Sunday, October 25, 2015


It’s almost Christmas?? I am not ready for Halloween, let alone Christmas!
If we want; which I have no desire to do, we can dress up on Fri. for Boo day. I still do not know what to wear or what to be.
I have been trying all week to finish that little piece from ‘School Bell Has Rung’. I wanted to take it along to the quilt meeting (venting is coming up) Fri. night but my NEW machine is not working correctly. So I started gathering the items I am going to trade in at Hoover’s. I was going to go yesterday and also take my machine in to get fixed. I called to see if Leon was in to fix it and NO he was not! I have to WAIT until Tues. to see if he will be in. NOOOOOO!
Fri. I went to our guild meeting  Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild. We had a guest speaker Carol Taylor: . Sat. she gave a workshop on her ‘Going In Circles’. It was nice but when I looked at it there was just way too much work for what the end result was for me.
(Vent) The guild’s quilt show is in March, the first week of March. That is much less than the 5 months they say we have. By my figuring it is only 4 months, give or take a week. The only TWO categories the committee keeps talking about is the Challenge Quilt (my idea) and the Theme Quilt. Are we supposed to ASSUME there are more categories and if so what are they, what are the rules, is it anything goes??? It would be nice to know don’t you think because when you assume you make an a-- out of you and me.
I did not do too much this week. I went to storage yesterday to get a few items to start the Christmas ornaments and on the way home I remembered I forgot (is this an oxymoron) to grab the glass cutter so now I have to stop back to get it……I also could not find my paints that are buried in the unit somewhere….
I have a pair of jeans that fit me sooo great but when I was wearing them I noticed the seam on the right pant leg was off. Instead of in the middle of the leg, it creased to the left, making it look really bad.
The seam is about 1 1/2" to the left of the crease on the right pant leg.
I decided to embroider something up the side seam to help and draw the eyes away from the miss-creased issue.
The result:
This was so easy I will have to embroider more clothes, maybe to draw attention away from my fat. WAIT, I would have to be covered from head to toe, that won't work!
Someone asked if the tip with the dryer sheet worked. It did work for me.
This is a great site that answers all kinds of quilting questions:
This site gives you charts to calculate fabric amount, how much binding is needed, color pallet selection, free patterns,  just gobs and gobs of quilting tips and techniques.
Check it out!
Have a great week.
D.G. L

1 comment:

Zenia Rene said...

You are a hoot girl! Yes, Christmas is right around the corner. I have sooo many things I want to do "by Christmas" I sometimes get anxiety when I think about it. Our quilt show, Arizona Quilt Guild show, is also in March. This may be the 1st year I enter something. I'm certain there are several more categories in your show, it would be nice to know what they are. Your jeans look great! I'm thinking if I ever can afford to buy a new machine, I should get one that does embroidery. Thanks for linking up.