Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day

I sit here at work and should be adding some things to the NEIQG Web Site instead I am messing on the computer reading some blogs and thinking about a book series I just finished reading called Razorland Series, by Ann Aguirre there are 3 books in the set and I think they are really in what I would call young adult books but I found the series on line via my library web site and have really enjoyed the set. Amazon readers give the books 4 1/2 stars.


  • New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters--or Freaks--who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.


While listen to them I was cleaning up around the house since our son and daughter - in - law came to visit this weekend along with there three doggies. It was fun busy weekend and today they left and I got up an came to work.


I did find a little time when the kids (well they will always be the kids to us even thought they are well into there 30's) went out with friends to sew on my paper piece quilt blocks I ran out of the cream/white fabric I was using so I found a substitute and I will just mix them up in the top and I don't know that it will be a big deal. I think it will just look like a planned thing instead of oops I ran out now what. I will have to take a picture of that later once I am home again.


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday Evening and where did the last week go.

The last week has been kind of crazy. I worked on Monday and then traded shifts with a co worker and had four days off. As I look back now I did a lot of little things during those four days but I didn’t get into the sewing room at all.



Kind of sad no sewing and yet it felt like a busy week did a couple hours of clean up with a crew of Upper Iowa Students as part of there Earth Day event they give back to the community by helping different people or groups do clean up or simple repair work around there location. This has been going on now for I am thinking over 5 years and is a wonderful service to the community. It really goes further then just Fayette they visit other communities too.



Then I got a call to see if I would come in and cover the Station on Friday evening that help out as there were several transfer that happen that evening.  While there one of the crew members was watching a show on Netflix called Prison Break. I ignored it at first and was doing some other things but then I got sucked in when that is what on I think that it was a marathon session as I was at work until midnight and so watched a couple episodes then the next day I went back in to work and we had another marathon of Prison Break from around 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.



So now after getting sucked in to the story I am having to go back and watch the first episodes I ignored. So if you are looking for a interesting series on Netflix give it a try. There is some violence as it is a show that takes place in a prison but the story line is interesting. So if you are looking for a different show on Netflix give it a try. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Microwavable bowl holder

I made some of these Microwavable Bowl holders for Christmas presents and then had a request for a couple more.

So I have been busy making some as requested. They will pay for them and I am at a loss to what to charge for them.

I did a quick search on Etsy and found them priced any where from $5.00 to $ 15 dollars.

I found a wonderful tutorial to make these on this blog Seams Happy so if you want to make yourself a bowl holder please check out the linked web site above. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Embroider wall hangings

Today I been working on a snowman wall hanging. It has bee done for a while it has been waiting to be quilted and then bound.

I started the quilting on Thursday of last week then had to work on Friday. So today I have been working on the quilting. While Fred has been putting a new door handle on the front door along with a new dead bolt.

So he got his project done and I am still working on mine.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

T shirt quilt

Last week Monday when at Fayette Guild meeting Kristi let me know she had Megan's t-shirt quilt done. Now all that was left was to get it bound and deliver it to Megan.

So over the next week I was able to get the binding sewn on and stitched down.

Then last Monday I was able to deliver it and saw a very happy young lady.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tshirt quilt

Today I started planning a t-shirt quilt the t-shirts have been grouped into two piles.

The first pile are shirts that will have a colored sashing around them. The pattern shows a black sashing around these pieces since many of these t-shirts are dark in color that's not going to work. My thoughts are to get either a red or blue /turquoise color to go around them

 I've taken a picture of the shirts that are to be sashed with the color strips. 

I have a second picture of other  t-shirts that will go in the quilt but will not have sashing put around them.