Thursday, March 21, 2013

I am working on various projects.  I find that listing projects can be really helpful in getting them finished.
     * Remember Whoo Loves You
           I am planning on doing the embroidery in the next few days.  I have a friend who has a good light     
           box set up for bigger projects.  When I get the embroidery done, I will add borders and it will be
           time to quilt.
     * Threads, Threads Everywhere
           Almost done with the words and it will be time to start the picture parts.  There are 6 squares for
           that one
     * Thimbleberries list of projects

Now--more about my sleeping issues.....I did a one week trial with the sleep machine and had to return the equipment this Tuesday past.  I already miss how awake I was during the day.  There is a 1.5-2 week wait for the results.  Then there is time for the primary care physicain to look at the results.  If you get a machine, there is a six week wait for it.  So, my question is now, what do people do in the meantime????

Room cleaning update......I cleaned up a good portion of the room and will be ready to go through my fabric this coming week.  I am off and hope to catch up on some projects--the ones I listed and others such as my 1800's 9-patch or the blue and shite quilt for my friend, Sandy.  I was seriously looking for a pattern I borrowed from a friend, Imelda, but I didn't find it.  I am thinking I need to actually reorder it.

So that is that for now.  Hope all is well with you!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Last night was our Thimbleberries meeting.  I love that group.  Everyone in there is really interesting and there is always lots of show and tell.  One of the fun things we are doing is the block of the month.  We have two choices of block of the month patterns to choose from.  One is from the Big book of Quilt Blocks and the other is Beautiful blocks for Beautiful Quilts--both Thimbleberries books, of course.  We do a block each month and show it at the meeting.  This gets us a ticket in the special plastic baggie and there is a prize drawn in December for those who do all 12 blocks.  There are a few over-achievers like Sharon who has all 12 done now, but can't get her tickets unless she shows them once a month like all of us.  No prize to the one who gets her quilt one first.  I admit that I am making my blocks 2-3 at a time.  Tonight I will be working on block number 4 for April and then block number 5 for May.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Still Sewing

I have been concentrating on a  pattern called "Remember 'Whoo' Loves You".  It is a basic 9-patch quilt with an appliqued owl and the words above embroidered just underneath.  I just couldn't pass it up on a recent trip to Ladybug Quilts in Manteca--here in California.  The pattern shows it done in pinks and greens, but I saw it done in scrapy 30's fabrics and it was so cute. I have a bunch of 30's left over from a project and some I just keep collecting.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Close Call

Sometimes what you see in the movies or on television comes to life.  I do have another great story about that, but last night we had a little bit of a close call.  I was driving east bound on Business 80 and was coming up to the Marconi Curve.  It is called that because the exit right before it going east or west is Marconi Avenue.  There is a tall concrete barrier between the east an west bound lanes.  As you go into the curve you can't see what is ahead.  I love the way the road is and used to take it at 65 mph--until one day there was a stalled car and I almost rear-ended it.  There is no sign that tells you to slow down, I just do now.  So, last night at 8:45pm I slowed down coming into the curve.  Thank God I did.  Just around the corner was a black SUV driving west down the east bound lanes.  He was going the wrong way in the dark!!!!!!  If I had been going faster, I wouldn't have had the time to stop and get out of the way.  A friend was in the car with me and I had her call 911.
I said a prayer of thanks, dropped off my friend and then went home and made some 9-patch blocks.  Nothing like a little sewing to soothe the soul.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello there

Not a good day to talk to me.  I want to be home cutting out my new quilt pattern--Remember Whoo Loves You--not here at work.  Today I get a 15 minute lunch (which I am spending whining) because no one thought to tell me that the lunch schedule has changed.  So, I spend 15 minutes looking for the class I am supposed to be in and they are at lunch.  Darn.

I went to the Manteca Quilt Show this weekend.  It was fun.  The only quilt I remember was a reproduction of the Simple Graces quilt featured on the cover of the book by Kim Diehl.  I got the book for Christmas and want to make that quilt.  Later we (my circle of friends) had lunch at a place called Johnny's.  I had a patty melt (my favorite).  I ususally try the patty melt if it is on the menu.  So far, Red Robin makes the best and most consistant, but this one was really great!  If you are in Manteca, California, be sure to go to Johnny's and there is a lovely waitress (Lacey) who was great and buy a patty melt (only $7.95 with crispy friees and you don't even have to ask the fries be crispy!!). 

There is the bell.....