Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Since I eagerly await everyone else's updates, I guess I should keep my blog updated to. This week has been crazy. Yesterday I went to the eye doctor to get my eyes checked. My regular doctor suggested this, just to make sure my eyes weren't causing my headaches. So the eye guy does his normal things and then wants to dilate my eyes so he can check my optic nerves. NOT FUN! The drops themselves don't hurt but the overall sensation of everything up close being blurry made me feel faint and nauseated. He says he has people faint all the time. And yet it is safe for me to drive home 10 minutes later? He told me "You won't be able to see how fast you are going, but it is safe to drive." Anyway....I made it home in one piece.

Later that afternoon, I had a organizational meeting for Girl Scouts. I am a new leader for Brownie troop #206. Please hold you applause! We have our first meeting with the parents on Saturday and our first meeting with the girls on Tuesday. My daughter is so excited. She told me she wants to do it as long as there is no fishing involved!

As far as quilting goes, I have been doing my best to get the binding on the three baby quilts I have done. One is totally done, one is halfway done, the last one is next in line. I have the hot pink one left to quilt. I am still waiting for the hot pink thread to arrive. I called the store yesterday after waiting for over a week. Usually orders from them arrive in 2 to 3 days. Come to find out, they lost my order! Now I am waiting for her to call me back and tell me that they found it and have shipped it. If I don't hear from her this afternoon, I might call her and give her an ear full!

The picture above is a class sample I made a few years ago. My friend who owns a quilt shop asked me if I could teach a free-hand curve class. Keep in mind that I had never been a student in a quilt class, let alone teach a quilt class. I had just learned free-hand curves because this same friend had hired me to make a shop sample using this method. So anyway, I made the class sample in colors my husband likes so that he can hang it in his office. I will post pictures of the shop sample quilt and a quilt I made for my daughter's birthday using the free-hand curves. It is really a fun thing to do.


  1. I love the one on top done in batiks. That looks like a fun technique. It would be a stretch for me -- but that's what quilting is all about, isn't it?! Stretching ourselves to learn more and more to create beautiful things?

  2. Hi Sarah, sorry to be missing in action so to speak, have been uploading(?) or downloading(?) old pictures for a cousin for hours, and hours and hours! Or at least it feels that way. I was suprised to see how much you have put here since the blue and yellow stars..WOW! And changed the little picture up by your name? yes?
    I love the curved's amazing. And very brave to jump in and do that and then to be will will to teach it ! You go girl !!

  3. LOVE tha curved piecing- esp "pagodas". Have never been brave enough to try it freehand myself...