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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

East Tawas Weekend

Tim and I went up to East Tawas this weekend for the Blues Festival.
We got there Friday evening, around 9......
Got our drink on kinda early Saturday @ Barnacle Bills....we had some outdoor seats that let us enjoy good music and great people watching.
However...we spent most of our time on the porch of The Harbor Star....
 And on the couch in front of the Bristol race....
 A little more time on the porch....
 And a little more time on the couch......
I also spent a little bit of time sewing.  These are some blocks that I randomly pieced from the black and white shirt scraps....they started out the size of the block in the lower left corner.  I decided to cut them in two and randomly sash them with solids.

I'm liking how they look so far....hopefully I will get back to them soon!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Scenes From Turn Two

A Real Wonder Woman.....

My friend Claudette is Proof Positive that while we might have to grow up and grow older, we do not have to stop having silly, wet-your-pants fun.
Look up fun in the dictionary....you will see this girl.
Need to add life to your party?  Call this girl.
(Just be warned...she will bring her camera and capture You and Your inner-child!)

Monday, August 20, 2012

A Little Insight

Into how my brain works.....

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Losing my mind....

THIS is what I did today.
(Among other things)
This silly star finished at 1 7/8".
My Darling husband suggested that an entire quilt made up of these might be fun.
My question?  For Whom would that be fun?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Oh, Janome!

I was on a roll this morning, working on the string pieced border for the latest version of Stripes, when the Janome chugged, struggled, and stopped working.
So here she sits, waiting to go to the shop for what  I hope will be a very quick repair.
Thank goodness I have a spare...although without my automatic thread cutter and quarter inch foot, I will not be zipping along quite as quickly as I had been.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Free Piecing

Just a very quick share.  I played around with free-pieced stars last week...Friday.  Had the house to myself and was enjoying the peace and quiet.
From stars I went to foundation-pieced borders, and from there I tried a zig zag borders.
Also did some crumb piecing to create the centers of the stars.
Woke up Saturday so stiff and sore I could barely do my hair....SORE neck and shoulder.
Guess I'm out of practice.  I can lift weights, but  apparently sewing is too strenuous for me.

2.5" finished
 That's all for now....