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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Scout





Here are some hexies I'm working on today. Bright and beautiful! And today the weather is bright and beautiful - a lovely day in Auburn. Hubby and I are hanging out close to home today. He's going to do a bit of yard work and I'll do a bit of housework. I'm also hoping to put that Quick Books class to good use - not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday, but it needs to be done...


Yesterday was my last day of Scout sitting. Before he left I had to get a hexie shot of him. He cooperated fully, knowing I had a treat in my pocket. Sit? Sure! Lie down? No problem! Shake hands? I'm on it! He's so smart! He's going to a puppy training class today - I think his classmates will be very impressed and I'm sure he'll be at the head of the class. Go Scout!

Have a happy hexie Saturday!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Quilting Arts!


I have an article in the current issue of Quilting Arts magazine! Quilting Arts has started linking up their TV show to the magazine (which I love!), so they now ask many TV guests to write an article for the magazine. I'm really happy with how it turned out! And I think the TV show will be on later this summer - I'll keep you posted on that.

I knew the issue was out and have been visiting my local Books-A-Million almost daily to see it, but they didn't have it in yet. Yesterday the UPS guy brought me a few issues - yay!

I THINK I finished the denim quilt top last night...THINK is the operative word here...if I look at it again in an hour I may find something else to add. :)

Either way, I'm moving on to something else this morning. I'm doing a bit of stitching on Odyssey, the progressive quilt from Hexie Love. Are you caught up on yours? I've seen a few in progress - looking great, I must say!

I'll also be working on a project in my studio. I haven't been up there in a few weeks. My sewing machine is still away getting it's maintenance check up, but I won't need my BERNINA for this little project.

Did you notice I wrote BERNINA in all caps? I participated in my first BERNINA Ambassador Webinar yesterday and learned it should always be in all caps. I learned a few other fun things too!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Steamy...


"Steamy" is the official weather forecast for today...and 90 degrees F. That does not sound pleasant...especially for the month of May. I will have two fans aimed at me on the back porch today while the doggies play and I stitch.

I'm having a bit too much fun with this piece, I'll admit it. Just when I think I'm almost done, I decided to add a bit more here and there and everywhere. And that's just fine with me. It's not about finishing fast! It's about enjoying the process.

It seems there was a long time period in the world of quilting when it was all about finishing FAST. Projects were designed to be QUICK and EASY - done in a weekend or even a day. I'm so glad that many are now focused on slowing down, making more complicated and intricate designs, taking their time and enjoying the journey. Yay for Slow Sewing!

Did you know that today is my last full day of puppy sitting? My SIL is close to finishing the school year where he teaches/coaches and he will be taking over. After today I'll have him for the morning on Friday and then he'll be at his own home every day. He's been a joy and my dogs have all adjusting nicely to having him around. Cooper, especially, will miss having him around.

Speaking of which, it's almost time for Scout to arrive. I'll wrap this up and get ready for a morning of slow sewing...


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Oh Where, Oh Where Have I Been....


We went to the lake for a couple of days...ahhhhhh.......a little R and R.

And this week has been crazy busy so far. Yesterday I spotted a snake in the backyard. It isn't venomous, thank goodness. But still, a snake - eeeeekkk!

Today I took a four hour class on Quick Books at my accountant's office. I learned some new things, so that is good.

Tomorrow, I'll be participating in a one hour webinar with Bernina. I think I forgot to mention here that I have been named as a Bernina Ambassador Loyalist. It's a bit different than an Ambassador, but I get to do all the fun things an Ambassador does. Yay me! And I am definitely loyal to Bernina! Love my machine!

No, I didn't go to Spring Quilt Market, though it looks like it was wonderful. I won't miss Fall Market though. I'm still stitching away on my denim project and Odyssey. Hope you're having a happy hexie week!


Friday, May 15, 2015

More, More, MORE...How Do You Like It?


I'm keeping on keeping on.... lots of stitching!

It's cloudy and drizzling here today. Yuck! But I know we do need some rain on our lawn, so it's all good. I've already tired out the puppy outside (Cooper really did all the work) and he's now napping in his crate. So we're back inside to do some sewing.

It's going to be a hexie day!!!! Make it a great one!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Patio Patchwork


I am spending hours every day on our back patio, watching the puppy play with Cooper. Our doxies aren't that interested in him anymore, so Cooper keeps him entertained. Lucky for me, there is a ceiling fan, and outdoor recliner, and a television to watch while I stitch. Tough life, I know. I am making lots of progress on this little project which seems to be growing into a big project.  I used to watch a cake decorating show and the baker always said,"The more I add, the better the cake looks." Well, that sums up my little/big project. I keep adding more stuff to it - more embroidery, more hexies, more embellishments. And it keeps improving! So I guess I'll keep going. Sometimes, more is more!

Hexie Love reached a milestone today! And that makes me happy!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Embroidered Hexie!


Yesterday was very productive! I finished one project - love it! But I can't even show you a sneak peak of it yet - it will make it's debut in the next issue of Hexie Love.

I can show you a sneak peak of my embroidered hexie (on denim).  This is creative play and I love it! I plan to work on this project today, along with more of Odyssey.

Scout will arrive in a few minutes for the morning. So I'll be taking my stitching out on the porch so I can work and he can play. Happy Stitching!