I decided to mock up one of the rows last night because I couldn't wait to see how it was going to look. This is a block row with a sashing unit in between. There will be another sashing row above and under each block row.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Well, made it through another busy week at work! I was so spoiled by the holidays when things were slow plus being off sick several days I forgot how busy things can be. It was a frustrating week too because our folks in San Antonio just can't get their stuff together. Hopefully, a nice long weekend is just what I need. Dave and I have decided to swap rooms. I am moving my craft room out to the big room and Dave is moving in here. I just don't have room to contain all of my stuff in here any more! LOL I don't think we are actually moving until Sunday - Monday. Tomorrow Clarinda and I are going to Cincinnati to visit some quilt shops. Dave is going to the junkyard. I've been working on the wedding quilt. All of the blocks are done and I am now making the sashing rows that go in between. I am liking how it is turning our. I showed the pictures to the mother of the bride today and she likes it so that is good. I told her I may not have it done before the wedding and she said that was okay. Here are some pictures of the progress
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Mark and Jaclyn finally opened there box so now I can post the pictures of what I made them!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
It has been another gray day here in Ohio. We had a little sleet today, I think it might snow tonight. Not enough to get me a snow day though. We still have snow on the ground from the day after Christmas, supposed to warm up a little later this week but we will see about that. Dave had his 49th birthday on Friday. I took off early and we went to lunch and a movie. Jack came over later and brought him a milkshake and got him a gift card for Longhorn Steakhouse. I think he had a good day even though he had to cook dinner. :) I started watching what I eat at the beginning of the month. Joined Weight Watchers again and decided I was only eating out once a week for lunch and started taking my lunch in. Trying to eat more fruits and vegetables plus cut down on breads and junk food. It has been going pretty good, I lost 2 pounds last week, I need to get some exercise in too and I am sure that will help. Clarinda and I went to Waynesville today so I could get some of the coordinating material that I needed. We had a nice lunch first at the Cobblestone Cafe, I had a great portabello mushroom sandwich on Focaccia bread and some fresh fruit, it was delicious. Clarinda had a wrap with cream of cauliflower soup. She hadn't had that soup before and she liked it. I love that soup but didn't have any today. After lunch we went to Fabric Shack and we spent a long time in there today, she helped me pick out the material I needed for the wedding quilt and I helped her pick out some of the new cat material they had just got in. We then went to the big JoAnn's and picked up a few things there. Came home and Dave made me a nice steak dinner. I got tired of working on the big machine trying to quilt that purple quilt, I think I have the tension issue figured out but it has been a frustrating trying to figure it all out. I decided to work on my next project instead is is another wedding quilt. It is in purple and gray. I am getting kind of tired of purple! LOL. Anyway, here are some pictures of that new quilt project and other things going on around the Pigeon Roost.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Happy New Year Ever. yone!! I hope for a great 2013. Starting to look at jobs out west again, I found one in Arizona that I am going to put in for. I saw one in California in Monterrey but Dave says he doesn't want to live in California. I thought it would be nice because it would be half way between Oregon and halfway to Lompoc and Monterrey is super nice plus Jen and Darren live there (my niece who is in the AF). There was another one in Portland but I have to think about that one not sure I would like Portland. Well, I have been busy most of the weekend and today quilting the purple quilt. It has been a learning experience. Finally getting use to the motion and moving the fabric around but still having trouble with the tension. The stitching is looking pretty good on the front but there are some tension issues on the back. I've tried just about everything I can think of and I am beginning to think it is the material. I am going to try to change out the needle tomorrow and see if that helps. These machines are so touchy with tension and it will change every time you change a bobbin or even as the bobbin gets used you have to continually make adjustments you would think in this electronic age they would have a computer to accurately maintain the tension. Here are some pictures of my adventures in long arm quilting!