As soon as it's rectified, I'm not ever using them in the future (obviously!), but will check out either www.lulu.com, www.blurb.com or another publisher altogether! (It has been recitified as of July 28th)
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I'm making a "Moose Goose" quilt (not sure the name will stay) for a 15-yr old girl with brain cancer. She's on a Yahoo group that I belong to and she likes the color red and moose. I found the moose fabric in Auburn MA at Appletree fabrics on Rte 20, and figured if I got a red dark enough, and a cream, they'd go together pretty well (there's cream in the moose strips).I cut the strips apart (you'll see the narrower strip in the last photos) and tried to figure what to do with the cream and red. I thought Flying Geese would be appropriate since the are on the narrow strip. I'm cutting the flying geese as 3-D as I may want to "scallop" them. I also thought maybe some large 4-patches could be made and I know a method that makes them fast. Here are the photos of my 4-patches. Once sewn, they are pressed open then open up the folded red and lay out matching the fold line to the center seam of the cream squares. Here they are finished. Close-up of the corner. Here's the quilt on the design board. I had to take a picture so I can remember where the geese are flying to.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I guess I'm gonna have to clear out MY stuff and get Julie to do hers... It will be nice to have room in my closets.... oops, back to the movie.
Ok, I'm back ... commercial. Anyway, I will have to bring home a few boxes so Julie can pack up some things that will either go into the garage for a tag sale or store them at her dad's house (he has three bedrooms and lives alone- we have two bedrooms and have four persons here).
Plus Oprah, had an episode of 'what can you do without?"... and even though some of the things they were doing without were things like the tv, computer (God forbid!), excess groceries, clothes (not a problem in this house! LOL- since I hang on to everything!!), but it gave me some good thoughts about all the 'clutter' that can accumulate over the years. I think it will make us all feel better and live a better life. I also want to go back to eating at the kitchen /dining room table. Yikes! What a thought!! Usually, we're in front of the computer (Lee) or the news (me).... BTW, the movie is over, now I can sleep better.
I also , have to balance my checkbook (I'm not divulging how many statements need to be balanced...blush). And get rid of the piles of paper...mail, magazines, papers to read, etc. THAT'S part of the clutter.
I thankfully don't have to babysit this weekend, but it's hard to try and work on stuff I have to stick with when this cute adorable face is peeking into yours asking to "play, Grammaw"...
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I decided to take the week after July 4th off. We aren't going anywhere, but I figure I can work on my book and get some things done! I have two quilting projects, along with getting the Peace by Piece quilters Summer bash organized, " A Day at the Orphanage" to work on. It's also my daughter's birthday today. Happy 23rd, Julie!! I'm baking a cake (haven't done that in forever)!I was cleaning up after the baking and saw a woodchuck come through the yard, up to about 10 feet from the window. Snapped a few pictures.
Good thing I don't have anything of value in my garden yet. Oh... is it too late to plant? Annuals. I could put annuals still.
I was hoping to hear from an author I know regarding some questions I had about publishing companies, but she never called. I'll have to email them to her...