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. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Twilight Kaleidoscope

I've been working hard on finishing Twilight kaleidoscope a quilt pattern by Quilting Moments. The top is together all that is left is adding borders.

I have a border print that goes with the fabric I used for the Kalidascope blocks that you see in the center of the quilt. Now I need to cut the border print  and stitch it on to the four sides. That part is easy but the corers are to be mitered that I am not looking forward to.

Miter corners look so interesting and really finish off the border but  they are definitely a pain to do. This is the second quilt that I have made recently that require miter borders. I am going to have to learn to not pick those patterns. HA HA like that will happen.

Then off this top will go to the quilter.

The pattern is well written and easy to follow and the top has gone together really well.  I just have to do those borders.