1. Quilt tops that just need to be quilted – I have two bins of unquilted quilt tops right now. I have made some progress on this…..I haven’t photographed them yet. Waiting for Beth to bind them.
2. 9 patch quilt & Granny squares quilt.
3. My crazy quilt….I am not sure that this will get accomplished this year because it requires a lot of hand work.
4. My Felted Women wall hanging
5. my Crab Apple Hill “Over the woods” The embroidery is always being worked on but I haven’t even started the blocks
6. Dear Jane
7. My colorful trees. I started these cool trees a few years ago that use a specific fabric. I really need to get these done.
8. I also have various embroidery projects that I started 10 years ago… they are completely not anything in my style now but I just can’t let anything go…so I will have to work on them as well.
9. My Autumn wool BOM…I have only one block finished.
So number one is getting OUT OF CONTROL! I have to HUGE tubs that sit under the frame of my INNOVA. At the beginning of the year I only had a few quilts in there. For the first time it was going to be “empty”
YEAH RIGHT! LOL
I started making progress on UFO’s and some of my trades started filtering in…it’s always like Christmas. So now these two huge tubs are OVER-FLOWING. Yes…Over flowing. So i have decided I need to get some quilted. I know some babies that are coming soon….so that will be good to gift. I also have a missionary project…so I will be selling some. I haven’t exactly decided which of these goes where yet….cause I have more.
So this first one is a string quilt…I love string quilts. I don’t know why? They seem so simple and easy but honestly they appeal to me. I just random order. That’s probably why. I used a variegated thread. I am not usually a fan of variegated thread….but I thought it was suitable for this project.
Lots of swirls, big and little, L & e’s, and squiggly lines. Lots of fun texture.
Scrappy back as well. :)
This next one is squares and strips. very linear in design….so I thought I would test out mod bubbles again..still teh learning curve..but they are growing on me….flubs and all.
Also a backing from my stash….I have been using tons of stash! Although I have to admit I bought a few cuts of fabric today at the shop. They got in some new Kaffe and I couldn’t resist. :)
Florence pieced both of these for me…and she does wonderful piecing. Thanks Florence!
I also started teaching a long arm class at my LQS today. There are back to back long arm classes. I am doing one and the owner is doing another. I am teaching Grid quilting. You know how I have Channel Lock love….it’s contagious.
I also bought a new machine today. I kind of committed to buying the top of the line Pfaff. Called the Creative sensation. I have to say that I really just wanted a simple machine. I don’t need anything fancy. I don’t quilt on my DSM and I really only need a few stitches. But it would be nice to have a good machine…it even comes with a small passport machine to take to classes. They are going to have monthly embroidery classes. So I can sell my current embroidery machine…and just sew and embroider on one machine. Less to store…and it’s been ten years since I bought a machine so I think my poor Janome needs to retire. So maybe once i learn some embroidery on my machine I can start working on my crazy quilt blocks. That would be fabulous! This machine can even bead. Pretty amazing what they come up with these days.
Rob and the kids went to the church today for clean-up day. Its’ sad that not a lot of people showed up. So they had to work hard and I am proud of them for representing our family.
The situation with my family hasn’t changed much. I was getting a bit worried about my grandma. She is so grief stricken. She is depressed, not eating or showering..waiting for the next news report. She is just beside herself..I am hoping this doesn’t kill her. There was a shooting on the same block yesterday..and she about had a heart attack. We found out they weren’t involved….thank God! But my grandma can’t take much more of this. My sister’s arraignment is on the 8th. So I will know exactly what she is being charged with and how much time she could potentially get ….and what her plea is. I have to say I want her to pay for her crimes..I don’t think they should go easy on her at all. But I do feel bad in a lot of ways. We all have choices to make in our lives…and she needs to bottom out.
My brother is still on the run. I have had contact with him -non-directly. I hope what he says is true…and hopefully he can get a grip on reality and start talking to the police so he can clear his name… but if he is lying…I trust that the authorities will do their job and he will also have to pay the consequences for his choices. I think things are easing up for me. I feel down..but I am not as emotional. I am trying to keep myself busy and not think about it. I think that’s how I have survived. I don’t think I can truly deal with it and put it in its box until this is finally over. Which will be a long time. So until that happens..I just need to push it out of my mind and not focus on it.
Tomorrow will be a good day! It’s Sunday! God’s day.
I hope you all have a blessed one.