Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ready and waiting on me....

I still have not started my quilting, though I do have my machine ready....I think I am just going to have to start and see what develops. I wish for once I could decide how I want to quilt something before I start.
Before I start free motion quilting, I always do a test on a small quilt sandwich....luckily I still had this from before. I have to make sure that the tension is right and which size needle I want to use. So far, it really doesn't take much to get the Juki ready to quilt. I got it ready Thursday night....I had plans to just get up and start Friday. Instead I had a phone call from a friend that I had not talked to in several months. We talked at least two hours.
Did I say the snow started yesterday morn--but it was so wet and I suppose warm, that it didn't start sticking till later in the day. Roger was working in his shop, and I was looking at quilting on the computer....I finally made up my mind that maybe I just needed to get out. This is what our little town looked like as we left....
and this is what it was like out. This road...I bet I have driven up and down it about a million times....maybe not quite that many. But it is the road I took to work. I will be posting another picture from it on Time Stand Still....one that I like even better.
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Lorelei was here Thursday. She is walking more and more...and just busy. Usually she will sit and play with her toys, but Thursday she was just from here to there. Every day it crosses my mind that I cannot believe she will be a year old Tuesday! Sarah is having her party next weekend. We are both wondering how she will react to so many people in her house....and we are both hoping she doesn't turn all shy.

Sarah said every time Lorelei hears her dad come in, she does her yell of "DA-da!!" She also said one of Jeremy's friends stopped by and Lorelei had him totally entertained. I guess she was laughing so hard at Diesel their cat...and you know how contagious her laughter is.

7 comments:

Jacob said...

You remind me of the novelist who starts writing without a plot! ;-)

Love the snow (well, at least in your pictures)...

And the road...

Never fear, the quilting will come!

George said...

I imagine you know how you're going to do your quilt. It looks as if the snow was really coming down in your second picture. We didn't get much, but there were slick spots in the road. I hope Lorelei enjoys her party next weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Did you ever hand-quilt???? I'm sure you did --in the days before machines could do it for you.. I would much-prefer a machine quilt IF I were a quilter. My quilter friend used to pay someone to machine quilt her tops for her since she didn't have a quilt machine...

Can't wait to see what you come out with.... The suspense is FUN!!!!!

I love the photos and overall setup in your other blog. I have decided to follow it also since the photos are GREAT.

Hugs,
Betsy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a huge undertaking the quilt is!

Lorelei is going to be a year old? Time sure does fly!

don said...

A fine post with so many nice shots. I love that last one with the individual flakes coming down.

Carletta said...

Lorelei and Lucy are pretty close. Lucy will be one in April. Time has really flown.
It's certainly the time of year to quilt. Hope your inspiration hits. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed project.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: Looks like you have a busy little town there.

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