Subscribe via RSS
Viewing entries posted in September 2013
Have you ever played with Tyvek? I have been meaning to for a long time but never got around to it until today. I'm not sure why I waited so long because I had lots of fun.
Today is the last Sunday in September and time for me to finish up my challenge piece. Before I stitch on the flowers and leaves, I want to add the binding as they will only get in the way.
Do you want a free gingerbread house applique pattern? Read on about this cute Christmas pattern that would be great to give as a gift or to hang on your wall this Christmas.
I have always know Digitalis as Foxgloves. I remember seeing them growing wild in the fields and believed I shouldn't touch them because they were poisonous, however I later found that medicines called Digitalin can be extracted from them which are used for treatment of heart conditions. Now they are grown in gardens like the one I snapped in this garden.
This is the last week for our September Challenge. I will have an extra step because last week I didn't stitch on my applique flowers and leaves. Here's where I got up to...
Sweet! I'm up to 39 days of quilting. That means I have quilted each week for 39 weeks in a row, just 13 days left to complete an entire year of quilting weekly. What fun. Talking about sweets, my favorite sweet (or candy as known in America) are hard boiled sweets. I am particularly found of Coffee Werthers.
One of my favorite things to do is machine quilting. If you haven't tried it before, then you are missing out. I have been machine quilting now for many years and love making new designs to practice and include in my quilts, but not only that, I also have a passion for teaching others how to machine quilt successfully. In fact, I have an online class that takes you from the very beginning of how to layer your quilts through various straight quilting techniques and onto free-motion.
Corn and Beans quilt block is one of the blocks in Carol's class "Anatomy of a Block" which I'm currently teaching at Quilt University. This will be the last time this class is running, but I've had a lot of fun not only teaching it but making many of the blocks. Carol gives instructions for 12" blocks, I like making 6" blocks. This proved a little more difficult than most.
The weeks are certainly moving forward. I cannot believe we are into the 4th Sunday of September. This month has 5 Sundays so we have an extra week to play. What were the rules for this week? Did you miss them? Week 4 rules.
I'm a great fan of omeletes. Almost any kind of omelete works for me. I have an omelete every week at least once sometimes twice. My favorite are hot omeletes with chipotle peppers. This morning I made an all veggie omelete which is just as good as one with meat.