Christmas is coming!

Our internet went out yesterday and it will be at least 2 days before it’s fixed due to the weekend so hopefully I won’t have too many misspellings… I’m on my phone. That means the obvious probably won’t line up. It’s been a pretty exciting week! I wanted to have a minimum amount of sales…

Finishing up 4 quilt tops

I must’ve temporarily lost my mind when I signed up for this.  I have 3 tops finished with a 4th one almost ready and then my plan is to quilt them one right after the other…and then bind 2 of them and have facing on the other 2.  Oh and have all of that done…

You know you’re in Texas when…

I was gone somewhere every night this past week so I’ve been playing catchup today on sewing the quilt top that I’m working on. The friend that I’m making this for had asked if I could put a few things in the white diamonds – I think she eventually ended up with about 10 things…

Acres of diamonds

I remember in business school years ago one of the phrases we were taught about was called “acres of diamonds”.  The phrase was created by Russell Conwell in the 1800’s and it meaning was each person can find their own “acres of diamonds” in their own back yard.  Close to where they live, work, have…

Geometric Quilt

I should have big news the next time I have an update. Okay, I can’t wait. I’m starting a new venture.  I’ll be selling digitized quilting designs for computerized long armers.  Once I get about 1500 designs uploaded then I’ll also be adding in laser cut quilt kits. No time frame on that second part…

cork!

Turns out…I like cork!  I like the feel of it, I like how easy it is to cut, I like how easy it is to sew.  I’m not crazy about the price of it but that’s a good thing because otherwise I’m afraid I might go into overload on making things from it at the…

Blazing Star – finally quilted

Whew!  I am finally starting to catch up with everything that’s fallen by the wayside for the past 18 months. I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I decided to go back to my alma mater for another degree. Silly me – I thought as a mature adult, I’d get the work done…

Cleanliness is next to happiness

Hi everyone!  I’m finishing up my final semester and I’m ending on a really busy note.  Each of my classes has a paper due typically each week.  These can range from 4 to 20 pages each for 3 separate classes and then there are discussion boards and responses which account for another 2 + pages…

applique progress

I bought a jacket pattern a couple of weeks ago from Indygo Junction.  You can find the pattern here. I had heard about rayon batik and thought that sounded like the perfect fabric weight for a summer jacket. Since I was at our LQS for the monthly machine quilting bee, I took the pattern with…

wrapping fabric

I finally decided my fabric had the best of me. I don’t have to have things completely spotless, but clutter drives me a little nuts. I’ve seen several people suggest that they wrap their fabric on comic book boards so I bought a pack of 100 and thought that would take care of the problem….

table runner

Whew!  The ink is drying on my last paper for the semester. The last couple of weeks have been pretty intense but I had a surprise this evening as I was submitting my assignment. The summer session doesn’t start for another 2 weeks!  I thought I only had a one week break. I decided to…

learning embroidery

I really don’t know anything about machine embroidery.  So far all I’ve done is just stitch a name on some fabric here or there which is just an introduction into the concept. I joined an embroidery group online to see what possibilities are out there, and in the process I found an embroidery mystery quilt….