Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm On a Roll Here

Wow, two posts in two days. Will wonders never cease. Here are a few excuses for my neglect of my blog buddies:

I'm addicted to playing Bejeweled Blitz

My glasses were broken and I couldn't see much up close when I attempted to wear multi focal contact lenses

We went to Cleveland

I read two big books

The battery on my laptop is failing. Everytime I used the laptop without being plugged in, it would turn itself off with no notice. (new battery ordered, wrong battery. Another new battery on order.... so I'll be able to be free again soon.)

Actually all of that happened in the last week or so. I have given up trying to make the multifocal lenses work for close up, mid distance and long distance.

I am swearing off Bejeweled Blitz for a day or so.

I finished The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown and Echo in the Bone by Diane Gabaldon.

I have been doing a little quilting and here's proof. This is a little quilt that I made for the guild's raffle next Sunday. The little sashing blocks are 1" finished .... or at least I think they were. I used my thirties fabrics that I've got stashed away to make a Terry Atkinson design. I think it is cheese and crackers but it is upstairs and I'm not going up there to find out! Someday I will make the quilt. And, I think I have plenty of these fabrics left to do so. (darn, now that I think about it I have fabric pulled for another quilt Terry designed. )

I've been having a bit of trouble with old fabrics. WHY did this have to bleed all over my new ironing board cover? And, yesterday the stuff from the cover bled onto a piece of muslin I was ironing. Honestly.

And the next big question? WHY do I think I need to rescue this piece of fabric? I'm going to throw that baby away as soon as I hit the studio today. WHAT was I thinking -- I don't really need the fabric. I guess I'll be buying a new piece of fabric to cover the board again. Hum, note to self... put another piece of batting over it also. Try to staple it tighter next time round.

Time to get breakfast. And then up to the studio. I'm coming close to a finish on a top so need to figure out a backing for it. I'm afraid it will be a pieced back as I just don't buy fabric in 3+ yard pieces. Happy Quilting All!


  1. What a cute quilt. The colors are perfect.

    Too bad about the new ironing board cover, especially the bleeding onto other fabrics. Yikes!

  2. Bonnie.. I love that quilt! Is that a free pattern somewhere? I love love love 30o's prints and quilts. I have a nice collection of fabrics waiting to be used. Sigh..maybe you shouldn't tell me. I am on a self imposed moratorium from new quilt tops until I get at least 2 of the 5 quilted that I already have. WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  3. Bonnie,
    You said "I'm afraid it will be a pieced back..." as though that's a bad thing. The judge for our quilt show gives extra points for pieced backs. It's a good thing! Keep it up!

  4. No pattern Reenie on that mini quilt. I copied it from a quilt I had. Email me if you really want directions... I could copy what I wrote down to figure it out...


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