Tuesday, July 20, 2010

There is something just so perfect about hanging out with friends. Last night I was at my
Knot-y Embroidery Ladies group and it was just the perfect gathering of women. We made two new friends and had great conversation. Our fearless leader is the sweetest person and we were teasing her (in fun and out of love) unmercifully. I always go home with a smile and such good intentions.

For once I did live up to my good intentions. About a month ago I took a hand quilting class and, besides learning (again) that I just don't like hand quilting, I let my mouth get in my way. I was challenging the others to get their pieces done and then I failed to touch mine until yesterday. If I am going to be honest. I spent more time chatting than quilting. All in the classmates are from my guild, Golden Valley Quilt Guild, and our next meeting is this upcoming Thursday. If I don't finish this piece I just know that I will be the only one, so I have frantically hand quilted like crazy. I finally finished the last stitch this afternoon while watching reruns of Law & Order (the original of course).

I think it is a bit odd that I don't like hand quilting. I love to hand sew my bindings, embroider, cross stitch, etc. Why does hand quilting just bore me to tears??? I love the look of quilts hand quilted. I imagine that if it was 1860 then I would be there sitting by the fire each night hand quilting my little heart out--so Little House In The Prairie. That image goes out the window every time I take a class thinking this time it will be different. This is my third class.......When will I learn?

Only 2 more days of summer school for me and then 2 weeks of "vacation" defined as the time I spend between jobs and more important--between paychecks. I plan to spend some of that time figuring out how to load pictures onto this site. Wish me luck!


  1. Good job, well done, Miss Julie/Julia!! I too love our Knot-y Ladies group. See ya soon! Enjoy your 2 weeks off!


  2. Being the "fearless leader" of Knot-y Embroidery Ladies, I do have to say, a big "raspberry" to you.