Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One more border.....

My patient has been so good that I was able to do some sewing yesterday and this morning (husband Jim had foot surgery on Monday). I am down to the last border on the Thangles quilt. It is a 9 inch batik purple. I really like these hand dyed fabrics.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Next Project - Thangles Quilt

I can't wait to put this one together. The 12 Thangles blocks will be put inside star blocks and then surrounded with some other beautiful batiks. I hope to get this one done over the holidays.

Christmas came early

Elijah and Katie were in for a short visit this weekend. Elijah is preaching in a church service tonight. I think 8 of the "preacher boys" are all speaking. They won't be back for Christmas so we exchanged gifts. It was so good to see them both! Don't they make such a cute couple??

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Tree

Well, we finally got a tree. A new pre-lit artificial one. It has those new LED lights which are almost flourescent! It is up, but not decorated. This is the before pic; after the decorations (in a few days) I'll post an after pic. (sorry for the blurriness, I am a terrible photographer)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

No Sewing Today

I can't believe I haven't done any sewing today. The reason is I was captivated by a book I was reading. I don't read that much, and today I remembered why. I get so engrossed in a book, I won't do other things. I was reading a Mary Higgins Clark mystery. I did cook some today, in between my reading. Jim and I got out and made a short trip to Lowe's and Walmart. But mostly, I read. And read. And read. And finished it. I just started it last night. Oh well, a day that could have been much more productive, but wasn't. I'll do better next weekend. Jim has his surgury on the 22nd and I hope to get some good sewing done while I am here with him recuperating.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Cards

We made our Christmas card photo today after church! We couldn't get both cats in it, but bribing Jake with treats was an easy way to ensure he was in the pic! Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Boxed Squares

I finished the quilting on this one last night. I am pleased with it, for my first real "free hand" quilting. I still have to bind it. I made two pillowcases for it. Not sure yet what I will do with this one.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Got the thread

I received the cone thread for my machine today, so even though it was late, I started the quilting on my boxed squares. This is my first real free hand quilting. I am learning as I go, but I think I am going to like it! I don't really know how you are supposed to start and stop on borders.