Sunday, October 28, 2007

Here is a picture of a combine working in the soybean field across the road from my house. See all the dust it is making? Now see the dust in my house!LOL Also. I got one of my Hometown Christmas tops put together, except for the boarders. It is for my DDIL, and is obviously not all TB fabrics,but includes other playful fabrics to keep grandson entertained. It is 1/2 in out of square which is bugging me, so I will have to fix that with the boarders,sigh. Why can't things just go together the way they are supposed to?! I have one more block to make for the other

HC top, the one that is all TB, for me, then I can put the lattice strips and boarders on it, too. I hope I can get the first one done by Thanksgiving. The second one,mine, can wait for a while. I have a pile of tops wanting to be quilted, but that quilter of mine, a Viking Megaquilter on the Inspira frame, is getting on my last nerve with it's constant thread breakage problems. I sure wish I had gotten a mid-arm instead. Oh well, some day. Now back to putting on boarders and squaring things up instead of playing on the computer! Have a great day. Cathy

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Here is a picture of my sewing room and the fabrics spread out to make the Hometown Christmas quilts. You can barely tell my poor Featherweight is under there!
The above picture is of the three rows I have finished, the two top rows, one for each quilt, and the second row for one of them. I love the little school house block, but don't know what on earth posessed me to use a blue background!! I am already remaking it with a neutral background. A little un-stitching will have to be done!I used it as DDIK, the intended recipient, is a teacher, and I even stamped the school name on it.Now to make the house and tree blocks for the other quilt. Am I confusing you? I'm confusing me!!LOL

Friday, October 5, 2007

I hadn't realized it had been so long since I posted. I've got the top row of each of the two Hometown Christmas quilts I'm making done. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I found a ppp of a schoolhouse on the new software I got for my birthday. My DDIL is a teacher, so I am going to make it to substitute for one of the houses in the original pattern. Should be fun.I also found a pattern for a fireplace. I am going to make it and hang personalized stockings on the mantle. I am having fun with this, but my sewing room is a mess!LOL