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What Not to Eat Before Bed

Note to self: Do not eat hot wings, have a glass of wine and a glass of beer before bed. I did that last night and I had the craziest dreams. Do not believe anyone who tells you that we all dream in black and white. Nope. Not this gal. It was all in Technicolor with surround sound.

The Dream
I was in an office building and I started hearing gunshots. People were screaming and running. I ran out of the office I was in and saw a woman shooting people and a man with a very large chainsaw, like for very big trees. I ran the other way and up a flight of stairs to the end of a hall and into a room. Some others followed me. We hid in this room that hadn't been used in awhile because everything in it was dusty. The room was filled with old sewing machines and sewing materials, including some large shears. There had to be about eight of us in the room and we were all catching our breaths, waiting for the cops to show up.

The door burst open and in ran a young man in olive green polyester p…

Oh My!

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This month is going by way fast but I'm determined to enjoy and work one day at a time. Plan a bit for the future but I'm only guaranteed today. I've been working very hard on my new quilt service business but I will also be making quilts for sale. So while I'm waiting for the longarm service part to increase, I'm working on a Nine Patch in green and white, an Irish theme. You know, St. Patrick's Day is coming up.


I've also started on my last Gail Wilson doll kit. Because I'm itching to make a doll. My eyeballs won't let me quilt all day and I miss making dolls.


I have been reading and may hit my three books a month goal. I still haven't written anything but that will change today.  A sketch too. Because it's my day and that's the plan. I also have some alien ornaments that need tending too, so I guess I better get started. And the laundry. See ya later.

Nine Patch

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Here are my scribbles for my Nine Patch quilt. Graph paper and color pencils really help.



Happy Monday

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Yes, it is another Monday. I've been working very hard on my new business venture, my longarm quilting service and making quilts. Today I will start a new quilt, a Nine Patch. I've also started my last Gail Wilson doll kit.

You can barely see the pencil lines but the body parts are there. I am in the MAIDA group, one for making and collecting primitive and antique cloth dolls. One of the members decided that she was going to work on something for her everyday and not at the end of the day. I think that's kind of cool. So this is my project for the day, for me. To get this little lady sewn. I'll stuff her tomorrow.

Another project for me is to write a short story. 2015 will be the year to "Finish My Sh**" according to Chuck Wendig. I have many stories started and now it's time to work and polish them and get them done. So three things for today:

Start the Nine Patchsew the doll parts togetherwrite my short story Time for me to go. See ya soon.

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Gah! Midway through the first month of the New Year. Can you believe that? Didn't we just celebrate the New Year? Well, time waits for no one. I'm behind on certain things but I've been quilting up a storm. That's good. I will remedy working on other things on my list, like Kid Medusa who has been giving me the side eye but she understands that  momma needs to pay the bills.

A friend has brought me some of her scraps of fabric. She's got four granddaughters. Lots more creating will be going on.

I went to my quilt guild meeting last night and one of the members did a presentation of her quilts. Wow! She does art quilts and is so nice, she said that if I wanted to try it and had any questions to just email her. Is that nice or what? I'll probably attempt one at some point. But right now I have to put binding on my two scrappy quilts. And I will be preparing to cut out a nine patch. Onward!

Quilt 7

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I'm numbering all the quilts I do on my longarm. This one is #7 and for someone else.


Next Quilt on Deck

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Red scrappy quilt is ready to be stitched on the longarm. Moving right along.

#longarmquilting #scrappyquilt

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Gah! This month is cruising right along and I'm behind a bit. Truck had to go into the shop for a couple of days. The repair cost was huge but it no longer leaks and smell of oil and no more smoking from under the hood. That is a good thing. Poor Maxwell (truck) didn't want to start this cold morning. 9 degrees here in NC. Not normal temps at all. But I'm back to getting things done for the new business. Another scrappy quilt will go on Leonidas today, binding is being cut for the blue scrappy quilt and that will go on today too. Haven't been sketching but I have my sketchbook with me, so we shall see. Pics soon.

Scrappy Quilt

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I got my first scrappy quilt done on the longarm. I have three more quilts on deck. Why is the month going so fast?



#longarmquilting #scrappyquilt #blue

Second Scrappy Quilt

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Here's my second scrappy quilt. It needs borders and I have to go out fabric shopping to get the fabric. And for the back.
#scrappyquilt #red

Happy New Year!

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It is 2015!

A new year and a new day. Well, today is my first day off of the new year. Right off the bat and that's okay because it's out the gate tomorrow morning. It may be movie day on Netflix, or book reading day, or clean up day, a combination of all, or a just do nothing day. I am celebrating a new year. I got a good running start though by putting the borders on my first scrappy quilt.


I have to get some backing fabric and then I can put it on my longarm machine, Leonidas to quilt up. I've got lots more fabric to turn into quilts before I can start buying more fabric. Makes sense, doesn't it? Yes, I'm laughing to myself.
#scrappyquilt #blue