Sunday, December 14, 2014

What a Relief!

I got a call Saturday afternoon from the sewing machine repairman that my Pfaff was ready to be picked up. I rushed down there before they closed and before the rain/snow hit. It was not a major repair just a good tune up was needed. That was a big relief! Now, it is ready for major sewing during my Christmas Break in a week. While my machine was in the shop, I managed to finish my embroidering 
on my Journey of a Quilter BOM block 8 and I pieced together block 9 Saturday morning with my Singer Featherweight.
I got started on the hand work last night and made some good progress!
 This morning I worked on this part of the block for Slow Sunday Stitching. Even though it is supposed to be slow stitching, I am trying to finish up the embroidery like a mad woman because
this is the final block and I really want to finish it up quickly, so I can get the whole top pieced together to see it! See what other Slow Sunday Stitching is going on today over at http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com

I have a few more things on my to do list today and this week:
 1. sew all the Journey of a Quilter blocks together
 



2. pin baste both Little Letters quilts for machine quilting
 
3. pin baste my Love Blooms Here quilt for hand quilting
4.  trace some embroidery blocks to take with me to Las Vegas next weekend

My to do list is probably a little too ambitious with this being the last week of work before Christmas Break, but whatever does not get done can be done when we get back from Las Vegas...

24 comments:

  1. Your embroidery and quilting are beautiful.

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  2. You have lots of sewing to do for your holiday break time. I look forward to seeing the darker of the two alphabet quilts finished. My favorite.

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  3. I am very interested to see that you are doing your Journey of a Quilter quilt the "Australian" way, with the batting in while you stitch. So far I have not done stitchery that way, but I am interested to know how you like it. One good thing is that you will not be left with a big quilting job at the end! But how will it go together, I wonder?

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  4. Your Journey of a Quilter project is going to be beautiful! I am inspired to try some embroidery in my quilting. I'll have to look for something oike that to do. Christmas Break can't come fast enough! Have a wonderful holiday!

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    1. DItto!! Vegas...how fun!! Only a few more days and we are off for our well earned WInter Breaks!! Have fun!

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  5. I love all the wonderful projects! Love Blooms turned out well! My favorite would have to be the alphabet quilt with the navy border! Enjoy your stitching holiday!

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  6. Your blocks look great. Good luck with your to do list.

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  7. All your quilts look good but I really love your Journey of a Quilter. It's got such a lovely quirky feel to it - something about your fabric choices combined with the hand embroidery. It makes me want one!

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  8. I love love love your stitcheries :) So glad your machine just needed that deep cleanse instead of more expensive work!

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  9. I love your two alphabet quits! The stitching looks great on your journey of a quilter as well.

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  10. I also can't wait til you get your BOM quilt sewn together, it's going to be darling! Love the old timey prints, in combo with the embroidery.

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  11. This is good news. So pleased you have your machine back. Love seeing these blocks growing.

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  12. Love those little letters.
    You have done so many of those STITCHERIES. You will get them done. Enjoy Las Vegas

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  13. Your embroidery blocks are beautiful! What a beauty it will be.

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  14. Beautiful embroidery and enjoy having your sewing machine back!!

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  15. All the little embroidery details are so charming Tanya! My you have been turning out some very lovely quilts!

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  16. I am in love with the quilt that has the hand embroidery on it!

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  17. All your hand embroidery looks wonderful. So sweet! Glad you got your machine back safely!

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  18. I love the borders on your LITTLE LETTERS. I have been working on mine too. Your JOURNEY OF A QUILTER looks great. Makes me want yo get my LEANNES HOUSE out of the cupboard and do some more. Don't take too much stitching, only a little. We have just bought a motor home and I will always be packing some hand work.. Now go and get busy getting those quilts together and basted. Have a great Anniversay and trip.....

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  19. Your quilts are beautiful and I especially like Journey of a Quilter - I have a soft spot for embroidery combined with sewing/quilting.

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  20. Hi Tanya, Thank you for sharing your project on KISMIF. I'd like to feature this post this week. I love your combination of hand embroidery and patchwork. Someday I'll take the time to do that again. Beautiful work! BTW, you can choose a free pattern from me-options are viewable on my blog links. Thanks!

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  21. Hi Tanya,
    I have updated the Nordic Sweater Quilt pattern and was wondering if I can get your email to send you an updated version? Thanks, Shannon

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