Thursday, 30 September 2010
I participated in a Zumba party at the gym on Sunday; 100 ladies (and 2 guys) in a huge hall, dancing for 1 hour and 35 minutes. No breaks, just dancing for an hour and a half. That’s how long I had to rest after grocery shopping on a good day and after my morning shower on a bad day a little over a year ago.
Heading into the Big & Strong program I had two goals: Getting my diabetes under control and being able to run around with grandson. I’ll finally be taking a diabetes class next month, but my blood sugar level is already going down, down, down and down. I’m thinking my weight is as well, but I’m not sure as I haven’t been on a scale since January.
And for the second goal – we are running like the wind. I’m not sure which one of us is the happier one, but I think it is him. And me.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
Look what had happened to the perfectly straight-ish bottom of my quilt during shipment.I have been thinking about how this could happen. Any ideas? Has this happened to you? Has my quilt really been displayed like this?? How embarrassing.
There were also pictures of our International representative accepting my award on my behalf.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
The kits will be for 4 hours of drop-in classes so I have no idea how many students who will show up. Maybe there will be 4, maybe 40, so I’m preparing around 50. That’s a lot of ironing, cutting and itching.
Ok, moving on to the next colour family.
Monday, 27 September 2010
I see lots of sneezing, vacuuming and joy of colour and texture in my future.
Friday, 24 September 2010
I prepared it for our guild's second annual QUIP (Quilting in Public day) in June. The circle is the cut-out from Urban Christmas and the background a piece of a hand woven linen table cloth. I love the different textures of the batiks and linen together.
The linen is quite loosely woven, so I fused a stabiliser to the back and stitched around the edges of the circle a few times. Better safe than sorry, right?
Thursday, 23 September 2010
(Old radio at my parents house)
1 I love finding beauty in unexpected places
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Unless you’re going for the somewhat seasick look, doing a little free motion stitching BEFORE you add the buttons is recommended.
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Then someone got sick and the visit was rescheduled. Right. Oh well; at least I finished a project.
Monday, 20 September 2010
Thank you so much, Krista, you sure know what makes this quilter happy.-)
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Today I’ll be quilting my class samples, happy to work on something more manageable size- and slippery-wise. It’s always sad to leave and good to be home.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
I cut the strips into 14” lengths and added 2” white strips to each side. When I’m done I’ll have lots of 14” blocks in varying widths to arrange and rearrange and rearrange again.
I believe my sewing mojo is back; welcome back dear old friend, I have missed you!
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
A little playing
A little knot to untie
The samples for the November class are finally moving forward. The first attempt was not all that successful, but I’m getting there. I only need a couple of samples to show the idea for the class at the guild meeting on the 15th, and I’ll finish them all after I’m done with the samples for another class in Haugesund in October. I also need to assemble 30-40 kits for the classes. What was I thinking.
The pacifier tree from yesterday’s post is, as a few of you guessed, a tree where kids have been hanging their pacifiers when they would stop using them. How it started in the first place I don’t know; maybe someone found a pacifier on the path and hung it in a tree nearby, but it’s been there for a very long time - to someone’s joy and others irritation. The pacifiers have been taken down and thrown in the garbage and the tree has even been chopped down. I smile every time I pass by, and am glad to see that there’s a new tree where the pacifiers are proudly displayed with a sign that says “let the pacifiers hang”.
Monday, 6 September 2010
However beautiful nature is, there are also added a few man made pieces along the path.
The dome of Rogaland Art Museum
The famous/infamous pacifier tree which has been the centre of much debate
Friday, 3 September 2010
A bouquet of pieced strips
A friend of mine is going to be a grandmother this fall, so I’m thinking a baby quilt. Babies love all those little scraps almost as much as I do...