Monday, November 14, 2016

Needle in hand

What a lovely few days...the weather has been cooler. I managed to get everything ready for hand quilting
Now before I hear about the pinning....when I was taught many moons ago to quilt by my friend Beatrice, we always pinned after the applique which was basted was finished. I find this to be easy for me. That is why after all they sell these wonderful curved pins. Anyway, I am ready to start. I am not liking the pattern for the center quilt lines....so this presents a hold up. I would like to stay true to the design, but I just do not like the suggested lines. So, in the meantime....
I do have my Dresden wreath to work on. Blanket stitching the edges down. Then I will couch the gold trim around the center circle and add the batting and the backing. I would like it to be ready to hang for Christmastime.  I am still thinking about what embellishments to use and such.  I have yet to start the bead challenge piece! And Alice is definitely asking to be started.....just not enough time for all that my mind is talking about. What to do....what to do....
Errand today and one to the post office....then I can show you the project I was working on. Did I remember to tell you about my printer problems? Well, I love technology until it works against me. I am still in many ways challenged in this area. Last week the printer decided to choose when and what to print. The audacity of the machine! I was having none of that. I consulted the online manual for ways to convince it to work with me to no avail. A call to Best Buy Geeks and since it was still under warranty I should take it back. So off Mr H and I went. Of course the model is not being sold still so I got the next in line. I really liked the one I had for almost 2 years. I always, always buy the extended warranty on computer things....if something is going to go wrong it will be just after the product warranty is over. So now we are a team again me and the printer. So that about covers it.  It is nice to have you visit. Thank you for your friendship and kind words.....have a great day.