Wednesday, October 10, 2012

So I am trying to catch up with this weekly challenge thing.
Week 37
This week I had a friend ask if I could alter a ballgown. Yuck, If there is something I hate more than alterations I can't think of it, but....she had to breath in this dress so I said yes.I opened up the seam on the other side of the dress from the zipper, added a panel on both the outside and inside lining then she wanted strips to keep the thing up so I made them out of organza.
It turned out better than the pictures and better than her idea, that nonsewer that she is.

I am flying to Oakland then driving to the quilt show in Santa Clara for the day on Friday. I have 3 quilts in this show so it's a first and I'm excited. I still have to quilt my 2nd in the series "Living the good life" but haven't had the chance and this month is crazy busy.
My daughter has a show in LA tomorrow, so after work, we are driving up to check that out and offer up support. If you are in the area, it call RAW provocations I believe.
Until next time....Keep on quilting.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Okay so I am so far behind in my projects I just want to lay in the floor and quit...But, then my daughter would win the challenge of a weekly project and I just can't let that happen so....
Week 36
On a personal note, I'm going through that period where my hair is driving me crazy. Every women knows that feeling and can relate. This week's project are headbands because I am going to grow my hair least for today.
I got the pattern off ...where else...pinterest.
Double sided Fabric Headbands from
They are very comfortable and I made a few today so I could wear them to work.

Even though I haven't been blogging, I have been creating. I finished another quilt top in my series "Living the good Life". It turned out well. I'd say the best quilt yet. Everyone that has seen it says it gives them chills. I mean that in a good way. I just have to quilt it now. We will see how long that takes.
My first quilt in that series is going to be in the Pacific International Quilt Show in Santa Clara along with "Dandelion Wishes". As soon as I see if it wins a ribbon or not I will post a picture of it on this website. I feel that once it has been through one competition it's okay to put it up on my own website. My quilt "Moody Blues" will also be in Santa Clara on it's tour with the SAQA's "I'm not Crazy" exhibit. I hope lots of you will be able to go to the show. Since it's the first time I've ever had 3 quilts in one show, I am going to fly there for the day and have my picture taken with my quilts. I think it will be a good show.
I am not trying to decide what picture I'm going to use for my third quilt in the same series. I have a few in mind. I am also working on 2 other quilts that mean a lot to me. I sometimes get stuck in the process of how to get the image from my brain to the quilt but I'm working on that.
As for my art class, I am progressing slowly. I am taking "Head Drawing" this semester at the college level. I have met some interesting people and I am learning, slowly. Hope it helps with my quilting.
Well, all I can say is I will seriously try to keep up with my blog. I keep saying it, but life has a way of overwhelming me. Until next time....It's all about the quilts so quilt on.