Sunday, December 13, 2009

Merry Christmas

I want to apologize for my absence. It has been a busy month as I am sure it is for all of you. I can't even tell you where all my time has gone but I just know it is gone. Preparing for Christmas, working, shopping and travel to list a few. The most unfortunate thing about all of this is there has been no time for sewing. I do not see any changes in the near future so I am going to take a break from blogging until after the first of the year.

We are planning on traveling to Colorado to see Mark's family and mine. I am so excited because our grown kids are going to join us so we will all be together for the holidays and that makes me VERY happy..... Family is the best.

I hope all of you have a great Christmas and New Year! I hope to be able to have time to sneak a peak at what the rest of you are up to. ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

UFO - Western Quilt

I am working on hand quilting my Western quilt. It is proving to be a slow process. I made a template of an arrow and am adding them on each side of my blocks and I am also quilting cattle brands on the white squares. I have to apologize for the quality of my photos today but for some reason this quilt does not photograph well. Everyone who has seen photos of this quilt are amazed at how different it looks in person but I am not sure how to correct things.
I think by the end of all this I should be better at hand quilting but I guess this is a good place to start....
Now this is what I got up to this morning. When I finished working on my quilt last night I took the hoop off it and folded it and put it in the chair. My daughter's cat Juno (who is visiting until she can get into a place that allows kitties) was sleeping on the quilt. I did not have the heart to make her get off it. I am glad she is enjoying it for now..

I hope all of you are having a wonderful week.