Monday, March 31, 2014

Lots of pots on the fire.

Life has kept me pretty busy the last two weeks. My kiddo was on Spring Break last week. I try to have at least one adventure with him while he is on Spring Break. This year we went to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art here in Kansas City MO.  It is a free huge museum with lots of art. My kiddo did find the only painting of cows!

My brother & sister in law just had their baby girl on Thursday. Auntie Vic (me) needs to get the binding on her quilt & get it out to her. She arrived 2 weeks early. I thought that I had plenty of time. Hopefully I'll be able to get the binding on it today so that I can ship it off tomorrow. 

My guilds 20th anniversary party is coming up rapidly & I am wanting to be ready & not frantically trying to get it all done the last week. Remember I thought that I wanted to make these fabric flowers?

Well I changed my mind when I realized how long they take to make so my brilliant husband came up with the idea to use fabric measuring tape for the napkin ring & silk flowers to go on top

I think his idea was brilliant & the silk flowers were 50% off, bonus!!! I've got 26 made & more will be made this week. 

I hope y'all are having a great day. I have lots to be thankful for. More later on


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Finally some time to sew!!!!!

Well I got some time to sew this week!!!! I was able to finish my mystery quilt. I didn't do the borders like the pattern called for but I really like how it turned out. I was unable to take pictures outside. It's been too windy here. 
 I think that it would look really cool if the border fabric was glo in the dark! 

I also got to go & give a lecture/trunk show to the Northland Quilters Guild on Thursday. I have lived in the KC area for over 25 years but i got quite the tour on Thursday. My kiddo ( he started his spring break on Thursday) came with me. He's been wanting to go with me for a while. We left in plenty of time to get there by 9ish. That way we could have plenty of time to get set up. Well I trusted my Onstar navigation & it took me 45 minutes in the wrong direction. The meeting was set to start at 10. I showed up 10 minutes after 10. They were so nice & understanding & they let me go on after their meeting & snacks. I was very greatfull for all of the help from my Mom & kiddo. They helped me set up, hold quilts & pack everything back up in the car. I learned that I should never completely trust technology. I should trust my instincts. I should also get at least 2 different cell phone numbers for guild contacts. I couldn't call anyone & let them know what was going on. They did call me & I did let them know. All in all it was a good learning experience.  

I finished my niece/nephews quilt. It was fun to see how this quilt came together. I started out by just doing some KU Jayhawk embroidery & I kind of went from there. I really like how it turned out. I was able to use fabric that I had on hand for all of the quilt top & backing. I also used some of my leftover batting. I just pieced two pieces together to get the size I needed. 

I went to a quilters sale on Saturday. A fellow quilter had passed away in January & her mom was selling all of her quilting supplies, books & rulers. I did not come home empty handed. Actually my hands were quite full. Some fellow quilters were giving me a hard time because I was buying yardage. I couldn't pass up the good deal. Since I can't pass up a good deal I came home with 19 books. Jeesh, that's like a brand new quilters library. 

I'd better get going. There's lots to do today both farm stuff & quilting stuff. I'm hoping that I'll get the farm stuff done so that I can get to the fun quilts stuff. I hope that y'all are having a good day. Check out to see what others are up to. Talk to you more later on,


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Busy, busy, busy

I've just been very busy the last week and a half. Life has been getting in the way of quilting. I made up for it today. Today I sewed from 10 am to 10pm. My friends Theresa (my long arm quilter) & Sharon had their annual Lock-in today. There were 60 quilters sewing & having a great time. This year I really stepped out of my box & used lime green for the predominat color in the quilt. The quilt does have yardage & scraps in it. I just find it difficult to compleltely use scraps in a mystery quilt. All of the black & white fabrics are scraps from my stash. The other fabric is yardage that I bought from my friend Maria over at  I was really motivated to see how far I could get. Friend Pam T & I were the last quilters to leave. I was making the square queen. I got all of the rows & all of the sashings done. I really wanted to see what it was going to look like. I'm not sure yet if I like it or not. It all depends on what I decide to do with the borders. Luckily for me that does not have to be decided tonight. I had a great day. It was fun getting to know new quilting friends Morgan & Colleen. I hope y'all had a great day, I did & I'm beat. I'm headed off to bed. More later on,