Friday, August 31, 2012

Managed to snap more photographs last evening, but the light was hideous so the colors are 'off' a bit.No time to waste, I need to get busy while the humidity is low and the temps are still pleasant. Can you believe it's going to zoom into the 90s*F again?!

Thursday, August 30, 2012


UPDATE - As of Wednesday, Sept 5, the questionable (and objectionable) Pinterest onlooker has been removed from the account. Thank you, Pinterest.

Original post:
My apologies to anyone who looks in on my Pinterest board.

Lately, I acquired a new follower (which normally, would be a good thing, but) who possesses questionable ethics - as far as posting photos within the Pinterest realm.

I understood Pinterest thinks of itself as a fairly PG sort of site, and warns people with accounts to mind their P&Qs and to be mindful of the sorts of images they post. But they don't mean it, those Pinterest people.

And I am not a ANY stretch of the imagination. I've nothing against the gay community, and I do not purport to tell anyone how to live their own life - so long as their activities cause none of my loved ones harm in any way, I feel people may live, worship, love, learn, paint, think, vote, marry, etc. as they may choose to.

Except you out child molesters and rapists in general. You should all leave the planet. Shoo!

So, when this new 'follower' popped up, I was non-plussed to be able to see what sorts of things they were in to by the icon snaps viewable along with their name.

Holy crap!

Please know, that I immediately attempted to block this person, and then I contacted Pinterest to find out how to block or remove them, only to find out that it can't be done!!

I reported the graphic and obscene photos individually (as further instructed), only to receive a note of "what-do-you-want-us-to-do-about-it?" from them.

Not helpful.

This is why you are reading an apology from me. I at least care about what it is I do and how I contribute to society on the whole. I do not condemn the person for being homosexual, but I do completely dislike the images available on their own profile/account, and I am sorry if it causes any of you any distress.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012


...I should try drinking a bit - just a glass or two of wine (maybe a bottle) - before I start any background quilting. I am so wigged-out by not wanting it to turn out badly, that I am unnerving myself, and consequently it manifests as some very rigid FMQ -- and I can do so much better than that!

However, I am going to carry on and pretend I don't dislike what I've already done, and maybe I will loosen up as I move forward from here. What do you think?

Friday, August 24, 2012



I know I would never use a kit, but I have to wonder - why would anyone buy one?

I keep seeing offers online when I "window shop" and let myself dream of the yardage I would buy if I only had a job. [oh, jeez, i'd need a bigger house]

And then I see those offers in the ad column on FB where you can enter to win a kit.

Whoopee. [dripping with sarcasm]

[If you're a quilter, you're already artistic and creative, so why would you want a kit?]
Why would you want to make a copycat item?

Maybe - if you really like a design or a pattern - make one of your own. At least use your own colors, or sketch it up yourself...but don't use a kit! For goodness sake, BE ORIGINAL! That's the fun of quilting - and the beauty in it. No two quilts should be the same!

They should be like snowflakes, I tell ya.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Only a day late

OK, just a little bit to whet the ol' appetite.

I neglected to take a good static shot of it while it hung on the frame after stretching and basting, so I tried to get something while having Karl hold it.Ha!

Better photos to come. For now, I MUST get quilting!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


[drum roll]


I have been Stitching. My. Brains. Out. over the last two-and-one-half days. Lost too much time on Sunday (well, the entire day, actually), chasing a ghost.

I'll explain that tomorrow, maybe, too.

Glad to have the math and finagling and futzing and piecing all done - finally! I'll be able to take some decent snaps tomorrow of the front and back...just before pin basting it, then will get down to the nitty-gritty creative stuff.


The quilting begins just in time for the return of hotter temps - wouldn't ya know. Or maybe it's the hotter weather returns in time for the quilting. ?

Doesn't matter, either way, I am on the home stretch, baby!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Growing by leaps and bounds

Don't worry, it's cock-eyed on purpose!

Friday, August 10, 2012


OK, so even though I am switching gears - again - I did manage to get word one done.

I have a game plan and it's looking doable. More later.

Been too long

Just wanted to pop in and check up before I get started with Bernina. What has everyone been up to?

For my part it hasn't all been sewing, sad to say. The few days where I have managed timet working at the sewing machine, it hasn't all been on quilting.

I did get mom's quilt (A.K.A. XX XXX) finished to the point where I could present it to her for her birthday (when she arrived at Gram's in July). The bulk of the quilting having been completed, she could see it for what it will I almost didn't feel like a bad person. Her instructions to me were to 'finish working on the commissioned lap robe before getting back to work on [hers]' - so that's what I've been up to since returning from my time at Gram's.

Well, that and starting some robes for a fraternity. But that was a lot of lost time from the quilt project (the robe day and being at Gram's), so I will be concentrating on the lap robe exclusively for the next several days, just to make up time on it.

Yesterday I concentrated on the main border - and that's going to take a bit of time. I have decided to put the requested biblical verse into print as the border, and not using FMQ to create the message.

It certainly looks homemade, but not too bad - even if I do say so myself.