Thursday, October 13, 2016

Old Business on the Agenda

Several topics I have recently covered here on the blog seem to need or warrant my following up, so I will take care of this "old business" today.

On October first, when demonstrating hand quilting at history day, I was disappointed with the graphite marking pencil I'd used. I shared that experience here. I have since purchased the marker shown below. Since several readers left me comments concerning the same issue, I will try to make it a priority in the next week to use this marker and give you all a full report.

 Yesterday, I spent the day sewing with friends at Terry's. I worked very diligently on the two T-shirt quilts and made lots of progress. The assembly-line method for these two quilts seems to be working very well. I will bring pictures at some point, so stay tuned for that.

The girls who also quilted - Jan, Sharon O. and, of course, Terry - all worked on some pretty things, so I will devote tomorrow's post to their efforts.

Back at home, I have Erin's Diamonds to quilt. I am still feeling like this is going to be a very time-consuming project, but I have to have faith! If I do just a couple hours of quilting each day, then progress will at some point become evident. Right now, it still feels like I have just started.

I hope I am not recycling pictures. (Just checked; this one is. Sorry.) It's the nature of hand quilting, I suppose, which makes every picture look the same as the last. I may very well (inadvertently, of course) run a duplicate. Still pretty to look it, if I do say so myself. *wink*

I have a little helper keeping me company. For the last week and a half, Erin's cat Rocky has been with us. He seems to enjoy observing the quilting process - or maybe he just likes snoozing on the back of the chair.

Weather in Ohio has been glorious lately. I do so love October's humidity-free blue skies. The two pictures shown here are from our wooded back and side yards. Fall colors are playing second fiddle to falling leaves. Our color is never overly spectacular, but we do have pretty views, nonetheless. These sun-drenched days with temperatures in the low 70s are total perfection.

I asked for help a few posts back in trying to reconstruct my blog roll. Apparently, Blogger had some issues, as others have experienced similar losses. It's nice to know that I wasn't responsible for the deletion. I am slowly adding in some of my old favorites, and am discovering new blogs, too, as commenters leave me the names of blogs they regularly visit. If quilting blogs are of interest to you, click on some of the links in my blog list and surf around for awhile. Make sure you have lots of time to browse, as it's easy to get lost in the massive web of quilt blogs out there.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. You know what? I fell in love with the quilt on your blog header! I'm making a triangle quilt and yours is absolutely lovely! Your diamond quilting is also beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I forgot to mention that I found new blogs on your blog roll. I'll definitely be checking them out. :)


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