Showing posts from January, 2018

Stitching and Altering

I have just decided that the time has come for me to start really altering some favorite shirts purchased recently that when laundered they shrunk up and became too short for me to comfortably wear. You know? And I have become inspired again! My time these days are less frequently allowed for working on finishing quilts is coming along too. I have made progress on two wedding gifts from one of the weddings from last summer. Love birds requested two table runners. This blue and red zig zag is coming along. I think its just about ready for machine or hand quilting and I haven't decided on which for those yet. And I've finally begun playing around with the Japanese 'Boro" form of quilting and big stitches that I new I'd to love to do. And my son's childhood sewing project that I have begun to crazy quilt around is on the table again with more improvements that is going well.  Photos on how that progresses is coming alon

2nd Chapter-Duncan Farmer's Market

This year has been uplifting, heart felt, stressful and challenging. Moving causes change. And we all know that the only person who loves a change is a baby! When I made this baby quilt, I didn't know that sewing fabric strips together and cutting them into strings was called "Chinese Coins" or something like that. Quilting or not, we are constantly learning all the time. Playing with my fabric and threads are all I really need to be happy, but not healthy.  This post on Dec 31, 2017 is my New Year Eve reflection on 2017 and the last decade of my growth. Healthy lifestyle is just as important as what we play with to enjoy life.  I took the 2 week challenge of Low Carbs High Fat with I have started back to my routine of rising early, off to the pool and home again for breakfast. All, any of us can do is to go forward, not become stagnant.  Update on LCHF lifestyle change. I've lost 3.5 lbs and 7 inches on my waistline! I'