Friday, February 29, 2008

road trip

I haven't gotten any sewing done in the last couple of days, I went to visit my daughter! We had a wonderful time, I went to one of my favorite quilt shops and she found a new knitting shop. I really planned on being good but bought 3 new patterns and signed up for a wool bom. It was beautiful! Kind of a Baltimore album quilt. I have a pattern addiction!

Jaime got lots of compliments on the purse she made me for Christmas, I love it and am impressed by her knitting abilities. I don't have enough coordination to knit. She also showed me the Raverly site for knitters, we really need a similar site for quilter.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rainy day

Don't you just love rainy days when you can stay home and sew all day? I made two pairs of flannel pajama pants this morning and spent the afternoon machine quilting Slice of Summer. I had started quilting with tan thread and didn't like the way it looked so I switched to invisible thread and it looks so much better. I'll spend the evening removing the quilting I had done with tan thread, something to do while listening to American Idol. We are hooked on Idol and I think this year will be more exciting than last year.

The weatherman's predicting snow tonight! Yea! I hope we finally get some measurable snow, just one good snow before spring. I have tulips and daffodils coming up so spring can't be too far off.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

trying something new!

Well, I've thought about starting a blog for a while so I decided just to jump in and do it. Hopefully I'll learn as I go along and be able to post pictures. That will inspire me to get quilting! Everyone in my local quilt guild teases me about not finishing projects, hence my blog name. There are sooooo many quilts I want to make and not enough time. And I do love starting new projects! My New Year's resolution was to finish one ufo each month and so far I am doing well. January's project was to finish quilting my New York Beauty that I started a few years ago, it was in For The Love of Quilting and I used a fabric kit from Pat Sloan.

My project for Febuary was binding my sunflower basket wallhanging. Done!! It is from the book Crossroads by Ginger Cookie Company.

I've already started on March's project! It's quilting my Slice of Summer, a Pat Sloan design. I'm also working on a foundation pieced quilt called On Eagle's Wings by laundry Basket Quilts.