Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm just playing around ....!

Last week, life was just crazy busy. My niece was over for the week, which meant I had 2 (two) pre-teens in the house. Need I say more.....?!?!?! lol

So while I was chauffeur to soccer camp and the pool supervisor, I did manage to get some hand embroidery done on the Blue Bird quilt. Excuse the presentation. I don't want to iron them until I'm ready to cut to size and piece the quilt.

I've been working on the more detailed blocks first. I have about 10 (ten) blocks to go, but they are less detailed and should be a breeze to complete.

On the long arm front!

I didn't have as much of a chance to play with Penelope while my niece was here. Thursday, I had the morning to my self, as Stephen chauffeured the girls to their soccer camp. I played around with some free form. I am much more comfortable in front of the machine than I am in the back. So, I'm using the charity quilts that I have acquired to practice panthos. Loops are so much easier for me then curves and points. In due time, I'm sure I'll become a pro at it. Until then, practice, practice is what I need to do.

I'm slowly becoming comfortable with Penelope. There's so much to think about! Within time, it will all be second nature for me. I'm certainly enjoying playing and learning about her.

Thank you for stopping by. I do hope you are all enjoying your summer. Here in Upstate New York, we're having a wet summer. It has been raining quite a bit. I'm hardly in my pool, which is so unusual for me.

16 comments:

Screen Door said...

Looks pretty good to me...Love the blue birds..

swooze said...

It looks like you are making good progress with learning on the long arm. Keep at it! It comes along pretty quickly it seems.

Nice job on the embroidery. I try to do the harder things first as well so that progress seems faster toward the end.

Libby said...

Very clever to select the more detailed blocks in the beginning . . . I tend to lose steam when I get close to the end *s*
Your quilting looks great - what fun to play around.
Enjoy the summer with those girls - they grow up faster than you can imagine.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your longarm - your work is already looking good.

Julia said...

I love your little bluebirds! That is going to be so cute!

Your quilting looks pretty darn good to me! You are going to be a pro in no time.

Sweet P said...

Your work is adorable! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Penelope.

Teresa said...

Those embroideries are so sweet. I am really getting hooked on doing embroidery and just love seeing what everyone else is doing. Good going on the machine quilting - looks great to me.

Carin said...

your blue birds are adorable! Looks like your doing great on the long arm machine.

Guðrún said...

It looks to me like you are almost a pro on Penelope.

Needled Mom said...

The embroidery looks terrific. It is such a great take along project.

So many of the gals in our quilt guild use the charity quilts for practice. It is such a great idea and really helps the guild produce a good number of quilts for donations.

Penelope must be a dream to play on.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your practice looks pretty good. have fun and relax. It's so much fun!!!

Cheryl said...

Love your stitcheries! Wow, and you are doing great on your longarm. Like anything else just takes time and practice.

Yvonne said...

Love the stitchery blocks....look at you go. You are doing awesome! You'll be turning out those quilts in no time. :)

Mary said...

Your doing an awesome job with Penelope for only having her in the home a week and with company! You go girl!

Wendy said...

Wow you've been busy stitching up a storm, they are looking so cute.
Your machine quilting is fantastic already, your only going to get better and better with more practice.

Cybil said...

You write very well.

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