Postings and ponderings of a quilting and knitting addict!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Life Seems to Be…

Life seems to be moving at the speed of light.  The list of things that need to be done seems to grow, and my schedule seems to fill up quickly.

Thanks to all of those who came out to Rebel State Park to catch my 2 presentations on Saturday.  I did not count, but I am estimating we had around 20 people there.

This afternoon will be spent trying to finish up the sewing on a Kilt.  Yes, you read right.  I did say KILT and NOT quilt.  I’ll give you a further explanation on another day, but this has been a sewing adventure.  I have not done garments sewing in SOOOOO long that I have to keep reminding myself about that 5/8” seam allowance thing, and trying to remember exactly how to form box pleats.  When it was all said and done, my source on the internet suggested KNIFE pleats instead for this sport kilt.  They went well, and today I hope to finish sewing down the pleats (since this heavy wool fabric will NOT hold a pressed seam) and then hemming the sides and bottom edges.  Perhaps I can get the wearer to model it for you?  I’m not holding my breath on that one!

The Farmer’s Wife quilt is progressing.  I have 20 blocks made, and 8 more cut out.  And guess what?  SIL QUILT RETREAT is THIS WEEK!  Wednesday night after church I will head off to the lake and enjoy food, fun, fellowship, and Farmer’s Wife sewing!  We are all 3 making one of these quilts so I am sure there will be lots of blocks cut and sewn Wednesday through Saturday. 

Our farm house now has about 5/8 of its roof covered with new tin, thanks to the help of my BIL, Bill.  He and DH have worked hard on 3 different weekends to accomplish this.  It is a very challenging project due to the “interesting” roof lines formed when the house was added on to, and added on to, and added on to….   It will probably take a couple more weekends to finish the task.  THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, BILL!

Friday several quilting friends ventured over to West Monroe, LA for a quilt show.  I must say, those gals REALLY know how to host a DANDY quilt show!!  The quality of the quilts displayed was superb.  The venders were fabulous.  The food was great.  The quilters working at the show were so pleasant and helpful.   We all were really impressed.  To all my friends in that neck of the woods…FANTASTIC JOB, GALS!!

Parting shots:  In my efforts to avoid too many blog posts with no pictures I will offer you these.


My “Day & Night” quilt, pattern by Eleanor Burns.  Actually it is no longer mine… Katie Bug decided she would like to have this for her room, so as soon as I get the quilt back from Rebel Park it will be given to her.


The best part was I did not purchase anything for this quilt.  I had both of these fabrics in my stash. 

Now, I am off to sew on a kilt, not a quilt.  Happy Sunday afternoon to you all!



  1. And a happy Sunday afternoon to you also. Was so good to see you, if only briefly, Friday afternoon. Have fun this week at your retreat.

  2. Oooh, a kilt? I can't wait to hear the story behind that project.

    Hope your retreat is fun and productive.


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