Monday, August 29, 2011


This is especially true on a two week vacation. It is amazing what can fit into a suitcase and how few clothing one needs when there is fabric to pack. Of course there is the subject of finding room for the new purchases made. Just how many layers of clothing can you wear is the question.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011


  • Posted by PicasaIt is hard to get any sewing done with a view like this, But I will just have to try. Avila Beach Ca. for two weeks.  I know it is a hard life but hey, I'm willing to make the sacrifice.                                                                                                                               

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Last entry before I leave. I had a wonderful Tuesday evening and all day Wednesday with the South Bay Quilters. These quilters have a history and reputation of being superior quilters. What I found out first hand was how extremly friendly, funny and close these members are. I was really impressed when the president of the guild could look at the audience and inquire about ill family members and guild members life/health issues. They really know and care about each other. The pear quilt was the class project. I had a wonderful day and I think they did also. So, I am off and running for two weeks at the beach, machine in hand of course. good and if you can't be good be careful.
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Sunday, August 14, 2011


It is done, except for the binding. Just like me, it is flawed in many ways, but still likeable. It still amazes me how much I continue to learn on each project all of which I will share with the feathers class. I am not sure about my schedule this week, but we go to the beach in central California next Thursday for 2 glorious weeks. No bloging unless I buy a labtop ( yes I am thinking about it.) I am taking my machine and some handwork and of course books, wine. Until next time....
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Thursday, August 11, 2011


My first trip to Europe many many years ago, I did a lot of wandering aimlessly and I was reminded of that while meandering aimlessly this morning. In the book on machine quilting Magic Meandering by Suzanne R. Early, she suggests this method. I really like it for filling space in a pretty way. Large or small, feathers are always impressive.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Spines are not always curved, although I think curved spines are more feminine. Taking pictures and evaluating your work is such a valuable tool. I knew the plumes on the left were not as curved as I wanted, but the photo really shows the difference. Will I take them out? Not on this sample but as I progress to the next area I will be more aware.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I am currently working on a quilt that will serve as the class sample for free motion, no marking feathers. Sometimes you know when you're in the zone. Everything else in my life is on hold while the zone is on. I hope to finish this by tomorrow. We will see, and hopefully you will also.
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