Tag Archive: postaday2011

Dec 31

End of 2011 and Random Thoughts

Since this is the end of 2011, it is time to evaluate my 2011 Quilty Resolutions.  So, here goes! Finish the Big UFO in my basement. Good news: There has been significant progress made. Bad news: It is not done yet and becomes 2012 Quilty Resolutions #1. Finish the photo quilt – Completed last February! …

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Dec 27

Paper Piecing Tutorials

Because I must learn to paper piece, I have recently been checking out online tutorial videos. Below is a list of some of the videos I have watched in my quest to learn paper piecing. Please note this is not an exhaustive list, nor is it a list of all the videos I actually watched …

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Dec 14

Today’s Progress

Monday night I cut out the 53 pieces for Block 12 of the American Beauty BOM. Yesterday at work (between helping students, of course), I was able to mark the pieces (and that was it). Today, I started to sew. It was a little daunting to look at the instructions and see that the very …

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Dec 14

I Take It All Back

Well, I don’t exactly take it all back, but allow me to update you on my FabShop Hop prize. Tonight I got the following email: Gretchen,First of all, I am sorry that your experience has not been what we would want it to be.  For some reason I was under the impression that the shop …

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Dec 12

Miscellaneousness

I would like to thank everyone who sympathizes with my disappointment with the whole FabShop Hop thing. Even if you didn’t leave a comment, I appreciate your sympathy or empathy or something. So here I am at work (actually having a busy day, comparatively speaking) without anything to sew. I think the next block I …

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Dec 09

Life’s Disappointments (Sorry, long post.)

Here is a tale I didn’t want to tell, but I will. I guess I didn’t pay anything so I didn’t really lose money, but I am still very disappointed. Back in October I got the following email from the FabShop Hop. (You may remember that I have previously won $10 gift certificates and found …

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Dec 08

That’s Better!

Now I just have to decide what I am working on next week. Block 12 or the next in the 120 Blocks project. Hmmmmmmm!

Dec 08

If Only I’d Posted the Previous Post Yesterday!

Maybe you already read yesterday’s post and saw the glaring error in the block. Or maybe you were like me and didn’t see it. Anyway, thanks to Pat, I see it now. Unfortunately… Well, see for yourself! Seriously, how did I not see that?!!!!!!!  Anyway, the good news is that I got to do this: …

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Dec 06

More Progress

Well, work yesterday was busier than usual, but I was still able to get some piecing done. First, I turned the chisels into triangles. (Remember, these are only finger pressed.) Next, I joined the two sets of triangles: Then I joined the squares with pink strips: The remaining two strips were joined with a dark …

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Dec 04

Last Week

I knew this was coming, because this is the busy season for me at work. What does this mean to you? Well, here is all the piecing I got done at work last week: Yep, that is it! I guess that means, if time permits and I’m lucky, I will finish Block 11 of the …

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