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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We interupt this stitching to....

Refill the bobbin...
Don't you just hate when you are busy sewing away, to find that after you've carefully lined up and fed multiple fabric layers through your machine, that you've stitched about 30 inches without stitching anything!?! All due to an "empty" bobbin!?!! Especially when you are on the home-stretch of finishing a quilt top!!! Grrrrrr.......

After posting a lot of my quilt group's wonderful "sew, show & tell" quilts, I finally have something to show for myself now!!!! I just finished putting on the borders tonight...
Here is my "Sunday Sampler" quilt...
Finally done!
A monkey off my back for sure!
My BOM started in 2006...
You can see all the posts on this quilt here...
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DH and I brought DD1 down to Grand Forks, to to catch a bus down to her sweetie, MrFarmer in Wisconsin... and since we were there anyway, we did some shopping! 8-)

Some of the fabrics I bought here....
I can't show you the other "9 fabrics" I bought, as it is for DD2 and MrRose's wedding quilt. We must keep that secret until the quilt lands in their hands... Just like DD1 and MrFarmer's quilt. Just about done that quilt top too.... Tis a shame I can't share photos with you right now... 8-(

This is Rosco, a friend's new adoption from the Humane Center. He is now 7 months old. A very sweet dog... 8-)
They think he is part Rotti and part black lab...

And finally my last photo from my group's latest retreat, a photo of Quilter Going Bananas', "Bananas in Pajamas"!!! We always come up with something to sneak onto them, to surprise her... She was not impressed with "the smoke" we made...
But it was all in fun!! lol! We removed the "smoke" before she brought them back home to her children... 8-)

For those that have inquired, my mother is doing really well. Pretty much her ol' self again. Still managing some pain, which apparently she will experience for up to a year after surgery...

I do apologize to my friends, home and in blogland, for my lack of contact/visits, and email/comments... Life seems all consuming to me these days... Besides the wedding stuff/quilts, unplanned small trips, and my normal routine, right now bridal shower plans are in the forefront... sigh... 2010 is a busy year...

Happy stitchings!
Myra

13 comments:

northernknitter said...

Good for you ! The sampler looks so very different with the sashing and borders - a real stunner!

Hazel said...

Busy lady ,glad you had time to finish the sampler it turned out great .

Bec said...

Your sampler quilt looks fantastic! You must be so pleased with it! Good news about your mother. Enjoy the bridal showers!

Joyce said...

My bobbin often runs out with two or three inches left to quilt. I can't imagine planning two weddings at the same time. Good luck with that!

paula, the quilter said...

It is even more frustrating when FMQ a quilt. I just used up 9! bobbins of thread on a quilt.

Diane said...

the sampler quilt is terrrific-hand clap for the finish!
Life just keeps getting busier and busier. I thought after the kids grew up it would slow a little, but doesn't seem too the busy-ness just changes venues!

Karen said...

I have done the bobbin trick sewing more than once!

Kathleen said...

Your Sunday Sampler sure is pretty.

Wonky Phyl said...

Your quilt top turned out wonderful.Hard to tell it caused so much aggravation.

Beatriz said...

So nice and beautifull. I'm a great fang of your work. Would you like to see my blog, please?
a hug.
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Barb in Mi said...

Wow, you sure sound busy as anybody! Love your BOM - and what a success of finsihing a UFO! Thanks for the comment on my blog - got to go and read some more posts on yours!

soggibottom said...

Myra, I always love to drop by here.
Pleased to hear about your Mom.
All very best wishes X X X
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Kieny The Dutchlady said...

The empty bobbin thing-- I have been doing that a lot lately LOL. I sometimes ask myself how I can be so blind that I don't notice that there isn't any thread left!! All I'm thinking is that my machine is sewing so nice and light. Congrats on your finished sampler, it's looking great! Good to hear that your mother is doing better.