Thursday, April 21, 2011

Catching Up

Yesterday I worked to clean out my file cabinets. I gave the work-study students plenty of shredding to do for the afternoon. I tried to be sure what’s left in the files is at least organized. Today I finished the file cabinets and cleaned out my desk drawers. Have you ever left old rubber bands lying around in a desk drawer? Well, as they age, they certainly make a mess, sticking to whatever is next to them. They eventually get brittle and break into lots of little pieces. Either way, they sure make a mess. I found that papers I had saved for years, thinking I surely would need that went right into the trash with the rest of the stuff. I did save some of my very old lecture notes – just to someday look back look back as see how far we have come. I developed a “Computers in Nursing” course many years ago, when computers first started to become popular. Looking at those notes gave me a bit of a chuckle.

Today I picked up my Bernina from the shop. I plugged it in to see if there was a difference. WOW!!! It never sewed this quietly when it was new!! That was worth every penny of that $75. Also, when I got home, beside my door was this large package. I couldn’t wait to tear into it.

This is my new SewEZ table.
One of the ladies at the last quilt retreat had one of these, and I thought that was the coolest thing. I liked it because it was so study. So many of these portable sewing tables are so flimsy and get to jumping when you get to sewing fast. Now I’m ready – for an upcoming quilt retreat in July, for sewing with my daughter in SC, for taking with me wherever my husband happens to be working and living after I retire and can go be with him.

Last night I cut out the pieces for this quilt.

I always like to have some handwork to do. I want to do the applique by hand. If I want something to look really nice, I applique by hand using the needle-turn method. If I’m not really picky, or I have to put something together quickly, I’ll use the fusible method.

I need to go to bed early tonight. Stayed up too late last night cutting out the above quilt and could hardly stay awake today. Nothing more painful that needing to stay awake, but fighting sleep.

Good night y'all....


  1. This Sharon Ylitalo. I admire the fanciful flowers quilt pattern and am wondering if you could let me know how to find this pattern. I have looked high and low but so far no luck. My e-mail is Thank you very much.

  2. This is Sharon Ylitalo. I admire the fanciful flowers quilt pattern and am wondering if you could let me know how to fin this pattern. I have looked but so far no luck. My email is Thank you very much.

  3. I also love the Fanciful Flowers pattern. Can you give me a hint where I can find the pattern for it? I also have been searching. My email is Thanks! Sylvia Bryan