Friday, April 29, 2011

New Page!

I have added a new page for your viewing pleasure. I am starting to do some tutorials commonly called 'tutes' in the quilting world. I wanted those that only want to have a 'how-to' area to visit to be able to find them easier. I will post a notification on my 'Life' page when I add these and for a place for comments and suggestions. Please let me know if these helped in any way and of course let me know if I confused you also! 

Until the next time,
Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Last week of April 2011

It is the last week of April. How fast the days go by! Today was the first day that I really did a lot of sewing/quilting. We have a Schlep Bag swap on MQB and I completed the one I started the beginning of the week and managed to get a second one done. I want to do a tutorial on this bag, but am waiting for permission before I post it. 

My heart goes out to everybody that is in the path of the tornadoes. I can't imagine the terror of having one of these storms coming my way. For us out here the weather has been great. A little windy, but cooler than normal. We have the doors and windows open during the evening and it is quite pleasant. 

I am trying to get a few tomatoes to grow. I do not have a very good green thumb, but these upside down 'pots' work great for me. We have 3 of them hanging out front with 2 different types of tomatoes planted. These pictures were taken at the same time that Wayne and Florence were here just 10 days ago and they have doubled in size. They all have lots of buds, so I am hopeful that we will get a few tomatoes. 

Second 'pot' of tomatoes. 

Another trip to an estate sale this AM. The ad said they had a Brother sewing machine and I hoped that there would be other sewing stuff--you know the fabric kind :) No such luck though, but I did get a few little sewing things. I am collecting things to put in my pink sewing case so I can be ready to go to any class without forgetting things. I picked up a cutting mat a month or so ago and cut that down to fit in the case. I just need to get another rotary cutter and I will have all my basic items all packed up with my Featherweight, Ms. Gem.

Have a great week everybody. As for me I am off to bed, work comes way to early!

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Just wanted to wish everybody a Happy Easter! 

Happy Quilting, Sharon
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Good Evening everyone!

I sure can't believe it is almost Easter! It is amazing that the folks in the north are getting snow still and we have had really mild weather. Yeah, we hit the 100 mark on April 1st, but it hasn't stuck around. Usually by this time we have the air conditioner cranked up, but we have had windows and doors open at night and only have had the air on a couple times in the late afternoon-early evening. For some time I have wanted to buy a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. For those that know what these little gems are you know the sewers passion for them.  Here is a picture of my newest baby in it's new carry case. This little gem came without cord, bobbins, manual or attachments. It did have the bobbin case. Since I have collected all sorts of sewing 'things' for years I had all of the original attachments and manual. I had to buy a foot control, bobbins and carry case. I was going to buy a remake of the original black case until I came across this rolling craft tote . Well, Carl cleaned this new baby up a couple weeks ago, checked to make sure the electric was okay, oiled everything and found that we needed a new bulb. We picked up a new bulb at the local Ace Hardware yesterday and I sat down to play. Boy, does this baby purr!  The stitches are just beautiful! Now, I have a pretty baby to take to classes with me and it doesn't weigh a ton either!.

Here is the great rolling craft tote I found in Tuesday Morning for 1/2 of what I would have spent for the black carry case!

Yahoo! Now I am in business!

This is what I was looking for when I went to that estate sale last month. Nope, that wasn't a Featherweight, but a plastic kids toy machine. That's okay someone went home with it happy anyways. 

I'll see you all later! Have a Happy Easter.

Happy Quilting, Sharon 
"Quilting the Kaye Wood Way" Certified Instructor since 2009