Friday, July 15, 2011

continue latest project

So onward I go not knowing where it will end. I made some half square triangles and added to 2 ends of the project I started last night to make it no longer square. Think I will add another plain border next--maybe of the cream. I should have my camera back tomorrow evening so I can post a picture.
My son has arrived for a week long visit and I hear him & his Dad returning from a walk on the beach so I better go. Maybe more sewing tomorrow if they go fishing.
I get to go shopping in the morning to help my sister buy a sewing machine so that should be fun. Her machine is 27/28 years old and it will be fun to show her some of the new options although she doesn't want to spend too much.

Happiness thought for the weekend:
Bob Newhart (1929 - )

Thursday, July 14, 2011

back to some sewing

After a few very busy weeks with my work we got away camping for a few days which was a much needed break. I have so many tops which need to be finished and a few ready to be quilted, should I be starting something new? Why not?
I could not resist any longer and dug out a kit for an octagon table center that I won somewhere a few years ago, it went together so fast but I really don't need any small table topper and not really my colors so let the fun begin. First I squared it up and added a border and now I have used all the fabric that came with the kit and I want to make it bigger. I found a cream and a pink that go quite well and then the light bulb turned on. The green looks really familiar and I went digging and found that I had bought a half meter of the exact same green print; how lucky could I be. Now to decide what to add; I'm thinking some type of pieced border. I don't have my camera until the weekend when my daughter brings it back but maybe I will have a picture to post by then.

I am little behind on my goal to post a daily happy thought but let's get back to it:

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Browne

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Great giveaway

There is another great giveaway here on the island. While the last two were accuquilt Go Baby's this one is for the Slice Fabrique which is really neat. I have seen it demo'd and it has a lot of variety in a small machine.
Head on over to Natasha's Blog for a chance to win an awesome Slice Fabrique Cordless Digital Design Cutter give away. You can buy cards with about 20 different shapes on them, AND there are different sizes on each card. Unlike the GO and BABY GO you can only cut 1 at a time but so many choices Good luck!
There is also a link on Natasha's site for her sisters blog where there is a companion giveaway., check it out.
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