Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quilting Book

I've been a very poor blogger lately. Things have been so hectic and busy here lately. Plus with work being CRAZY busy, I spend all day staring at the computer and the last thing I want to do when I come home is to look at the computer more. However, I thought I'd post about a good book I just finished reading. Its called "A Thread of Truth" by Marie Bostwick.

A Single Thread

The story is about a young woman who runs away with her two children from her abusive husband. She was content to live with the lies she told herself that the father was good man until he started beating her young daughter, then she knew she had to leave with the kids. She ended up in a woman's shelter and befriended a group of quilters that helped her back on her feet. The quilt shop she starts working at was fortunate to have a quilting tv show filmed at the shop and unfortunately her husband sees a glimpse of her on the TV and of course comes to get her. I don't want to spoil the story...but its truly a good book about a young woman who went through a lot of bad stuff to find confidence in herself with the help of others and to overcome the abuse she's endured.

Anyway - I have been doing quilting stuff, but as usual, I don't have any photos. Eventually I'll get some more photos on here!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Quilty Things

It always seems like the more stressful work gets, the less I seem to post as you can tell work has been very stressful. I'm hoping things will slow down a bit, but we'll just have to wait and see. I've been pretty stressed out the past few weeks and a little more than a week ago, a cold started to take hold. By Thursday of last week, I just had enough and went home early. Slept all evening Thursday, went to bed at 9pm and slept until 10am the next morning. Then slept off and on all Friday afternoon. I felt much better Saturday morning, so I think the rest was what my body needed to recharge itself and get back to "normal".

So quilty stuff....

There's a local quilt shop near me that will teach a one-on-one 3 hour class for using their Husqvarna MegaQuilter. I signed up for the class a few weeks ago, so I was able to go up there today and play on their MegaQuilter. I learned all the ins and outs of the machine and how to load the quilt on the frame. So hopefully I'll remember how to do it on my own frame. ;-) By the end of the 3 hours, my motion on the machine was much better and I was able to write out my name very well along with forming stars, hearts, and loops. I tried some feathers, and while they need some work, its getting better.

I'm hoping that I'll be able to order some velcro for the new leaders I got for my frame. The woman who had it before me cut the leaders down the middle so she could setup the frame for a 5' length. The problem is...she didn't hem any of the cut edges and they're raveling pretty good. So I picked up some leaders at Joann's the other weekend, but they didn't come with any velcro. So I'll have to get some off eBay and then hem the leaders and get the velcro attached...THEN I can try out my own quilting machine! ;-)

Anyway - I didn't mean for this post to be long since its already 9:30pm and almost bedtime. Have a good week!