Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Snoopervisors

Just wanted to share some pics of my cats. No matter what I'm doing, I'm always being "snoopervised".

This is Inka. She's my first long-hair, my first black cat and my only girl. I rescued her from a drain pipe at my daughter's apartment complex this summer. She's pretty vigilant, but occasionally falls asleep on the job.







         





This is Kiko. My oldest son rescued him from the Sonic drive-thru last year.  He's always burrowing under something or trying to squeeze in somewhere. But he's also an inevitable napper.





Kiko and Inka used to be close, not so much since Inka was spayed.








Lastly, this is Roscoe. He's my "scaredy" cat. I adopted him from a lady who was moving to Alaska.  I don't think he's ever been in the sewing room but he chills on the couch when I'm watching a movie and will jump on the bed to get pet in the morning.











Here are a couple of rare pics of all 3.




A Thread for Life
...let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blogging vs Sewing

When I started this blog I planned on posting once a week but I haven't been living up to it.  Blogging isn't easy and it takes a lot of time. Writing, editing, editing/posting pics, links, labels, hashtags, sharing...aghhh!! When I get home from work it's shall I sew or shall I blog? It's not always an easy decision but sewing usually  wins. Blogging is great though and I'm excited to say I made a new friend! Meet +Greta Anderson from Material Detachment. A marvelous seamstress/quilter and a remarkable writer. I had the pleasure of talking w/ her on the phone yesterday. She's an admirable person w/a huge heart for kids and humanity! Make sure to stop by her blog.

As you can see, I've made quite a bit of progress on the Kaleido-Hex quilt, officially known as a One Block Wonder (I'll be referring to it as 1BW going forward). It still isn't the only thing I've been working on (see distractions below:  origami bag and applique).  Once I have all of strips sewn together it will measure approx 56 x 90.  I'm planning this for a king size bed so the side borders will have to be substantial.  I picked out border fabric yesterday. What do you think?





Border Fabric




1st Audition
This coming Saturday I'll be heading out for a week long quilting retreat to Colorado w/a couple of friends. I'm so excited! I'm also very ambitious and will be taking at least 4 projects to work on, one of which will be the 1st quilt I'm getting paid $$ to make (A Rag Quilt). I'll also be taking the 1BW, the applique wall hanging and a Quilts w/o Corners quilt that I'm turning into a tree skirt.


For the Rag quilt I bought some charm packs, but I have the backing and fleece already cut.



I whipped up another cute Origami bag over the weekend for a friend's birthday.



The wall hanging is ready to be appliqued which I plan on doing while I'm in Colorado.




This is the Quilts w/o Corners quilt that will become a tree skirt. You can't really tell from this pic...or maybe you can...but the edge of this quilt is all jacked up. I'm going to cut a slit in it, cut the middle circle out AND attempt to add a ruffle of Christmas fabric to the edge.



Until next time, Happy Sewing!

A Thread for Life
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever. 
1 Chron 16:34

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