Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sewing with Nancy

Today I am going to beautiful downtown Beaver Dam, WI, for one of the best shows in sewing.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bargello Redux

This weekend I worked on two projects:
  • Twisted Bargello
  • A's project 'blankee'
So which one got more time, do you think?  I'd say it was about even!

These are chumks of the twisted bargello... other pieces go between some of these sections, that's why it looks choppy.
I'm behind everyone (except Meta & Sharon, I think.)  I got desparate for some progress so I sewed some of the adjuoining strips together.  This necessitated re-pressing some of the seams in the opposite direction from where I originally pressed.  And there are a LOT of seams in each strip!

But it's starting to take shape.  After helping with a couple of these I feel pretty confident that I can actually get it sewn up into a top before the end of the summer...

By the way, I also finished the LLA preschool quilt.  Susie Banks quilted and bound it.  We are an awesome team.  It's ready for auction, so the teachers can expect a special delivery today when DH drops A off for school.  Here's a peak.

The hand prints are in alphabetical order.  I love the one leftie... Miss A is not in this class.  I'm looking forward to seeing what Andy's mom came up with for her class.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yay, Amazon!

I got home from work today and there's a box from Amazon in the kitchen.  Yay!  My Bonnie Hunter books are here!  I posted about ordering them last Wednesday or Thursday.  I ordered them on Thursday, and here they are!

I'm going to take my iced tea over to my favorite chair and give them a good read.  I love books, and books about sewing are a little piece of heaven!

Then I have to get my butt to the basement and put a hanging sleeve on the preschool quilt.  I'll post a picture tomorrow.  Susie B did a great job on the quilting and binding.  I hope the parents like it and they raise a bunch of money for the preschool when it goes to auction.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Question of the Day:

Why is it that the dial pad on your telephone...

is not the same as the key pad on your calculator???

Whichever one you use the most often gets embedded into your fingers... and it certainly makes using the other one more challenging.