Friday, 12 March 2010

Another week . . .

GONE!!!!

Just like that . . . you blink and POOF! it’s all gone.

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Not too many things have happened  in the past week.  I don’t think I even turned on my sewing machine once – that hurts me terribly.  I have to keep walking past it to get to the computer and I would love to detour over and work on one of my PhD’s or heaven forbid! – something new.

I have one pattern written for using these tiny little squares.  I asked a good friend to give it a proofread to make sure that it made sense and I now understand that she is part way through MAKING the darn thing!  Can’t wait to see what hers looks like.  This particular pattern is going to be used for a class I’m currently scheduled to be teaching at the end of April, so I can’t show it just yet – but I’m thinking that I may post it as a little tutorial on here sometime around the beginning of May.  Could be fun!

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  So far I’ve only used one little packet out of the Sampler Box, but I couldn’t resist taking another one apart and playing with the little squares.  I have another plan for one of these packages, but I need to stick to writing patterns right now – not creating new ones - sure is fun to play with the squares though!

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This partly put together appliquéd block is sitting next to my sewing machine and I would LOVE to get back to finishing it.  Unfortunately, we’re off on another road trip to visit family and these things will just have to wait.  I will at least be able to take my pattern files with me and put them into draft format during the six hours travelling we will be doing – I don’t think the battery on my old laptop would stay alive that long to let me get them into the system, but more concise notes would be progress!

My red and cream quilt has been sent off to a machine quilter and this super lady and I spent an hour on the phone the other night discussing what designs could be used where . . . I’m so nervous to see how it’s going to turn out!  I’m not used to sending my quilts off to be quilted, but this one needs done and needs done better than I would be able to do it on my Pfaff.  Once it gets back to me it will quickly get the binding put on and then shipped off again – this quilt will have a few miles on it before it returns back home to me!

Did you notice the new background?  What do you think – is it too much?  Distracting?  Just right?  I’ve been so long with a plain white background that having something pop up there now seems weird to me – what’s your reaction?  I’d love to hear from you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

5 comments:

paulette said...

I LOVE the background!! Can't wait to see how it progresses...
Paulette

Jennifer said...

I like your new background, it is pretty and spring-like.
Sending a quilt away to be quilted is like sending a child away from home.....you know they will eventually return, and you hope you will still love them when they do!

Joanne said...

I love the background. That "beach house" fabric is one of my favorite lines of fabric and it looks fantastic on your project!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love the new background Marlene!

Lei B. said...

I agree with everyone else. Your background looks great. I just love flowers.

Lei