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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I've really enjoyed the last couple of weeks because I was finally able to spend some quality time in my sewing room.  ('Bout time too!)  I got another row of blocks made for my scrappy pineapple.  I think this quilt is going to grow from a lap quilt into a larger one.  I really like these pineapple blocks and they're actually fun to make.  I've been working out of my tub of 1 1/2" strips -- so that REALLY makes it easy!  Yup, this one is definitely going to grow.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spring Has Arrived!

I planted some bulbs last fall and I've been waiting (not so) patiently for them to come up.  They not only came up -- they're blooming!  What a treat to look outside and see these sunny little flowers from my kitchen window!  Now I'm waiting for my crocuses......... 

When Greg and I decided to get married we received this guy as an engagement gift.  (Can't explain it -- sometimes you've just gotta go with it.........!)  We love him and he comes out every year and sits on our front stoop waiting for Easter.  By the way -- he lights up!

I've actually been doing some sewing in an attempt to get ready to vend in Paducah.  I'll be selling my own patterns but I also demo and sell patterns from Little Foot.  They're top-method foundation pieced and once you realize how easy they are it's pretty mindless -- which is why I can demo them (and talk to people while I'm doing it!)  I finished 12 blocks of Hunter's Star.  I like it!  Now I just need to get the other 12 blocks finished.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Getting Back To It

I actually wrote this post a couple of weeks ago and never got it posted because I was interupted.  Anyway-- I actually DID get this little bit of sewing accomplished while my hand was healing.  My handis almost (but not quite!) back to normal.  I still have a little pain when I try to do or lift too (which I'm sure will go away eventually) but overall it feel SO MUCH BETTER than prior to the surgery.  I'm glad I had it done.

I couldn't stand not having my hands on fabric for any longer!  I had this runner that I'd machine quilted quite a while ago but had never bound.  I managed to get the binding sewn on before I had my surgery in hopes that I'd at least be able to do some binding.  It wasn't working for quite a while.  I'd try a couple of stitches each night......  and each night I'd be able to do a few more than the day before so I just kept at it.  A couple of days ago I was finally able to do the last 18" of binding.  HURRAY!!!!!  I now consider myself ALMOST back to normal!  It's nice to get something finished!