Friday, December 31, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
On my "team" at work, 5 out of 26 women are pregnant. 3 of the 5 know the sex of their babies - 2 girls and one boy. The other 2 have opted not to find out.
The tablerunners shown below were shipped off earlier in the week to 2 of my sisters-in-law. Both of them have December birthday's. I have 2 more quilted, and they just need the binding hand sewn.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
These table runners were the projects that I had in the works. I finished hand sewing the binding on them last night. They are all birthday gifts. The one on the left is for a co-worker. I delivered one of the other ones today - I can't tell from this photo which one it was, but it went to Julie for her birthday, which is tomorrow. The third one will be shipped to Colorado, hopefully to arrive in time for my sister's birthday on Saturday. I don't think she reads my blog, so I should be safe..... :)
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Here's a shot of the whole thing.. but the colors don't seem true in this picture.
Here's a baby quilt top that I finished today also. This one measures approx. 39 x 52 inches. I put it aside for now, but intend to quilt it myself one of these days. I wouldn't say that I love it, but it's ok....
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
And I ordered the fat quarters............:) And now I can't wait for them to get here!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
So, while Julie played with the serger, I tried out the "Melody". As the rep from Baby Lock was demonstrating the machine, I was thinking, "There is no way I'll be able to afford this." It had even more features, but more important to me, it came will all the extra "feet" I wanted. I wouldn't need to pay extra for them like I would with the first machine. Finally I just asked her the price. Much to my surprise, it was the same price as the first machine, and if I would buy the demo model, they would take $75 off. I pretty much knew at that point that I would be going home with that sewing machine! But I also knew that there were 2 more sewing machine booths that I wanted to look at.
So, next we hit the Janome booth. Sorry..... no picture. Their reps were all quite busy, so we didn't get a demonstration. But, I did see a price, as they had a "show special". Just as I figured, the one I was interested in there, the Janome 7700, was out of my price range. From there, we hit the Bernina booth. I basically knew before I got there that I could not afford the Bernina I wanted. I do have a Bernina....... my mom's old model from 1955. It does still sew, but it is very slow...... and it is definitely not a quilting machine. The lady at the Bernina booth was very nice. She was doing some quilting, and we watched her. She made it look so easy. The main reason I would want a Bernina for quilting, is for the stitch regulator. But of course that comes at a price. With the quilting machines starting at $2000, I knew I wouldn't be taking one of them home.......
And here is "Melody" at home.......
Needless to say, I didn't get much other stuff at the quilt show. Just some fabric, a pattern for an "argyle" quilt, and some wonderful cotton rope to make some placemats or something like that. I really wanted to find the "Dream On" fabric. It's a Moda fabric - Urban Chiks. I found it at the "Quilted Forest" booth...... our friends over in Forest City had it, but I want all the way to Des Moines to buy it! That cute cowboy print is also a Moda fabric- one that I had not seen before. I thought i would make a cute baby boy quilt someday.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It's a powder, and sold in the baking aisle. So, if you don't have "actual" buttermilk, put in 2 1/2 tablespoons of this stuff, and then add 2/3 cup of water.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
After dinner, we went here for awhile....... When we used to live in Minnesota, I remember a radio jingle for the mall......... "a place for fun in your life, Mall of America." Well, they had some trouble with some gangs a few years ago, and we changed the words to "a place to run for your life, Mall of America."
From there, we went here....
Then we went to Slumberland. I have been wanting some new furniture for quite awhile. I offered son #3 my sofa for his apartment, and he accepted. That meant I need to get something new for the living room.
In the Slumberland ad in the Sunday paper, they had a brown sofa and loveseat on sale for a great price.
Here is the sofa --We'll be getting the matching loveseat, too....... sorry, no picture - it looks the same, only 2 cushions rather than 3. We are also getting a recliner........ but it's taking me forever to add the photos, so I'll wait and show you when I actually get it. Oh, and while I was at work today, they called. It's not coming tomorrow, but next Tuesday instead......
I know....... not a very exciting vacation, but we did have fun. I'll try to post some pictures of projects later this week!