Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fessing Up Time

After adding my UFO list to my blog, I decided to totally fess up (especially to myself) on all my unstarted kits and BOMs that I've let collect in a bin to be forgotten until I happen upon them (see the list on the right of my blog page). Out of sight, out of mind is sooooo true. Maybe if I list them and see that list everyday, it will guilt me into actually completing some of them. I can't believe I have 16 projects ready to start -- in addition to my 23 UFOs already in progress. It's a disease, I tell you!

To make matters much, much worse -- Saturday my hubby, grandson and I are going to Edison to the NJ Quilt Fest. If you think I'm walking out of there without anything in my hot little hands, you're crazier than I am! LOL!

Don't worry -- I'll post my ill-gotten gains for all to see. Just because I'm fessing up to all my indiscrepancies doesn't mean I'll stop adding to them -- just maybe slow down a little. Yeah, right. I wonder if I can talk my sewing machine into sewing on its own. What? Hey, it embroiders at the touch of a button, why not sew by itself? :oP

Quilty hugs,

Sunday, February 17, 2008


I can't believe I took the time to actually go through my two huge UFO bins and list all my UFOs. I also took pictures and linked them. I'm embarrassed to admit I have 23 of them. Please tell me I'm not alone! If you want a peek at them, check out the list on the right of my page. One of them I have no clue what it was supposed to be; and another from when I started out about 12 years ago shows a complete and utter lack of contrast. Don't even know if I'll finish that one up -- but I feel so wasteful if I don't...

To make myself feel a bit better, I'm planning on soon uploading pics of those quilts I've completed and have in my possession and also hope to track down some pics of the many that I've given as gifts. I know I won't have pics of them all, because starting out in the quilting world I just didn't realize how important it all was in the grand scheme of things. Of course, now I could kick myself. :o)

Well, I'm back to my sewing room to put away the mess I just created. I know I should start on one of them, but there are so many I can't decide!!! LOL!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Where The Magic Happens

The quilt top is all pieced so I thought I'd share my quilting/sewing room with you all. Thanks everyone for the sweet comments on my Friendship Garden quilt. I'm new to this blogging stuff and appreciate all the support. :o)

Anyway, here is where all the magic happens... (hehehe)

And behind the closed doors....VOILA!

My stash...aka my own personal fabric store (according to my hubby, anyway. LOL!) There are also a few bins in there with my UFOs and WIPs. I'm afraid to count them all (cringe).

Off to take the doggie (who snuck into the first pic) to the groomers. Think she needs it? :o)

Quilty hugs to all,

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Halfway There...

Twelve blocks down, twelve to go. I wasn't able to spend as much time working on the blocks for the border as I would have liked, but I'm still making progress. That's something, at least. LOL! Tuesday is a holiday and I took tomorrow off as well. My goal is to finish the blocks for the borders and construct the rest of the quilt top. Whether I achieve it or not is another matter. Darned real life getting in the way of my fun... :o)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Nine Patches and Flowers Galore

Well, I'm finally working on a UFO from a couple of years ago. The nine patches were from a swap that my six quilt buddies and I did one year (2005?) where we all made 7 identical nine patches each month and swapped with each other, thus giving everyone one of each. We all meet regularly once a month and decided this one year to try something fun and new and this swap was it. It was easy enough for the beginners in our group and quick for all to complete. So far only two of our group has completed and quilted their tops. Since my hubby and I will be relocating to Florida within the year, I figured I'd better get my butt in gear and get 'er done. Especially since I want everyone to sign the label. I was busy last weekend planning the top in EQ6 and then piecing all the nine patches together. Today I fused the flower blocks that will form the border and tomorrow will start tackling stitching around the raw edges with a machine buttonhole stitch using black thread. I call it "Friendship Garden." I'm hostess for our meeting in February, so I hope to have at least the top completely together by the 22nd so I can show the gals. :o)