Wednesday, August 14, 2013
This trip we went to Tipsy Star Quilts and Kitsch Fabrics.
Tipsy had Moda for $4 a yard so of course, I had to have some!
Since I have learned how to make Pieced Hexies with Mickey, I want to buy fat quarters at different places we travel and then make them into pieced hexies. Fun stuff!
Check it out!
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I won fabric from Troy as my door prize. Everyone won something. Since I never win anything, I was surprised to win during the 3rd set of giveaways. The very last person to win got a quilt kit from Sew Original. It is the only time that I have seen the last person win a great prize!
Saturday, August 10, 2013
We try to go as much as possible but it is a 5 hour drive with stops. It's about 4 hours if you drive straight through. I have to have entertainment and have read magazines or my kindle, worked on the computer, made jewelry to name a few things. I have recently discovered a NEW thing that I can do -- cut out quilt parts! I took a bunch of scraps and cut 5" charm squares, 2 1/2" strips and 5"x10" bricks. Got rid of a stash and now I have "quilt parts."
I have a padded lapdesk with a 12" scrapbooking storage tote that I put in my lap. I put my rotating mat on top of that and can cut out LOTS of stuff in the 10 hour round trip! Now I am NOT bored and I feel like I am accomplishing something. Now if I could only figure out how to sew on that Bernina while I am riding..........
Friday, August 9, 2013
I like to listen to what everyone says --
- No steam
- Wash and press fabric BEFORE cutting
- Wait until the quilt is made and then wash it
- Use a cheap iron
- Buy an expensive iron
- Use a steam iron
- Use an iron without holes
- Press from the front
- Set the seam before opening the seam
- Press the seam open
- Press the seam to one side
- Use NO starch
- Use LOTS of starch
- Best Press is the only thing to use.
- Make your own starch from vodka
- Make your own starch from liquid starch
- Make your own starch from cornstarch
- Buy the canned starch
- Use the non-aerosol starch
- Magic sizing is better than starch
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I have never done hexies and this may be a BAD thing. I may make these all of the time. Guess it's a good thing. It is hand work that I can do when I am out and about.
I have everything packed. My fabric is cut out. The rulers are in the case. Tested out the new Panasonic iron. (and NO -- I did not pay that price for it!)
My fabrics are blues, teals, greens, browns, golds and creams. I am making the hexies from the flowered piece.
More on the Celebration later!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
This is my sewing buddy:
She is Lambchop and is a toy poodle. She weighs about 5 pounds and is 12 years old. She is also SPOILED rotten. Poodles have the BEST personalities and is a lot of comfort to have around. She always loves me - no matter what!
She is in front of pillows that I covered for our vacation/retirement home. (I am not really sure what to call it!) I bought the material at Myrtle Beach and the colors blend with the living room even though it may not look like it here! I am working on a wall hanging and have most of it quilted. I am using my Bernina 830 to embroider "Just another day in Paradise!" on it. I'll post a picture of it when I get it finished.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Thursday, Aug 1st was the preview day. I bought my Passport from Sew Original and while I was there, I had to pick up Deb Tucker's Square2 ruler and the CUTEST Fiskars Rotating Mat 8x8.
Then I stopped by Sewingly Yours to get my passport stamped and got this fantastic ruler just for stopping by!
The passport is $15 and you get 16 patterns designed by the stores participating. It is quite an impressive passport with the quilt instructions on cards. I am planning for my trip in September!
Quilt Carolina, Sew Original, Sewingly Yours -- Check it out!
Saturday, August 3, 2013
- stamping and scrapbooking supplies
- stained glass supplies
- jewelry and beading supplies
- sewing addiction ( I mean SUPPLIES)
I found this one and have fallen in love with it for my sewing supplies.
It has lots of long area to put longer items in and a large space in the bottom that will take larger items. So far, I love it!
Check it out!
Friday, August 2, 2013
Time flies when you're having fun OR
- working long hours OR
- trying to get quilty/sewing projects done OR
- trying to spend time at the pool OR
- trying not to stress out over too much to do (IE. RESTING) OR
- freezing WONDERFUL peaches and blueberries from this time of year OR....
Do you get the idea? Sometimes it is too hard to work and play and blog about it too!
This morning, I ran out of patience with my mouse. I have a notebook with Windows 8 and I use Windows 7 at work. Since I have moved to 7 and 8, I have had the hardest time figuring out when to single click with the mouse and when to double click. I am sure that everyone else has figured this out but just in case you haven't, PC World has a great article on the subject. I also eliminated the double click forever that is mentioned in the article.
Now my confused brain doesn't have to even think about it!
Check it out!