Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Musings of a quilter

Well the last two days I have been in a kind of funk. I haven't really wanted to do much of anything. SO I didn't do any quilting last night when i got home from work. I did see something that I want to get for my niece for Christmas.

I recently made a pillow with my niece Monique, who turned 15 yesterday, and she seemed to like making it and seemed interested in sewing in general. So I saw a post on a website of a small Janome sewing machine. It is only 59.99 and will pretty much last her a long time if she takes care of it. So anyways I am thinking of giving her that for Christmas along with some thread and fabric and other sewing items.

My oldest niece who is in college is hard to buy for so I am going to give her a gift card for 60 dollars. My nephew Rodney is going to get a lap quilt as are my nephews Bruce and Robert. My niece Kimberly is going to get a lap quilt as well.

I am in the process of making a quilt for my parents as well.

Thats all for now.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Week of September 22, 2008

Well yesterday, Monday the 22nd, I worked on a few projects. I had a Christmas project from last year that was still trying to tell me to finish it. So I took it off the shelf it was, the very bottom one, and decided to give it a go and to finish it. So last night I took it down and finished it. I think it turned out good, I wouldn't say great, but it turned out good. I think I am going to give that as a present to one of my nephews because it is a Tic Tac Toe game made out of fabric. Pics should be below this post, if not I will add them later.

The second thing I did was I started to do a small Christmas lap quilt for one of my other nephews. I got only the first block done, which is made out of 4 smaller blocks.

Helen hasn't been over lately to quilt but we are staying in touch by phone and email. I do not even know if she still comes on here to our little blog spot. So I guess I am just going to take it over.

This blog spot was originally so we could write down the minutes of our quilting days together. I guess I will just turn it into a a little forum for myself for now until she rejoins me.

Well that is about all for now. I will post more later when I am at work tonight sitting on the desk for 4 hours.

Monday, September 22, 2008

tic tac toe game

christmas tic tac toe game

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Things have been crazy busy

Things have been crazy busy the last couple of months. Donnie(me) started a new job that has him working evenings Tuesday thru Saturdays. So we haven't really been able to meet and do any quilting together in the last couple months. Helen has also been busy so thats why we haven't been able to do any quilting together on Sundays or Mondays when i have off.

Here is a little something I finished today.