Sunday, January 27, 2008

stashbusting and some pics

No fabric came into the house this week, and none were finished into tops or quilts either :( So it's a wash of a week for me. Lots and Lots of blocks made- alot of near finishes. I hope Mr Juki is done soon so I can quilt.

I did manage to finsh 4 more ocean waves blocks - yippee only 56 more to go. Lots of partials going but I needed to stop and start making the rows of Carolina Crossroads. I for the 3 middle ones sewn together and put it all away for the move today.

The cats woke me up at 4AM this morning. I was not a happy camper and I couldn't run a machine as the rest of the house was sleeping so I was sewing a few more tumbling blocks together....of course wise guy I'm married to asked it if was a Q Bert quilt?

We put a shelf up, rearranged the sewing area so I'm facing the windows. I've decided I have way too many But I couldn't find any I wanted to part with. See Ethel on the book case. I need to order one of those cute boxes for her.
I don't know if you can see the box from the first treadle base...which was way past being able to repair for less than alot more than it was worth. I kept the machine and pitched the base- 2 refinishers said it wasn't worth fixing with all the cracks in the wood and what looks like had termites....but the box covers my embroidery machine PERFECTLY. That will be stripped and refinished in the spring VBG>

This HUGE and HEAVY box came Friday to me - wonder what's under all those styrofoam pellets??????

Isn't it great???? Mel sent it to me when I killed the Janome Gem last weekend. There are a million buttons.I joined a Viking Group and was able to get a pdf of the manuel and will print it out tomorrow and play. Thank you so much Mel!!! You Rock as DD would say


Laurie said...

Your ocean wave blocks look gorgeous! The quilt will be stunning when you get the other 56 blocks done!

Lori in South Dakota said...

You are a lady who likes a challenge!! Looking forward to seeing more ocean waves. And yes, I had to blow up your picture to see Evelyn--the featherweight??

Archaic Dome said...

LOL you should applique Q-Bert creatures to the front when it's done.

OMG, you gave me an idea. I have to write that down in my idea book.

It's mine now. You can't have it.


Joansie said...

More beautiful blocks! How many quilts have you made, Kim, and how long have you been quilting?

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Love, Love, Love the Ocean Wave Blocks.

I understand about the cats. Mine are sometimes very bad like this. Uh.

And happy you're facing the windows. It makes this so much more enjoyable.

Tracey in CT said...

The ocean waves look great! I can imagine that my DH would also see the tumling blocks as the QBert game!

Alycia said...

Wow - those are pretty! Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Sweet P said...

It does look like a Q-bert quilt. But inquiring minds want to know if that's V-tek hitting Jeter on your wall. Is it?

Jeanne said...

Love your ocean wave blocks! Enjoy your new machine. I noticed the pics on the wall, too. So what's the story?

Mel said...

Boy, they did send lots of peanuts. Maybe they knew something. LOL
Hope you've figured out how to use the monster. See my quarter inch markings in tape? LOL I forgot about them.
Happy sewing

Another Kim said...

Love your ocean wave blocks! You will love that Viking machine! I have one, my first Viking in fact. I've purchased two more Vikings (D1 and SE) and two Viking sergers (910 and 936) since that one and I've never been disappointed.

Carole said...

Your ocean block looks like it has as many pieces as my corn and bean if not more! I find I have to work with those types of blocks in small doses! All looks wonderful!

swooze said...

I love the ocean waves blocks! Enjoy the new machine.