Friday, March 23, 2012

Hard at Work

You would think since it is Spring Break I would have plenty of time to post. But, here it is Thursday already and I feel like I haven't accomplished anything.

Monday was spent in Little Rock at the doctor's office. We left the house early enough to do some window shopping. We stopped by Pottery Barn. I love the stuff in there but it hurts to look at it -- if you know what I mean.

Then we wondered around the Williams Sonoma store and dreamed. Of course, not being much of a cook, I didn't even know what some of the gadgets were used for. But we saw a few things that we said, "One of these days".

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I got most of the quilting on Tiger Lily completed. I started to do some small stippling in the tiger lily blocks. I decided that it made the quilt too stiff and I was getting some puckering of the fabric. I think because of all of the spray starch used when I appliqued. (I may have to rethink using the spray starch method to applique.) So now I am taking the quilting out of that spot. I am glad it was only a partial block. The stitches are very small and I am having a hard time getting them out.

I have started what I hope to be the last baby quilt for awhile. I am using a Moda Bake Shop pattern called Baby Life by V and Co. Of course, I am personalizing it with the baby's name and stats.

My goal is to get both of these quilts completed before I go back to school next Monday. Then, I don't have any more deadline quilts. That I know of. lol

Well, the sun is shining this morning--after two days of nothing but rain. So, I hope to spend a little time enjoying the sunshine--whether reading a good book or working in the yard.

Edited to add:  The sunshine only lasted an hour or so and then rain again. Here it is Friday evening and I wrote this post on Thursday morning. But . . . I forgot to publish it. lol 

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting.


  1. I think the sun will be out today and warm. Williams Sonoma is a nice store but too pricey for me to do anything but look. Pottery Barn too - pretty stuff though. I love looking!! I have bought a couple gadgets now and then for the kitchen

  2. I saw this quilt over at Moda and just love it - it's going to be my choice if I need to make another baby quilt too! That storm Thursday night knocked our electricity out for about 6 hours. Thankfully it was mostly during the night. :) blessings, marlene



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