Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall-O-Ween & Reality Check

Gundrun is having a FALL-O-WEEN September 27th through October 6th. She has 10 designers ready and waiting. Each day there will be a great project and 10 themed blog posts.  There is also a giveaway! Sound like fun!

I got a reality check yesterday in the difference between blogging for fun and apparent blogging/giveaways for profit. I followed a link from another blog site, filled out a form and received a disturbing e-mail. I actually considered closing my blog .... but I have a great time with my little blog and since I have gained valuable knowledge into what to avoid, decided to keep on being me in my small little space. Thanks to all the quilters/bloggers I am learning from.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Progressless but Hopeful

No quilting news although I have "millions" of projects floating about in my head. There has simply been a lack of time to sew. I will get there .. am planning a nice relaxing weekend getting some of the projects out of my head and onto the fabric. Happy quilting!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Home Again, My New Toy & the MadMadPotter

Back from Mississippi - got in 6:30ish yesterday and am VERY happy to be home. Cha Cha couldn't decide if she was glad to see me or mad at me! Cats ... but I came home from work today with a new mouse toy which Squeaks! I may regret this purchase later tonight. She loves it and has decided she is glad I am back.

Got ahead of myself with the cat toy. There was a lovely box waiting for me at the office. I was almost so excited I couldn't get the box open .... but I finally did! And this new toy 1/4" pressure foot was inside. I tried to think of some reason why I needed to go home early. I couldn't. Also, couldn't for the life of me get a better picture. I'm positive everyone reading this knows what the little gadget looks like. I've not had one before and needed to record the arrival.

While I had the camera out, I remembered promising (way back in July) to show a few pieces of pottery handmade by the MadMad Potter ... also known as Lady Shuttlemaker (she tats - see the inside of  the pink serving tray). I absolutely adore these pieces. Indirectly, I was inspired to start this crazy little blog by the MadMad Potter. Go check her work out. She is one of the most creative people I have ever met.

My friend who took care of Cha Cha while I was away dropped by. We had a lovely chat. I managed to mask my hands which were itching to put the 1/4" foot on the sewing machine. It is too late for this evening now - I adored the visit - the new pressure foot can wait till tomorrow evening. Good friends always come first!

Happy quilting to all!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Going Home

I am going home to Mississippi over Labor Day weekend. It seems like forever since I have been there. I am excited, a wee bit nervous and oh so ready to leave - Get there!

My order from the Fat Quarter Shop arrived today. The fabrics are so lovely. However, I am not working on any project until the 1/4" pressure foot arrives. I did get e-mail notification stating it has been shipped. Hopefully, I will have it when I get back from my trip. The Christmas season is creeping up rather quickly!

Happy Quilting!