Guess what is coming??? Oh yes - I know Christmas is coming, but what comes after Christmas???? Well this year it is the WINTER OLYMPICS!!!!!!!! How exciting is that!!!!!
I may have to break down and watch TV. Wait - for the last summer Olympics, one of the networks had an app and you could watch the events on the iPad. I hope they do the same thing this year!!!!! And I still HATE my iPad. I couldn't sleep last night (yes - one night I can't sleep and the next night I can't get enough!!). I was trying to get onto the internet and that STUPID iPad just kept bouncing me out. STUPID STUPID STUPID!!!! The good news - my Android tablet is on its way home!!!!!
Anyway - it is TIME to buy the Olympic glasses.
|Then there were the glasses for the Winter Olympics in 2010 (yes - there were others from other years, but I don't seem to have any of them left)|
|Love these mugs from 2010|
|Well here is the new 2014 Winter Olympic mug - no glasses that I know of. A bit of a weird shape!!!!|
|BUT - I hate the bottom. There is a BIG dip - that means when it goes in the dishwasher - a big blob of water will reside there. Why do they do that?????|
I've been formulating an idea for a small family history book about quilting in our family. Well - the answers are pretty surprising and information coming out that I had no idea!!!!
One of the summers I was home after I started quilting, I remember my mom pulled out a quilt and showed me. In my mind - it was a Dresden Plate quilt. And I thought it had been made by my Great Grandmother.
I asked my Dad to get me pictures of the Dresden Plate quilt made by Grandma Preston. Well - he said "Mom says that is NOT a Dresden Plate". Wait a minute - I swear it was a Dresden Plate.
Well - turns out there is MORE than one quilt. The quilt made by my Great Grandma is NOT a Dresden Plate - it is a Bow Tie.
|Bow Tie quilt - it had been put in storage because it was starting to wear. In a plastic bag no less. No no no!!!! Put it in a pillow case. Hopefully that is how it went back in the cupboard.|
Not sure when the Dresden Plate was made, but in the fifties would be my guess. I'll get all the information from her!!!!!!
Then I found out that my Mom also made a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. The top is done, but not quilted!!!!! Who knew???????
When I questioned my Dad about memories he had of his mom and quilting (because I know she did stuff - I have bits and pieces of a Cathedral Window that she was making!!!). Anyway - turns out there is a cute story about a "sewing chicken". I know - who knew!!!!!!!
So my task now is to get the preliminary information from them - they are putting it together with pictures. Then I will review it - ask MORE questions and then I will be able to put it my history book.
Now I just have to wait for Yvonne (ooops - sorry) to get the same information from her memory banks and I will be all set. I can't wait to get it done - it is going to be so neat!!!!!
I did NOT get a quilt done yesterday. I went to one of my sewing groups and did more stitching (can't wait to finish this project!!!!!!!!). Then in the afternoon, I got the quilt of the day loaded and some quilting done. But I also had some paperwork that had to be done. That got done and crossed off the list.
|Quilt on the machine - yes - it is 111 inches square. I think there are still about 4 or 5 BIG quilts to do, but not all before Christmas.|
Oh yes - I also took some time yesterday afternoon to work on Celtic Solstice and I am paying the price today. I tried to speed cut the pieces - sometimes cutting through 6 layers and that meant having to put lots of pressure on the ruler. My wrist is very sore today. Lesson learned - NEVER cut through that many layers again. Of course it didn't help that I carried something VERY HEAVY from last night's meeting in that same arm and I must have strained a muscle. CRAP!!!!!!
Anyway - on that note - I am out of here today.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!