Thursday, December 18, 2008

Busy but not Quilting

This has been a busy week. I have been using my embroidery machine more than the HQ16. This is a free standing lace gift tag. I have made several for different family members but ran out of time to make them for everyone. This is the one I practiced on: for hubby.

I have also been working on my Black & White Challenge quilt. I have cut all the fabric and designed it in EQ6. I plan to start sewing on it on Jan. 1.

In the "plan for the future" section of my mind, I have been making plans to get some UFO's and other quilts done. I usually work on two or three projects at the same time. One of those will have to be a UFO or one of the "kits" I have already put together with a pattern, usually of my own design. I have two shelves of "kits" but I tend to forget to go get them when I want to start a new project. So, I have come up with this new idea. I sure hope it works: I really like some of the ideas that became "kits."

And one other bit of news. While I was in Lakeland I bought a kiln. I have wanted to get into fused glass and now I am going to. I have also purchased some glass and some of the tools so I am almost ready to go. I have a plan (another one) for setting it all up and hope to try it out next week. I only want to make jewelry and buttons right now but I think this will be another outlet for creativity: pictures to follow (?).

Addition: We just talked with DH's sister in NH where she has been without electricity for a week. She reported that they are expecting 12" of snow tomorrow and another ice storm over the weekend. Fortunately they just had a wood burning stove installed and cook with gas. However, this has been a really rough time for them. Our prayers continue to go their way.


Julie said...

I can't wait to read more about this fused glass. It sounds intriguing.
Sorry about your sister in law's situation. It is hard to imagine with our temps in the 70's.

pollyanna said...

You have been busy! And sound like a new hobby is emerging! I am looking forward to seeing the results. I love glass :)

Mary said...

I just love the snow but Keith was telling me he'd heard that people were going to be without power in parts of the NE for a couple weeks - I'm sure I wouldn't like it so much if I didn't have a warm home.