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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What's in a name.....and almost 100????










Ok, I have failed to give my longarm a name...and maybe gremlins will set in...much like not naming a boat? So I have decided to combine a 100 post blogiversary with a name game. I am asking for suggested names..... just don't have any that I fancy except "EARL". And that doesn't seam proper to name the poor machine that. So if you would like to participate, play the name game or comment on the 100th ..... your name will be in the lucky draw....or it may be picked if I love the name!!!!! Either way a comment between now and Halloween gets you in. In other news.... I have finished DD in laws original dimensional quilt, I believe she offers this pattern for sale on her Reanallily blog. It was scary to do an actual design....as in not an edge to edge. But it turned out quite well. It is unbound at this time, but I also finished up my little UFO, as in pieced to a flimsy. Not sure how I want to quilt it at the moment. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I also had to include a
photo of my end of summer roses. I know they will be playing out pretty soon. I do love the little rose garden I have out back. And finally ....out of all the bits a pieces from the UFO quilt, I took orphan strips and pieced them together to make a little "Square bits" lap quilt. I haven't decided how to quilt this either, but something very simple, I think, then it will go to a family exchange member for Christmas exchange. Since I have 14 brothers and sisters, spouses and many kids, we draw names, this year I decided to do a homemade Christmas for my names.

15 comments:

squawmama said...

Love the quilt and really love the roses... they are so beautiful...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Miss 376 said...

What lovely quilts. Whoever receives the lap quilt is going to be very lucky. Going to have to think about a name, the closest my sewing machine has got to a name is "it", got me thinking now.

The Jen said...

I love my quilt! I can't wait to see it in person. Thank you!!!! ~jen~

I'll have to post again after I think up a name....

Jackie said...

Funny! I don't have a specific name for my Long Arm and I have had it for 8.5 years. I tend to call it whatever I feel when I am in the mood. When I am loving it it is usually a term of endearment. When I am not... well. I am usually loving it about 98% of the time which is really good. So I would vote for a name that is an affectionate one like Sweetie Pie or maybe not. What about Rosie? That makes me think of the sweet smell and they are beautiful.

By the way, I love all the quilts. They quilting you did on the first one is beautiful! I hope that I helped.

Ginger said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
Your quilts are beautiful. I love quilts and have them on all the beds, but I've never tried to make one. They look like they are so hard to make.
The pictures of the roses are so pretty.
Ginger

Joy said...

The quilt turned out great and I love your roses!!!
Can't think of a name right now ... but I'll let you know if I do :o).

QuiltedSimple said...

I love the quilts. We too are doing lots of handmade for Christmas - and I'm enjoying every minute of it!
Kris

Stacey said...

I am fascinated by your blog! How have you gone all round the world like that? And the quilts are just beautiful. I've never done any quilting, but have often marvelled at all the work that goes into them. Thanks for visiting my blogs. I will stop back by yours often! :-) Stacey in Scotland

heather said...

I love the lap quilt.

Karol-Ann said...

Well done on all those finishes!!! More than me this year for sure!

BTW, I used to hitchhike when I lived in Cape Town and had no car. Not far, just over the hill to Camps Bay and work... Those were the days LOL

Loved the cutie in his Halloween outfit! (Can you tell I'm catching up on multiple posts here!?!)

I would call your machine 'Harrison' or 'Olivier'. (Conotations of 'Unfaithful'- have you seen that movie?)

Happy 100! Here's to at least a 100 more!

Ruth's Place said...

Congrats on reaching 100!

I don't know why, but Fitz sprang to mind and won't budge. Perhaps because I tend to work on my quilts in Fitz and starts...

My roses are just coming on...with the wet, cold winter we've just had I think this year is going to be great for the roses.

Kitty said...

I love, love, LOVE the blues and greens - so fresh.

Long Arm? LA? Anagrams of 'long arm' are: Marlon G; Glorman; Glam Ron (!); Mangrol, Manglor.

Congratulations on your 100th post.

x

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Colleen, congratulations on your 100th Post.A name for the long arm machine quilter, how about
Monet after the famous painter. Regards Lyn

call me crazy said...

Lovely quilting! And beautiful roses! :-) Hmmm, a name for your longarm... since you are thinking Earl, I'm guessing you want a male name... George? as in George Clooney?? :-)))

jovaliquilts said...

Love the blues and greens! I think Earl is a fine name if that's what comes to your mind. Why not call it that?