Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Great Granny Quilt Finish

Hello There! I am feeling a bit of the Fall chill the last couple of days. It's a wonderful change from the heat wave we had recently. This is the end of the month and my goal for ALYOF was to complete and bind this great-granny quilt.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Memory Lane Quilt Finish

I am so happy to finally finish the Memory Lane quilt. I have been practicing various free-motion quilting designs and settled on this particular one. Some call it clamshell, teardrop or a paisley pattern. I bought some variegated thread to use for the quilting. As I started to quilt and changing out 3 bobbins, I looked at how far I've gotten with the quilting and it wasn't very far. I started to think that I bit off more than I could chew, but I wasn't going to rip it out and start over so I pushed along.

WARNING!!! Lots and lots of photos to follow.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ALYOF Mid Month Update Pink and Gray Great Granny Quilt

Hello There! Things have been quite busy here for me.  I have been working on a dvd slideshow for a dear friend of mine. I was starting to think I wasn't going to be able to get it done by tomorrow, but somehow I managed to remember some things I needed to do before it will play in my dvd player. It's been quite a learning experience since I had forgotten all that I've learned a few years ago when it comes to making movies and slideshows. It's really gotten me to thinking about working on organizing all of our family photos that we have laying around. That is going to be my next huge project in between some sewing of course. Gotta get that creative therapy in there somehow.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Hello Monday!!!

Hello There and Happy Monday!!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I went to watch Planes and Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters. I fell asleep through most of Planes, not because it wasn't good. I was just really tired from running around and lack of sleep. Percy Jackson was great, but if you ready the book as I have, it's been altered quite a bit from the book. Still a good movie. 
Since we've been having a heat wave and I've been trying to get my Memory Lane quilt finished it was quite a challenge. If I was able to get up really early in the morning then I would sit down and quilt for a few minutes before the heat gets to me. Sometimes I would stay up late to get some more quilting done. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What's Up Wed.

I was doing a photo shoot for some crafty items and this little one came out and just laid nearby watching me. We think this kitten is a female. They've grown quite a bit since I started feeding the mama cat. Let's just say this family of cats shall remain nameless because I can't handle having more pets. It's very hard when we lose them to illness or old age. The last one that passed away was really tough on me so no more new kitties as pets. I enjoy watching these kitties play in our backyard but that's it. We make sure they always have food, but when the food is all gone, they would all sit right next to our side door and wait. We know they want food whenever that happens. Rarely happens, but once in a while rushing out the door early in the morning, somebody forgets to put food out.

Well, after I finished my photo shoot, I pointed my camera at this little one and that was it. She started posing for me. Look at that face. So cute! 

 Then she turned sideways.

 Looking at me again.

 She started stretching and moved into this curved position.

 Now I think she might be saying, aren't you done yet? 

It's been really hot here. There's been no machine quilting or sewing of any kind going on. Hopefully it will cool down soon. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

ALYOF September's Goal

Hi There! Hope your Labor Day weekend was a fun one. We did some fun things but it was so hot. I sure hope this weather cools down soon. I haven't been able to quilt my Memory Lane quilt as much as I would have liked due to the heat. I was able to do about 20-30 minutes at a time and that's pretty much it.