Friday, July 18, 2014

Skype and Sew.....

There is something tremendously motivating about sewing with someone else in the room.... even if that someone else is on the computer screen and lives 1000 miles away.

Thanks so much Amy!! I had a great time.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

T-shirt quilt

I've always thought t-shirt quilts were cool and thought, one day, I would make one.  Never did I think it would be as a memorial for a former student.  His mother taught at the nursery school my twins attended and her son was there also.  I had the opportunity to be his teacher in High School for World Cultures.

Unfortunately he was in an accident in January of his senior year which proved fatal.  Chris was a great young man and I know he would have accomplished great things.

So I ask his mother for some of his shirts.  It has taken me two and a half years - mostly because I did not have a comfortable experience with this project.  I doubt I will make another one... but I am glad that the one I made was in honor of Chris.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Ok, break time is over....

Howdy all... I've taken my leisurely break from blogging and I know I need to get back to it.  So much has been happening this summer and we have traveled more this summer than we have in the past.  Taking kids here and there, taking a vacation (just hubby and me... so does that count as a second honeymoon?), and getting caught up on quilting.

I have an urge to try my hand at crochet.  And of course I never start with anything easy.  I want to try and make washclothes with crochet cotton.  And then I found this:

There is a tutorial at Once Upon a Pink Moon.   They would look so lovely in the sewing room.  Just what I need, another thing on my list.

With all of the traveling I have been busy working on my half-inch hexagons in the car.  Slowly but surely this is getting bigger and bigger and I'm wondering when it will be too much to work with while riding in the front seat.

The trip to Vermont allowed me to bring home my grandmother's treadle.  My sister no longer wanted it.  So now it is in the basement waiting for hubby to clean up and get it working.

Thank you all for being patient.  I just wasn't feeling like I had anything to say that didn't have to do with school and teaching - and that subject usually ends up with a negative twist.

So I hope everyone is enjoying their quilting time.  See you soon!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Things change..

I'm afraid I'm not very good at blogging anymore.  I don't have a lot of time and really don't think I have anything interesting to say.  So I've decided it is time to make a change.  What that change is going to be I'm not sure.  I have to think on this... do I take the blog down or do I start fresh with something new.

I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The weekend with Eddie

We had quite the whirlwind visit with Erin, Lester, and Eddie.  Lester's birthday isn't until September, but I couldn't wait and gave him his quilt early.  Eddie, the little squirt, wouldn't sleep in his Pack-n-Play so we 'camped out' on the living room floor surrounded by quilts.  And in between, he enjoyed going to Red Robin and playing with Grandpa.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Who needs to sew when the Baby of the World is here!!!

This is my grandson, Eddie, who we have not seen in three months!!!!  I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Where has the time gone???

Well it has been a while since my last post.  So much for my resolution.  I have been busy with school and the annual season of testing.  All of the teacher/quilters out there know what I mean.

I haven't done much in the way of piecing or quilting. My husband had to meet some friends over in Fairfield (near Gettysburg) at Needle and Thread so he could be fitted for a coat for his re-enacting and well... he FORCED me to go with him and well.... yes, I had to bring some things home.

Today we are awaiting a visit from the grandson (oh and his mom and dad too).  So I'm going to try and sneak in a little sewing time and watch an archived Quilt Cam from Bonnie Hunter.  I manage to get quite a bit done with her talking in the background.

Have a great day!