Hello everyone, I know it has been quite a long while since I've posted. Life certainly gets in the way. Lots of things happening. I had to sell my car, we really didn't need to have two cars and paying insurance on both was getting out of hand. So, I finally sold it after lots of negotiating. Didn't get what I wanted, but got what I needed. I was able to buy a new CPU, a laptop and lots and lots of fabric. I have taken lots of classes at the local quilt shop this summer and learned how to paper piece. My local quilt shop owner designs her own patterns and all of them are paper pieced. In order for me to do her patterns, I had to take her paper piecing class to reintroduce me to paper piecing. I have not stopped paper piecing since the middle of August. Thank goodness that I took that class, as I am also doing a pink/white Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt and there are a lot of blocks that are paper pieced. I am working with the new computer now, so bear with me on the photos. I have lots of blocks done on the sampler, at least 26 (and that's out of 140), but the real progress will start in November when I start the SBS BOM with Stitchin Heaven. I think the swapping is going to have to take a time out for a while. I have signed up for quite a few BOM from some of the quilting shops and most of these quilts are gifts for other people. I would like to get them done within the time frame that the BOM runs.
I have joined the Carol Doak Yahoo Group (that's one of her patterns up there) and met lots of really nice women. I have joined in some of the group swaps and lotteries. I am NOT going to join anymore Christmas swaps, as I don't celebrate Christmas and don't quite know what to do with Christmas blocks. I think I will donate them somewhere. If I felt more charitable towards my son in laws family, I would make a Christmas quilt for his Mom and Dad, but I don't. There are just so many times that one can get slapped in the face when one finally realizes that no matter what you do, it will NEVER be enough. So, I've stopped trying. Ally might have to live with them, but I don't and I don't have to be nice to people who are not nice to me. Since I probably won't see them any time soon, I'm not going to worry about it. To tell the truth, I don't care that much. I have way more important things to worry about than those people.
That's it for now. Going back to watch the football game. Have a great day and keep the piece. Renee