Friday, October 05, 2007

Jewels of Virginia top is done!

Well, here is the first complete quilt top done on my new machine! One photo is while it was in process and on my design wall. One is a full shot but the border looks so dark, so the third one is a close up of the border to show it is not quite as dark as it seemed. I really love it a lot. The top and the machine! Now I just have to sandwich the quilt and then try my hand at machine quilting! I am excited. I think I am going to donate this quilt as the raffle quilt for my mom's 45th class reunion. It is going to be on a cruise and I have been asked to teach some classes on it. I am excited. I will be teaching fabric postcards and also a mini-scrapbooking class. There are some perks to teaching on a cruise line! One of the perks I am looking forward to is the Chocolate Bar! Everything chocolate 24 hours a day! What could be better???? Well, hubby coming would be a start. He cannot join me so I will be sailing so utterly alone! :(

Anyway... tomorrow has me jaunting to Portland to meet up with 3 of my sister-in-laws and 3 of my adult nieces for a day and night of fun fun fun. First we meet for shopping and lunch and more shopping. Then (Sit down for this part) we are all going to go and get tattoos! Can you believe it???? My mom is having a hard time with it. She is not an admirer of body art. But I will post a picture after it has all healed and is beautiful.

Need to go and fold some laundry for my trip. BYE!

Monday, October 01, 2007

A Change of Pace

Hopefully I will remember which order I put the photos on. All I get now is the long lines of numbers and letters!

I have attached a photo of my daughter, Nicole, and my mom, Sharon, when we went to a stamping party recently. We had a great time and I won over $100.00 in free stuff! Very cool. I also attached some pictures of some ATC cards Nicole and I made tonight for a swap at We had never made any before. I think they turned out wonderful. Nicoles had the butterfly wings and mine had tiny origami swans. They were a lot of fun to make. I also attached a pic of the goddess doll I made for another swap. I could not figure out hair for the goddess, who is Gaia (Mother Nature), so I glued moss on her head. Smells a bit funny, but looks cute I think. I also attached a picture of our new TV. Huge monstrosity. But it is high def and of course we had to upgrade our sat. TV. I am enjoying it a bit too much I think.

Anyway, I need to go to bed. I am so tired.

Thanks for popping in!

I am hostessing a swap!

I have decided to take the plunge and host a swap on Swap-Bot! Nothing to do with sewing or quilting, but a postcard swap. Take a look at the following link:

Sign up! It's free (and addictive!)

Look forward to having a top swap pretty soon!