Monday, September 24, 2012

Dreams Do Come True!

It's been over a month since I last podcast, Aug 5th to be exact. I will say I have kept my word, "a minimum" one time per month. Well now I will babble.

My Log Cabin block progress is coming along.  The blocks have been completed and now they have been cut again to make my wonky pattern.  I plan on putting a narrow border, then a larger border and applique a design. I know what I want my finish product to look like, I just have to attempt to put it down on paper, sketch form. That should be very, very interesting.

First, how many "Craftsy" classes have you enrolled in? Me, my grand total is 14 and I have my eye on one more. If you like to take online classes that never expire and at your own pace, the I suggest Craftsy. No, they are not paying me to advertise. I just believe in the product. I was interview by Sandy of "Quilting for the Rest of Us" podcast. The interview was to talk about how we tackled our project. We both took the "Stitch and Slash" class.

I went to a quilt show this past Saturday in Jacksonville Florida. It had just the right amount of vendors and The two that stood out for me was the cab of an 18 wheeler Peterbilt, over 8,000 squares to do that mosaic quilt. The other was the four patch/churn dash quilt made using one inch squares, almost 10,000 squares. It was a gorgeous scrappy quilt! This is what I bought while I was at the show:

Batiks & Hand dyed Fabrics

Patterns/Rulers/Wallhanging Kit

If you didn't know, one of our podcasters has been published in QNL magazine, "Best Xmas Quilts". The podcaster is Tanesha, of Crafty Garden Mom. I plan to make her pattern in her honor. When I do, you know I will be posting a pic right her on this blog. Probably Twitter too. 

If you like SyFy Series. Give "Haven" a try. But, before you do, I suggest you start with season 1. You can find that on YouTube. My oldest told me about the series, for me she hit the nail on the head. She knew I would like it.

My dream come true, I bought a "Gammill" Vision 18-8 with a 12ft table. It will be mid-end October before it comes to live with me. To make room for it, I will be moving out of my MBR into my now existing craft room. Why not, my current BR is just used for sleeping. Now I will have more space and the ability to have all of my craftiness in one room! Here is a stock photo of my purchase.


You may ask, what about that grace frame you just bought? Well, I am going to sell it along with the Brother PG1500 for a good price. So I plan to put it on Ebay,  in the Savannah classifieds and mention the sale at my  local quilt guilds. 


So, stay tuned! 

Until next time......

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Just a quick post to remind everyone to remember all those who lost there life on "9/11/01". Take a moment out of your day to pay tribute in whatever way that suites you.