Saturday, January 31, 2009

HELP! HQ-16 Info Needed

Hey everyone, I'm looking to possibly get a Handi Quilter 16 Quilting machine. I'm wanting to know if it is possible to quilt a 12 inch block on the frame with a continuous design with out rolling up the fabric. Does this make sense? Also, any yeas or nays would be appreciated :)
This is my other Exploring Fabric Choices quilt, one of Annie Smiths designs. IfI can ever get up enough nerve to teach, I could let them hang this one as an example. My first one traveled too much and is too dear to my heart to let it be out of my sight :)

Get to go on a Super bowl sale at our LQS tomorrow! Soooo excited :) I did receive 60.00 in gift certificates to this shop from my clients for Christmas and I 'm makin' a list!
Just returned home from helping drive the confirmation kids up to T.C. to see a movie. We were going to see Inkheart but had to see Mall Cop instead. I really did not want to see this movie as I thought it looked pretty dumb but it was actually GREAT!! I would recommend it :) Happy Quilting :) Off and running!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Getting a Head of Myself

Well, haven't we all had those moments where we just do something that's, like, where was my BRAIN!!!!! Well, I'm making a heart theme quilt, my own design no less, and I tried the 505 spray baste. Well, let me tell you that it worked great!!! Had the quilt marked ready to quilt and everything :) Life is good, RIGHT! WRONG! Luckily before I started quilting it I realized the I had not done the button hole machine applique :( So glad I hadn't pinned basted it :) I just peeled it off and now it's ready to go... major time set back, though. Off and running - to bed :) Good night!

Monday, January 19, 2009

60th Post!!!!!

Can you believe it! My 60th post! pretty good for me, huh. Well I have to tell you about my trip I took yesterday. It was to Chicago to see the musical Wicked!!!!! It was AWSOME!!!! If you haven't seen it and get a chance too, GO :) So here we go! This was a field trip with the High School Drama Club. We had twenty-five kids, eight adults,on a school bus, in white out conditions, left at 6:30 a.m. Sunday and returned Sunday night, actually 1:15a.m. Monday morning with slim to know heat on the bus!!!!!! Frozen toes, baby!!!!!! Had a blast but not to eager to go any time soon!!! :)
This is a picture of an afghan I made my mom a long time ago. It was done really simply, in strips.
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Bummer, just noticed my Hasbro kitty cats eye is swollen :( I must call the vet. Off and running :) Have a great day!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tee-Shirt Quilt Done

Hello to everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all your quilty dreams came true :) Also, Happy New Year!!! My resolutions are: to finish a WIP (or UFO) a month. I know there is a contest for this but there is like 120 people in it and that just boggles my mind! I hope they all do well :) My next resolution is to blog more but, sad to say, don't hold your breath. I have thought about putting this on here since before New Years and I haven't even been able to blog!!! Did try once though and blogger was being a poo, so that turned me of :( Of course we have to have the weight loss one too :( The only thing about the holidays - all the food temptaions!!!! My will power was just absolutly gone. Oh well, I know, quit whinning and do something about it!!!
Anyway, here is a couple of pictures of the Tee-Shirt quilt I did for a lady, she just loved it! It will be a while before I take on more commission work as I forced myself to do a list if UFOs and I have close to 30!!!!!!! So, I must confess, instead of blogging, I have been quilting. So, when I give the lady the quilt she says, "I have all my husband rock concert shirts too, if you want to do another one." YIKES!!!!! She did say it didn't have to be right away.

A little non quilty stuff. I celebrated with my parents at their house over New Years and They live in South East Michigan. NOw, mind you , I grew up there and lived there for 25 years! Well, while we where down there, my family and I went to the Edsel Ford Mansion in Grosse Point. I'm still in awe!!!!! If you are ever in the area I highly recommend this to you all!!! The history about them is very interesting. I was impressed as this was back in the 1920's when this mansion was built. Sixty rooms by the way. A gate keepers house with the garage the had its own turn table so that about twenty cars could be stored in there and a play house the is 3/4 scale to a real house that is fully operational. Furnace with thermostat, fire place refrigerator and a stove!!! I felt like a giant in there! It was a very strange feeling. I'm soooo glad we went. We plan to go again in the spring/ summer. As I here the gardens on the grounds are breath taking :)
The kids had friends spend the night and as I do not have a butler and a maid or the live in nanny :( I'm off and running to start breakfast and get them moving!!! Have a great day!!!