Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Which means no sewing for me. I had promised myself that every day I would find something to sew on, whether it was a big project or something small. But that promise was sidelined.
Oh yep the office has been moved 5 blocks down from where my boss/mom originally opened her business. I spent yesterday getting her computers up and functional, I managed to even get the server, DSL and computers all to work together again without to main hitches in the process.
I am hopeful that today I can spend sometime sewing as a small reward for reading the next chapter for my wonderful Java class.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
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My score may not be a high as Susan’s but it came really close.
Yesterday I made the silliest thing an plastic canvas an Orange magnet. Sam just was having so much fun learning this new needle work I just could not resist playing along. She had to have a handle on her sign; already changing patterns.
Tonight Sam has her very first gymnastics class, her nerves are going already. I know that it will be fine she makes friends easily and has done well the last two years in dance class. I just know this will be another place for her to blossom and make her dancing stronger for it.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Anyway the block I got done is from the Farmer's Market series by Pat Sloan. I ran out of the thread while stitching around the letter's and of course did not manage to get the same color. But I do not think it's noticeable.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
I Don't think our kids know what an Apron is.The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.It was wonderful for drying children's tears and, on occasion, was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms.Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.Send this to those who would know, and love, the story about Grandma's aprons.REMEMBER.........Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.Her granddaughters set theirs on the kitchen counter to thaw.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I did manage to get the binding stitched down on the October block I posted a while back.
Tomorrow I hope to post a picture of my quilt with it's ribbon from the fair. Two did not do so well, that is fine I only truly wanted to show that there was more than traditional quilts that can be made. I am a little afraid to read the comments on the back of my entry cards though. The lady who judges our fair can be extremely harsh, especially if it is not a full size quilt.
So tomorrow I'll know her thoughts and get them back home were I appreciate them and my family knows the story behind why they were made.