Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hideous doll. Will never make another!

This is just soooooooooo bad. I call her Cyclopta.

Okay I may make others but just to get really good at it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My Fabric and Pattern arrived today

What's in a name?

I did a name generator a friend sent me via email about quilting from thequiltingpost site. My name was

Hot Papa On-line Quilt Shop-a-holic.

So true. I am addicted to quilt shops online.

So I made this but need opinions

Is this a good size for a coaster? The flash kinda washes out the colors but the colors are green,brown,white,tan.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Quilt Shows in NC

So I just heard about a website that keeps track of quilt shows in NC.

I want to go to this one:

2009 North Carolina Quilt Symposium
"Raleigh, City of Oaks"

May 28–31, 2009
Peace College
Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So I just spent a little bit of money

I went to the Connecting threads website and bought this:

It looked too cute to pass up.

TV now in quilting/sewing room

I have put a TV into the sewing/quilting room because it was just too quiet in there and I need a little bit of background noise going when I am sewing/quilting. Last night I had the AMC channel on while I was quilting/sewing. They were playing Alexander. It was a decent movie. Not one of my personal favorites but a decent movie.

So now I will have my background noise and sew/quilt until I can't see how to do it anymore, which will hopefully be when I am in my 80' :)

Just finished this as well

Just a small pillow I put together because I didn't like how the block looked to put it into a quilt. So I thought the next best thing was a cute pillow.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Table Topper

Here is a table topper I had started but hadn't finished. So I finished it today.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Some Pictures of the clean room

Cleaned Quilting Room this evening

I spent this evening, about 3 hrs, cleaning the quilting room and reorganizing it. I didn't realize how unorganized I had let it become. Not to mention dusty and linty (is that a word?). So now it looks better and I can move around in there with a little more ease. Also bought a new table to go in there. A smaller black rectangle table to put sewing machine on so that the white oval table can be used for my cutting mat to cut the fabric.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Here is a pic of the quilt I am working on now

A few applique blocks and then some blocks of just square cut fabric and two old hankies(never used) that belonged to a great aunt.

Well another day has dawned

Well it is another day of cool weather here and low humidity. It is awesome. I hate the summer, this is my time of year. I look forward every year to fall and winter.

So I am still trying to work on the quilt that I made the tree block,folk bird blocks and Umbrella girl block for. I ran into a small problem with the middle section and after ripping the seams and trying to sew it again, I still am having a problem with the middle being all bunched up and not laying flat. So I am trying to devise a way to sew a piece on over it so that it will all look flush and pretty. I am then going to take some of my iron on appliques of butterflies and put around the top of the quilt. Doing that, even with stitching them down to the top of the quilt, will mean that the quilt will be just a show piece and will have to be washed gently by hand and air dried.

Plans are also underway for the annual Halloween party at my house. My costume arrived today via Express mail. It is a black and silver showgirl costume complete with glovettes and headdress. Invites will be sent out this weekend. I already know that a few will be coming because they have already jumped the gun and asked about the party and stated they would be there.

I am also going to be going home to see my grandma and my mom tomorrow. Mom is sick with a double ear infection and bronchitis. Her blood pressure was also up a bit but thats due to the infection and bronchitis. Grandma is doing pretty good but the doctor did tell her that he's done all he can for the congestive heart failure. But she is still in good spirits and still full of life.

So anyways when I get home tonight I will post the pics of the quilt. Ciao!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Turning cooler

It is turning cooler. Yay!