I took a pick of the block just now and here Im posting it. Of course the picture doesnt do it justice of the bright colors.
We have had 10" of fresh snow since Saturday evening. I'm getting so sick of
seeing white, and then I call home to my parents, and they report no snow - just
So.. so far today, I have somewhat finished a log cabin quilt top (the log cabin quilt posted below), just need to get more material (never ending draining of the pocketbook) to finish the last border on the quilt, and then its off to Laurie Jean.
Plan on doing minimal housework today, and cuddle up in a blanket and stitch.
But its not showing of it all, but it says that I was a first born, which I was
|You Are Likely a First Born|
At work and school, you do best when you're researching.
When you love someone, you tend to agree with them often.
In friendship, you are considerate and compromising.
Your ideal careers are: business, research, counseling, promotion, and speaking.
You will leave your mark on the world with discoveries, new information, and teaching people to dream.
I just find it amazing the amount of the return that we are getting. Its about the same as last year, but what I find bizarre is that the amount that I was withheld, well lets just say I'm thankful that I get it back.
Going to have some S.E.X. with the money - let me explain to the non-obsessed-with-cross-stitched-or-related-(need-more-materials/supplies)-hobbies.. LOL S.E.X. stands for Stash (materials/supplies/unnecessary). Enhancement. eXperience
Have plans with some of the $, will have to prioritize what we decide :)
Yep, its finished. It turned out really neat. I learned alot about lights and dark in fabrics. Since this quilt is for me, its no big deal that some of the darks should have been lights, and some of the darks, that were lighter, I shouldnt have used. Oh well, learned a lesson there.
Now all I need to do now is get some material for the borders and the binding of the quilt. Im going to purchase so more of the center block (the maroon color material), and use that for the border and the binding. So I will need to wash, and cut the material. I also have the batting, and the backing material for this quilt.
Each center block is 6 inch (somewhat sqaure..LOL), then there are a total of 8 "logs (which are 2") so I ended up with a 14" block. I made 20 blocks, which I put into 4 rows accross, and then 5 rows down. I will add a border to the quilt, as soon as I get the material, and prepped. Then it will be off to Laurie Jean for her to quilt. Then I will start another project..;)
About 7:30p we went back to our cottage. We had brought along our old TV to be used at the cottage. Compared to the other old one that was there.. its much better! Glen, Lisa, Katie, Mom, Dad, Brian and I stayed at the cottage overnight. I worked on the binding on my quilt that I would like to finish soon (the Northwoods one). We made arrangements with Amy, Natalie, Kaylee, Gregg, Scott, Jenny & Conway to meet us at the resturant for breakfast @ 10am on Sunday. Well it was great to be surrounded by the WHOLE family!! I know its hard to get together while we are down.. but it just made my weekend, and made the trip worth going down (Brian and I were contemplating going down - and had actually called and told them we werent going down to visit the family - just have been so busy, and wanted sometime, home).
Sunday afternoon, we all went back to our cottage and went 4wheeling around our property. I love 4wheeling! Might have to look into getting one for ourselves up here. Nataile, Conway, and even Katie were enjoying their rides around the yard. Once we were finished, and waiting for the rest to get back from going and looking at some sheds, we all just hung out, watched tv, and played with the kids. Sunday evening about 4:30p, we headed back to my parents house. We stopped for dinner along the way. Sunday night, I worked some more on my quilt's binding, but ended up falling asleep on the couch. I headed to bed about 11pm.
We left this morning around 10:30am, drove straight home, and where home @ 1pm. Below are some of the pictures from this weekend.
Left Picture: Lisa, Katie, Glen, Conway (dont worry he stopped crying once the 4wheeler was moving)
Right Picture: Katie, Glen, Conway, Natalie - eating cheesy popcorn (what a mess!)
Above Left Picture: Me on the 4wheeler Above Right Picture: Natalie, Conway on Scott's 4wheeler
Below Left Picture: Brian & I on Glen's 4wheeler Below Right Picture: Natalie & I
Left Picture: Natalie, Kaylee, and I
Right Picture: Katie, Natalie, Kaylee
LOVE THIS PICTURE!!!!!!!
"I said SMILE" LOL Natalie and Kaylee
Just "one" of those moments.. LOL
This picture is just too cute... when we leave the cottage, we always have to lock the gate for the road to the cottage.... well Dad said he was going to walk up to the gate, and lock it once the last vehicle goes by... well Natalie just had to tag along, and I had to take a picture!.. LOL
Its a Springtime Flanned quilt, which was paper pieced, and then sewed together. When I received the challenge, there was only one completed block, and all the material was cut. I had to finish the rest of the 19 blocks, and then put it all together.
I have spent several hours, I figured around 30 hrs on this adopted baby. I loved every minute of it!
Oh course the pictures does not do the quilt justice! Its very cloudy out today, so the lighting in the house is bad, and so then are the pictures. Sorry
I will be taking it up to Laurie Jean's today, and see what her reaction is going to be!
Humm I wonder what else she will be challenging me with.. LOL
I have now changed the setting, and now anyone can comment :) WOOHOO!
Go get 'em, Flash!
BTW, you will have to make a word verification when making a comment. I have to do this to hose the spammers down, they can get nasty!
Well its consisted of work, sleep (when I do sleep), cross stitching, and quilting. I had to work Mon, Tues, and Wed. I had yesterday and today off.
Thurs, I started a new quilt class with Laurie Jean @ Golden Needle Quilt Studio in Iron River. I'm now going to be making a Log Cabin quilt. I had to buy 15 dark fat quarters, and 15 light fat quarters, and then I bought a yard of my middle square for the block. I choose browns for the dark, and white/tan for the lights. The middle square is a maroon colored background with pinecones, and pineneedles. Since yesterday was our first class, there are only 2 other ladies taking the class with me (who are beginner quilters). I just sat thru the introduction of the quilt, the make up of the quilt, and such, and then I was excused, while Laurie Jean explained to them the tools that they needed for quilting.. LOL. But I was put to work, I helped a little with the newsletter, did some other office work for her, that I promised I would help her with.
After class was over, Laurie Jean and I went over to Wardo - its a quilting store, and jaw dropper of the store (all the things I would love to buy, I would be broke - and still haven't bought all the stuff I wish to buy.. LOL). I bought the yard of material I needed for the log cabin quilt.
Oh I almost forgot! I got the Northwoods Sea At Storm back yesterday!!!! All QUILTED! She had asked me what I wanted on the quilt, and I decided to call it "Northwoods Discovery" - with words that I describe the Northwoods and the discoveries I had made since moving up here, 4 years ago. I just love the quilt! I just have to put the binding on it (which I need to do that next door at the inlaws, cause they have a large enough table to do the sewing on.. LOL), then I will have to hand sew the rest of the binding.
I got the rest of the material that I needed for the quilt that I adopted. I worked on it for about 4 hrs last night, and hope to work on it today, more.
I also sat down last night and worked on a cross stitch project, got a little accomplished, but I was getting tired.
Well I guess that is about it.. I work this weekend, so I'm enjoying today!
This design is called 2006 Celtic Heart ~ a design from Moonflower Designs (www.moonflowerneedleart.com) I actually dyed the material for this project, this afternoon. I couldnt find the right blue material that I wished to stitch on, since this design kept saying Red, White, and Blue. So Im not a do-it-yourself dye virgin anymore. It was so fun, and simple! I was so excited that I couldnt wait for the material to dry so I could put my stitches in.. LOL
It is stitched to be exchanged in a Celtic block exchange. Gonna have to stitch me one, someday.
I thought I would take alittle break and post what I just got done doing.. LOL - and this weekend Ive been busy! I will post later.
I finished the Home is Where Our Story Begins, I finished it into a trivet. Lots really cute!
Might have to make myself one, one of these days..;)
Well, back to work around here.. see whatelse I can find to keep busy with.. LOL
Well after several (like 14 hrs) hours, Im at the point where I cant continue on .. LOL Im finished to where I have nothing to do on the quilt till I get the fabric I need to continue on. I have 9 of the blocks finished already (out of the 20 needed for the quilt). My hand ache from all the cutting of the pieces that I had to trim. It even felt like blisters are starting to form under the skin. So I cant do anymore till after Thursday when I go up to Iron River for my quilt class.
Speaking of quilt class I washed the darks for the log cabin quilt, and ironed them this morning. Have the lites in the washer as I type. Im excited about starting a new quilt. And also going to have to find the time to finish the adopted quilt.
Well Im off to find something different to do, and relax my hands.. LOL
Yes its late, but I just had to post this adorable design. I started it last night, and sat down tonight, and finished it. I stitched this one for Kaylee, my newest niece will be given to her when she is baptized.
Its a design from Lizzie*Kate. Stitched on 14ct pink aida. Will be framed.
I started this project the other day, and since I was looking for something to do tonight, I sat down and finished it. Its called Home Is Where Our Story Begins, from Lizzie*Kate. It was designed in honor of the victims of Hurricane Katrina (since all the profits of the design will be donated to the hurricane relief).
It is stitched on 18ct white aida, and will be finished into a trivet.