Saturday, December 24, 2011


Merry Christmas to one and all.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Design Wall and More George

I have more pictures of George and my sunporch.  Some of you have seen my sunporch.  I took out two very large pieces of furniture and put them in the garage.  I am going to sell them.  I really don't have a use for them.  It has really opened up the sunporch and it will be a great place to use George.  I cannot get George into my sewing room.  I have set the tables up so that if I am using George someone else can sit at the other table and sew or visa versa.  I was looking at the porch and thought about moving my sewing room in there.  It could be done by moving the couch and probably the roll-around carts into the existing sewing room.  The only thing is I would not have design boards and there really is not a place to put them unless the windows were blocked.  I think I will leave things as they are.  It will work.   The colorful tunnel is the kitties tunnel.  They love that thing.  They run in there to hide from the dog.  Smokey loves to attack the dog from in there.  That cat is some kind of cat.  Loving one minute, a holy terror the next. 

With all the reorganization (last weeks blog) I have been rather busy and have not done a lot of sewing, but I have done a little.  This picture adds two blocks to the previous picture of this quilt.  The more blocks I add to this quilt the better I like it.  I am using Kansas Troubles fabric for it.  They have many lines out that have similar color. 

I have also been working on a back for my "figgy" quilt.  I really need to get this finished up.  I have entered the quilt in a show.  I still have another to do and that is going to be questionable.  I am quickly running out of time.  The holidays are not going to help matters for me finishing everything up. 

Hope all is well on your end............

Monday, December 5, 2011

George is Here

George has arrived.  He is still in a box.  I cannot put this "stuff" together (back problems) so thus Claudia made an attempt.  We managed to get the table up but there is some knobs in the package (no directions).  The picture shows the table with the knobs but we cannot figure out how to get them on. 

Here is a picture of the box with George inside it.  You must read the bottom.  You will have to click on the picture to make it large enough to see.   I checked this, and I had trouble reading it blown up, so here is what it says.........
Caution - Extreme Excitement Bundled Inside
Contents may cause excessive hugging, squealing, jumping and fist-pumping.  APQS has a sense of humor. 

There is things on my design wall, but you have seen them in this stage before, so I will chatter about something else.  Here are pictures of my garage.  I am in the process of cleaning up my sunporch and closets.  I have more storage boxes ordered.  I will fill up all the empty spaces.  And my sunporch is going to look terrific especially when I get George in there.  Here is hoping anyway.

I am putting everything in plastic containers with the hopes that the little critters will not nest in them.  And because of all of this fabric, fabric shops are not going to get rich on me next year.  I have just created a quilt pattern.  I had all the fabric that I needed except for the background.  I ordered that.  That is what I am going to do this year.  I am only buying what I absolutely need.  If I don't this fabric is going to be here when I "kick the bucket."  That is not good.  So between bags, pillowcases and quilts I should be able to use a lot of it up with the grace of God. 

It is getting cool.  The day started out warm and humid and rainy.  It has been getting cooler all day and by tonight it is going to be cold. 

Hope all is well on your end........