Sunday, March 9, 2008

I am have a time with uploading my pictures...I have tried numerous times in the last few minutes and I keep getting the message to try again in 30 seconds!

As I was sitting here waiting for the pictures to upload, I was looking at the small calender that I have by the computer. It has the initials N.M., F.Q., F.M. and L. Q.--as any sane person probably knows they stand for New Moon, First Quarter, Full Moon and Last Quarter. Since I am a quilter and we have our own language, I seen the F.Q. and immediately thought Fat Quarter. Which is a different way of buying a quarter yard of fabric. Instead of a 9 inch cut across the width of the fabric, the fabric is first cut 18 inches which is half a yard. That is cut down the middle length ways giving you a piece of fabric 18 inches long by 22 inches wide.

Of course instead of thinking full moon for FQ, my first thoughts were free motion quilting. The feeddogs on the machine is dropped, a special hopping foot is put on and at least on my Juki, but not on my Pfaff, I take all the pressure off the pressure foot. So I can guide the material through and go any direction I want...the feed dogs do not pull it through. Which also means I am in control of stitch length, too, another story in itself.

The LQ need to be LQS--but still the LQ made me immediately think of Local Quilt Store. I had the opportunity to go to mine yesterday but I didn't need anything and didn't need to spend the money so thought it best if I avoided the place. She has the most beautiful selection of fabric anywhere and I can never enter and leave the place without buying at least a half yard of fabric and lucky if that is all.

Still no luck uploading the pictures. I will try again later tonight...not that they are anything great. Just wanted to share something with you.


Paula said...

I had the same problem with blogger earlier. I just uploaded them one at a time and it worked! It's a pain, but I wanted pics on my blog....try it and see if it works for you.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I am so glad I read this post... I was all ready to give the computer a good kick last night. I had my own to do and my friend Peters to do.. what a pain.

Anyhow you did well and I am so glad to see your pictures. The two of the building and the chimney are really good.. I love stonework and this shows it off so well, it also shows off the skill of the builder.

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