Happy to be Scrappy

Happy to be Scrappy

Monday, June 27, 2011

On the Wall Today

Here are a few more blocks from my pink quilt.  I have about 100 of the 8" blocks done.  So I still have many, many more to go.  But I love the way the colors look. 
I also have several more rows of my red/white/blue done.  So I am about half way through getting that top sewn together.  I am using the pinks in between the r/w/b to keep both of the tops in progress.

And I got EQ7.  I have been wanting it for months.  Mom will tell you I look at it all the time.  Well now I actually get to look at it on my computer.  In order to get free shipping I needed to spend a few more dollars so I bought five yards of material and they threw in a fat quarter as a "free" gift.
The program is loaded on my computer but I have not spent the time to figure anything out yet.  I am reading through the book and will start watching the videos when I can drag myself away from the sewing machine.  The two bottom fabrics have already found their way into the pink quilt.  Those little pictures on the site aren't really large enough for me to tell the colors so I got what I ordered whether it was really what I was anticipating or not.

Have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 20, 2011

On The Wall Today

Here is what I am working on this week.  This pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's book Adventures with Leaders and Enders.  Her quilt is done in blues and is named Blue Ridge Beauty. I think this one will require a name revision.  I currently have about 100 four patches and 100 half sq triangles sewn.   As can be seen I will need to spend some time laying this out to mix up those lights and darks.  For some reason I think I have to cut out the whole quilt at one time.  So I have hundreds and hundreds of pieces cut out for this using over 30 different whites and off whites and over thirty different pinks.  As soon as I pinned these up on my wall I knew it is going to be hard to give this one away.  Guess I need to get it done before worrying about that.

This is a design book I made using my shirt scraps.  I wanted something to carry around in my purse to jot down any ideas that my come my way.  It also needed to have graph paper. So I printed a page off the internet, ran it through the copy machine, cut it in half and wa la.  Two different sizes of graph paper and all cut to fit in my purse.   I sewed button holes inside to fit the notebook prongs though.  It is also made so a regular store bought notebook can slide into it.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Blow Out !!!

This afternoon when I was driving on Hwy 75, doing 75 (MPH!), passing a car (bet it scared the tarnation out of them too) and oh, yeah eating a hamburger from Spangles my tire decided to give a huge pop and blow out on me.  That was fun. NOT.  Wow, I'm not sure when I have been that scared and yes, it all happened so fast.  I did see as I was fish tailing to the center of the road that my car so nicely informed me that my tire was low.  I didn't even know it would tell me that.  Hopefully, I never see that again.

Here is what the highway looked like as all the cars kept driving by.  I was surprised that some of them didn't give a little wave.  Seriously, it was probably safer that no one did stop.  That highway was busy.  In my boredom I decided to count vehicles.  In 5, yes, five minutes fifty vehicles passed by my car.  So that means that in the 45 minutes I sat there hundreds of cars went by.  I just hope that one or two of them called in a disabled vehicle.  I would have and have done so in the past.
I can say that I was one happy girl to see this truck pull up in my rear view mirror.  And his lights sure did the trick of moving people out of the lane next to me.

It took him less time to change that tire than it did for me to get pulled back out on the highway.  I didn't tell him I was taking pictures so I didn't show his face for that reason.  What a brave person to do what he does everyday.  Guess I'm feeling a little sappy right now. 

This is not a very good picture of the culprit. But I am certain that a football would have fit right through that hole with room to spare.
I'm just grateful to the Kansas Highway Patrol and the state for having people that drive up and down the highway answering calls to do stuff like fix tires.
All that and I didn't drop my hamburger.  I didn't finish eating it either.