Quilting

Words…

Words With Friends…. Scrabble on your phone.  Have you played?  I have. I gotta tell ya, it’s been an experience.  Did you know before Words I did not even know  this whole “Blogland” existed?  Yep, just a mom raising kids, sewing away all by her lonesome.  Until, Words.  It works like this, you have to choose a user name, just like every other application on the iPhone or Internet, logical choice for me was something to do with sewing.  My choice… *sewgirl(a variation of *sewgirl, icon added, if you request “sewgirl” you won’t get me ๐Ÿ˜‰  ).  Then you have to start games.  You can start them randomly, which can be very interesting, either good <3 or badX.  You can search your contacts, or search by user name.  Me, being the dork I am, decided to type in every sewing and quilting term/name I could think of.   You would not believe what came up.  There are a lot of us out there!  I got to play with Jody Burrow one day, you know the inventor of the Square in a Square Ruler.  I was so excited!  Kinda like the time my mom was a telephone operator in 1969, and got to place a person to person call to ELVIS PRESLEY! Hehehe, well, my news might not have been that big, but I was excited! 

In June, I hit pay dirt.  I found my Friend, Melissa, of Sewing Adventures.  I remember her saying, “Do I know you?” To which, I had to reply sheepishly, “No, I’m just a sewing geek, who typed in random sewing terms.  It’s okay if you want to resign.”  Melissa so graciously replied, “No worries, it’s all good.”  From there it’s history.  Quilting friends.  She is the one who introduced me to Blogland.  Many thanks, Melissa!!! xoxoxo

And, as a post script, I’ll just say today was a good day, as I got to put a voice with a face and name…thanks for the chat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to many more and a hopeful visit!  You made my day.

*Secondary post script, the timing of this post is ironic, in that I am currently taking a break from all games but three ๐Ÿ˜‰  FB friends, thanks for the offers to play, I’ll definitely let you know when I’m back. ๐Ÿ™‚

Design Wall Monday

Ok, so I haven’t been posting much about my quilting, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on it.  ๐Ÿ˜‰
My little business had eaten so much of my sewing time in the last two years, this summer I started MAKING time to quilt again.  That has included collecting all my UFO’s, and, yes, I do plan on getting them on their own page……eventually. Lol ๐Ÿ˜€

Since I’ve been working on my Brown Bag Quilt, and it used to be called the Ugly Quilt, I decided to show you another one.  Yes, bless my heart(read *you are an idiot* bahahaha), I have TWO.   Remember the good ole days, when you could watch Alex Anderson twice a day if you wanted?  Well, one show had a segment called What to do with Ugly Fabric.  Being the scrappy kinda girl I am, I thought, “That’s for me.”
So I set to work….four years ago.  How do I know, because a very dear friend was expecting her third baby, and I thought it would make a very cute quilt for a little boy.  This sweet child will be four in February. :-/ 

So here is what I have done….

Thirty 4.5 inch blocks, finished this quilt would be 20×24, without borders.  Wondering where to go from here.  Any ideas?  All suggestions welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy Monday! <3 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Brown Baggin’ it….(I know your saying, "Will she ever finish?")

Hello, again!  Just wanted to catch you up on the Brown Bag Quilt…. and the winner is…  Jacob’s Ladder

Now just to decide if I should do borders or leave it.  This pic isn’t that great as it was taken late last night, just after the last stitches were put in, and the pressing was done.  I just put it on the floor, climbed up in a chair and snapped it with my phone.  It had been a long day leading up so my hand may not have been so steady. 

At one point I did feel the need to get out of the house, so (or sew, hehehehe), I went to the movies, all by myself.  Solitude, ahhhhhh…. BUT I saw The Social Network, and can I just say….Do Not waste your time or money. :p  Granted, it was a drizzly day and I was in a dark mood, but please, people…. what WAS the point of making that movie?  Those of you who know me, know I never walk in without the popcorn, well I walked out with it too, and promptly put it in the trash!  Pardon the rant, just needed to get it out. There, ahhhhh…….. I feel better now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anywho, if you’ve got any ideas about borders let me know, I think Melissa and I have the binding figured out, and I still haven’t even measured it yet.  It should be 48×48, but we all know about those should be’s.
Lol

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