Saturday, February 12, 2011
We will be having a log cabin block design as our Christmas July quilt Show and Tell. At our Christmas party in December we have a block or fabric exchange, then we let the members do something with it and exchange it in July.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Alterations are a fun thing to do. Probably if you want to make money sewing, alterations might be a good way to do that. Everyone falls in love with a dress or whatever and they want it to fit perfectly.
This shirt is very forgiving. Denim is pretty forgiving and can be eased in easily. I just love that phrase, "easing in". It's a metaphor for life, I suppose...smile.
Altering a shirt you get to use the sleeve table on your machine.
I also made a little progress on the owl quilt.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Anyway, the point is, most times it really does take someone to "introduce" someone to quilting. Whether it's mother to daughter, friend to friend, I've found that situation to be pretty common.
Moving to Louisville, Kentucky in 1996, I tried out a couple of guilds and decided they weren't for me. Meagan and I had started a guild in Houston, called the Killer Bee, it's still going strong. So in June of 2000, I went to our Women's Ministry leader at our church and asked if we could have a quilt guild there. She said yes, and the Northeast Quilting Friends began. It was called Quilting Friends at first, but, turned out 3 guilds liked that same name, so we changed it.
This year we are making a new shirt. You know most people design T-shirts and let someone else make it, but, we like a challenge so...
This is our old shirt that I jazzed up with a bit of batik trim. The pocket became the name tag. On the back is a detachable mini quilt for our guild name and logo.
Now we are going to be making a new shirt. I found this denim work shirt at the Dollar General. First I removed the pocket to design a new name tag. Next I cut off the bottom edge because it was way too long. Then I removed the sleeves and will probably cut them to 3/4 length as I like that length.
Once I get the basic shirt the way I like it, I'll work out the design for the back mini quilt which can be buttoned on.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Sayeth the Liverpudlians!!!
Yes, the dreaded move by the sainted Spaniard turned out to be a dud for the 50 million plus for the sale.
The King has conquered and the Reds are on their way to be on top once again.
I'm a bit sad for my favorite player in the world, or was my favorite, the ultimate insult was to be the first player removed from the game. Ouch!!
Now, I think after this game my new favorite is LUCAS!! What a dynamic player on the pitch. Gerrard spent his time looking a bit swollen in the face, to me and doing his usual huffing and puffing and not affecting much.
But, they grow the footballers well in Brazil, where LUCAS is from. Not all that big in stature, but, it's his timing and tenacity that means so much more.
Besides LUCAS from Brazil, it was MEIRLES from Portugal, who scored the only goal.
Good old Dirk Kuyt was everywhere fighting and fussing and causing problems for Chelsea.
I spent 90 plus minutes yelling and screaming and jumping up and down. I'm worn out, but, it was sooooo worth it!!!
Great Games (they have won the last several-with clean sheets on all for Reine, another sainted Spaniard) Guys!
The King Kenny is on the throne and back in his place to bring the trophies home.