Thursday, October 25, 2012
The grass quilting is going along just fine, except for those moments when the kitten decides to help! (she's very helpful).
I am looking forward to this weekend and time to sleep in, go estate sale-ing (if we find any good ones!) and working in the forge!
Tonight will be time to move the little orchard closer to the house - maybe onto the enclosed back porch. Time to see how the kitten likes the trees! (Our little orchard is 7 or 8 dwarf fruit trees of various types... alas, we left our pomegranate behind in the ground when we moved last year). So we'll get those moved in this evening after work and see how they like that. It's better than leaving them outside unprotected when they are wee little things in pots, and the temp drops from reasonable to brrrrr.
D took her cat to the vet yesterday for shots and to have her checked for kidney issues. Vet doesn't think there's anything wrong with her, just needs litterbox changed more often. So... there's good news there. Also, her cat is going to be a big cat. About 15 pounds, give or take. And dense. (in more ways than one). But since my kitten is about 5 months old and half her size already, I think they will be fairly evenly matched!
Posted by Shay at 7:21 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Here it is... a layout for one of the blocks for the BST quilt. :) It's bright, ne? That was the idea, and I think it's succeeding. I can start piecing tonight, which will be lovely!
And yes, I am still working on Little Moo. :) Just not right at this second.
I have hopes of getting home at a reasonable hour tonight, which will mean more time to sew and more time to do other stuff. Last night was go home, eat, work a little on Texas Daycare, and then crash for the night. I would like to have a LITTLE more time to do stuff tonight!
Friday we're going to Screams - yay for Haunted Houses! I am looking forward to it. I haven't been for a year or so, (duh), maybe even more. Since it's almost an hour away, I count that as travel. :) Especially since it's for fun!
And this weekend might have sewing company, and a chance to work for long periods of time in the forge. Even if it will be cold! Brrrrr.
I PROMISE I will try to get a pic up of Texas Daycare tonight. I was just too tired last night.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Last night was work on housework and Little Moo (Texas Daycare). I am working steadily on the grass for him. (oh, and the lawn guy came yesterday while we were at work and mowed! Hooray!!) So, after dusting and dishes and all that fun stuff, I got some quilting in after all. It made me happy.
Here are the colors - for the blocks. The sashing material I am reserving for now. I already have the quilting plan laid out, just have to cut and piece and such first!! And when it's all pieced, the quilting should go quickly! I hope. I may quilt it with glow in the dark thread. We'll see.... I want a little sparkle on this one.
I wish I had more to show!! Maybe tonight I will post another pic of Texas Daycare.... just to show progress! And soon... soon the weather will change to cold (brrr!) and I can haul Boston Molasses Flood back out and start working on it again! (For some reason, it seems to be a winter project... I duuno.)
There you have it! Two posts in two days!
Monday, October 22, 2012
It was a productive weekend! Friday left me with an inclination to crawl into a hole and pull it in after me. So this weekend I went to the quilt forge and spent a good deal of time there, with the end result that things got done. Yayayayayayay! (Muppet flailing arms)
|I really need to get better pictures!|
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I've not been in the forge too much this week - 10 hour days at work cut into the time immensely. However, I am still working on Texas Daycare, so all hope is not lost. I've almost finished the sky quilting on that one, and when I do, I can go on to the ground! Hooray! (more pics when I finish the sky - maybe tomorrow??) We can certainly hope so!
Started planning a new quilt - just because. I think that's my main problem. I don't have too many people I know that need or want a quilt, so I am making to see if I can. Although I do admit I haven't exactly taken a poll, so I could be wrong. There might be many among my friends who would like a quilt! Anyway... the one I am designing now is definitely a techie/nerd/geek kind of quilt. If I can get the proportions correct, it will be smashing! (I spent an hour online finding the correct material for the sashing and border, so now I HAVE to get it done!) And... if this one works, maybe I'll start taking design orders. If the quilt is liked. We shall see!!!
A month from tomorrow will be the one year anniversary of moving into the current house with forge. I can't believe we've been here 11 months, and at the same time, it feels like we've been here for a long long time. Don't know what that says!
MUST put my Black and White quilt on Frank (no, I haven't gotten around to that yet....), so I can quilt soon. And then work on the new quilt. The diamond border is still in progress. It would help if I had a quilt to put it around, I guess, although I don't want to spend THAT much time to see if it works!
So, for my WIP list:
1. Geek quilt
2. Voynich MS quilt
3. the huge list of quilts in my notebook.... *sigh*
1. Crazy Diamonds
2. Diamond border
Quilting (or to be quilted!)
1. Death By...
2. Black and White
3. Texas DayCare (in progress)
4. Boston Molasses Flood (in progress)
There's still so much to be done.... and I want to be in the forge, working there!!! Updated my quilt list... only have 70 on the list (with 13 done or pieced).
Posted by Shay at 11:25 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I am considering using the colors as a quilt... but I am still hashing out the pattern. (Naturally... too many patterns, not enough time!) But right now... I am mostly working on the other one inspired by the trip.
While wandering across Arkansas, we drove through yet more mountains. We came around a mountain and down (wheeeeee! like a roller coaster) and all of a sudden there was gorge and bridge. Normally, no big deal. Except that this bridge (and how I wish I had a picture, but I was driving, so THAT would have been a bad idea) was all patches. It must have been old and/or well-traveled, because there were so many patches on that bridge it looked entirely unstable! It was fine, but the crossing was a little nerve-wracking. When we were safely over, I thought "hm... a patchwork bridge...." So now in my head I have a picture of a quilted bridge with trees rising all around. If I can translate that to fabric, I shall be quite happy!
1. Stained Glass pattern (in black and white) to be quilted.
2. Baby Quilt to be quilted
3. finish quilting Little Moo
4. finish quilting Boston Molasses Flood
5. finish piecing Crazy Diamonds
6. finish testing Diamond border
Gosh... there's a lot to do!