Sunday, August 30, 2020
Sunday, August 16, 2020
The other half of a leaf was added this week. I was a little distracted during bowling. I can see my work is not 100 percent symetrical. Oh well. Nobody is going to notice but me when it's hanging in the big frame in my quilt room. ...someday...
I am going to go back and fill in the X that is missing on the handle. I stitched this at the bowling alley. The lighting there isn't that great.
I'm linking up today at Kathy's Quilts.
I do have to admit I remember being annoyed while stitching. You see, my son and I arrived at bowling about five minutes before bowling began. I sat down under the light directly behind the lane where our son was bowling. This LADY brought her three bowling kids, some extra kids, and a grandparent to watch them bowl. She had the little 3ish-year old come stand RIGHT NEXT TO ME -- so much for social distancing, huh? There wasn't even a chair there. Then she sat in the chair that was about five feet from me. There were plenty of other tables and chairs to sit. Every time I pulled my needle I would almost hit the 3-year-old in the head... Nice, huh? You know my thread is about 24" long. It doesn't seem like six feet to me. The lady was too busy visiting with the grandparent person to watch the extra kids she brought. Interesting that when I finally moved over so that I could sew she moved over a smidge so that the 3ish-year-old could pull up a chair. I have a feeling when I look at this piece on the wall that I would remember it. I didn't cause a scene. I gave up my spot under the the light in good grace. I have been given grace in my life. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Have you seen the quilt that Nancy made at Grace and Peace Quilting? She made it as a charity quilt for Jack's Basket (a charity near and dear to my heart.) She used pink, purple, and neutral scraps. I hate to be a copy cat, but I'm going to have to remember this when the PURPLE and PINK months come around for the 2021 RSC.
Who's looking forward to 2021? Raise your hand.
I'm trying to be positive. I'm not a drinking person so please don't be offended by the drinking reference. I'm just hoping that 2021 doesn't tell 2020 to "Hold my beer..."
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
I have loaded a friend's quilt onto the frame. Each block has someone in her family's name and birthday on it.
It's VERY stretchy. The sparkly red and green fabrics have a serious stretch to them. The white squares used on the corner of each square is a repurposed sheet. It DO NOT stretch. The back is only two inches bigger than the quilt all the way around. I'm very nervous how this quilt will end. I'm not sure if I should tear it all off the frame and re-load it with a different fabric used to add length to the bottom or not. I know this quilt is quite sentimental to my friend. I know it will end up on display at her house. Here I go... proceeding slowly with caution... I'm pretty sure the other lady that longarms for her turned this challenge down.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
I haven't been posting a weekly camera roll lately. Know that I am still taking a picture a day for 2020. What a year it has been. But remember, along with the bad things that there's still a lot of fun stuff happening around us in the world.
Blondie and two of her chicks saying good morning as I let them out for the day.Cooper and Little Stripe also waiting to see the chicks. They haven't messed with them yet. Whew.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
I got just a few more stitches into my Linen & Threads SAL this week--just a few...