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Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday Night Sew In - October

October's FNSI is set for October 15!



Click the image to sign up too!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

camp (long)

Tuesday was an uneventful drive. It took about 8 hours, but that included 3 quilt stores, a Kroger's run, and a couple of gas stations. I realized when I had been on the road an hour that my puppy chow, which I had sitting next to my cooler, was not currently next to my cooler. My cooler was in the backseat while it was still in the kitchen. Oh well, my co-workers will get to feast on it next week.

I stopped at Sneeds Sew & Vac in Charleston, The Stitching House in Buckhannon, and Elkins Sewing Center in Elkins. I found something I liked at each store :-).

About 15 lades (out of the 55 or so attending) came for the Tuesday early arrival. We had a great time sewing and chatting together. I finished the applique and added the borders for Bubba's quilt. It is basted and partially quilted. I should will finish the quilting in time to get it bound and labeled for his 2nd Bday in Dec. Of course, that could mean I'll be doing the night before, but it will be done!!! No pic on this since his real name (not Bubba :-() is appliqued on it.

Wednesday morning we got pies! David made 2 pies for the early arrival crew. Let's just say they did not last long :-). I spent most of the day working on my denim and flannel rag quilt that I am making for Big C (Bubba's 13 yr. old half-brother, for those readers wondering how I suddenly got a 3rd nephew). I just need to seam around the outside edge, clip, and fluff. :-) It is all pieced together. This will be my TV quilt for the next few weeks, lol. Here is Anne helping me show it off at show-and-tell. Sorry the picture's not that great. I'll get another one once it's fluffed and ready to be gifted (by Christmas :-)).


Thursday I worked on a snowman wallhanging. It is an 10 1/2" center surrounded by 36 3.5" courthouse step blocks. Let's just say I did not realize that it would be that small when I signed up for the class. That was 468 pieces of fabric 1" wide. I like how mine turned out. I finally finished it Saturday morning. I cheated a bit and fussy cut snowflakes for the corner blocks rather than appliqueing them on. I also did mine in cottons in stead of wool (applique) and homespun (blocks). I hope to finish it up either before or at my Shipshewana retreat in October.


I like how Cindy did hers in Christmas prints instead of homespuns. She did use the wool for the applique.


I did not touch my table topper, but Susie got hers completely finished except for tacking the binding down to the back. Here she is showing it off:


I also only sewed 3 buttons on my tree wallhanging, but have tons of ideas to make similar designs for other seasons. Here's a couple that ladies finished. Don't they look good?



The big project for the week (which I elected not to do, but may buy the pattern later) was a Carpentar's star quilt. Here's several different tops that were finished. One lady did hers in black and batiks. It was beautiful!






The drive home was very uneventful. I'll post more pics later, but need to get ready for bed now. Night all!

~QB29

Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm Home!

I am home from camp. I had a wonderful time. Now to play catch-up. Stay tuned - I will be posting pics and updates this week :-)

~QB29

Monday, September 20, 2010

31

:=)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

FNSI results


just a little sewing .... I finished the one earlier in the week and did its twin tonight. We need to bring two 12" 1930's/white (or WOW) blocks for the block drawing. Yeah, mine are done!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Night Sew In Plans

first up - errands :-)

1. 12" 1930's block for lotto drawing @ camp
2. finish buttons skirt
3. prep for camp :-)

~QB29

96!

Hours, need I say more?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Quilt Camp Countdown

142 oops, I mean 118 hours, give or take a few minutes, until arrival :-)

Can you tell I'm excited? I've counting in hours!!!!!!

Oh, and BTW, I've got my route mapped, including stops for shopping (quilt stores!!!) and the usual (gas/food). I've got my schedule planned for classes, camp activities, meals (there's a great kitchen staff!), and other sewing. So am I ready? Almost. I still need to make my puppy chow (snack contribution), finish my 12" drawing block, and finish packing!!!!!

~QB29

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)?

A blog friend posted this today and I am borrowing it:
Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below

Did you burst out in pride
For the red white and blue
The heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself to what really matters

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Speak with some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

The greatest is love
The greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day

The lyrics (& song) are written by Alan Jackson

To answer ... I was preparing for a trip of a lifetime. We were to leave on 9/13 for a semester study abroad in Mexico. I remember making a bowl of cereal and sitting down to watch TV. My plans for the day were to run to my mom's school, get a haircut, and then work my last shift before my trip. I was a cashier at Kroger's and did the 5pm to 1am shift. I turned the TV on sometime between 8:49 and 9:03 because the first thing on the TV was coverage of the first tower to be hit. I was watching Live! with Regis and Kelly. At first I thought they were showing a clip from a new movie, as they sometimes did. Then I realized that the clip was too still and too quiet - it lacked the sound effects and movement typical of movies. I began to pay attention to what they were saying and then watched in disbelief as the 2nd plane hit. I finished my cereal with my eyes glued to the TV. I hurriedly got dressed and drove to my mom's school.

That day will be seared in my memory. It is a day I will NEVER FORGET. It is my generation's Day of Infamy.

~QB29

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sept. Friday Night Sew In

is on the calendar ...



for the 17th of the month :-D