Sunday, July 25, 2010

Schnibbles

This week I got my Schnibbles quilt quilted, bound and ready for its photo shoot.  I chose to do Open Season in the small size and used Moda's "Collection for a Cause - Charity" Charm Pack for the fabric, paired with a cream tone on tone that I had in my stash.  The binding is a Jo Morton fabric, which went well with the collection.  I have to admit, I loved making this quilt.  It came together beautifully.  This is the first Schnibble that I've made, and it won't be the last!  So, here are my photos for the contest...
Schnibble in the Garden
A Little Closer


Close up with Quilting

Monday, July 12, 2010

July Goals

The topic this month for the Charming Girls and Guys is self care.  Have to admit, I'm not very good at that!  I decided that my goal for the month would be to spend some time in my sewing room.  With getting the house fixed up and on the market, I hadn't visited it, except to pile stuff on the tables.  I got it so clean that I couldn't wait to go up and work.  I finished my 9 patch blocks and my Schnibbles quilt this weekend, so that goal was accomplished. That brings me to my quilting goals, which we're also supposed to be setting!  So, here are mine...

1. Take these 9 patches, which Miley is helping me organize, and turn them into a quilt.  Last month I joined the 9 patch challenge at  Waterwheelhouse House Quilt Shop in Londonderry, VT. They'll be having a luncheon for all those who participated in late August, so I'll be driving up to visit Andrew and have lunch.


2.  My second goal is to quilt and finish my Schnibbles quilt.  I'm up to date on the quilt along now and my top is finished.  If I have time, once I finish my customer quilts, this little quilt will go on the machine.


I'd also like to get in a little knitting time, but that's not a huge priority.  Of course my biggest goal will be to sell our house...I can't wait for that to happen!  Keep your fingers crossed...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Changes

Thinking about where we've been...

And what we'll leave behind...and miss....
So we've been fixing things up to get ready...

And painting...and reorganizing...
and dreaming of where we might someday be...

Our house is on the market...showings will start this weekend.  It's been a flurry of craziness getting ready, decisions to make, too much to think about! The hardest decision is what to do with this...

Yes, I'm keeping it.  But only to work on my own projects.  Once my last two customer quilts are done, it will be taken down, packed away and Lakeside Quilting will close its doors.  It is time to move on to new ventures.

Have I mentioned how excited I am?

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