Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here's a little close up:
I really haven't done any sewing this week - simply been too busy. Had a job interview on Monday. Thought it went well, they seemed enthusiastic that I had all the qualifications, sent me for the drug screen.... alas, I haven't heard anything...... It was a job doing what I really loved when I used to work full time and this would be part time, so I guess I can still hope for the best.... Anyway, Monday morning my son came up to work on his boat trailer with his dad and brought my youngest granddaughter with him - so she and I spend some nice quality time. Mon. afternoon was my 16 yr old granddaughter and she worked on her dad's quilt for a bit. Tues. was cooking and getting ready for a dinner meeting at my house for the Invitational Track Meet. Wed was our regular Rotary meeting and getting some salmon in the smoker (my son prefers smoked salmon and his wife sent it up my way) Thurs was printing menus and price list for the concession stand at the track meet, cooking up 15 lbs of pinto beans for the concession stand, and then an evening meeting to get the programs put together - that didn't go well - couldn't get the spiral binder thing to work - ended up putting all those spirals on by hand after hole punching (can you say sore fingers?) What we thought would be a couple hours took almost 5 hours.... Home by 11pm, asleep by midnight, up by 5:30am - make a cinnamon roll cake, get things together, get down to the track and set up the concession stand by 8am... At the field until 6pm... Sore legs, back, Please just let me find a hot tub of water.....
In bed by 9pm, up at 5:30 (again) to be in Tucson for the grandson's football game by 9... Home, fall asleep on the sofa... no energy left. A good night's sleep tonight and hopefully I'll be able to find some sort of normal next week......
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I did venture into SAS, a discount fabric store in Tucson, I went in to get some Sunbrella fabric to recover the cushion on my wicker love seat on the back porch. Of course I had to venture over toward the cotton fabric - oh, big mistake..... I walked out with 13 yards of cotton fabric, too. And as for the Sunbrella fabric - OMG, that stuff is like sewing cardboard. I covered that cushion but I don't think I like it, it is so very stiff now. I'll see if it 'breaks in' a bit....
I have a busy week ahead and probably won't get much sewing in. The local Rotary club is sponsoring an invitational track meet this Friday and I will be busy getting all the finishing touches on that. Have meetings to attend for it, a dinner meeting at my house Tues evening.....This week will probably go by too fast, also.... Ah, well, guess it keeps me busy and out of trouble........
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Anyway..... just remember - Mother Nature is never wrong - she puts colors together in perfection. So when you get an opportunity and see some wonderful color, take advantage of it. Snap that picture and put it your sewing room for reference!
Okay, I need to get ready for our ride - hope everyone has great a Sunday as I know I'm going to have.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Kitty from A Left-Handed Quilter was kind enough to give me “Liebster Award”
What an honor…. Thank you so much, Kitty. Truly very much appreciated.
Here’s how it works:
The Liebster is given to blogs that deserve to be recognized, but have less than 200 followers. And, of course, the Award comes with just a few "rules", which are:
1) Post about your win on your blog.
2) Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award.
3) Copy and Paste the award to your blog.
4) Present the award to 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized.
5) Let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
Now the hard part… There are so many great blogs out there in blog land. I read everyone I follow every day, even if I don’t post about it. Okay, so here I go…..
Sewing Junkie – Chris is just so creative. Whenever I read her blog, it makes me think about possibilities.
Quilts n Things done by….. Deb does some amazing quilts and if her header photo doesn’t make you smile (and dream) nothing will
Cowgirl Quilter – Well, living in AZ, the “cowgirl” title got me… but Kristie is another who does amazing quilting. I also love reading about how the house is taking shape (you’ll need to go read for yourself)
Dream Quilter – Linda doesn’t post a lot, but when she does, it’s fun reading. I think you would enjoy some time on Linda’s blog….
In the Desert Quilting – Melanie has such an interesting blog. Her organization is awesome – how she keeps it all in order…….
The above are just a small sampling of those I enjoy reading and follow. Each blog brings a different perspective and it’s own personality and creativity. I hope you will enjoy reading these blogs as much as I do.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I haven't got any real creative plans today. I'm still trying to get the timing on the quilter 'just right' (if there is such a thing). I thought I had it yesterday and I may have, but the stitch regulator isn't playing nice (nothing unusual with a TL) so I will have to take the encoders apart and clean them up and maybe replace the "O" rings I did notice some small cracks in a couple). I really, really need to get some quilts quilted. I have 2 that need to get finished and sent off..... So, guess I'd better get off the computer and think about getting some creative juices flowing.....
Monday, April 9, 2012
My granddaughter will be here today and we will work on a quilt for her dad. She's chosen her fabric, block design and the embroidery designs she wants to use. I still need to get the quilter more finely timed and once it's ready and her quilt top is ready, it will go on the frame and she will quilt it as well - she's a natural with the long arm! She has informed me that "Grandma, you can do the binding." She tried binding once and declared it simply 'wasn't her thing'..... so for now, grandma will do her binding for her and eventually she'll figure it out.