Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This & That...

I have the day off...am supposed to be at Jill's house in Wausau visiting with our sister, Joyce. If you remember from a previous post, Joyce lives in Alaska and with all of the volcanic activity, hasn't been able to leave for her vacation. Until today. whew. But, because she left 4 days later than planned, we had to cancel our visit. I am very disappointed, but am happy that she made it out of Alaska. Now, here's hoping she'll be able to get home when she wants.

So, what am I doing on my day off? At this moment, I am eating a cinnamon crunch bagel from Panera Bread...ohhhhhh, so yummy! And, I am reading blogs!

Later(after a bit of cleaning), I'll be working on my quilt. I have the quilt top, backing and binding all ready to go. Now, to just put it all together. I'll be quilting it, which is something I have never done. Which you could probably figure out, since this is my very first quilt. Well, except for the blanket I made for Kaylynn (two pieces of flannel with batting between the layers...tied that one) and the lap quilt I made for Kimmer (tied that one, too...but, remember, did the whole binding thing and everything!).

Anyway, I'm thinking just straight line stuff...okay, let's use proper quilting techno-terms...straight line quilting to make it easier on myself. However, I love the stipple/free-motion quilting look. I'd have to do a lot of practicing on scraps, first, if I decided to do that. Depends on how anxious I am to get it done, I guess. We shall see, hey?

Here's the most recent photo of Kaylynn...her mom sent it to me yesterday.

OH...and I can finally show you! Here are 2 pieces of awesome fabric...
And, here's what I made with them...a grab bag for Brenis! I got the free pattern here.
And, of course, my post would not be complete without a photo of Tag E. Butt. See that yellow blanket? It's supposed to be between Tag and the sofa. What is he thinking when he does that?


Depending on what I get done with my quilt...I may be back...ya never know!

5 comments:

WoolenSails said...

The bag came out so nicely, I need to try some bags too.
I thought about putting something on my couch, but it is too late now, should have done it when it was new and nice looking, haha.

Debbie

Thistlebrooms said...

Hey Jacque...
Great Bags first of all...I've been looking for a pattern and I think that one just might hit the spot!!!
I just LOVE the breads at Panera Bread...See you frequent them also...(hehehehe)Kinda a weakness for a lot of us...
Oh yeah, As far as Tag E. Butt goes, you'll NEVER beable to keep a blanket, sheet, quilt or whatever on the couch!!! You know they always do 12 turn-arounds and scratch the covers off!!! I always laugh when I try to make a nice bed for my dog and then EVERYTHING ends up on the floor...

Ok...Have a great rest of the day off...
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

The bag looks nice. Have fun quilting. "Why have a blanket underneath me when I can feel the nice sofa against my fur!" Right, Tag E. Butt???
Love,
Julie

Melanie said...

Yummy!! I love me some food from Panera Bread!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me earlier today and for your comments.

Anonymous said...

I find it hilarious that everyone is commenting on the bags and the dog and I am going to comment on what an absolutely adorable picture of Kaylynn!!!!! I love it!!!
Sorry I don't get to see you this trip!!
Love you, Joyce

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