be back!