Saturday, April 30, 2016

Change in plans

 Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
 Hyde Park, NY (FDR National Park & Vanderbilt Mansion National Park)

 The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT
 Transit Museum in Brooklyn, NY (We took the Metro North train, the subway, & the bus. We visited Federal Hall and the African Burial Ground National Historic Sites in addition to the Transit Museum.)
 I did get some hand work done. I have tension issues with my Featherweight (can't tighten the bobbin screws enough) & the time wasn't there to work on my list of projects. I only got the rows sewn on my rail fence.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gonna work on UFO'S

So we are headed to New York for the whole Passover Holiday. I've packed like I'm going to a retreat.
I've packed my featherweight & verified that I can make it sew. wink. I've wound about a dozen bobbins too.
1. Double 4-patch on point.
2. Double 4-patch straight set because I made far too many blocks!
3. Chinese Lanterns variant of a courthouse steps log cabin
4. I Spy for co-workers baby due in October. (I'm gonna give a quilt gift on time!)
5. Rail Fence
6. Dresden Plate - needed to mix in some hand work.

Monday, April 18, 2016

seen at a local quilt show

I go to quilt shows to be inspired, to procrastinate with meaning, to see quilts that I will never make.

Why do you go to quilt shows? or not?

Friday, April 15, 2016

In the present

Rhapsody still lives with us, she'll be 20 next month.
Jacob had a "Model Seder" at school. We couldn't be prouder of him & his classmates.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Do you know how to find something that is lost?

Buy a replacement (@ and arm & a leg rate no less).

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Off to donate quilts

AKA It's hard to find photos of your quilt when you want to...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

still trying to catch-up

I'm not sure if I've caught up with all of my quilt related stuff, but I did finish a block while on a cruise. This is still a UFO. It is stalled. I love the concept, but I have some value issues...

Friday, April 08, 2016

More works in progress

Dresden Blades in progress. (Thankfully those are all sewn together. I actually got those together rather quickly.) And way back when I was bloging more regularly, I showed that half square triangle quilt in quarters - It's that big. The layout didn't quilt work out like I wanted, but... I have tied all of the intersections, now I am and quilting it using big stitch - through the light & dark lines that were created by the half square triangles.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Just some scenes from first grade (Veteran's day to be exact...)

Every time I got to school, I take some photos of the things that are posted around the classroom. (It's better than keeping all of those papers, right?)

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Some Scenes from Area 51

Or just my current UFO's. Centers for scrappy dresdens and scrappy double 4-patches.