Saturday, August 21, 2010


FNSI was nearly a disaster.  Didn't sit down to sew until 8:30 p.m.  The embroidery component on my machine was not cooperating- AGAIN.  I tried everything I could think of- even changed computers- 2 hours later, as I was removing all the cords I noticed I hadn't disabled the foot pedal. UGH !!!!!!!!  Unplugged it, and re-plugged the other cords.  Crossed my fingers, prayed and pressed the blue start button. IT WORKED.  FNSI ended Sat. morn at 1:30 a.m. 
Embroidered  spider webs here and there. See the upper left section of the tote in this picture.  The fabric already had webs on it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Feeling Better and ready to SEW

My back is almost back to normal.  Lots of lying down and watching TV. FNSI has begun.  Fabric chosen, cut and now to begin sewing.  I'm going to add some spider webs to the Halloween fabric.  It already has webs, but the webs I'm adding will actually be the quilting for the tote.  Will post pics a little bit later. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Slow Week

             All that fabric and nothing made.  WHY????  Went to the supermarket on Monday, bent over at the waist to pick up a deli sandwich from the cooler and heard a tearing sound.  Knew immediately all plans for this week would be put on hold. Sitting, walking and lying down are okay.  It's getting up from a sitting position, or rolling out of bed that kills.  To make matters worse, yesterday, my husband did the same thing to his back.  What a pair we are!
              Friday Night Sew In is this Friday., Aug. 20th. Thank goodness I can sit and sew. Here's where you can sign up, if  you want to participate go to:. /sign up-for-august-Friday-night-sew-in.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Fabric Pics

A mesh backpack- maybe I  can get this done before heading to the Outer Banks at the end of  the month.
Now, to find all the pink fabric.

More fabric to stash
Some Halloween fabric
and a little bit more of Christmas!
Now, to find the time!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Have Fabric-Have Patterns- Need TIME!

Per Sheila's request, here's some of what I bought last week-end.
FARMERS MARKET             by RJR Fabrics
I plan to use this with The Fruit Ladies fabric I bought last year, with Farmers Market.  I saw these fabrics worked up as a quilt.

Holly Jolly Santa and
Makin' New Friends Fat Quarters  

 I don't know what I'll do with this fabric.

Choir Angel panel and 12 Fat Quarters
More pictures another day.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Shop Hopping

Last Thursday I drove to Williamsburg to catch up with a friend.  We had a lovely lunch and did some shopping.  I continued on to Virginia Beach for a visit with my son.  But, before heading to his place, I stopped at What's Your Stitch'N Stuff.  If you are ever in the area, take a side trip and give them a visit.  I guess I didn't spend enough. I must have angered the Quilting goddess. Just as I was leaving the store it began raining.  It rained so hard I couldn't see where I was going.  What would be no more than a 30 minute drive turned into a 2 hour drive.  The road I needed to be on was flooded for 20 blocks plus.  I had to head back from whence I came, and circle around and approach fromm the East. 

On Friday, I headed out to visit 2 more quilt shops. One in Chesapeake, VA and the other in Portsmouth, VA.  I couldn't find either of these shops. The directions I printed out didn't get me there, nor did my GPS.  CURSED!
Saturday was spent on the beach, watching dolphins, and soaking up the rays.  Headed home after an early dinner with my son, Steve.

Monday put me back in the car.  This time I was quilt shop hopping with my friend, Joy.  We went to a shop in Purceville, VA called Web Fabrics.  This was another adventure. Joy thought I was driviing, and I thought she was driving.  Neither one of us had directions.  She sort of knew where we were going.  After a stop at the 7-11, in Purceville,  for a look at the phone book, and a call to her husband we were on our way. She thought it was on Main St.  It was several blocks off of Main St.

116 North Bailey Lane
Purcellville, VA 20132
 $200.00 later...
Stopped for lunch at a small Greek/Italian Deli. I had a great shopping day.