Thursday, November 16, 2017
If you're wondering...the fabric at the bottom is that reproduction of newspaper stories from 1867. That fabric I really like.
I will probably have it machine quilted since I haven't got a clue how to hand quilt it.
I did some free motion on these and realized I was just like a lovely lady in our quilt guild that just cannot do scrap...she co-ordinates her fabrics despite our encouraging her to abandon all order and just "scrap" I, too, have a difficult time abandoning order and 'free motioning'...I'll just keep practising until I get the hand of it.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
I got to thinking that I really haven't done that much this summer and then I realized when I took this quilt (my row by row for 2016) out of the frame yesterday that it was the third one since June. So I guess I have done more than I thought. I have a fourth one ready to go into the frame tomorrow...it probably won't get quilted before Christmas but you just never know....I have so many PHD's to work on I may never get back to the quilt frame again...woe is me!
Thursday, October 19, 2017
and sure enough...the cataracts had grown to point of having to be removed. After a couple of visits to the specialist ( I can spell that one) I was scheduled for the right eye in August and the left eye in September. As a result, I found it was difficult to hand piece, machine sew and even to hand quilt. The Doc and I opted for my myopia to be changed to farsightedness.....After 52 years of wearing glasses to see at a distance and taking my glasses off to read and do close work, it was now the opposite. I am having the worst time adjusting. The first thing I do in the morning is reach for my glasses...a long time habit and now I don't need to. At the end of the month it will be my final visit to the specialist, I will have my vision tested again to see what strength of reading (and hand sewing) glasses I need. I cannot wait. I bought some cheapies at the dollar store to make do until I know for sure...some are good, some are great and one pair magnifies everything....but I look like Bubba from the Trailer Park Boys.
I haven't been doing the things I love to do and it is driving me crazy...I feel so discombobulated....like I am missing something. I decided I just had to start something at the machine to get used to wearing glasses while I sew....I used to take off my glasses ...sometimes with great fury cuz I couldn't see well enough and now I have to have a pair on to see what the machine is doing....changes!! This little mug rug is from the block of the month at the guild. I love hexies and this was a cutie so I broke down and tackled it. Wasn't too difficult...used the medium strength glasses for the machine and a stronger pair for the hand work. Took a while to get any flow to the machine quilting...that's still not my thing but now I can blame it on the glasses. Works for me!
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Most of my quilts are square so it isn't a big deal to fold the corners to the centre...much like making an envelope.