more pinks from donations
quilting on Dream15 without (broken) stitch controller - not my best work - ruler work on squares, random swirls on borders
I broke the stitch controller when I moved the machine to a different room. Totally my fault. I called the store where I purchased it, Quilt Sampler in Springfield MO, and Brad had the part I needed and shipped it. I got it by mail in four days. I have installed it, with a minimum of cursing, but don't have my next quilt ready to go so that I can test it.....
My brother, Kermit Day passed away very suddenly in January. He was a joy to be around. He wrote me lovely long letters, and showed me one of his favorite places to visit - Johnson's Shut-ins in central eastern MO. As a nurse, he used to go on medical missions, and learned some Spanish so that he could talk with his patients better.
This is the first quilt using the x-block - You make strata with 2 1/2 " strips, and use a special ruler to cut squares on an angle. One roll of strips, and assorted darker green scraps. For Children's Advocacy Center
I quilted petals in the stars in December or January on My Dream 15. Then I wanted to quarter-inch outline around the "arrowhead" shapes. I tried to stitch straight lines on my Dream 15 - wasn't happening. Nor could I stitch straight lines on my regular machine - too many turns. Finally I bought a ruler base for my Dream15. And finally, using the ruler to practice on, I finished a baby quilt. It is so easy! I LOVE using the ruler with my Dream15. It does slightly narrow the area available for quilting, and that's a consideration, but, I LOVE IT!
Someone decided that we have to move all the fiction- not anyone who works here, not anyone who uses this library, not our manager.
There were 7 shelves with books on the bottom and none on the top. We have to remove the books, lower the shelves, replace the books. We will then have still 7 shelves, but with books on the top and none on the bottom --
All my tees are made with the same pattern - one I traced from a tee I bought from Wal-Mart. I have made regular neck, long sleeve, scoop-neck short sleeves, etc. I have fabric for at least three more...
Note: these pictures were all taken on the same door, at the same time. You can see by the different colors of the door how true the color is to real life. The color of the door is "Navajo white" - so that bottom left shirt in real life has a lot of dark burgundy in it - and no green at all. I wear it with burgundy pants. The other batik tee(upper right) has a lot of green, and I wear it with an avocado-colored pant.
When I was a child, I did several paint-by-numbers - all of them bought from the local dime store, and less than 8 1/2 by 11. I loved doing them more than keeping them.
I have recently started another, rather larger(perhaps 16 by 20, which is of a French walk, and which came all the way from China in the mail. The spaces I am meant to paint seem very very small. This seems harder than I remember it. But I am still enjoying the process.
The 'bent' streetlight is merely a soft bend in the canvas, and is really straight. Seriously.