Friday, June 30, 2006

Happy 4th of July

Thank God it's Friday! Looking forward to a long weekend as I'm taking a vacation day on Monday to get four days off. I have a first birthday party for a special little girl on Sunday and a big 4th party on Tuesday. Yea!!

Today I am sharing with you a picture of a wall hanging I finished last month. Took a class at a local quilt shop and finished this in one day. Was I UFO to add to my long list. Hydrangas are a very beautiful flower and this wall hanging was fun to do You sew the background first, quilt it and then bind the quilt. The last thing you do is with a hot glue gun, you glue the petals was fun and you get a great three d effect. It hangs in my office. The second picture give you a view of the detail of the flower close up. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Forgot Camera

I know I wrote that I would have a post yesterday and pictures from the workshop but I forgot to bring my camera. But I remembered today so if I can upload the pictures you will see my sewing caddy. Had lots of fun at the workshop, the sewing caddy was very easy to make and I was finished by noon. We set up at 8:30 and start the workshop at 9:00. It was a small workshop.....only six of us, so we had lots of attention from the teacher.

The felt is for needles and pins. Lots of room in the two pockets for thread, floss or what ever. The pocket at the bottom holds sissors and a transfer pen, I guess the small pocket on the bottom pocket is for a thimble. The whole thing rolls up and is tied by a ribbon.

I can see me making more for presents for quilting friends.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Happy Friday!

Well I didn't win the block of the month T did!! Won't she be surprised when she returns from her weekend trip. She makes lots of quilts for charity (Shriners Hospital) and I'm sure she will use the blocks for her charity quilts.

I'm taking a workshop on Saturday, we're going to be making a sewing caddy. Should be fun and the air conditioner at the library where we have the workshops keeps you very cool. The caddy takes 1/4 yard of pre-quilted fabric and I allready have some in my stash......I think I picked it up to make a purse and of course it's still in my stash. Just have to find two FQ to go with it, some ribbon, felt and I'll be set to go. I will take my camera and take pictures....just have to charge up the batteries tonight. Have a good weekend....see you on Monday.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hot Thursday

The temp today is supose to get to 105! It's going to be over 100 for the rest of the week....or whats let of it.

I worked on my block of the month last night (sorry no picture) and now I know why T's block didn't work out. I followed the instructions but had extra fabric when I sewed the strips onto the main part of the block. So I just left it on and who ever win's the block can take it apart if they want. T's block was unfixable as I think she cut off her extra fabric and I needed it if I took the block apart. She sewed her block together in the wrong order, from right to left not left to right the way it looked on the directions. Oh and learn.....if the other blocks look like mine I don't want to win them......and now that I have said that I have cursed myself and will win. More on this subject tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer Solstice

Today is the first day of summer, the summer solsitice, the longest day of the year. Once this day is over we begin the long journey to winter solsitice in December. So, enjoy the day, spend the evening outside watching the sun set on the first day of summer.

Tonight I have to sew the block of the month quilt block for Thursday's membership meeting at Manteca Quilters. Why do I wait till the very last day to do it? I don't know, but the block is pre-cut and all I have to do is sew it together. I'll try and take a picture and post it tomorrow if I can figure out how to do it. I'm still new at this blogging stuff. Maybe I'll get lucky and win all the me another unfinished project. But first I have to sew my block and fix my friends T's block, she is unable to attend the meeting and mailed me her block, unfinished. I think she had problems trying to figure out how to sew the strips around the block. Hope I have better luck.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

June is Dairy Month

Did you know that June is Dairy Month? Yes.....time to make sure you get dairy in your diet. Milk does a body good and keeps bones strong. Last September I broke my colavicle, the bone that connectes the breastbone with the shoulder blade. My Dr. told me to make sure and get more dairy in my diet to help the bone heal. I did and now my shoulder is on its way to a full recovery.

Summer has finally arrived here in northern California. The temp is on its way to 100 degrees. The weather here is dry and hot in the summer and the forecast for Saturday is 107!

I have a blog!!!!

Wow.....I did it! I now have a blog! What to say.....I am now at a loss for words. More later.