It’s ME!!

DSCN7663“I am ready to be petted and scratched…. No excuses!! ”

I have this jumping on my lap and there is no ignoring her!!   She won’t go away and just keeps rubbing and “kitty massaging”  me until she gets what she wants.

Week end and  I probly won’t get back til Monday.

 

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getting the “stink eye”

DSCN7667OK, Smudge,  I have been on the computer a bit much tonight.. and not paying you attention..   I am sorry, but there is a sale!!     It’s a bargain!!

“You want something  to eat?”

(OPS!!)

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My Desk……

to do listMy desk is looking pretty junky today, so I think it is time to get some of my Toys put away..   Sizzex dies for card making and scrapbook pages are out til I  use each one for some spring cards.   Got a couple of birthdays in April – both are guys..

I printed out a couple of quilt patterns for my Friend who will be here this week end.  Her first lesson in quilting is about to begin.   I am keeping it simple and printed off some quilt tops I knew to go together fast!!

And there are a couple of bills that need to be paid.     Yup they are still coming in from some procedure I had in January.   I can see why it is so easy for a few double dipping happening.   I kinda watch my medical bills and have caught 3 or 4 double billings back in the late 90’s.   Nothing lately tho…… so my faith in the medical people is renewed.

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History for the Family

qlt blksggma sadie & gauntlillie These are hand sewn blocks from Great Gram Sadie and Great Aunt Lillie. (Robison- paternal side of the Bissett’s)

There are 8 of the star blocks.  (above)   And 15 of the pinwheel blocks (below)

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Each measure 6 inches.. some a very scant 6 inch and some 6.5.    It will be a challenge getting them all to fit together into a quilt.. I cry every time I have to trim one of these blocks.

I want to show case each block since they are part of  our  heritage  from a generation now gone.. Fabrics are from the 20’s/ 30’s.      I am hoping this layout does each block justice..  White backing and background is the only way I can think of to manage my problem with saving a bit of history for the family. 

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Let there be LIGHT

 

Pssst,  Will you turn on the light so I can see?bending lightIn case you may have forgotten, I do have limited vision and need help focusing and then seeing what I focused on….

Well, I am ecstatic to find this quilter’s tool.    A bit pricey at +$50.00  but I got it last week  for +$20 when it was the Dailey Deal at MSQC…  This is my review since so many ordered one and there have been mixed feeling about it.

Pro: small and easy to attach.   Doesn’t interfere with my fabric and thread.   A nice long cord that allows you to go from machine to outlet without problems.

bending light attached

Con:  A lot of cord to keep out of the way of sewing… Since my outlet is above my machine,, I tied it all up and attached it to the back of my machine.. away from moving parts.   Otherwise you will probably want to go down under your machine.. taping and (fasteners included) attaching hooks under the top of your machine and cabinet to get to your outlet if it is below your machine.

2nd:  My machine is rounded on the side, so the flat light holder just wouldn’t stay in place on the side, thus it is ON TOP..

light cord (the bunched up cord)

And as much as I love this led light.. it is a bit pricey at the $50 mark.. so look or wait for a sale..   The best attribute I found was the small size with the great focused light!!

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Bee in my Bonnet

patternsofpast_smallIt’s Sunday here in my part of the world… and I do absolutely nothing that isn’t needed.    So on my “do nothing” day I browsed thru this book I ordered..  Ahh.  the things that I accomplish during my Day Dreaming Sessions.   I’ve built this whole quilt!!

Then reality sinks in  and I come out of reverie with a deep sigh.   Yes, it is a some day project.. one I’ve longed dreamed about and have only gotten to the “ordered the pattern” stage.  hannah

But today I traced out one pattern!!    Hannah—   on see thru plastic.  (from my office supply scraps) The book says you use – Transparent Template Plastic and I will need to order some if I can’t find any more “office supplies”.

No these are the grown up Bonnet Girls,   Not the Sunbonnet Sue blocks.   Since I loved playing with paper dolls during my childhood,  I know I’ll enjoy making the Grown Up Ladies..

. Fran Fran, Hester, Jessica & Meg.

hesternewhat_9-10-00_small Jessica%20from%20class MegAfter all I do love to quilt, too.

Quilters

 

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All day affair

DSCN7625What I thought would only take a couple of hours, turned out to be an all day affair.   Smooth sewing, good mitered corners, and lots of bobbins at the ready.  But 8 1/2 hours later, I had to call it quits, even tho the border needs more quilting.

As I stretched the quilt out on my bed, I find that I am not happy with the length.   Yup, It needs a “header” added.    So I am digging thru my stash for fabric to match ..   More blocks with stars..  match the backing fabric and order what I need.

Photo of quilt at this stage will have to wait til tomorrow & daylight.   Meanwhile, I’ll start putting some blocks together as I have some fabric cut for this quilt that I didn’t sew earlier.

The bed is going to feel good tonight since I spent all day at the sewing machine.   Now for a bite to eat, pj’s, and a little tv watchin’.    This day is over for me…….

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