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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Well, I THOUGHT I had written a post and saved it. So much for THINKING!

Saturday night I decided I was going to work on the Double Delight. I got everything out and noticed quite a few pieces that weren't sewed together. So I finished them. When there were only about three sets to go I realized just WHY they hadn't be sewn.... I had sewn the wrong center square to the little triangles. Faced with the task of taking them all apart, I came up wtih an alternative solution, and you and I are the only ones to know. I going to do 60 of them one color combination and 60 the 'new' one. I'm sure I can put it together in such a way that she will think I planned it that way. Here is a picture of what I did wrong. The block on the left is what I had planned. The block on the right is what I did by mistake.
I got so entranced watching the Inaugruation today that I didn't get much sewing done. Or anything else but vegge in front of the TV. But I was watching history being made, right? Just as much as not having school so we could watch Kennedy's Funeral. I've seen other inaugruations but I don't think I really listened to the President's speech or swearing-in before. I sincerely hopoe we are in for better times.
Today's Thankful List
Thankful for Freedom
Thankful for the fact Spring will soon be here
Thankful that my dogs love to be where I am
Thankful for LOTS of fabric I can make quilts from
Thankful for the Internet

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sometimes we get TOO Busy

I've done two mystery quilts so far this year. Well, really only one and a half, the second one is not finished yet. I think I can sew little squares and triangles in my sleep! I've really gotten hooked on it. Am I too into sewing and quilting when I begrudge time spent away from the sewing machine? I'm learning so many tips and tricks doing these. Now when I go on to do something else it will be much easier.

These are some of the patches I'm making for the Double Delight mystery quilt. I've got to do 120 each of the green centers and purple centers. I'm still working on the purple centered patches.

I discovered a new magazine. Well, it's not new, but new to me. It's called, "Machine Quilting Unlimited." The most informative magazine I've seen. I highly reccommend it.

Our snow is all but gone. Hooray! Even the resulting flooding over on the west side of the state is subsiding. I hear the freeway from Portland to Seattle is open again. What a relief. My heart really goes out to those affected by the flood waters. All this really makes me thankful for where I live. It's about a mile to a creek, we're out in an open field so no close trees to fall on us. We might end up without power for awhile, but that's nothing new.

Keith said he saw some robins yesterday. Yahoo!! Spring can't be too very far away if the robins are coming back.

It is warming up a tad bit. The dogs don't have to be forced out the door in the mornings. That's a good way to tell the temperature! If the dogs don't want to go out, probably I don't either!!

Have a great day!

I'm thankful for:

Warmer weather
The lack of snowy roads
It can't be too many weeks until Spring