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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Staying in the Lines

I'm still hard at work on my quilt for the show coming up at the end of September.
Now I'm scribbling all over the blank area near some feathers. I want those feathers to POP.
So far I've used four bobbins and I just hit the halfway mark. I'm going to keep track of my thread usage to see how much goes into this quilt. Yesterday I finished off a 1200 yard spool. I'm now working on my second. Thats for the top and bobbin. I'm not counting the colored thread, it's so minimal, just the black thread. Silly of me but I need to find amusement in everyday things.
Scribbling is a little harder on my back so I take may breaks but so far I've been keeping at this.
I'm also trying something new to me. This quilt will be judged. Isn't that a horrible word "JUGDED"?
This will be new to most of our Guild. We have never had our show judged.
In order to make this appealing to the members we have talked about it being a learning experience not a judging. And as the head of the quilt show I needed to test the waters and not be fearful. So I started with one toe in and I'm finally about calf high with both legs. I will go in believing that this experience will make me a better quilter.
And with that said, back to work scribbling.

Take care, Brandie

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hide and Seek

Here's prove that I'm still quilting.
Sheba has found my sewing table and has made herself right at home. Can you see her?
How about now?
Sweet Sheba isn't about to lose this "favorite" sleeping place. She hasn't moved since yesterday. First thing in the morning and all through out the day. Though it did take us a bit of time to find her. If the light isn't on, she's kinda of hard to see!
I think I've gone through an entire sticky tape roller just to remove all the cat hair! I now fold it up when I'm done for the day. One time about black quilts, they attracted  every hair or piece of lint in the house! That includeds the animal.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Take care, Brandie

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The New Old

I'm so excited!
Have you seen the new vintage blue Ball jars?
Of course the problem with blue jars is, it doesn't show through with the jar filled. 
My first batch of jars are filled with blackberry jam. Yum!
Then I had to go back and buy a few more cases to stock up. 
These jars better come back! Maybe I'll install a home device on them. Or buy more.