Friday, October 31, 2014

October, Continued

One of the freakiest thing I did is "teach" a class this month!  I didn't take any pictures but it was a lot more fun than I was expecting.  I explained how I quilted this on my domestic machine along with some other ideas on what to do with a Walking Foot.  It was well received and I didn't make a complete fool of myself.  Win, win.

I also had a great opportunity to take a quilting class.  I only take 1 or 2 a year and this one was so much fun!  We melted crayons down and basically painted with the melted wax.  Loved it!  I was thinking of tons of things to use it with but since I got home, my crayons have sat unused in the cupboard.  I do think my hummingbird from the class might make it's way on to my "Neighborhood" quilt for the next quilt show.
I've added a couple more layers to my peacock.  I'm liking it the more I work on it.  Embroidering through all those layers really sucks but I'm managing.  No marathon sessions or I can't use my wrist for a day or 2.  I'm trying to decide on how to highlight the petals on the magnolia blossoms.  I lightly traced them with pencil but it didn't do what I was hoping. Maybe if I just quilt around each petal, that will give the definition I'm looking for.  We'll see.

Last but not least, Rich finished my 12 Days of Christmas plate collection for my Oct gift!  Aren't they pretty?!  It's the first complete collection I've ever had of anything.  Well, except for DMC floss, I think I've got all of that...

He just reminded me that the 12 months of Christmas is almost over.  Dang.  It's going to be hard to go back to normal but it sure has been awesome while it lasted!

Okay, thanks for stopping by!  I'll try not to be such a stranger!


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Holy Moly, I Almost Missed October!

Can you believe October is almost over?  Me neither!  I've been so busy doing that I haven't had much time to blog about it. 

I worked on a crocheted afghan for about month...and forgot to take a picture of it.  I know, I know, a crock of crap.  I was in one of those moods to crochet.  Bethany decided on the colors and it was supposed to be for her.  Then I needed a donation for our Guild's Auction next month.  So, I decided that if I finished before they needed the donation, it would go to the Guild and if it took me too long, then it could be Bethany's.  I finished it right before the Guild meeting in Oct and Bethany lost her afghan but I forgot to take a picture.  So, come to the next Guild meeting and bid on my beautiful afghan.  Then I can take a picture of you AND my afghan.

Another thing I got done in the nick of time is this Guild block of the month carnation.  All those points on the petals sucked.  The fabric I chose was really loosely woven and when I trimmed it down, it basically exploded into shreds.  Did not make me happy.  I've already got another one to do and luckily, not a lot of points!

 I also had an opportunity to go to another retreat in Mascoutah.  Such a good time to get away and hang with the ladies.  I  wasn't able to get the weekend off and I didn't really accomplish much but it was great to be there when I could.  I made these cute little Churn Dash blocks for a baby quilt that I was commissioned to make.  It's going to be really cute, I promise!

That's all for now.  Time to go clean the bathrooms.  Ugh.