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Showing posts from July, 2012

Ready To Pack Up And Mail

Well I've finally finished the baby quilt I made for my high school friend Janice who is expecting her first grandchild very soon. It took me so long to finish this simple little quilt I was afraid the baby would be here before I got the quilt to the new mom. Finished up the binding last night and will be packing it up and get in the mail tomorrow. Don't you just love that little monkey fabric?

 I also spent some time playing with the square in a square options I started in class last Saturday and though I'd just make a table runner from the class samples. Still really loving this technique.

And for a little sweetness
Aunt Woyce just thanks God every day for this special blessing

Square In A Square

Well all I have to say about our guest speaker at the guild meeting yesterday is WOW! I think Kay from the Quilting Squares Quilt Shop might have just changed my whole outlook on piecing. I've always longed to make the "complicated" civil war type quilts but was just in fear of the precision needed to make some of the more complicated blocks. Today thou a new sun has risen on my outlook of these stars and points that gave me pause only yesterday. 
Yesterday Kay gave a wonderful class on the square in a square system by Jodi Barrows. I have to admit I didn't really know what this class was about and thought I'd be learning how to set a square on point. Not that it wouldn't have been some good info but about 10 minutes into the class my mind was reeling with the possibilities of this technique. 
So here are the things we learned yesterday which Kay refereed to as the tip of the iceberg with this system. 
I got the beginner book and
this ruler
This simple little bloc…

Miracles Do Happen

It's been a long journey for my sister and her loving husband trying to adopt the sweetest little boy I've even known and this last Tuesday that journey came to an end. The judge said he is ours forever now. I broke into tears in the court room and was a bit teary for a little bit. I was over come with relief and joy. So I'll warn you now that I can put photos of our sweet little Ian on my blog and facebook you will be seeing him a lot. "AuntWoyce" is so proud. 
We thank God for this and our family is happy  beyond words. 
Our last visit to the zoo
Today I've finally put the baby quilt on the machine and hope to get the quilting done by Sunday. 
A lot of jewelry is using resin these days and I'd put off getting any due to the cost. It costs about $25 to get started and not being sure if I would like it I hesitated.  Then I saw this Mod Podge product at JoAnn and for $5 thought it worth a try. Well it works just great.  Below you can see 3 test samples I did to see h…

An Organized Holiday

Wednesday's cookout and visiting with family was a lot of fun thou being outside was short lived due to the heat. We hung out inside the bulk of the time and just enjoyed talking and eating just a bit too much. 
That weekend I had several days off in a row and decided I'd organize my hobby supplies. How things get in such a mess so quickly is beyond me but it seems to happen over and over. My hubby bought me a new tool box - not a girly tool box either. This is a big honking guys tool box. This really cleared up the jewelry clutter off my work bench. 

The heavy metal drawers hold all my tools with no problem. 
Now that the bulk of the tools are now in the box there is room on the bench for pretty stuff. I'm bringing down my toy sewing machines and I finally framed my  collection of art I purchased on Etsy. Got the wood frames for under $1.50 ea and hubby hung them all up. 
The top and back of the baby quilt are done and  hopefully it will be sandwiched by Wednesday and ready to star…