Friday, April 13, 2012

101 Tasks Update

I can't believe it's been since November since I've blogged! As far as my 101 in 1001 goes I have been able to mark a few things off my list.

I finished reading Gone With the Wind. I LOVED this book! So glad I took the time to read it.
I completed all episodes of Grey's Anatomy. I'm watching the current season as it happens.
I got my annual mammogram.
I have learned to geocache. My family and I are having a blast searching for these on the weekends!
I attended an auction and actually bid and won something!
I highlighted my hair! This was a big one because in 40 yrs I have NEVER colored my hair at all!

So I may have been MIA online, but I did accomplish several things off my list!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

Wow this month has gone by fast! I can't believe it's been forever since I blogged! Well time to get back on track.

I'm still working on the last row of my i-spy matching quilt. I just haven't been in a sewing mood this month. I've managed to get 3 more flowers made.
Ooppss looks like I'll have 2 OSU hexies on the same row. I tried to get all my pieces spread out so they aren't next to each other. Oh well, it will be fine. :)

And I will leave you with a picture of the Christmas tree in my office.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

Whew, I'm on a roll today! This is my 3rd blog post today. Guess I'm playing catch up for the lack of blogging in October. So, if you haven't read my other posts today, then go take a look. I have some exciting stuff happening around here!

So now for your viewing pleasure I have some different hexies to show you! I'm still working on my I-spy hexies, but I thought I'd change things up a bit and show you want I created for my partner for the Inchy Hexagon Swap.

I need to work on my photography skills. These flowers are much prettier in person! I sent these flowers to Celine in the UK.

Bloggers BOM - October 2011

Canton Village Quilt Works

We are on the 2nd month of the Blogger's BOM and Vicki at Field Trips in Fiber created the October block for us.

In keeping with my holiday of the month theme I created my block with Halloween in mind.

I think it turned out cute! If you would like to see more blocks go here.


I won! I won! Did I mention that I won?! I'm so exited, like you can't tell. So what did I win do you ask? Well a couple of posts back I mentioned that I haven't been sewing, blogging, or blog reading much at all this month. The reason being, I was taking a business class for the month of October. The very last class we were to present our business plan to a panel of judges that consisted of local businessmen in our community.

So I spent the whole month researching quilt shops and surveying craft people around my community. I gathered all my info, put my business plan together and created a PowerPoint presentation.

Last week I had been told that quilting was a dying art and nobody was interested in it anymore. Well that fueled my fire to get the best presentation created. I had many many statistics showing that not only is quilting thriving, it's growing!

Well long story short. The judges thought my presentation was the best and they all can see how a quilt shop could thrive in our small community. But not only was mine the best, my big incentive was the prize. I won $500 cash! Now there are rules for this money. I can't just go on a shopping spree and I can't pay bills with it or save it. So I have decided to register my business with the state of Oklahoma and get my tax ID number, I am also going to open a business checking account. Once all that is done, I'm going to set up space at our local craft/antique mall and sell some crafted items there along with opening a shop on Etsy.

My big dream is still opening a local quilt shop, but I have a few hurdles to jump over with our personal finances. So I'm going to start small right now and in a year or two I plan on growing my business.

Also, one of my 101 in 1001 items on my list is to start my own business. Well by the end of November I will be able to cross that off my list!!

I still can't believe I won!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One Flower Wednesday

It's One Flower Wednesday! Wow I have missed a whole month's worth of One Flower Wednesday's! Well I haven't been doing very much sewing at all. I've been in a no sewing, no blogging, no blog reading funk, but I'm slowly pulling myself out of it. Here are my hexie flowers that I've completed this month. Hopefully I can get them sewn on to my quilt this week!
I am currently away for work. I'll respond to everybody's comments in a couple of days! Have a great week everybody!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday Night Results & Mystery Quilt

I had intended on keeping ya'll updated on this mystery quilt step by step, but me the procrastinator didn't do it. So for this post I will give you a peek of each step all at once!

Most of these steps were completed during several Friday Night Sew In's. If you want to see what I did this past Friday night, then skip on down to Step 5 and 6.

Step 1 - make a bazillion of these! Ok maybe not that many but after awhile it seemed like it.

Step 2 - add the green triangles to 48 half square triangle units.
Step 3 - add large triangles of the focus fabric. After I did these, I really really didn't like my fabric choices. I was frustrated, but decided to keep them this way. After a few days of just staring at them, I began to like them again. Am I the only person who does this?!

Step 4 - make another bazillion of these! I really hate trimming these little buggers.

Step 5 - Thanks to this weeks Friday Night Sew In I was able to complete most of this step. Apparently in step 1 I only made half a bazillion half square triangle units. I had a few left to get this step started then I had to make more. I sewed and sewed and sewed and still didn't get this step finished, but I'm close!
That stack of squares at the top are the rest of the half square triangles. I still need to cut them apart and press and trim them, then sew them on to the side of the green and yellow ones.

Step 6 - Now I shouldn't have started this step since step 5 isn't finished, but I really wanted to see what this blocked looked like finished.
At this point, I'm still not sure if I like my fabric choices. So I decide to make the other half of step 6 to see what the big block looks like.
Now I really like my fabric choices! I can't wait to finish steps 5 and 6 because on Nov 1st I get the final instructions for this quilt!

Thanks for reading my book! Haha