Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas, and that 
your 2014 will bring you all good health and happiness!!!

We had all 4 grandsons together here. Talk about busy boys!!!
 Here they were watching Daddy/Uncle shovel the mountains of snow we had...
Can you tell which ones are the twins?  ;)
I just got home from another retreat with my gals!! There are 9 of us that retreat in a small cottage about 5-6 times a year, and have a darn good time!!! Here is the proof of my efforts.

 My "Take 5" Quilt Top
 Oldest GS TJ's pillowcase, made in the "hotdog" method...
Prior to going to the retreat I had received a newsletter email from Faye's Henhouse, which had info for a retreat with a photo of Table-Toppers that were to be made in a class. Click link to check out the photo at the bottom of that page. 
 Anyway, at the retreat I couldn't recall where I had seen the photo, and couldn't for the life of me find it on my iPod to aid me in trying it out with fabric I brought to do so. So, I winged it from memory. I did pretty good!!! Got my pieces all cut and up on the display wall. Looking good I thought!!
Photo 1
 Photo 2
Started sewing them together...?... Oh no!! Y-seams!!!
 Photo 3
 I did thinking and did some stitch-ripping to avoid the Y-seams...
 Photo 4
All pieces together! Looking good! I take photo (funny what you can see in a photo and not in reality) and see my error, which I should have seen on Photos 2 and 3...Do you see it?
Where my triangle/pattern, in center, changes direction, my stripes were off!!! 
NOOOO....!!! I forgot to watch my 1/4" seam match up... Grrrrr....
Oh well, what can you expect when done without a pattern? It will be a good reminder for my next one!!! I did pretty good for "winging it" from memory...

Happy stitching!



Brenda said...

did the power stay on this time, lol?
When you have a moment, could you email me pix of your table set-up in the main lodge last November? thanks.

Peg said...

Oh, what a wonderful picture of all your little boys! Love the table topper!

Soggibottom said...

Happy New Year Myra
Good to nip in and see those munchkins of yours. Also your beautiful work :-) x x x