Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Moving Day

Strong backs and a truck arrived promptly at 8:00 A.M. I'm so glad they are moving all the heavy stuff!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

The Doctor Will See You Now

Our poor Big Dog has been limping around for a week or so. I decided it was time for the veterinarian to check out his leg.

He wasn't happy about having to see all those people, much less being poked and prodded.

The vet couldn't find anything wrong. I opted not to have an x-ray done. I figured the poor boy had been through enough today, so we're taking a wait and see attitude.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ta Da!

From this

To this, in four steps.

My inspiration (Pinspiration?) came from a pin on Pinterest. I don't know that these are even on a board, but I knew that I wanted to put mine on the wall in my new quilting room. I also knew that I wanted to use my old wooden spools, and not the newer plastic ones.

Mine turned out a little fat and squat for my taste, but I'm not making another one. I'll live with it.

The steps:

First, make a paper heart.
Second, trace it onto your base. Mine is thin plywood, but if you make yours smaller it could be on foam core board. I don't think foam core could have supported the weight of all the spools that I used without warping.

Third, cut out your heart.  My Dear Motorcycle Dude did this step for me. It is his jig saw after all.
Fourth, I don't have in progress pictures of this step. Sorry. Glue the spools onto your backing. I used Gorilla glue, because that was on hand. Any wood glue should work.
I guess there is a fifth step. Put hangers on the back of the board. Mine is not hanging on a wall, because it's for the new house. We are supposed to close escrow late next week. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Christmas Quilt Along

Saturday was the Christmas Quilt-Along with Hazel and Sue. I was able to join along in the afternoon. Most likely, Hazel and Sue had shut off their machines and gone to bed by the time I started sewing.

I've been working on a quilt for my daughter based on this Sugar Garden Throw from Moda Bake Shop. The orginal is made from a layer cake.

My version is using yardage that I purchased on one of my California trips, so there is a little less variety in the fabrics. I've decided that I'm going to make more blocks without a red piece. I think the red should be a little less prominent.  It only requires a little bit of resewing, and I already have some of the replacement pieces cut.

I should have it done by Thanksgiving, maybe.