Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Public Service Announcement


In the past I had inserted some online Picasa photo albums into my blog posts.  Recently when researching something I went to one of the posts and when I clicked on the album it directed me to Sky Drive.  So in an effort to change that album over I apparently did something and now, with the exception on my last post, every picture is a big black rectangle.  So if you have an album in your blog be very careful that you do not try to change it.

In the effort to find a solution I found that this has happened to many people and apparently you can no  longer direct help questions directly to blogger.

I do have an external backup drive from my old computer and I am going to attempt recovering all of the lost photos.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It has been awhile!

Life keeps getting in the way.

Since I posted last I finished  The Farmers Wife by Laurie Hird.                                                                                                                                                                                  



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While at a retreat I sewed some of the Lost Ship swap blocks together, it will be going to the long arm quilter next week.  I am not sure what I will do with the balance.




I have had a goal to document and photo my quilts for a long time.  So it was time to refold the bed size quilts that are stored and I enlisted Mr. Quilts to help hang them for photos.


Blooming Nine Patch Close UpBlooming Nine PatchCivil War Diary QuiltCivil War MysteryDear JaneSitches From My HeartWomen of Charm and GraceWomen of Design


Blooming Nine Patch and Close Up – Traditions with a Twist by Blanche Young

Civil War Diary Quilt – Rosemary Youngs

Civil War Mystery – inspired by Harriet Tubman block designed by Kaye England

Dear Jane  (My Love Hate Relationship with Jane) from the book by Brenda Papadakis

Stitches from my Heart – designed by Veda Wilhite

Women of Charm and Grace – Blackbird Designs

Women of  Design –  Barbara Brackman

Note:  The Women of Charm and Grace was done at a local workshop/retreat with a kit provided.  In my estimation this is an example of the fabric not matching the design.  The workshop was not by Blackbird Designs.


I have also finished assembling my Carolina Lily Quilt and will post about it at a later date.


I am almost at the half way point on Nearly Insane from the book of the same name by Liz Lois.  I have tried to maintain the integrity of the antique quilt with my fabric selections.  Today I was auditioning fabric for the sashing.  I am not sure if I like it or not.  The colors in the book are not true, but I have other books where the colors are more accurate.  So what do you think about this one – which is the second piece that I have purchased?

Neary Insane BKG 001


Thanks for dropping by.


Until next time.