Sunday, January 2, 2011

Oh Happy Day!!

Hello Janurary 2nd!!
I am back to my 20 min. of sewing and YES!! I did start out the year with it being done!!! With complications - but I did it!! The complications being - I am still working on my Christmas quilt
and I need to sew the gold triangles on the top of the green pieces..... as many as I have made, guess who is having trouble getting them to line up right!! So, I am back to using my tool: the Wounderful "The Angler 2" by Pam Bono Designs.... the plastic sheet you lay over your sewing area that has all kinds of lines on it to help with sewing angles....... Love it!! It's great for any angle sewing you do - flying geese, snowballs, anthing that you need to sew on an angle for.... No, I have not used it for alot, but I am sure glad I have it!!

Also, while I am sewing away, I run out of bobbin thread!! Not a big deal, but I mean, I am out of bobbin thread!!! I had to stop make one! This is unusual for me - when I get low, I sit down and make a whole bunch at once!!! You know those donut bobbin holders - I fill one up when I make bobbins!!! Then I don't run out!!! Till times like yesterday, when I knew I was out, but wouldn't make one when I could. No, I have to wait till I am in the middle of (actually) sewing, before I make the time!!! Needless to say, part of my 20 mins was making bobbins. It is sewing related so it counts, but it is not what I had planned. Today, I am making more bobbins, and then I am off to the races!! It's a day off, and my cold is being nice, so I am going to spend the day -sewing.... and listening to Harry Potter book 7 (again!!). Just a nice way to spend the day. And it's snowing outside so what better place could I be.

Oh, and with the above blks - the pattern only calls for 30. I have made that and more..... and my wall is filled with pieces of blks - so I am going to make them till I've used up all the pieces. Then, I will make a twin? Two throws? Or a queen size quilt!!

I am just going to sew till I am done with it!!

On another note. Guess where I am going this Thursday??? To Orlando!! Yes! Florida!! My little sis phoned me last week and asked me if I wanted to go with her - laughing I said figure out the flights and we'll talk!! So, she did and I am going!! It was just over $400 return for me to go to Florida and come home??!! that is almost cheaper than for me to fly to Kelowna to visit her there - so yes, I am going!! And I have never been to Florida before. And in the last 20 years, I have not really gone anywhere - so this year is already starting out different!! I am going to travel!! I am a little nervous about going on my own, but I am all growd up now, so I should be okay.... lol!! Hope nobody steals me... but then again.......... kidding!!!!! Off for an adventure, first to sew then to find a new quilt shop, in another county!!! Make this year a great one!! 364 days left to make memories!!


  1. I love your components! I haven't found mine since we moved, but one of these days I will be sewing with you! Maybe while you are in Florida, I'll find them! LOL Have a fun day!! {{hugs}}

  2. I hope you have a great time in Florida! I am enjoying my last day of vacation before I go back to work. I have had a great time and have lots of goals to accomplish this year. Love your Christmast quilt so far!

  3. Woot! Have a great trip. My DH doesn't like to travel so last year I up and said honey I'm going to Italy, do you want to come? He said no so off I went. Not really so brave as I went with a group called Gutsy Women. Loads of fun!

  4. Florida hey!?! Woohoo for you!!! Well, I guess I am too late to wish you a great trip, but I can say I hope you had a great time!!! 8-)
    My cousin wants DH and me to go to Cuba with her and her DH next year... I don't know about that!
    You are going to have some sewing time to catch up on when you are back!!!