Showing posts with label Bluebells. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bluebells. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I finished hand stitching the binding to the Bluebells quilt yesterday while waiting for my younger son to get out of school.  I had never taken anything other than a book with me to pass the time while I wait for him to arrive, so putting on the binding was pretty cool.  So when I actually finished it I wanted to get out of the car and show it to someone.  Since I'm not as much of a dork as I thought I was, I did not get out of the car.  :)

"Bluebells"  Hungarian Blue Fabric by Sue Zipkin

After I pieced the top I realized that I could have added another column and possibly a row to balance her out, but hey, I'm still learning.  I love it and hope that the receiver will too.  She is now on her way to OR via USPS.  Yea!

This morning I finished up the 40 blocks for the That Girl...That Quilt Quilt Along.  I'm not completely caught up as now I have to make my blocks "wonky" but I do think I am halfway there as most of mine do appear to be wonky.  
40 Charm Square Blocks 

A trip to Joann's tomorrow to get the right type of ruler and 25 yard of tulle.  Tulle?  For quilting? Nope. It's for the gardening portion of this blog  (the bougainvilleas part).  I have planted cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli at my garden plot and in order to come out at the end of the season with some wonderful vegetables, I have to cover them to keep the critters out.  See exhibit A.  

Exhibit A - keeping the critters out

If I can help myself this blog will be quiet for a few days while I focus on school.  My final portfolio of all of my history work for the past four years is due and I need to tighten things up a bit.  Kinda hard not to notice the Google Chrome button and then of course, I have to check Google Reader, Google Mail and then that leads to Facebook.  Stop the madness!  

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday

Originally there was only going to be a photo of me machine quilting (code word for wrestling) the newly named Bluebells quilt, but after looking at the photo that my younger son took, I thought it called for some explanation.

Yea, so that's me at the kitchen table with the sewing machine.  Big deal.  What I thought might need some clarity was the very shapely leg just behind me. 

Francesco Totti

This is Francesco Totti, an Italian soccer player who plays for AS Roma.  Yea he's a hottie and a wonderful player to watch.  Why do I have this larger than life, two sided display of him?  The husband was given this for free at a soccer supply warehouse sale recently.  He came in the door and asked the boys "who wants this in their room?"  I raised my hand and said "I do!"  

Hope this made you laugh.  He's out of here by Christmas though as there will be no room for him and the Christmas Tree.  

The younger son asked that I credit him with the photo taking today.  He did a good job, especially with the one below.  
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