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Saturday, April 14, 2018

New Cards

I cant seem to get out of a rut.  My cards look all the same to me.  Need inspiration, lol...

Hugs, LJ

Thursday, April 12, 2018

New Card

I am out of cards so I best get my butt in gear and make some.  This is the first.  

I am still waiting for my table for my machine so I cant quilt my big quilt.  Seems to be taking forever.

I hurt my shoulder somehow and am going for physical therapy so I cant knit either.  Card making will keep me busy for a while.

Hugs, LJ 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Playing Around

I like this new foot.  I figured out how to set the tools for this foot but now I cant get it back to regular sewing.  I know there is a way....  

The first section I did I forgot to put the needle back down.

This one is the 2nd one I did and its so so.  Either I go too fast or too slow. Hard to follow the lines.

This one is better

This one I like

I did break a needle but don't know how I did it.... I am pretty sure I didn't try to turn the fabric as I was quilting, that is a no no.  You must stop the machine to turn it.  I don't want to turn the quilt as it will be too hard on the large quilt to do that.

This is a good panel to practice on. Cant wait to get my table.

Hugs, LJ

Sunday, March 25, 2018

New Foot

Today I am going to practice some free motion.  I have to  figure out what options I pick on my machine to accommodate this new foot I bought. Supposedly it is a better foot for quilting whereby the needle wont get caught between the layers. I was also told to use a quilting needle because the shaft is different than a regular needle. It is suppose to go much smoother.   I also ordered a quilt table to attach to my machine that is 18"x24" and it will give me a larger surface to quilt on.  This is cheaper than buying a whole new cabinet that the machine sets down into, lol...

You have to go in and choose different options in my machine where as before I put the foot on and was good to go.  Not quite sure which options I choose cause the picture of this foot doesn't come up when I choose the options the book tells me to. Further investigation is warranted.

My practice piece will be this fabric left over from a table runner I made for my SIL a couple of years ago.

Doesn't look like a lot of layers here but when I start working on the 108"x96" quilt I think it will matter because it is a stronger foot and there will be so much to work on.

New foot.  

old foot

I also changed my sewing room around to make quilting the larger quilt hopefully easier. I will move the machine some when I do the large quilt so it will flow across the tables better.  But for now the lighting is better with the machine where it is. And putting the two tables together like this gives me a lot of cutting room and laying out space to work with. (And hopefully get me off the damn floor)... Before everything was against the walls. Now I can walk around everything.  I don't know why I didn't do this years ago.

Wish me luck, Hugs, LJ

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Gods Rainbow Of Colors - Poem by louis rams

GODS rainbow of colors that would dazzle your mind
A rainbow of colors of every kind'
Like the rainbow there is no beginning and there is no end
This is the message his love did send.
That pot of gold has always been there
It is the love that he does share.
now when you see the rainbow up in the sky
He is sharing more love for you and I
and sharing that love to the ones in despair to let people
Know he always cares.

Today being the first day of spring and St. Paddy's day past had me thinking of sun filled skies,  gentile spring rains,  rainbows and pots of gold. I am dreaming of spring.  The other day when I was buying my fabric I bought a crystal to hang in my bedroom window so I can see the colors of rainbows when the sun shines.

This is rather cool. You can see the house up back thru the prisms.  Neat...

The photo not capturing the actual brightness of my rainbow colors.

Max,  enjoying the rainbow colors

Walking into these colors makes me happy

Happy Spring, LJ 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Its Curtains

I still haven't picked out the backing for my quilt so I made the curtain for the window.

Here is the Prairie Style Curtain

I made it with tie backs instead of shirring it cause it was easier.  

This is the same pattern as the sashing in the quilt but a bigger print.

Flash didn't go off.

The new shade color is called truffle.  It is between a light brown and a tan. 

Now to finish the quilt and I will show a pic of the finished room.

Hugs, lJ