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Thursday, November 29, 2007
MARY'S QUILT



Mary whom I have never met saw a quilt I had in a show back in February at the local coffee shop. It wasn't for sale as it had been made for my boyfriend. Her daughter Liz had just started seeing my eldest son. So over the months I guess Mary had asked often about me making this same quilt design for her, which I actually could do since it was made with commercial fabrics and I still had enough to make another quilt. So this fall I started on it, when it became apparent she was definitely serious about wanting it. I had to do some machine quilting first before I felt confident enough to do one on commission. The original one is hand quilted and hand appliqued. So I practiced on a few others with both machine quilting and machine applique, although nothing as difficult on the appliquing. I finished it a few days before Liz and my son were heading to Chicago where Mary lives to spend Thanksgiving with her. From what Liz says, Mary was thrilled with her new quilt. That makes me happy!
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 2:31 AM   6 comments

Monday, November 5, 2007
MY MACHINE
well I never did get to finish the rest of the bookmarks I have created. My machine decided to stop sewing altogether! So off to marietta to take it into get fixed, an hour away! Hopefully I will hear back from them in the next couple of days but not sure if I will have the time to pick it up this week. I can't go tonight after work cause the chimney sweep is coming. Tomorrow night after work I am meeting a friend for dinner. wednesday we have a mandatory meeting at work after I get off of work. And Thurs-Friday I will be in Detroit to stay at my brothers and hang with my dad some. I wonder what their hours are on Sat.
I did happen to pick up a few more pieces of cool fabric while at the fabric store though! Also bought some gloves to help with my machine quilting since I am finding I am doing more of that on small art quilts. They help grip the fabric when free motion quilting. At least that is what they say they do, I will have to try them out.
I should have lots of items ready to sew on when I do get my machine back. I miss her terribly:(
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 4:11 AM   3 comments

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About Me: Hi! I am a fiber artist tryig to work on my art everyday of 2007. With doing this I hope my art will evolve and I will learn many new techniques this coming year. My goal is to be able to make my living doing my fiber arts. I also make my own earrings when I have a need of a new pair. I am an avid brick collector and belong to International Brick Collectors Association. I try to attend at least one brick swap a year to share my bricks and to collect new ones from all over the country. I am currently working on a hugh brick walk and patio. Gardening is another love of mine, my yard is getting rather funky in my yard decorating. I go for the unusaul and people come out my way to see what I have added each year. Last summer was green beer bottles for the flower bed edging and bowling ball towers. I have no idea what I will be adding this coming summer.
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