I posted last week about a lovely giveaway from Timeless treasures
I got 57 comments on the post
And mr.random picked #56
who is Jeanne in Ohio, I sent her an email
The other day I went to walmart to get a few gifts for the kids (mostly clothes) as most of the FUN toys, we buy on amazon….
Carol at funthreads posted the other day about some towels she embroidered- with an adorable snowflake design WHICH I got on a pin cushion from her BTW…
So I also got some towels at walmart
She also told me about embroiderydesigns.com
and of course I looked for owls, and found this CUTE one!
stitched it out on yellow fabric first
I got a set of brown towels and a set of blue
This was the first time I sprayed a towel down and used the water soluble as a topper…… nerve wrecking, but it turned out great!!
Here it’s drying on my sink
So of course I HAD to stitch out the other ones too, here they are hanging to dry
The owl towels I put to use right away!
I did all 8 towels yesterday
I have no idea where I got this angel from, now on the striped towel the eyes ended up right on the stripe, so kind of odd looking, oh well…
I’m sending them to my mom, she’ll love them regardless! HA HA
This morning I got BRAVE and tried one of my daughter’s shirts, as it’s been sitting next to the machine for a while and soon she’ll out grow it!
a VERY dense design, but it’s cute and on a KNIT shirt it was tricky to hoop but I’m happy with the result!
So what did Sonja do while I embroidered yesterday??
She found the bin with the bonnie hunter mystery blocks and decided to SIT on them and sort them
Didn’t she do a GREAT job??
Here’s another block idea for it….. we’ll see what it will REALLY look like later….
While the machine was working yesterday I did sew a little! the persian star blocks are sewn together and I machine appliqued the block in the middle.
AND I got fabrics in the mail!!
Black friday I shopped on Connecting threads and the box finally arrived!!
uhhh yummy goodies! The blues I was thinking of KEEPING for another round of the women of the bible quilt!
The reds and fruit ones in the middle, I have no plans for.
I did get two mirage strip sets too and 4yds of white so I can do some machine embroidery with the prayer garden set I won earlier this year
OH, and the pile to the left are fabrics for a quilt for McCall’s!!
aren’t these just yummy??
also stay tunes for a BIG announcement, a Challenge QAL for 2014!!!
Last week I was sorting my Go! dies and I really want to use them more (just wait and see- hint hint)
anyways, I figured I’d do a tutorial on some of the dies!
First, I bought the mix and match set with my Go! cutter and and then downloaded the patch block idea chart here
( it changed since I downloaded it, so I just did it again)
Now of course I had to enter them into EQ7!!
I actually have a file called accuquilt and have about 50 quilts in there
There’s 72 blocks in the PDF file, here’s just some of them
Instead of reconstructing all of them, just SEARCH for them
Let’s search for Double 2 (#9) on the sheet
go to library/ block library
at the bottom you can search for the name in the notecard
type double X
and these come up
add one to sketchbook
some blocks are not in EQ or some have a different name
like double cross is called broken sash in the Go! file
double four patch is the same
there’s also a block similar to this one called jewel box, it’s not in EQ but it’s easy to add and modify this double four patch block
just add diagonal lines on the large squares
the double cross block I made into a quilt for Quilt it today last year
a cute Thomas the train quilt
I’ll show more GO! dies and designs later
I ate too much chocolate this weekend, waiting for people to come for the open house/ studio tour.
The weather was BAD! so let’s just say I SURE hope next weekend is 100 times better……
I did get some sewing done!
Clue #2 for the Celtic Solstice mystery quilt
all 100 blocks all done
They are fun!
Now I ‘'”wonder” if this would be part of the block layout?? have to wait and see
Remember how I told you that I tied up my Turkey for Thanksgiving with Presencia thread (not floriani) anyways, SOMEONE recommended that I email the company, and I did, and they thought my post was funny and sent me THIS in the mail. two color charts with REAL threads on them, uhhhh! stuff like that excites me
A spool of no16 floss, and 2 small spools of sewing thread, can’t wait to try these out
I also wanted to show you my kids advent calendar this year, two minecraft lego sets! I bought the 2 small sets and sat down and separated everything into 24 (48 total) little piles, I DID destroy the manuals, by ripping out one page at a time to keep each step secret and just wrapped the appropriate page with the handful of legos each day.
the kids love it!
And my UNC friend sent me this picture when she walked by FRANK gallery in Chapel hill, my quilt was hanging in there pretty close to the front!
NEAT They are having a reception on Thursday night!
anyone local, come see!!!
(and come see me at home next weekend too!- I’ll demo my long arm again)
I think I’m as ready as I can be right now for the Studio Tour tomorrow
Though they are promising rain (80%) on both days and freezing ran on Sunday
I have a custom order form ready, studio flyers, business cards, artist bio set up.
Small quilts are pinned to the design wall and a few big ones cover the messy shelves
other small stuff is on the table with pricing
I have some plain fabric on the frame to be ready to demo long arm quilting!
And the couches are covered with quilts!
fabric bowls on the shelves where the kids usually have all their XBox and wii game stuff.
banister covered up
and another couch covered up
The view from the stairs going down
and going up
downstairs I pulled the dining room table up and there’s LOTS of chocolates!
Just need to mop the floors and clean the stairs….. which I will do now since Sonja is sleeping!
If you’re in NC, come visit!!