Saturday, January 4, 2014

Progress Being Made

I have not hand quilted in months. Since we can not be outside because of the cold,wind and snow, I am glad I have the basket weave quilt on the frame to work on. I realised too late that this quilt is going to be difficult to hand quilt because of all the small seams. Yesterday I only got one and half rows done and today the same.

Besides there being plenty of seams to quilt through, my fingers are painful today from the cold affecting my blossoming arthritis. I say blossoming because it is getting steadily worse each year.  But, they say exercise is good for arthritis so I keep hand quilting!

Very little progress today,but progress nevertheless.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Finally starting to Quilt!

I finally got my quilt onto the frame. My husband bought some new wood bars from our local lumber yard.

Once we got the quilt rolled onto the bars, I piled up some plastic boxes and one case of soda (LOL it's the only thing that would fit!) in the middle for support.  I didn't want to take any chances of these bars breaking. I had already wasted $30 on buying "new extension kit bars" that broke.

Even though these were a solid piece of wood eight feet long, they were 1 1/2" by 1" thick.

I was holding my breath while we were attaching the rolled quilt to the frame.  Thank goodness it held and didn't crack!  I am a happy quilter again!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year's Eve Eve!

Today is New Year's Eve Eve and we are going to a party at the local senior citizens center!
Lunch and a dance! Am I really old enough to go there?? But I thought I just turned thirty on my last birthday! LOL!
Tomorrow we are going to the local VFW hall for a proper New Year's Eve dinner and dance. . . Not just for seniors!
Wherever you are, whatever age you are have a wonderful, peaceful and Happy New Year with family or friends!