Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Something new

I had posted that some good things had happened in the long period of my not posting. I always felt I was not interested in embroiderying so had no need for a new machine. Well, after seeing some adorable embroidered pillowcases and quilts, I thought long and hard about a new machine. A sewing machine store in Queens offered free financing for 2 years. DH said to go ahead and make the plunge and I did. The machine comes with the embroidery unit and software. Have I made a trillion embroidered items. No....... I am still learning and can not understand why life keeps getting in the way of my sewing time. After all I am retired and should have tons of time!!! Here is a picture.

I have been working on another block of the month with my library group. These blocks are from my stash. I think it is called Cherry Hill Sampler and of course some Thimbleberries. So far I have 6 blocks done. The seventh block you can see next to my sewing machine. It still needs to be put together. Maybe today.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


From block buddy

A few months ago one of the women from my library group brought in something called a block buddy. It was given to her for her birthday from a fellow quilter. I thought the idea was great and took a 15 1/2 inch block I had and proceeded to make one for myself. I bring it with me with a block or blocks that I am working on.

The pieces cling to the batting and when I am ready to go home, I roll the whole thing up and the pieces or finished block stay put. If you have not seen this before consider making one for yourself.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

design wall

design wall
I wanted to share the design wall I made for only $12.00. I did have the flannel sheet already, so did not factor that into the cost. I originally made it 5 x 5 but decided to buy an extra pvc pipe and make it large enough to hide my stash. It is portable, lighweight and wonderful! I cannot take credit for this. The idea came from a wonderful blog which I will be posting under my favorite blogs. She is so creative. Here is her blog site.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Peconic quilt show

I finally was able to upload the picture from the eastern LI quilters. Hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Well, as you can see it has been sometime since I wrote a new post. A lot has been going on in my life. Mostly good, but some not so good. For sometime I had not read my favorite blogs and found myself in a slump. I have been working on various quilts and still attend my quilting group at the library. Thank God for that. Unfortunately, the library will be cutting back on our use of the room.

I had considered closing my blog, but could not make a decision. Once I started reading other's blogs again I thought I would give blogging another try. Today I will be going to the Peconic Quilt Show and hope to have pictures for you.