Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hello, I am Here!

I am back after a few setbacks.  I had to upgrade to Google Chrome which is fine other than so many things have moved/changed that it takes me longer to do things.  As I was going through this task, feeling annoyed, I remembered back when I was employed and our company introduced CHANGE.  Wow, what turmoil and unhappy employees and disgruntled employees we had.  What change was doing was making everyone more accountable for what they did.  It was not that hard, just took time to get used to, so as I was doing my updates, I thought why am I so upset over all of this?  I will and did get through it, and yes, I still have some issues to deal with but they will resolve themselves in time.  I am not going to let being a senior make me an unhappy blogger.

Back to business, do you ever make binding up ahead of time just to have available when you want some in a hurry?  I do, especially for scrappy quilts where  a scrappy binding is often the right choice.

Above you can see my assortment of blues that I sewed together and pressed ready for a quilt.  I usually sew 7 - 8  2 1/2" strips together.  This time I have some left over so they will get joined to some other set.  Below is my finished quilt with the binding attached.  It was a good fit for this quilt.  I regularly sew at night and how often have you finished a quilt and would just love to get that binding on but to start from fresh is just too much at 10 pm so this is when I go to my binding stash.  Try it, I am sure you will like it.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

New Year

Happy New Year everyone.  Hope you all had a happy Christmas and are enjoying 2013.  I know we had the best Christmas ever, just being with family and at home during the holidays.  The weather was good with a little Christmas snow, so how could you wish for more.

My DD had some holiday time so we had a couple sewing days together.  Here is a picture of my finished bed topper that I made out of my stash of 2 1/2" squares.  Well sometimes funny things happen when you haven't posted for a while.  When I click on insert pictures, I can't browse my computer for pictures.  Wow, this is going to take me some time to figure out.  If anyone knows why I am having this blip, please let me know.

I put together a small quilt to donate to our Palliative Care Unit and it is ready for quilting.  I will post some pictures when I get this problem sorted out.  Until next time, best wishes to all.