Sunday, February 21, 2010

I finally did a bit of sewing today.
This is the 4th block from Shannon's blog.

I also took Don's quilt off the frame and after I frogged the third border I decided to redo it with my sewing machine instead of putting it back on the frame.
It was much easier. Now all I have left to quilt is the final borders (three) and once I get them marked I'm going to use my sewing machine on them too.
I love my frame for pantos but my Juki just doesn't like the attachment that I use for ruler work. I guess I'll have to rethink that kind of quilting.

Love Love Love the Olymics!!  I've just been glued to the set since they started.  I'm a bit disappointed with the scores not being left on the screen longer though. I don't remember them being flashed on and back off again so soon during the years past.  Or maybe I'm just getting so slow that I can't keep up reading.  hahaha

Friday, February 5, 2010

This afternoon I made the last guild pizza box block.  It has been very interesting to see each persons choice of fabric...patterns etc.  This gal has chosen the Kansas Troubles fabrics and a book of assorted patterns that we could choose from.  The one I did was Creole Puzzle and it had inset seams.  I was a bit apprehensive....but decided to jump in anyway since I have seen the technique made.  Actually I did very well with it and I'd do them again.  Although I don't think I'd like to do a whole big quilt with insets.  LOL

Yesterday we had some snow.  Not a lot in inches but it was soooo wet!  In all the years that we've had Dish satellite we have never had snow disrupt our viewing. 
Well it did yesterday. 
Three times Don had to get out the ladder and brush off the dish so we could get our tv back. 
It was a pretty snow with just a little bit of a breeze to blow it around a bit. 
Looking out the kitchen window we saw a poor, wet, and cold visitor sitting on the fence. 
Then he flew down to the pond and back up to the fence and turned his back on me.!!  How rude! 
I was trying so hard to take a nice picture without scaring him (or could be a Her) but the position wasn't the best. 
Anyway....this is the best I could do.  I'm not sure but it could be a Sharp-shinned Hawk because of the size.  Cooper's Hawk looks the same but is a bit bigger.  So there is your birding education for today. 
Have a good one.