Autumn song

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What a nice surprise the morning light brought us

This morning, we all had a pleasant surprise waiting for us when we awoke! It had snowed!

Not much, but enough to cancel schools in and around the area.

I remember during my years as a teacher in the Surry County School system the unexpected news in the morning that there would be no school. I and the kids during our unexpected "winter vacation" would sleep late, watch TV, play in the snow and make snow cream. Sometimes there would be a 1,000 piece puzzle to put together.

Ah, the fun!

Today, the cancellation of school, also keep the shop closed. Our policy is no school, no classes as well as the shop being closed! So I had another type of unexpected fun day ahead of me.

I used my time wisely. I stitched Block one "love" by Gail Pan Designs. This is the first of nine (I think) blocks she is creating for her BOM called "A Christmas Wish". Of course I am changing the colors. I plan to do all blocks in red. Here's hoping it will work, time will tell.

Another part of the day I worked on a "Speedy Stars Quilt" using the Fun & Done! Quilting method.

This is another quilt-as-you go method. No hand work, all machine. I will be teaching this method in the next quarter of classes at Sew Original. I'm only making a table top size sample of this quilt. The shop is so limited in its display space, I decided to keep it small. Students will be able to complete their quilt in crib, lap or twin size.

Tomorrow I hope to get this project completed.

(And a few other things too!)

Oh, I almost forgot! A quick Thank you to Ms. Goodneedle's D-I-L for my new button. If you would like to grab my button and add it to yours in your sidebar, use the HTML code to attach it to your blog.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Geese are flying south.....

Quiltkeemosabe shared one of Ricky Timms "How to" videos..
One seam Flying Geese
Yes, one seam!
I now have a flock of geese ......
M-m-m-m........ what is a person to do with them?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Mystery is solved!

Since last posting, I have been busy putting the finishing stitches to a class sample for the shop. I will be teaching Reversible Quilt II
"The Eleventh Hour"
for 3 Thursday nights beginning January 29th, 6pm - 8:30 pm at Sew Original.
This is a fun easy quilt using a "quilt as you go" technique. I also with this quilt checked off a "Bucket" list item, to make a Black, White & Red Quilt.

Back in October (I think it was) one of the local Quilting Guilds handed out directions for a Mystery Quilt. Never having done one I decided to participate!
Drum roll please........
And here is my completed
"Durango Mystery Quilt"

Of course being a Free-spirit and not ever being able to complete directions as given to me, I did use my "artistic license" to make it My Own!
The borders should have been one fabric (of my choice) with the same Green corner stones that are in the setting sashing.
Now, the next step is to Quilt (myself) or not to Quilt (someone else).......