|The quilt on the machine|
|Detail of some of the quilting|
|Look at all that marking!!!! Got to wash this quilt when I am done|
|More details of quilting|
|Quilting is DONE!!!!!!!|
|Binding in progress|
|The back - you can't see, but I had to put red thread in the bobbin where I did the spikey things in red. I could not get the tension right and the yellow bobbin thread showed through a bit. But it looks like a sun or star burst on the back|
I had to laugh as I was quilting this because I remember back in 2005 when on New Year's Day I worked on another project. Have a look at the colour scheme!!!! Is this a New Year's colour theme or what?????
|Convergence quilt made on New Year's Day 2005|
In the morning, I got other stuff done - well not done enough to write in my book, but made progress at least.
|This quilt has been quilted FOREVER. I had found it in the border/binding/backing buckets with a SMALL piece of fabric for the binding. Grabbed the bolt of fabric (that I still had - yeah) and made the binding|
|Good calculations because with the small piece I found, this is what I had left over. That scrap went into the Bonnie Hunter scrap pile|
|Made the sleeve as well. Yes - I know that is a bit of a big gap between the two pieces - I may add another little sleeve in the middle. And then this got tossed on the TO BE HAND STITCHED pile, which is getting bigger and bigger|
I love looking at pictures in home dec mags or studio mags and seeing all the creativity on the walls. I am slowly trying to do the same at my house. I finally got the hammer out yesterday and whacked up TWO more pictures. The two that I had framed the other day. It is VERY hard to see them in these pictures, but this is the staircase to the basement. When guests come - I shall tell them to HUG the banister. I love it and as I come downstairs every day (well many times every day), I get to pass these great pictures with MANY MANY memories. I am really excited about this wall. I have a LOT more frames to put up. Just got to find the right pictures to put in them.
|New pics on the wall|
|Series of shots at Geysir erupting in Iceland (2010)|
|Me riding my bike up the White Pass in Alaska (2010)|
Do you remember me showing you that little tool for cutting off the corners of that quilt I just made? Well Cindy said "THROW THOSE TRIANGLES AWAY". OH MY GOD - you CANNOT throw those away. So I put them all in a nice new tin that I got for Christmas. Then I thought I had better check to make sure they are not too tiny.
|The bits in my new tin|
|And look - those half square triangles measure ONE and ONE QUARTER inches - that is NOT too small!!!!!|
I shall have to whip up a mini quilt with them!!!! More enders and leaders!!!! And how is progress on Bonnie Hunter? Well I am ALMOST done sewing the black/white half square triangles. And leaving them on the cutting table - yes I am working my way through them. Maybe today I will be done??????
I also got excited yesterday and put all my PLAY yarn TOGETHER. It was in several drawers. After putting all the yarn on my binding table, I was able to EMPTY one of those rolling storage units. I must get it out of the storage room now and see if I can shove all the paperwork into it. Then it can be whisked away when people come over. Yes - I know, I should just get the paperwork done. Well I spent about half hour yesterday and did make a dent so I am NOT slacking!!!!!!
Anyway - look at this MESS!!!!!!
|All my play yarn!!!! Stuff I bought because it looked great - good for couching on landscapes or whatever project I had in mind when I saw it. But what a mess.|
Then I wanted to bind the mystery quilt and all this stuff was in the way. I had been to Michael's earlier in the day and purchased some containers. I was hoping the yarn would fit in one of them. CRAP - the yarn filled ALL THREE containers. But of course - I just threw it in because I wanted the space.
This morning - I emptied the containers again and played the yarn in them in an orderly fashion.
|The organic colours|
|The BRIGHT colours|
|This box still needs to be sorted|
|Stuff to move to other locations because there are homes for it in other places|
And look what else I found - ONE SKEIN of yarn that I can use to make dish clothes!!!! Wow - there is a pattern on the back of the label. Hmmmmm - could I con someone into making me dish clothes (and how many does this skein make anyway????) or shall I just bite the bullet and do it myself.
|Wool for dish clothes|
And how about this for silly dog pictures.......................
|When she curls up, she fits in this bed, but honestly in this position - why bother sleeping in the bed at all!!!!!!|
I haven't been able to get into the Family Tree Maker software. For some reason, the system is telling me that I have an account already, yet it won't accept my password and then it says it will send me a link to get me in and then it does NOT send me the link. I will call them today - perhaps they were off yesterday.
HEY - This & That is starting the new MYSTERY - Number 3. If you are interested - check out Sherri's blog.
This & That Mystery # 3
I have got TWO very nice little projects (that are almost complete I might add) from this. And it is kind of fun to work on something you don't know what the end result will be. I have to pick colours - not sure what I am going to pick this time.
OK - I see that I have some smart friends who are trying to help me memorize the "word of the day". I shall remember audodidact FOREVER now. But here is a new word for my friend - first I will see if she knows the word - INCHOATE (it is an adjective) (in-KOH-it). Hmmmmmm - what does that mean?????? Who makes up all these words anyway??????
Here is the word in a sentence - My instructions for Dear Jane are currently an inchoate series of ideas.
See what I mean!!!!! So much excitement happening here. Oh - I am going to have to talk to my FRIEND (that would be Marian) to see if she can get me one more of those rolling shelves from Cosco. Wait - first I need to measure the space and make sure it will fit in that storage room. Oh yes - it will fit there. Then back to Michael's to get more boxes (they are 50% off this week) and get that storage room in order. I am LOVING this organization thing. I mean when I want something - I know exactly where it all is. And if that is NOT exciting - well - it is just EXCITING.
Just so you know that I am NOT a complete idiot when it comes to technology - my phone wasn't working properly for the last couple of days. The phone worked, but it wouldn't update the weather channel and I couldn't get my Michael's coupon - IMPORTANT stuff. But I managed to figure out what the problem was and it is working just fine!!!!!! There is HOPE FOR ME.
Oh OH OH - I wonder if the new clue for Border Creek Mystery is available???????
On that note - I have a LOT on the schedule today and must get started.
Have a good day!!!!!