Friday, October 6, 2017

A Fall Break...

 Happy Fall!!
Fall is admittedly my very favorite time of year and how lucky I feel to have our daughter and 
grand-guy staying with us as their little family transitions in selling their home and moving during this festive time of year. (Oh, and yes a new baby due by Thanksgiving) With that said, I'm going to put Tuesday Archives on a brief vacation and well my blog too, as much of my time after work is being spent with this little guy. He loves to take Jackson for a walk with me. We routinely find ourselves filling our afternoons and evenings with books, paint, and well, just all around fun stuff that four year olds like to do! I'm sure I'll jump in here with updates of our time together every now and then...but just wanted to post that October will find me away from our "virtual" community of blogging/quilty friends. I know I'll miss it and you, but knew you'd understand.


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Step away from the machine!

Yep! Yesterday was one of those days! 
I was looking forward to my "spiderman quilting" when, everything that could go wrong, did! 
The metallic thread kept breaking. "Somebody" really cute kept interrupting me and then finally, I jammed the machine. ARG! My hubby was so nice to help me take things apart to fix it. But I think I need to raise my presser foot a bit to accomidate for the thickness of the quilt??
To say the least, my grand guy is really excited about his birthday quilt and 
was pretty disappointed to not watch meme work on it.
With that said, I don't like to be watched as I quilt. LOL!!  I think it will be interesting how much sewing I'm going to get done after I finish this quilt and the baby quilt for our little due in November,  as he and our pregnant daughter will be staying with us for about six weeks as they await for their house to sell. (Insert joyful emoji!) I'm really looking forward to having them stay with us, as my husband and I haven't lived near family for atleast seven years and with Fall in the air, we are looking forward to the festivities of apple picking, hay rides, pumpkin farms and trick or treating. 
Plus, as empty nesters, it's wierd to have a full refrigerator once again.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday Archives #172: Blog Anniversaries

Welcome to the linky party that rejuvenates your old quilting/sewing posts! 
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This week's theme is: Blog Anniversaries

This past June found my little blog here to be four years old! Four years!
Today's linky provides that opportunity for us each to skim through our archives and reflect upon our own journey as a blogger. I read my first post and so remember checking the post for what felt like 100 times that first day in hopes to receive one reaffirming comment. I finally had my husband comment just to see "if everything was working correctly". And now look at us, here with our own little community of friendships, support and inspiration!



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Sunday, September 24, 2017

It's SPIDERMAN!

I wanted to create an original "super hero" quilt for my grand guys birthday quilt this year.
He and I always have fun playing "Spiderman" with silly string and I wanted to capture that memory. I searched the internet for ideas and found none. When while on a walk I thought to use a color sheet.

I used my projector at school and enlarged it to the size I wanted for the quilt.

I then traced and cut all my pieces.
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Then using the livingroom window as my "lightbox"

...I taped the pattern and my background fabric to the window and...

...with my Roxanne Basting Glue, positioned and secured all the pieces. I also marked the web for quilting. (Of which I ordered metallic thread for! Won't that be cool!!)

Here's what he looks like all sewn together: 
This one is going to be fun to quilt. Stay tuned!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Superhero Walk-A-Thon

Introducing our new class of "Super Second Graders"!

Okay Ladies, we are never too old to wear a tutu! (OMG!!)
 My cooperating teacher keeps me young and I truly love her for that!

This is our annual fundraiser for misc. classroom supplies. 
It's fun and makes for a great Friday.

I hope you'll stop by this weekend as I'm looking forward to sharing the beginnings 
of my grand guy's Spiderman quilt with you.  I even took the little guy fabric shopping
with me and he helped me pick out ALL the fabric! So fun and he was so decisive.
Yes! He has TWO suckers in his mouth. Oh man! I love being a grandma! He ended up sharing one with me and of course, I'm practically immune to kid germs, so I enjoyed it right along with him. 

He knew immediately THIS was the fabric he wanted for the back. 
(Good thing I DID bring him, as I would have picked the Spiderman one!) He loves his superheros and could name every one them on this fabric! He played with the fabric all day, rolling himself up like a burrito, making tents and sharing with Jackson. 
The fabric is now all washed and ready to be put on the quilting frame. I'm predicting my little grand guy has a new "favorite" quilt in his very near future. What do ya think?

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