Despite some setbacks with machine applique today, this project is right on track for completion...and I am loving it! Tomorrow I hope to finish stitching the pumpkins, stems, and leaves down so that I can machine quilt it on Wednesday and bind it on Thursday. Oh, and I might add a little stitchery tag to hang off the larger pumpkin. Then on Friday I am going to applique its' Winter counterpart. Woo Hoo.
All that AND I got some stitching done on next months' block of the month sample block. Productivity out the wazoo today.
Blessings keepin on keepin on when there are setbacks quick projects more to come
Aren't trimmings just little pieces of happiness? I think so. I am still working on my little Honey Bun project...can't wait to show you something all done! In the mean time...Happy Monday & I hope your week is full of little bits of joy everywhere you look.
Blessings little pieces of happiness taking pleasure in the small things needle & thread
Until Next Time,
Tracy PS sorry about the small font...Typepad is thwarting my efforts...rizzum frazzum.
I am avoiding all of my Plumcute responsibilities this afternoon and prepping myself a little Honey Bun race quilt top. Same concept as a Jelly Roll Race but using a Honey Bun instead. Once the quilt top is pieced I think I am going to applique some pumpkins onto it for a very sweet Fall decoration to adorn my entryway halltree.
Hope your Sunday afternoon is going as perfectly as mine!
Blessings quick projects ignoring responsibility (for one afternoon) precuts
So yesterday I sneeked a little peek of something new I am working on...it was one of four little sketches that make up a new pattern. I finished stitching it and instead of moving right along to #2 I switched gears to a finishing a wool project that has been sitting in my studio for ages. Then I took little Mister to his soccer practice but instead of taking said wool project I took the class sample to stitch (you know, the one I was SUPPOSED to be working on when I was stitching on the sneek peek). While all this sounds fairly harmless it isn't. I am certain that I have ADD when it comes to stitching. You see, in addition to all the aforementioned switching stitching, I also pieced two small wall hangings but got bored with them after that so I stopped before I had my stitchery work traced onto them...which means at some point when I am in the middle of a project I will switch gears and pick up one of those instead of finishing whatever it is I should be doing. Does anyone else find themself doing this? (or is it just me?) Truth be told...it wouldn't be so bad if I were done with the class sample.
Blessings switching stitching??? new projects coming out the wazoo soccer practices (they = stitching time)
Until Next Time, Tracy
PS...for my friend Pam I am going to try NOT center justifying for a little while...let me know which way you prefer.
Normally I like my posts all centered-up on the page but for some reason Typepad is being stubborn today. I can change my font, alter the size, and choose a different color. What I cannot do is center align. Boo.
It's day two of having a middle-schooler in the house. Mom's adjusting. Little Miss is loving her new school. Little Mister tries to speed through his daily 3rd grade work so that he can play video games all by himself while sister is away at school. It's hilarious.
So, while I adjust to only having one rug rat with me all day long, I am working on something new...instead of what I am supposed to be doing. (finishing a class sample)
What do you think of my little peek?
Blessings a post...even if it isn't centered middle school stubborn technology (it's better than no technology...right?)
I can create my posts and schedule them to upload in advance. Now some of the more savy blogging individuals might see this as a "no duh" moment but for me it's a real light bulb kind of thing. AND...it means I can create a couple of posts when my brain is functioning coherently and set them up to post all by their little selves. Genius I tell ya! (hence the multiple posts this past week) By George, she can be taught!
Blessings technology technology learned technology put to good use
There have been a whole lotta boxes on the porch this past week or so. I can't wait to show you what all of it is for...wait a minute...is that a whole bolt of yummy red wool? Why yes it is. Giggle, giggle, giggle...it's a secret what it is being saved up for!
I bought this @ my local World Market. I had to have it. It's a cool gadget. Never mind the fact that I haven't made cookies with cookie cutters in, oh I don't know, forever. I still had to have it. Maybe when the weather turns more fall-like I will feel inspired to make cookies to sit on my mugs...and have friends over to share them with a cup of coffee, some stitching, and lots of laughter!
Blessings quirky gadgets cookies, friends, coffee, stitching, & laughter looking ahead to fall
So...this blogger has been MIA this summer. (Mr Plumcute calls that a "no duh")
Some of that is due to travel. Some due to kids sports. Some is time spent on developing an entirely new (uber cool) website that I hope to launch very soon. (actually it will just show up at the address the current website resides). Some due to sheer lack of organization on my part. I'd like to tell you I have finally got it all pulled together but that would be a lie. So, I will say this... I will post when I am coherent and hopefully that is more often than it has been lately!
One cool thing I do have to show...
This project is in the current issue of Create & Decorate magazine and the kits are available on the website. It's a fast, fun little project that is easy to complete in time for your Halloween decorating!
Also up-and-coming is the Alden Lane Nursery show, Quilting In The Garden (September 22-23). I am teaching on Friday September 21...
The class will be super fun and it is entirely possible to leave at the end of the day with a finished bag! So, come hang out & stitch with me!!!
I have been remiss lately about counting my blessings...so, I am getting back to that.
I am thankful for... My kids...they are REALLY great and I honestly don't say it enough Stitching/quilting friends (you encourage me) Back to school (routine, routine, routine)