Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Anyway - the PT Cruiser is red and very cute. I had done a lot of research about cars on the internet so actually buying it was fairly easy. I spent the afternoon looking and drove it home last night. Even got the rental car turned back in before I had to pay for it - the insurance covered 8 days and that is how long I had it.
I guess I will go camera shopping again. I looked at one place today and found a lime green camera but it used AA batteries and I won't buy one that doesn't have a rechargable battery.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
She just sent me a wonderful message about how much she loves the quilt. It is so great to have someone win that appreciates all the work that went into it and will treasure it.
It was really exciting to have someone I sold a ticket to, actually win. I do thank the rest of you who bought from me and I wish each of you could have won - especially me! It is great that the quilt will live with someone who loves it and since it is based on a landmark here in Marietta, Georgia, it is nice that she lives here in Marietta.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
The quilt above was pieced by Charlotte and won second place in the Two-Person category. It is a wonderful quilt and quite well pieced. Each curved seam was flat and the bright stars are wonderful.
I quitled a feather border and chalked the spine for the first time. After chalking it, I did freehand feathers on it. In each of the different background fabrics, I did a different freehand fill. I used black thread for all of this. Also stitched in the ditch around the stars and on each side of the small inner border.
I then switched to a King Tut multi-colored thread and did each star as it spoke to me. They are all similar but different, if you know what I mean.
The above quilt by Jan won first price in the Two-Person category. This quilt started out in a workshop earlier this year by Sharyn Craig where we made glorified nine-patch blocks. Jan is so good with color and has a great imagination and is so much fun to quilt for. She added sashing to the quilt and set the blocks on point, creating a flower look.
I then quilted fern feathers in the red and did a continuous curve in the nine patches. In the outside border, I did a larger feather fern border. I used variegated black/white thread for the whole quilt.
Tomorrow is the last day of the show and I will take more photos then and post them. I have photos of my two individual entries and more of the other quilts that I quilted for others.
Anyway, the battery is charging and I will be leaving to work Saturday Sampler at the shop and then on to the quilt show for the rest of the day and should have photos to post tonight.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Anyway, in the two-person category, quilts that I quilted won both first and second place. This category is the largest one and had 95 entries so it is quite a compliment to share these prizes. After much discussion earlier this year, we decided to award two ribbons so each person in the two-person category gets one. The piecers ribbons are hanging on the quilts at the show but I got to bring mine home.
Hopefully, I will get a new camera before the quilt show is over so I can get photos of them while they are hanging. Both Jan (First Place) and Charlotte (Second Place) are wonderful piecers and both give me the freedom to use my imagination and creativity on their quilts. I love to quilt for both of them.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Next on the list of things to do is to buy a new car. I am not in the mood to buy a car, I don't want to but I do want to go places so I guess I will have to. Bill is busy reading car ads and he and Mike plan to go car shopping for me. As long as they don't actually buy one for me, I guess they can do the shopping. I think it is a man thing to like to go car shopping.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
I called 911 right away but fortunately an officer just happened to drive by right after it happened. My car got turned completely around and headed back up my street again. I have heard that most accidents are very close to home - this one was just about 1 block from my house.
Also, the fire department and an ambulance came. Luckily Bill was close by at the dentist and I was able to call him and he also arrived very soon. I decided not to go in the ambulance but agreed to go to the ER.
I don't really think the car can be fixed but the insurance company will hopefully decide that - and soon. I think the frame is bent.