Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Can't Sleep

I have been awake since about 4 and cannot sleep. Don't you just hate it when that happens? So I decided to get up and work on the old blog a bit. I have added a few tabs across the top. This was a pretty major accomplishment for someone a technologically challenged as me. I didn't even have to ask my son the tech guru how to get it done! However I am sure if I had they would look a bit nicer than they do but he can fancy up his own blog if he ever has one.... I will try to update with recipes and older stitching. It is a nice way to consolidate all of my older stuff. I just took a few shots from my walls and I am sure more will follow. Last night I finished sewing the binding on my first quilt. It was relaxing to do the hand work while we watched TV. I didn't have to break out the tanning bed light as my family so rudely calls my Ottlite. Being ever so supportive, I here comments like I am draining the power from the neighborhood or exposing them to UV rays when it is on.It is fun to flip it up when they are not expecting it and watch them jump from the light shocking their systems. (insert evil laugh)
This is the fabrics for the next one, hopefully progress a bit faster now that I am over the initial fear of quilting. So glad I didn't throw the first one in the trash as the mean lady a the LQS suggested when she found out I did not square each block before assembly. I am quite happy with the finished piece. The second one had scriptures woven into the blocks. I am working on it for a former employee who got into medical school. She was such a delight to work with and I wanted to remind her someone is praying for her 5 states away. She is an example of the Beatitudes that will be woven into the piece.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. I think your quilt looks just beautiful! Shame on that lady for telling you to throw it away! I really doubt that back in the olden days people took the time to square each block! Too funny about your light, my boys always seem shocked when I flip mine up too!

  2. Congrats on your lovely quilt finish Pam!

  3. How fun your first quilt all finished.
    You lamp story is too funny.
    Can't wait to see the new quilt.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  4. Love your quilt! I cannot believe the nerve of that lady telling you to throw it away, takes all kinds I guess! The fabric is pretty!

  5. ohhhh well done and mmmm I don't either ...lol and love the ott light saga :) love mouse xxxxx

  6. Its horrible when you can't sleep, the night is so long xxx

  7. hi Pam, beautiful quilt! also want to thank you for the prayers for my grandson. I know God hears them and that it means alot to all of us.
    have a great day!

  8. What a nasty thing for that lady to say, but I will admit there are quilters out there who are very snobby when it comes to quilting. My LQS (when it was open) had a few like that. It was annoying. I think your quilt came out fabulous. Quilting is a huge learning process. I've made a few myself and I'm still learning the basics. If you want to see a great quilting blog, check out this one: http://www.sewwequilt.com/ and this one is great to: http://www.cloverandviolet.com/. Lots of inspiration. :)


  9. I think your quilt looks great! I hope it wasn't an employee that told you to throw it away. If it was, I hope you have another shop you can go to!!!