Saturday, March 8, 2014
My first ship in blue (size 20- 664 Ocean Teal Med) was sailing smoothly till it dawned on me the last 2 rows is the hull of the ship. So I thought I clipped back to the beginning of where the hull is to start but still missed a row. So the main sail has a larger billow!
The second ship (size 20 - 153 Rainbow Taffy and 180 Honey Drizzle - chain), I followed the pattern and added a bead at the top.
There are a lot of different techniques in this pattern with great instructions on how to tat them. For more information please visit Jane Eborall at http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Jane for the tat along during our Winter snow, sleet and bitter cold in the USA.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
January 3rd Faries and Fibres (www.fariesandfibres.blogspot.ca/) started Soupcon Quilt Along (QAL).
It begins with a hexagon block and one can add as much embroidery as they like. Karen has lots of great tutorials on embroidery and how to make bees and other bugs. I have been working on another project so I am way behind.
Monday, February 17, 2014
The above Pinwheels are made with the half square triangle and introducing more color.
Below are the flying geese using the technique "Fast Flying Geese". There is no changing the method you use. These are all cut out and ready to mark and sew. It is a great way to learn new techniques. I asked if we could use E Burns Quilt in a Day Ruler and was told yes and make sure it is the small one. Well I didn't realize there is a size 2 1/2 x 4 and my small ruler is 1 1/2 x 3. The first goose I cut was not the right size. Should have read twice and cut once. Checked online and there is the other ruler. Ms Desert Rose gave me one of her demo goose.
Should have looked sooner instead of struggling with a V shape, tiny space for ironing large quilts.
I have several Yahoo Groups that Yahoo will not allow satellite users to access them. It was fine till last week and they shut us off from all groups. So I have to go to Mickie D's to look at the files, chat and download information. What a pain but the coffee is good and afordable...$.52/cup! I have now switched most of my mail to GMail.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The above hearts are shuttle tatted. The first row of "Three Little Hearts" is a free pattern from Grace Tan all tatted with Lizbeth size 20.
Heart 1 is Fruity Frizz #139, heart 2 is Sherbert Delight #108 and the 3rd heart is SCMR Tropical Punch #132.
The bottom 2 hearts are from Nancy Tracy, Be-stitched (www.be-stitched.com) The Tatted Josephine Heart is Lizbeth Honey Drizzle #180 and Tatted Butterfly Heart is Lizbeth Country Grape Swirl # 140.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
We had a giant wind storm around midnight for about an hour. Thought we were going to land in OZ!!!! All these tumbleweeds flew in over the 6 foot fencing. All winter has been very dry in New Mexico and just a dusting of snow in the Eastern Plains.
Our beloved pet, Cinder.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Last years Christmas Party, at the local quilt shop, we were all given material to make a 12" block. I won 3 blocks and had the chance to pick my own, the center block. Just finished machine quilting and added the binding. Some is free motion and some straight stitched. I recently purchased a Janome 6300 and I like most of the features. The one I am having a hard time is the tension. Seems like every time I sew I have to adjust the foot control and tension. Hope to have this under control soon as it is a real pain.