Friday, January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013

When I last posted, I was a couple of semesters into completing my degree.  It is now 1.5 years later and I'm half through my internship and will be graduating in May, 2013.  The degree is a master's in Mental Health Counseling. I think of this blog often and even MORE often, I think of sewing and of finishing projects.  Despite still being in school and all the complications of life, I've decided that this is the year to finish projects.  Time to get on with it already and besides, I want to start some new projects or perhaps take a quilting class for fun, I've got to at least get through some of the UFOs in my pile.

I'm hoping that there will be some readers out there in same boat and we can encourage each other along.  If not, then I'll be here on my own, attempting to sew :-) ...

If I can figure out how, I'll post a list of projects and cross them out as they are completed.  Not all will be completed this year, but my goal is to complete at least 4 quilts (small or large) and 2 other projects.

I do have to report that my sewing room is MUCH more orderly than the last picture.  I got rid of some furniture and and now it is a bit easier to move around in here, although still a bit of a challenge.  I have one more week of winter break so here is what I want to accomplish here in the sewing room, besides resurrecting a project or two:

  • dust
  • make curtains for the window (okay, so it's only been 3 years since we had the window replaced!)
  • make a curtain for the white cabinet (took the doors off about a year ago, and planned to cover with a curtain)
  • get projects organized
So, here's to a new year and hopefully, a lot of stitching!

Can't leave a post without some kind of photo, so here's my DH and our little Shatzie having a snuggle ...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 2

Here I am, for my annual post ... ha, ha! I started going to school full time back in January and so, am even further behind in all my various sewing projects. But, I dream about it and now have a few weeks off from school, so I'm working on getting this mess cleaned up and organized ... shocking and unbelievable ... the state of my sewing corner ... The stuff in the basket and bag in the lower left hand corner of this picture is school work, so that has started to take over what little space I do have. I know this could look so much better though. I think it needs to so I have some motivation to spend time in that corner.

I call this room "the sewing room," even though I hardly ever sew here ... it's where I do my homework for school, pay the bills, read e-mail, etc., and where the guests sleep (can't imagine that happening any time soon!) ...
Anyway, so here I sit, with my little dog, Pippin (what'cha doing mom?), feeling overwhelmed, but wanting to be able to sew again ...... let's see what happens!
Tonight I'm invited to go over and sew with some friends ... might be a good first step go getting on track!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back, again!

OMG! How quickly time goes by between my posts. I STILL haven't finished organizing my sewing room/office/guest room ... that's why I haven't been back. I've been feeling guilty about not getting anything done. Now isn't that ridiculous??

Thought I'd stop by, visit some other blogs and at least say hello world!
It's been a busy Spring, I am making ever so slow progress in my sewing room. But I just made a pretty big fabric commitment to making some pillow cases, so I'll be working on those this coming week.

In the meantime, thought I'd share a few pretty pics from the last few weeks ...

Lady slippers ... love that name!
Bleeding Heart ... one of my Spring time favorites!

And a very brave Chickadee who sat there for longest time posing for me ...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Evidence of a year

When I was writing yesterday, it occurred to me that Audrey, the baby mentioned in my one and only blog post last year is now 13 months old and walking!

Here's a photo from her birthday party a month ago ... time really flies for babies!
Here she is with her mom and dad, Jessica and Victor. They live in Canada now, so we have less opportunity to see them, but thankfully for on-line apps like Facebook, we can see photos and videos. How did we live without the internet? Hard to imagine!Debbie

Friday, January 1, 2010

A year goes by ...

Wow! Nearly a year since I've blogged! A ton has happened and a lot is still the same, I'm ready to keep on movin' forward! Happy 2010, everyone!

I finished some projects last year, but not as much as I'd hoped. It is my goal for this year to either finish or re-invent all projects I have going. My other goal is to start designing my own projects rather than just focusing on recreating other people's things. Not that there's anything wrong with using other people patterns, but I have so many ideas that I never actually use that it's bugging me.

The most significant thing has happened as far as sewing and quilting goes is that I've reorganized my sewing room, not once, but twice! Yikes! And I'm still working on finishing up the second time. I will report back, with pictures on this under taking. I'm really into to purging, purging, purging things I've been saving for no good reason!

Anyway, the most significant project I finished this past year was WallFlowers by Waltzing with Bears here's a photo of it hanging at my guild's quilt show last October:
Lots to talk about. I hope to reconnect with a lot of quilters out there in cyber land. Hope everyone has a truly happy and prosperous 2010!


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Time goes by ...

I'm continually amazed at how time can fly by and I don't get around to blogging or even quilting! It was an interesting Fall and even more interesting December. Most was good, some was dramatic (a tree fell on our house during the Northeast's big ice storm in December) and some was just kind of there ...

I'm back to focusing on quilting and enjoying every minute of it. I am hoping to join a sewing group and intend to begin attending my local quilt guild meetings again. This is the year that the guild has it's show and I'd really like to have some items to display and perhaps even participate in the show in other ways.

I have been doing some quilting and wanted to share a baby quilt I made in the Fall for my new grand-niece, Audrey. This was a sweet little pattern that included nine embroidery blocks. I wanted to use very cheerful colors for the setting, so I used a packet of 1930's fabrics I purchased a few years ago. The pattern is called "Baby's Day" and is published by Waltzing With Bears.

My favorite embroidery block:
And, here's a photo of the wee-one, Audrey. Born on December 2nd:
Well, I'm off to sew! Talk with you later!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Nashville, TN

I guess I lied. Well, not really. I just ran out of time. I had planned on posting pictures and story about "Birds of a Feather," I didn't get around to it. If you haven't heard of this book, you can check out the book on Amazon ... here's the link:
Take a look ... I promise I'll post the blocks I've completed when I get home.

So, where am I? Well, Nashville, Tennessee, of course! Actually, this is a very strange place for me to be. I'm not much of a country music fan ... shhhhh ... don't tell anyone ... that's a very blasphemous thing to say here. I don't hate it or anything, just never acquired the taste for it. More of a rock and roll or classical music girl.

Anyway, we're here for a reunion of my DH's Army units ... the 7/17th Air Calvary ... and this year we ended up Nashville. I love to go to new places, so I always have a good time and it's great to see the women that I've come to know and love over the years.

We went on a bus tour of Nashville today and of course, we stopped at the Ryman Auditorium, so I thought I'd share a picture of my debut at the Ryman ...
I visited a couple of quilts shops when I was here. I highly recommend both of them, so if you're ever in the area, stop by ... here are the links: Quilter's Attic and The Quilting Squares Quilt Shop. Very friendly folks!

We're off to dinner ... see ya'll later!