Sunday, September 27, 2009

White Elephant

Wow, I am doing pretty good today, this is my second post!
One of the main reasons I'm posting again, is I am hosting a white elephant swap, and I'm really excited about it, I just created a group!
   Click to join White-elephant-swap   

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More about it later,

organizing the stash and other events

Well, it's been a week and one day, since I last posted, and I still haven't taken a picture of my family quilts.
For most of the week(up until Wednesday) I was organizing my stash. I gave away 3 kitchen sack bags of blend fabric, or stuff I knew I was never going to use.
The first picture was taken about 6 months ago, when I changed my sewing room to my bedroom, and vice versa. It looked that good for a week and then my mom had to put her desk in there, thus it became a lot more crowded.
Now, 4 treadles reside in there, along with 2 machine heads and my fabric stash. The second picture is a little messy, sorry! I'm in the middle of making a quilt for my dad, whose birthday is on the 18th of Oct, so I really have to get it done quick! I'm using 8 blocks from a swap, and some flying geese I was given, I'm just piecing the top, didn't make any of the blocks.
Then, the bottom picture is the king size quilt I'm making for my mom out of blue fabric. I'm still collecting blues!
Have a great sunday,

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. I've decided to start posting again, maybe updating once a week, or whenever I have something to say.
I now have 4 treadles.
I'm working on a paper pieced pineapple, that is taking a long time, I made a jacobs ladder quilt, am almost done with a twin + pinwheel quilt(I have about 3 blocks left to quilt)
and a few other things.

One of these days, I plan to take pictures of, and post them of my family quilts, as I need to do that! Here is a little taste, probaly the best quilt we have, maybe pre civil war, in perfect condition, and the stitches are really tiny!
It is covering my parents king size bed, that is how big it is.
I am also making potholders, and starting to make mini quilts, to sell. I have one potholder almost bound, 2 others I have quilted, and I am going to try to make more today. How many potholders should I make, do you think?

My family is doing a farmer's market, on the 26th, because since we are part of the local FOL, we help them a lot, and one of those was sitting at a farmers market table for a day. I asked the president and she said it was fine for me to have some of my things for sale.
I'm saving money for the TOGA(Treadle On Gathering Academy) and a fabric sale that is the exact same day!
More later,