Thursday, April 29, 2010

Packing Day

Today, I am packing up my car for another quilt show. This one is the furthest I have gone. It is the Camarillo Quilt show up at Ventura County fairgrounds. I have no idea what to expect.....size, how many vendors, or what the attendance will be. This show is over three hours away, so obviously, I will be getting a hotel room for two nights. I don't even know what child of mine is going with me. I guess I will find out tomorrow or maybe tonight, if it is Carol or Andy. And Andy is not looking forward to going. But Carol has told him it is only fair that he goes once in awhile. Luckily, I don't need to take my poles and drapes, so I will have a little more room to tuck in more quilts. I never knows if there will be a backside to one of the side drapes, where I can hang more quilts.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend in Big Bear

I spent the weekend in Big Bear with Dave and Tess.
The weather was perfect.

I took my little itsy-bitsy Janome machine with me to sew some blocks together. That machine is lighter than my small over-night bag. But, I forgot the 1/4" foot and this machine is a bottom of the line model. I can't move the needle. So, I tried to use the markings on the bobbin cover. Couldn't stay accurate.
I ended up sticking a Post-It Note stack unto the machine bed.
It worked and I got my 1/4" seamline!

There may have been an iron up at the cabin, but I was too lazy to look,
so I finger pressed all my seams.
That worked, too!
In the end, I finished 15 blocks.

Dave took Tess on some long walks downhill.
Only problem was, they had to walk back uphill.
Tess knew how to cool down.

I see arms and fingers everywhere in this old wood. What do you see?

Just some pretty little tree trunks.

I like all the short rectangles lined up.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rip That Stitch

In my last post I showed you a photo of this Spanish Tiles quilt.

Well, when I looked at it a little closer, I found why I had stuffed it in the back of the closet.
I had plans for it........really Big Plans!

I planned to take out all the quilting stitches! No wonder I had hidden it away.

This is what I do in front of the TV in the evening.

Some of the stitches are fine......that's why it is taking me so long. But in-between the good is the bad and the ugly....large stitches just laying on the backside.
Those are the the easy ones to remove.
Some one once said they had a love hate relationship with their seam-ripper.
I hate to use it, but so glad I have it!

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