Monday, December 31, 2012

Nick Took Over My Quilt Space!

Last night it froze in the Antelope Valley.  Nick was out late.  When he jumped on his bike to head to our house he heard and felt the seat crack under him.  At first he thought it was a layer of ice, but nope!  That poor old seat just couldn’t take the weather any longer!


So now what to do? Well, I started to look for new seats online.  Yikes!  $200 +

That won’t work right now.  Re-upholster?  Not sure about that idea either.  Nick said he may just have to resort to duct tape.  I suggested sheets of duct tape.  Well, that’s where the adventure really took shape.  We headed out, first to Taco Bell (gotta get my fix), then to Michaels.  We located the duct tape display and what does my boy pick?  Pink Zebra!  4 sheets should do…DSC06695He spread it out and started to pieced it together, trying to match up the design.DSC06696He put all 4 sheets together with a little overlap and started to devise a plan.  Scott stopped by and suggested the use of a blow dryer to help stretch the duct tape over the seat.DSC06697Here is Nick, getting mentally prepared!  Can you see the gears working in his brain as he plans out the next move?


Going for it…

DSC06699Ta Daa!  Seat complete!DSC06703Here it is mounted back on the bike!  Actual work time @ 50 minutes!  Now to ride!!DSC06704

I am linking this project to Between Naps on the Porch Before and After Mondays!

I know this post is a bit crazy, but so is my life!  Always fun to share the crazy stuff!

Blog at you later,


Friday, December 7, 2012

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5 Link Up!

So much to do…

and I decide to work on the Block for the Block Base sew along!  I now have Block 1 and Block 5!Block 5

Here is my version on Block 5.  This is actually Block #1755.  I started with 8” blocks, so with 8” blocks I shall continue.  This block is based on 9-patch design, which means it does not come out very nice in the math category.  I printed out Foundation Pattern Templates, this means I paper pieced this block (not my favorite way to make a simple block, but the only accurate way when the math is not right).

I placed the block in an on point setting added some sashing, corner stones and borders and here is my creation.  I rather like it!

Block 5 Quilt

I do have to go to work this afternoon, so I shall just give this quick glimpse into this mornings creations and move along.

So, I must blog at you later,


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Think I’ve Been Bitten!!

Bitten by the embroidery bug!

Oh, what have I done?DSC06627Once you start, well.. when does it stop?DSC06646I am guessing never!  I have been crazily (is that even a word) creating the pieces for Villages.  I am creating Churches & Bakery’s & Victorian Styles Houses.  I am sort of a construction worker (you think)?DSC06626Not so sure about the assembly process.  I will have to let you know how that goes later.DSC06628Here is one church.  My beautiful Lindsay started to assemble the first of my pieces.  What a sweetie-pie.


I have to give credit to my friend, Peggy, for this new found addiction. Peggy is my enabler! 

I have been asked lately what I have been up to.  Now you know!  Of course, I have a few other things going on as well.  More of that later.  At this point I am just trying to re-enter the blogging world.  It’s always hard to do it all, do I create or do I blog?  Well, I kinda need to create before I can blog, but to find time to do it all is beyond me.  I sure wish I could learn to go without sleep, but that just doesn’t seem to work for me.  So, all I can do now is tell you I will try to be better at posting, we will see how that goes.  Thanks for checking in on me,

Blog at you later,