Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
My mini quilt swap mate is " Lyn Crump" from Australia, received her mini quilt yesterday and she loved it. This was part of an exchange through APQS forum. We email our preferences to a co-ordinator Shannon.....then Shannon gave us the details as whom we were to make the quilt for. Named the quilt "Falling Leaves" as the fabric has fall tones of deep purple and green. The quilt is 26" square used QD wool batting.... thread was so fine top and bottom line bobbin. I designed the mini so it would look like a whole cloth on the backside. This was a little bit of a challenge but lots of fun. My feathers are not as plumb as they should be, I was a little up tight not as relaxed when quilting, as I was caring for my motherwhile working on this mini.
The quilt was wet in these photos, makes the quilting shows up a little better.
Made a quilted card added a thread cutter for Lyn for small gift. Had a mini class at the quilt expo on making quilted cards. Nice way to use up scraps.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Look what I found this morning. I was sitting at the computer when I could hear this horrible screaming, first I thought it was a bird, the I decided to investigate. The sound was coming from my neighbors back acre .... when I got closer I new it was a kitten yelling ... I started calling and out from the top of the wood brush was this tiny kitten ..... I kept calling to it, finally the kitten made it to the ground and came over to the fence . I had to climb over the fence with no shoes to rescue the baby. The kitten was scared to death but came to me anyway. So guess what..... yep! I had to bring it in the house made up some baby cereal and milk, he ate like he was starving. It's a he....I checked, no it's she... Now to fatten her up and find a good loving home, someone who loves cats like I do. Of coarse Webster had to sit and check her out. This how I acquired Webster. He(Webster) made the best shop pet when I had my business. This little girl will be the same way. Will take her for shots when she is a little older, I think she is about 5 weeks. Likes to suck on my finger, what a baby. Need to run and get her some mama's milk and kitty food to fatten her up. ENJOY!
The mama is a wild cat that roams the neighborhood. Feel so bad for her, can't catch her, she is too wild. She is from a litter a couple of years ago and has survived so far. Something has killed the other litters she's had. I'm surprised this little one made it. Well she is safe now. No wonder the dogs have been barking at the fence at night. I thought it was a raccoon.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Found this little featherweight at a garage sale ..... paid $10.00 ..... not a bad price. Needs to be refurbished, has rust on the chrome piece which can be replaced. Now I need to find someone who does this kind of work. I have a little featherweight that is in mint condition and works like a charm. One day it will go to my granddaughter who is the little quilter in the family.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I also cleaned out the cabinet to store my threads...... at least I can see what I have now. Before they were store in a plastic bin, so unhandy.