Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day

Here in Knoxville we are not usually blessed with very many snow days. Well, barely any that really carry any significance anyway. On Tuesday morning with reports of light dusting up to 1 inch, we were not prepared for what we received.
It started to snow around 9:20 am, next thing you know we hear reports of nearby counties closing schools.  And then it happened...Knox Co reported they were closing schools at 11:45. As you can imagine, all HELL broke lose. People were racing to get their kids, cars were running off the roads, people were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.... panic began to start, followed by reports of cannibalism......Wait, WHAT?
Ok, ok not all those things actually happened, but they did actually close schools, there was traffic and reports of several wrecks!  However, it was slightly less exciting from my vantage point.  I worked until 12:30 pm, that's when we closed the office. I left work, then picked up the kids, some lunch and came home to snuggle with my sweetie. All the continued to snow. It was peaceful, serene and beautiful.
Today, work didn't open til 10, but thanks to freezing temps and icy roads this girl stayed snugly in her PJ's.
Can't say it was a particularly productive day on the sewing front. It's 8pm and I've just sewn my first two seams in over a week. Lol
Gotta prep for the KMQG sew-in on Saturday. I'd like to have some progress made. That way I can actually have something to work on. Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quilt Resolutions

At the January KMQG meeting members were asked to write 5 quilting/sewing resolutions. Our purpose... open in December and see which items were high enough in priority to actually become finished projects/events and which are still UFO's or still on the To Do List!

Here is my list:
1. Finish my weekender
2. Visit Spool in Chattanooga Tn and   make something with a purchase from the trip
3. Try paper piecing (I have never yet attempted it)
4. Finish at least two quilts
5. Save $ in order to attend QuiltCon.

Below are some inspiration photo's that I found online. Sorry I don't have photo creds.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

HST continues

It has been slow goin, but I have made some progress. My inspiration comes from a pattern called Diamond Rings. However, the layout in the following picture may be all I use in my quilt top. I am thinking of doing the remainder in solids for a very minimal effect. I also thought about having the final layout flipped, meaning this section of the quilt top would flow top to bottom instead of side to side (which is how it appears on my sewing table).

Hopefully sometime soon I'll have an end result. BTW Happy 2014