i have been away from my blog for quite a while. So much has happened here, and while I keep thinking about writing, and am alway taking photos with this in mind, the fingers have not been connecting to the blog writing. I guess that now is the best time to begin, so here goes.
I am on a mission to begin clearing up my list of UFO’s. To non-quilters, that translates as un-finished objects ( of the fabric kind). I when through my boxes and added them up…….. 55, not counting the one that I decided I will NEVER do, as I just don’t like it.
I also have quite a few Craftsy classes that have been waiting for me, and I am plunging into them as well. Worked through Anne Petersons Free Motion Quilting class, and now am on one with Kimmie Brunner on using rulers to create designs. I had to play electrician on my Bailey and changed out the off- on switch for one that you hold on and it quits stitching as soon as you let go. I was getting knots at my points, and now it is much better. This is a bit of what I have been doing…….. Not perfect by a long shot, but after not using my quilting machine for two years, I’m a bit rusty.
You can see the knots in it. I’ve been working on its using circles and ovals as well, and am amazed at what you can do.
I did finish a table topper that was only 2 years old, which just needed quilting.
I have been working on the Block of the Month that the Norwegian guild was doing, and have the block all made, including a jumbo paper-pieced medallion star. Now, I just have to figure out a layout. The colours are red, blue and white, and all fabrics have snowflakes on them…….I was cold in Norway after 5 years in the Middle Eastern sun.
One last one -almost the first paper-piecing I did……. A mystery in 2002. It was waiting a long time, but I finally got “around to it”.
Time here has been busy, with yoga and tai chi classes, joining a mahjong group, and finding several different quilting circles to belong to. I have also bee lucky to have my son and granddaughter here most weekends since Christmas.
I promise to get busy sorting out my photos and begin showing you what an interesting place I have found myself in this time. Hopefully, for a long time as well.