Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I've got to stay focused...

So lucky me…we had a fabulous weekend in NJ watching my son participate in his first tough mudder competition…I thought he was crazy BUT HE did us proud!! and we all had a lot of fun taking photo's and cheering him on…his wife, toddler Charlotte, his inlaw's Wendy and Ian and my hubby Bill and me…

see the guy in the green shorts 

again he's the one in the green shorts…jumping

he smiled the whole time
My son the "Tough Mudder"!

Back in VA and I have to try to keep focus with my quilting if I am going to get my Christmas projects completed in time…lucky for me I have the Rock concert t-shirt quilt top quilted and cut off the HQ16. Tomorrow time to load up another quilt top. the rock concert t-shirt quilt top turned out to be 78 x 91 inches, still needs to have binding sewn on. Sure wish I could figure out how to gage shrinkage on quilt tops…still something that always catches me off guard.
Can't reveal the quilt at this time…you can peek at an old post for it's design.
Another quilt top in process….
Well tomorrow is another day…..

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Break time…here are some coming attractions...

Silly me loaded my HQ16 with the quilt top that is going to take me the longest to complete!!!! geeeshhhh
wonder where my brain was as I picked this quilt top out of the 3 I have ready to quilt?
So here are some pics from my morning work….

Quilting the t-shirt quilt top

This is going to take longer then I realized

Then I have another quilt top in process but need to talk to the recipient to see if this is what she has in mind so I have put it aside until next week since I get visit the recipient in NJ this weekend. ;-)

Eventually will be a double size bed quilt

Well for now break time is over…..heading back to the cutting table to begin another of my hopeful Christmas presents. See you later gators…….

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Last weekend flew by and then such a busy weekend!

I missed posting Halloween photos…but I want to show off the "Robin and Wonder Woman" costumes I made for two of my grandchildren and of course I cannot neglect to include a photo of my grand-daughter the "Lion's cheerleader"…so will begin my post with grandkid photos:

So you can see Halloween was fun…
Last week flew by lots of quilting time finally, in fact I have 3 quilt tops waiting for me to load onto the HQ16. Christmas is around the corner so I need to stay focused if I am to finish the many projects I have in mind.
Here's what I've got done so far…
Son's Rock concert t-shirts

Special sized requested lap quilt

Christmas present so cannot reveal yet

Managed to load the HQ16 with the Rock Concert Quilt
Then our weekend was really busy with a road trip to PA viewing various area's and properties in hopes of finding a retirement home, gotta keep trying there...……….
Tomorrow I hope to begin quilting on the HQ16….