Saturday, October 31, 2009

No Longer a Mystery

Lawrence County Quilted Treasures Quilt Guild is making our annual Mystery Quilt. This is the third one we have done. I finished the first one, which was the Halloween Ghost, the second one was the Bug Quilt which I still need to put the border on it, and now the third one, which I just finished mitering the corners. It is good to have completed it. I kept telling Sandy, our instructor, that I knew all along that I knew what it was, but had no clue. I think she bought it. I now have a quilt on the frame and after finishing it maybe I can quilt this one. This one measures 52 X 66.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When It Rains It Pours

I don't know how much more is going to happen. First quilting machines tension is off, then computer crashes. Got up this morning and computer was trying to restart. Windows would not load. Took it to be repaired and hopefully get it back soon. I hope files can be saved. I guess it is a good way to clean computer. I had some things backed up but it had been a while since backed up my embroidery files and quilt patterns I have saved. Could not find my pictures either on the hard drive. I know the Lord is in control. All things, good or bad, happen for a reason. Didn't even think about it till it crashed. I don't have another computer with a flash drive so I can take pictures of my camera. I really miss that. Today it was raining and I looked out the window and saw 12 grown turkeys standing in the road across from our house. The road was full. Each one looked to weigh 20 lbs each.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wool Ornaments

Just finished the last wool ornament that I started at Camp this year. I have enjoyed making these. Next I want to make a couple of wall hangings. Having problem finding yellow or orange wool jackets. Been gathering colors needed from Goodwill each time I go. I think maybe I will use a piece of orange corduroy that I have, after all it is just a wall hanging.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


A few weeks ago at Camp, I took a class doing Wool Ornaments and of course, I wanted to do some more things with wool. I had a long wool coat that will be just perfect for felting. I also bought a few more at Goodwill. I have been felting all day. I have navy blue, black with a stripe, maroon, green, tan, and red. I was wanting to find an orange jacket for a pumpkin or yellow for a fadder shock. My goal is to get the colors I need for a wall hanging. I have enjoyed working with this today. On the internet it said to cut the jackets up first before washing them but I didn't. I started tearing one apart and to time consuming. I washed all but one and going to cut them and press them after washed and dried.

I also crocheted about 3 necklaces today. I got some different yarn at Big Lots and a roll at Goodwill. It is not the ladder yarn like the girls had at camp but they look alright. I like to keep numerous projects going at one time. I don't get bored that way. LOL