Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

A new toy

Well.. I think spring is finally here, the grass is getting green and there are buds on the trees.. was starting to think that we would just miss spring and go right into summer.
This week had been a different one for me that is for sure, working nights for the first time in a long time took it toll on me ,, real tried but in a good way, learned a lot mostly what not to do, and just how much more I need to learn to do the job well, most of which is mind work... new to me computer stuff, but that is a good thing,,
As for sewing not much got done,, just too tried to sew, got some work done on second Asian quilt but not as much as I had hoped but later this afternoon I hope to get it done , at least the free motion quilting, binding will have to get done thought next week if I am up to it
Now to The New Toy.. I got a email about winning a contest from the quilt show .com , so I sent them my contact info and l did not think anymore of it, though maybe it was a pattern or a fabric sample, fast forward to this week,, on Tues morning my buzzer goes, waking me up,, working nights .half asleep.. who in the world would be buzzing me .. I  open the door to the post man. he has a large box, I look a little confused, he asks my name and I say yes that is me , I  sign for the package and hall it in to the apt. thinking to myself what is this? boy was I in for a big surprise , open the box and it is a accuquilter!! I did not know what it was so I went online and looked it up.. wow. I still cant believe it. I never win anything!!  here is some pics
dies and cutting mats
everything wow!
the cutter

I have not played with it yet, but hope to later today.. I don't do applique but I am thinking of getting the dies that cut squares and strips , might sell the dies that came with it and use the funds to buy what I will use

happy sewing to all

Monday, April 22, 2013

Some good news at sew little time

It has been a good week for me at work, but not so much on the sewing front.....My job at work has changed.. I got a promotion!!! it means working different hours and I have to learn a few new skills fast! but I am excited about it,, three months of probation but that is ok. and I do get a bit of a pay raise so that makes it even better,, been a while since I have done shift work and that is going to take a bit to get used to , afternoons this week, and then days next.
Needless to say I have not made much progress on the quilts, but hope to get more done this week,not enough last week to even make it worth posting a pic.
Happy sewing to all

Sunday, April 14, 2013

WIP Sunday

April 14 2013
Hi everyone, it has been a another busy week at work, but it was a good one, Thurs and Fri I was in first aid re training, learned a lot, and we had some laughs too, good for another three years, but was some tired by the end of the day, so no much sewing got done.
Yesterday was the quinte woodcarvers show, My brother is a wood carver and a member . I go every year to see all the wonderful work and to show support to my brother, it was a great show this year , best of all he won! four ribbons for his work. best is show for his class and his cravings was proudly displayed on the winners table.
Congrats Dave!
As for me I am still working on the same quilt, not much done, but have managaed to get all the staright line quilting done and have started to free motion the boarders , so it is better than not getting anything done I guess,

happy sewing to all and have a great week

Sunday, April 7, 2013

sewing Sunday, works in progess

Happy sewing everyone, sorry I did not post last week, but it has been a busy couple of weeks at work and with life! not much time for sewing, been much too tired to do anything after work, as the saying goes,, all done in but my boot laces,
I have managed to spray baste three of the quilt tops that I have on the go, two Asian print ones are for market sales and the one with the kittens is just for me, so the Asian two have to be done first, paid sewing and sewing that is for sale has to come first, some days  I wish that it wasn't this way but bills need to get paid , and well I am great full for the work of paid sewing, it does take some of the fun out of sewing some time.
The first Asian quilt I am doing straight stitching lines starting with stitching in the ditch and then every half and inch , I want the pretty fabric to be the star of this quilt not the stitches. I have not decided how I am going to quilt the second Asian quilt, might just be a stipple or a swirl but it will be free motion for sure,
Sorry for the poor pic, but my good camera is not working so I had to use my phone, you can just see the corner of the kitten quilt and the second Asian quilt is on top, the quilt in momma janome is the one that I am straight stitching right now,
well I am going to say happy sewing to all and get back to sewing, It is going to be another busy week at work and I don't know how much I will get done though the week, till next Sunday ,have a good week,