Kate posted a Meme on her blog… I decided to give it a go!
Five things Found in your Bag/Purse:
- tons of receipts
- Halls Plus honey lemon
- lots of change floating around
- red checkbook and red wallet (hey, it’s a red purse!)
- snack-size bag of vitamins
Five Favourite Things in Your Room:
- lazy grey cat named Stormie (she’s in whatever room I happen to be in)
- many quilts (completed or in progress)
- wooden rabbit
- quilt magazines
Five Things You Have Always Wanted to Do:
- Visit Montana
- Visit England
- Own a horse
- Live on property with endless, well-maintained (not by me gardens)
- Write a novel
Five things you are currently into:
Only one more day to turn in your favorite quilt!
What is YOUR favorite quilt (of the quilts that YOU have made)? Let’s gather a list of favorites! Please do one of the following so you can be included.
A) Post a comment with the following information: Your first and last name, state or country, name of your favorite quilt and why it’s your favorite, and a link to where a photo of it can be located on the Internet.
B) Send me an email with: Your first and last name, state or country, name of your favorite quilt and why it’s your favorite, and an attached photo of your favorite quilt.
Please make sure your information reaches me by April 30, 2008. I will then post a special “My Favorite Quilt” blog (or 2,3,4, etc.) and share this information.
It was such a nice weekend outside here in mid-Michigan! The sun was shining, the birds were not only singing but flocking to my bird feeders! I spent some time in the yard dividing and replanting some day lilies, raked around the goldfish pond, and other assorted odd yard jobs. I’m a little stiff and sore today, but that comes with spring I guess.
I did some more work on Samantha’s christening gown… the sleeves are now done. They were very difficult, but now DONE. Next I need to assemble the front, back and sleeves into one unit and do the neckline. I’m a little scared.
The little block above is from my Dear Sammy Jane quilt, called C1-Trooper Green’s Badge. Cute, easy little block. I also tried doing the bottom left corner of the quilt, but that gave me fits and I stopped. I was paper piecing it, and I think I need to try again with hand piecing. Another day, I think.
I also think I am going to design a few of my own blocks to use in the quilt as well.
Do you ever get those days when it seems no matter what you sew, it just doesn’t work out? I was working on the BOW (Block of the Week) last night, and it was driving me nuts! I wanted to do it in a stripe fabric, but in paper piecing, my brain had a hard time deciding how to make the stripes all go the same direction. I got half of the block pieced, and when I put it together, it looked awful. It’s in my trash bucket, and I will be hand piecing the block tonight and fussy cutting it. Geesh! AND, the night before last I worked on sewing the other sleeve for Sammy’s christening gown. The lace looked beautiful… then I discovered I sewed the top row of INSET lace in the wrong place!!! Fortunately, I hadn’t cut out behind the lace when I discovered it, so I took that row of lace off. It left little holes from the sewing needle where the lace was. I think a row of mini pink ribbon will go nicely there, and on the other sleeve to match.
I think we all get those kinds of days. For me, I can only take the frustration so long. Quilting is supposed to be fun, so when that happens, I just stop what I’m doing and go do something else that is NON sewing. I figure, if God wanted me sewing right then, it would work out right. Not meant to be, so MOVE ON!
Hope you have a great sewing day, and that everything works out as planned… His plan!
And YOU are one of them!
A lot of quilters (and non quilters alike) visit quilters’ and crafters’ blogs… some leave comments, some don’t. Some send you email, some don’t. Each morning when I turn on my computer I notice that the number of people visiting my blog has grown, and it always makes me wonder…
Who are you? Where do you live? Are you a first-time quilter? An experienced quilter? A quilter wanna be? What do you like to do in your spare time? Do you have a job? Do you own a quilt shop? Are you a young mom or a proud Grammy like me? Our blogs share important parts of our lives with our blogging friends. Please add a quick comment and introduce yourself, dear friend!
I don’t think I shared this little quilt before. I made it many years ago, and my youngest son used to cuddle under it to watch television. It was machine pieced and hand quilted. University of Michigan colors, my alma mater.
Thanks for stopping by!