Friday, May 23, 2014

Long Time No See!

It's been too long since I've posted here.  Especially too long between quilting projects.  I have a project with the quilting group that I help with.  One of our members is in the middle of a move from Ohio to Florida.  We decided to make her a quilt with Ohio stars in her favorite color - purple.  I was tapped to machine quilt the project.

On loading the top, batting, and back I discovered a problem that now has to be overcome.  The back is the same size as the top....

I like the back to be larger than the top.  It sure makes loading and lining up the layers easier.
Another problem I have encountered.  The learning curve to load the layers and then actually adjust the machine to quilt is only surpassed by the lengthy forgetting and remembering's been a while since I've done this.....
I'll update with posts......

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Leprechaun Pins

For the past several years I have whittled small Leprechaun pins, and traded them for beer.   March 17 is St Patricks Day, and I've got a head start on the pins.  I think I'd better quit!  This is probably enough beer - maybe too much.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Packing Up for Florida!

On Friday we leave for two months in Florida, on the beach.  This packing up is something else.  Remember, this blog is QUILTING AND CARVING.  The Long Arm quilter cannot be taken, but my carving stuff can be.  I expect to carve four sets of animals for four Noah's Arks - for sure.  I'll be doing lots of other carving and whittling too.

The main beauty of the beach is that one can truly relax and do what he or she wants to do.  There's no unfinished projects that need your attention.  In fact, the secret to a successful vacation is to limit the decisions you have to make.  I plan on whittling, carving, reading, walking, and just about anything else that I want to do..
NOTE:  That white stuff around the house is sand, not snow!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014