I haven't been reading much lately. My brain just goes into overload mode, and I really don't want to be distracted. And I have to say that having my thoughts entirely to myself is a good thing. I think a lot, I problem solve and just reflect on who I am and what I'm doing! Something I hope to do a whole lot more next year.
However, this morning, when I was loading a customer quilt, I listened to an audiobook. WOW -- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig finally came in! What a great concept, and honestly - it's all about life. And regrets. Imagine if it were possible to see yourself if you had made this decision over that? That would be mind-blowing, to say the least. So far, I'm enjoying the book, and I have some major quilting to do today, so I should get a good part of it read.
I also have two presentations, so I've got other work to do besides quilting. The good news is that I'm almost caught up in all the writing I have to do! That makes my heart sing! I've got to try and get ahead for this month, so the homework notes aren't delayed. I should be able to make that happen.
I showed you my little Kimberbell pillow yesterday.
|March Bench Buddy from Kimberbell|
Well, this is what it looks like this morning.
|The pillow - disassembled|
I didn't like the corners, so I used my corner trimmer to get rid of the excess after I took it apart. I'm not sure how to add the flange and keep the corners smooth. I also reworked the green and white cording. I didn't like the way it looked. Gosh -- I'm so picky - that's why I don't get a lot done in a day!!! I may just end up binding the darn thing and call it a day.
I did get these half square triangles trimmed while I was chatting with everyone on Monday sewing. I took the pillow apart, and I must have done something else, but not much else got done! All these things TAKE TIME!
|Trimmed half-square triangles|
I started to work on the homework projects for this month, and I can't wait to share all the finished projects, but not until the class sees them first!
Has anyone heard an update about Tula Pink - The Butterfly Quilt? I was hoping to run that as a sew-along next year, and NO news on the pattern! The pattern is almost written according to an update a while back. If not, I have a different quilt in my back pocket, and I'll be announcing that soon.
Here's a couple of photos of the machine embroidery happening in our club. As I mentioned, some of the members haven't touched machine embroidery in ages, others are relatively new, and we've got everyone in between. So some of the projects are simple, and some are complicated. All I care about is that we are embroidering and learning.
Susan made this adorable mask. Wouldn't that be fun for Halloween?
|Susan's bear mask|
|Love Notes by Kimberbell|
|Hello Sunshine by Kimberbell|
|Quilted in the hoop placemats|
|Machine embroidery stitch along|
I worked on all the stuff you saw on QUILTsocial. I've got a lot that I want to embroider this month, and there's no time to waste! What fun to do the machine embroidery and to be able to share our successes and failures with each other. It's a great learning experience! The club is full -- I don't think we can add more people and do justice to those in the club.
Miss Lexi was in fine form yesterday as we walked through the woods. This is her version of chasing squirrels. She doesn't make a fuss or bark, but she does her little wiggle and tries to climb the tree. And it's so funny as she is standing on a log to get higher. Smart girl!!! Sigh....................
|How Lexi chases a squirrel|