My house is decorated for fall, such as it is. I put out the same decorations I do every year. If you want to see some, put "fall decorations" in the search box to the top left. I enjoy fall. The weather cooling off is one reason!
I am thinking ahead to Christmas decorations, so I quilted a large piece of one of my favorite cream fabrics. I am going to make pillow shams to go with my new Christmas quilt. The thread matched the fabric so well that I had a hard time seeing where I had quilted. The blue Mark-B-Gone line is showing the edge of the quilted area. I had to find it by Braille!
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
My evening was quite surprising. Susie had asked me earlier this AM if I wanted to spend an evening sewing and watching one of our favorite movies. Of course I said YES!! She was working on a skirt for work. I think she made great progress.
Because I wanted to leave the cutting table clear for her to use, and using my HandiQuilter would have made conversation and movie-listening-to difficult, I decided to add a few units to my Tree of Life blocks. To my surprise, I added EIGHT of them to my stack of finished blocks.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Our old light had two 25-watt bulbs. The new one has two 60-watt bulbs. Know watt that means? Now I can really see the dirt on the carpet going downstairs!!
Can you see the difference in how much light is cast on the walls around the light?? Don't expect a carpet picture any time soon. ;)
I was planning on starting the quilting on my Feels Like Fall quilt in the AM, but DH just dropped a bomb on me: we are starting school TOMORROW instead of Monday. Serious decrease in quilting time!
The tiny flying geese for Feels Like Fall (all 300 of them) were pieced as a leader/ender project for a few months. Fun!
This morning I attached the last piece of the outer border. I am getting ready to piece a backing out of light green flannel and get it washed so I can (hopefully) start the machine quilting tonight. Have some new ideas to try out on this one.
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