Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Patch update

Patch is home from the vet. He is doing great. Will need only a little insulin for now and special dog food. No people food at all. He is so happy to be at home.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Patch update

The vet called late this afternoon and said Patch is doing good. I can bring him home tomorrow. Yeah!!!

Thank you for the wonderful thoughts.

I did sew a little tonite. I am working on my Strip Twist, by Bonnie Hunter. Have most of the blocks made. This is an easy quilt, but looks great. I have seen some of the pictures of black and white one. Mine is scrappy. I may have to do a 2 color one also.

Happy Quilting

Monday, February 23, 2009

Patch the Wonder Dog

The house is to quite tonite. DH is watching TV and I am at the computer. Patch the wonder dog is at the Vet. It is too quite without him. We found out Friday that Patch has diabetes. He has to stay at the vets for several days to get him started on insulin. Patch in 9 years old, which isnt to old for a Yorkie. He has lost 2 lbs in the last 3 weeks. Dont fret to much about that he was at 15 lbs. He is as big as a Silky. He was the brute of the litter. I miss having him around. He is always close by me and follows me everywhere I go. He makes an excellent door bell. Barks when someone comes, because he thinks they came to play with him. Hopefully the vet will get his meds correct and we will have him around for a few more years. I dont even feel like sewing.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Havent posted in over a week so I thought I would update myself. I have been having a trial of the longarm. My longarm went south and I ordered a part. Part came, then something different happened. Ordered another part, and something different happened. No I didnt repeat my self. Found out that because of the age of my machine, when I changed the mother board I should have upgraded the transformer. They didnt tell me this until later. Had to drive 20 miles to another town to get a new one from Radio Shack. The Radio Shack here doesnt carry them. the pits. Got it hooked up. Worked for a few minutes and then started smoking. Apparently I wired it wrong. Needed another transformer. I had gotten the only one left, so had to go 45 miles the other direction to get a 2nd one. Changed that transformer. Called for help, got everything rewired correctly. YEAH!!! It works now. But all of this took about 3 weeks. So, I am behind on my quilting, just a little. And the cost of parts!!!! The channel locks are not working, so that transformer (which is a different one) need replacing. I can live without this for a little while. That transformer is up inside the machine! ULCK hard to reach. I may wait until I can take it somewhere to get it replaced. I am not up to anymore of that right now.

I did get a baby quilt made for one of my husbands co-workers. His wife is expecting in April. So I am ahead on that one. I will post a picture when I get it taken.

I have been working on Strip Twist from Bonnie Hunters sight. I was going to make it blues, but would have to cut fabric, so it is scrappy since I already had 2 1/2 inch strips.

Tomorrow will be a great day. We are going to Mary Jo's!!! YEAH!!! I need the break from home. We chartered a bus to take us. There are over 30 people going. We have done this before and it is so much fun. The we is folks from several small groups all over our county. We get to catch up with each other. On the way up it is, talk, talk , talk. On the way back we snooze. LOL We are also going to stop by Longcreek Mills or AKA the thread store. They have lots of thread, esp. embroidery thread like Madeira which I use on my longarm.

I have my list and am checking it twice. Just need to check on thread color, so I wont repeat any.

I have rambled enough. Time to get back to work. Got to quilt the quilts to pay for Mary Jo's

Happy Quilting

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Double Delight

Double Delight is finished. DONE,DONE. Picture of the quilt and the boarder with a unique binding. And I had the perfect backing hiding in the closet. I found this a few years ago for $2 a yard and there was just enough. All fabric came from my stash. YEAH!!!! I quilted it with gold thread. Was going to use brown, but the brown kept breaking, so swapped to gold. I do like it. I also use my Baptist Fan template from Circle Lord and I love the look. Hope you like it too.