Saturday, June 20, 2009

Quilting vs Housework

I need more discipline. I'll start a project and everything else gets shoved aside!! I don't mind doing the housework, once I get started it's all systems go. But, I have a tendency to wander into the sewing room. So I've started setting the kitchen timer to remind myself to take the clothes out of the dryer, etc. I'm fortunate that I only work 4 days a week. Thinking on it, if I just did a little more housework on those days...then on my off days I'd have bigger chunks of time to devote to the pleasure of quilting! Anyhow, here's a picture of my "Purple Haze" wallhanging done in Batiks. I just love the flow of the colors in batiks.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It occured to me today as I was reviewing this new blog, that in my profile I neglected to mention my hubby Bob. Without his love and support I would never be able to do any of the sewing. Not too many husbands would say "Sure, go ahead and buy that new $3,500.00 Bernina machine. It's not like you don't sew everyday." He jumps in and does some housework if need be; and he's a great cook! I don't know about all you ladies and gents out there but there's something special about a guy who will clean a toilet or wash the kitchen floor once in a while!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Well, I found the cable! However my picture's a little crooked! This wallhanging is from a design in Kim Diehl's book Simple Blessings. Her title is Country Whig Rose. I modified it a bit by eliminating one border because it would not have fit into the space I had in mind. It is hand appliqued and machine quilted. Hope you like it.


I'm Lynne and I'm hoping to make new acquaintances and offer some of my quilting knowledge to those who care to partake. Over the years I have purchased many books & magazines for patterns and such, but there has always been that time when you try something that just isn't working for you. I've mastered many techniques, with the exception of free motion quilting, although I keep trying but I always break out in a cold sweat! I think I can offer some advice that would be instructional and useful, along with a number of helpful hints.
I'd like to know what you'd like to know.
I will also post pictures (as soon as I can find my USB cable for my camera!) of my quilting projects and my Babies: my cats!
I hope you'll join me. Lynne