Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Just a Quick Post

Kevin has left for the lumber yard; he is going to build some storage units for work. I grabbed the opportunity to post and check blogs and emails. Seems like everyone is getting ready for Thanksgiving. Since it is only going to be Kevin and I and Kevin has to work, we are not going to do anything for turkey day.

I have found that with my projects that I do sitting in front of the television I get bored doing the same thing all of the time. So, I usually have at least two projects in the works. I spent the majority of yesterday (off and on) drawing/tracing hexagons onto paper. Now, I am cutting them each out. Then, I will cut out each fabric piece and then begin basting each piece before the actual joining pieces begins. This project will definetely be a long term project. I am really getting excited about this project. My first attempt at a whole hand sewn quilt.

Right now, I have two and half blocks being embroidered with a quick design; it will only take a few hours to complete the embroidery work then on to adding sashing or maybe a rag quilt design.... but the hand stitching will be done. So that leaves my other project.

Next, I will be working on the hand quilting the Dresden Plate quilt. This will be a long project also. Will post photos now and then of my progress on all three projects.

Later on today, I get to go and purchase the Darning Foot for the PFAFF and one for the Singer 301, the man did not have them in stock and had to order them, they should be in today. I am really excited about trying this free motion quilting technique that so many of you are doing. You all make it sound fun and intriguing, I just have to give it a go and see what I can accomplish. Will keep you up to date on my attempts.

I wish you all the happiest and most thankful Thanksgiving filled with love, friendship and delightful times.


  1. Wow, I am amazed to say the least--a completely hand-sewn quilt! Enjoy your (quiet) Thanksgiving day with your hubby--sounds wonderful!

  2. Hey Brenda, I"m ith Molly on that and sewing, it will be beautiful. Have a wonderful thanksgiving, sometimes thos quiet ones ar ethe best!. Hugs, Marie

  3. Isn't the drawing and cutting of hexagons mind numbing. I'm doing a hand sewn hexagon quilt aswell. Mine's going to be an asian insired one.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  4. Just wanted to pop in and say Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Hexagons? There is something about them, isnt there. I am sure you will get many many hours enjiyment out of them.