Friday, July 25, 2008

Still Sewing Along...

Here are the blocks that I finished yesterday!!! I used some of my new fabrics in them. I think I will need to purchase a few more Pinks and Browns to be able to spread them out better! I am trying to make sure as I piece them that I don't have the same fabrics next to them. I know have a total of 24 Love Letters blocks and 55 Diary blocks!
I cleaned and oiled my old machine that I bought, did a few little adjustments and tinkering and it is sewing!!!! That is a good thing! I would still have loved it even if it didn't sew, just for the looks of it. I'm not sure where I will sit it, I am really cramped on space right now, but when we get in the new house, I will display it there! I still had it sitting in front of the fireplace while I cleaned back through the house and when I came back into the room, I saw this....
Yes, the Army has taken over!!!! This was not all of them, I just couldn't fit them in the photo! So Hunter's Army has claimed my new sewing machine and Donkey has claimed my new chair that I bought! He has found a new place to sleep! I had the chair sitting there until I took it outside to the outbuilding when we tried to move it, he hung on for dear life!!!! So I guess for now the chair stays in the house!
Late this evening, I will be making the trip to pick up my step daughter, Breanna. We are taking a little family trip this weekend. Since we had worked on the house so much this Summer we didn't get to take a vacation. We decided to take the kids on a little weekend trip before school starts back August 5th.
We are going to Carter Caves! It is a Kentucky State Park, has several cave tours, swimming, a lake, horseback riding, lots of nature things to do. Also this weekend they are having a "Pioneer Life Week" Since we all love history, this will be perfect for us. Basically it is a "Revolutionary War Camp" Everything will be set up as it was in 1812!!!!! Hopefully, I will get lots of photos to share!! Don't worry Regina, I am taking some yo-yo's to work on in the car and at the hotel!!!! So I will still be getting some sewing hours in!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BitnByAQuiltingBug said... can just forget those yoyo's. You are too funny! Have a wonderful time with the family. I'm running my hubby off, he's going dirtbiking Sat and will be back late Sunday afternoon. That means I can sew sew sew!
Yay! Regina

Amelia said...

Sounds like a lot of fun on the trip.

I got such a laugh from seeing the army surrounding your sewing machine. boby will be boys.

Donkey thinks you bought that chair just for him. and you did, right? haha


Guðrún said...

I would love to see some photos from your trip.

Michelle said...

Cute patterns! I wish I had your stamina and motivation! I do, I guess, just not in quilting at this time of the year! Too many house projects to do first!

Have a great weekend! Sorry about Chantel's Escape. She's right though. Glad no one was hurt.
Take care!

jillquilts said...

That sounds like an awesome vacation! I can't wait to see the pictures!

Karol-Ann said...

Love how the army have moved in to look after your new machine!