Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sewing Room

I told you next time I posted it would be sewing related. My awesome fiance hung my design boards and threadf racks this weekend. Now my space is finally how I want it ! Only thing I want to change is make covers for futon and a curtain for window. Then it will be done. I feel so professional now that I have my thread hung and everything together.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Non sewing rant

I know when I started this blog I wanted it to be primarily for sewing, However, I need to vent and have no where else to do it. It is 4:15 am and I have not been able to sleep AT ALL tonight. NOT 20 minutes ! I have paced the house, laid down, and sat on the couch. I am in bad spasms because my medication is 1 month overdue. To boot my tooth is really starting to bother me. I am looking online to find a dentist that accepts my insurance. I have very limited dental insurance so I will need to foot most of the bill. Ughhhh I need sleep this stinks! Sorry for the rant....

Next time I blog I'll have some sewing progress to share. I have a couple of things in the works.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring/ Summer Table Runner

I had a busy weekend in my sewing room. Saturday I washed and cut fabric for mom's table runner. Yesterday I spent some time reviewing different information pertaining to my embroidery unit. Then today, I got up early to wake Josh for work and came right in my sewing room. I set the embroidery unit up and stitched a bright butterfly on my center block. Then, I sewed up the remainder of the runner. I was still feeling pretty cruddy so I rested in between. Sew a seam , sit a few, sew another, sit .....This resulted in a pieced table runner. Next, I need to figure out how to put a label on while allowing for extra fabric prior to quilting it. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Curtain of Chaos Top

My curtain of chaos quilt is finally put together. I just need to add borders.I am thinking purple inner border maybe 2 " and then a 3 " blue outer border with dark brown binding and a blenders backing. Decisions Decisions ....

Monday, May 11, 2009


I wanted to update my blog since I have not been around a lot lately. I am slowly feeling better. It is a long process it seems with a couple of set backs so far. I have been sleeping past 8:30 in the morning so I have been missing my morning quilt chat and I miss the ladies. I think my sleep is more important though so I can heal faster. I hope in the next few days I can get back to my morning chat.

I have been working on my chaos blocks. They are turning out an odd size instead of 15 X 15 they are coming out 12 X14 or so. I don't know how so don't ask. This is the first time I tried altering a pattern so maybe that is why. Anyway I will trim the blocks to 12" and then before borders the top will measure 36 across by 48 down. When it is finished it will be a nice lap quilt.

In addition to healing and sewing I have been applying for teaching jobs. Between last week and today I have applied for 30 jobs in both KY and OH. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I know I have the potential and desire to be an awesome teacher if someone would just give me a shot.

Thats all for now..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Holy Fat Quarters Batman !

Since my surgery I have been receiving fat quarter huggs from my quilt chatroom friends. Word got out that I intended to make a scrappy pink, purple, turquoise quilt and that was how it started. My friend Karen took the idea and ran with it. Receiving squishies made my day. I decided to take pictures of all the fabric.

Pink fabric



In addition to all the fabric I received many cards and notes. I put all of these cards on my bulletin board in my sewing room. Here they are

Thank you girls ! Love you all

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Curtain of Chaos Quilt

I finally got started on my FQ quilt. I decided to name in curtain of chaos. I am hoping by the time it is complete the chaos will be gone as well. The last month has been pure chaos with surgery, not feeling well ,visitors, and just plain ole life stuff not to mention trying to get well enough to start working again. Hence the name of this quilt !

Yesterday and today I barely managed to sew together 3 blocks for my quilt. It is taking to much out of me right now. However, here are the 3 blocks I got done. The final quilt will be 3 blocks by 4 blocks.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Chaos ceased

Wel I put mom on a plane back to NY on Saturday. Life is somewhat back to normal. I still cant do much without getting winded. I guess I should still be resting. I will try to do more of that. Today I slept until 11 Am. I never do that I guress my body needed it !

Sewing wise...

I have 3 projects I need to get a move on. Mom loved my tabled runner so I told her I would make her one and bring it to her when I go to NY in July. This is the pattern for the runner and then I embroider on it. http://quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm

I also have my Fat Quarter Breeze quilt top cut out. It takes 16 Fq's to make and is a patttern made by Butch Meyers. It is in Fons and Porters Easy Quilts April issue. Anyway I used brights and fun patterns instead of batiks. I cut it out prior to surgery and am hoping to get started on stitching it up this week. Since everything is cut it should only take a week or so to piece the top.

Finally, Josh's boss' wife is having a baby girl. She is due in 5 weeks and I just found out. I am going to try to make a baby quilt up for her. I figure even if it gets there after the baby is born it will be ok. Now I just need to find a simple to cut fast to go together quilt pattern.

That is it for now....