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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Updates... and pics of last guild quilts...

The Professor is in the middle of taking his PHD comprehensive exams, so much gnashing of teeth and heavy concentration going on at our house. When he completes his last exam, assuming he gets a thumbs up on continuing.. he will have earned the PH of the PHD. We seem to celebrate every milestone ... in this lengthy process. So two more weeks of studying... and hoping I can get some of my little piles picked he has been so busy with school, he hasn't had the opportunity to notice the many new piles of sewing I seem to have accumulated. :o) We did have a nice little respite today, when a neighbor shared football tickets with us to go and see Mississippi State play the Georgia Bulldogs. MSU was victorious and it was nice to be caught up in the whole SEC football entusiasm. I have been very carefully expanding my quilting time, easing into longer sessions...and paying attention to when I feel too fatiqued to continue. So with many breaks during the day, I am starting to get caught up with the many quilts I had to do when I was in the auto accident. I think I did about 5 since my last post. But have once again misplaced my camera..... so instead will share a few photos from our last guild meeting. We took a class from Beth Ferrier and she taught us machine applique tips. Katie did this wonderful little practice piece from the class. I did enjoy this time with the girls...although it was about 3 weeks after my accident, and I was still in a sling. I wonder how many quilt teachers have people show up in slings... with their sewing machine. I simply had to learn the techniques... and had already paid for the class... so I was going to learn. Fortunately had some wonderful neighbors who helped me press and keep my bits together. I have been given this lovely bullseye quilt to quilt, love the fact that she turned the bullseyes into pumpkins. It will be going on the machine in the next 2 weeks if all goes well. My friend Nancy is quilting this darling scrappy baby quilt. Love the look of this one. Then some snippets wall hangings from a work day we had recently. Very cute and both ladies
deserved credit with all those little bitty pieces. I think one used tweezers to place hers! But such fun results. And lastly, Janie is a new quilter.... and shared her t shirt quilts. Can you tell she is an Indians fan?

Hope to get some time to quilt tomorrow... I really want to do a quilt of mine, before the Mississippi Quilt Association fall gathering, which is coming up in mid. October. So need to use my time wisely. Have a lovely rest of the weekend.


Kerstin said...

On my walk through different blogs I found yours and I enjoy the time reading your posts and watching the photos of all the wonderful quilts.

I will come back
viele Grüße

Micki said...

I loved seeing all of the quilts!

Karan said...

Good Luck to the Professor! Glad you're getting back into the quilting - love seeing the fabulous quilts. :0)

Brandy@YDK said...

ooooh look at all the pretty quilts! I would love to take a class and join a group or something. so awesome