Sunday, August 21, 2011


Hi everyone!  Starting out a new week waiting for my long Labor Day weekend.  This week, I made a big dent in cleaning out my sewing room.  I finally got to the point that I couldn't move. I guess that I was just more spread out when I was in the basement, because what was down there doesn't fit up here.  But I am working it out.  I just finished a miniature piece.  I was invited to be a guest blogger on a blog called Stash Manicure.  It posts on Wednesday next week. I'll post a link when I have one.  I worked up a project for that post.  And right now I am working on a follow up for that.

I love this time of year because of all of the local produce.  On Friday, I bought blackberries and I made this recipe for BLACKBERRY COBBLER which was very yummy.  The only thing that I would do different, is make it in a smaller diameter, deeper dish.  My friend and I are going to Amishland next week so maybe I will pick up some more berries and try it again.

I have been working on perfecting my eight pointed star.  I have made two miniature quilts with variations of this star in the center.  Can't show photos now, but I decided to move on to 4.5" eight pointed stars blocks
I would like to make something using all CHERRYWOOD FABRICS  this is the block before I pieced it together and this is what it looked like after it was finished
Not perfect.  but I know what I did wrong.  Believe it or not, it is very important to press the seams as you assemble the block.  I didn't.  When they aren't going in the right direction, it makes it much more difficult to sew it correctly.  This was just for practice, so I'll try it again.  I think it would be really pretty to have a quilt of these stars.  I don't think I would go with the black Cherrywood though.  I might have a yard, not sure how far that would go though.  I'll see how it goes, It would take forever, this isn't exactly a fast block to make. 

Well, I hope that all of you had a good weekend.  I did.  I'm doing more and more sewing, and less and less watching politics, or reading or listening about politics.  I'm much calmer when I just watch Netflix.  Right now I'm starting season one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  That show just cracks me up. 


1 comment:

GerryART said...

Eight pointed Stars - Yep

Politics - Nope

Politics are beginning to give me high blood pressure.

Love your 'My Library Thing' in your sidebar.