Tuesday, September 19, 2023


 I finished the quilting on Hugs and Kisses today.  It has ruler work all over.  I used a small circle to make point-to-point arcs in the squares (what is this pattern called?  I forgot).  Then I outlined the Xs and Os and put straight lines, spaced an inch apart, behind them.  I alternated the direction of the lines in each square.

Monday, September 18, 2023


 The computer on the Q24 won't turn on now.  But, I've been able to keep stitching.  In fact, Erik is stitching beautifully.  I got another row quilted before I ended for the day.

Then I called Sewing Machine Service and spoke with Cevin.  I explained the problem and he asked me to check a few things.  He said he'd call Bernina and get some advise and call me back.

A short time later, he called with instructions.  Apparently, there is a little battery inside the computer that went dead and needed to be replaced.  I ran to McLendon's Hardware and got the battery.  Then I asked Darrell to help me.  He did pretty much the whole thing.  Which is wonderful.  He always has the right tools.

And, lo, that fixed it.  It's ready to go now.

Saturday, September 16, 2023


 I'm quilting on Hugs and Kisses and also messing around with the little improv pieces I made during the BP-Monday Sewcial 30 Minutes of Improv.

I'm adding fabric and pieces to filling places.

I love these colors!

Friday, September 15, 2023


I love Indian food.  I stopped by a local Indian restaurant/grocery and picked up some ingredients and some premade dishes for dinner.

I made some 'bread' topped with tomatoes from our garden, jalepenos and cilantro.  It uses fermented rice and lentils as the base.  


Mine didn't look quite like the picture but they were very tasty.

Thursday, September 14, 2023


 I made a backing and label for Hugs and Kisses using that fabric I bought yesterday.  I used the leftover parts from cutting the 4" squares from the front to make a long strip. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023


 I drove out to Issaquah this morning.  I wanted to see and sketch Jakob Two Trees, another troll by Thomas Dambo.  Jakob lives a short walk down the Rainier Trail.  He is very popular, with a steady stream of admirers and folks that wanted to see him.

Then, since I was in Issaquah, I stopped at Gossypium Quilt Shop.  I brought along Hugs and Kisses and NYC.  I was looking for fabrics I could use on the backings of them.  You know how you have something in mind when you go into the store?  Yea, I can never find that.  But, I did find fabric that is acceptable.  It's only the back anyway.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023


 Here are two more Art East Quilting Mini Charm blocks:

The Leaf and The Cat: