Monday, November 21, 2011

I may have done something bad....

Last Night, I was sort of napping and sort of awake. I decided I needed a darning foot. I Googled. I went on amazon. And then I found what I needed. Infact I found so what I needed that I couldn't decide which one I wanted. Did I want the clear plastic one that I could see around it? or did I want the metal one? Well I apparently wasn't awake enough to make a good decision... So I bought both. How American of me.

I don't really know which one I will like better. But I am excited to get back to free motion quilting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

WIP: Wednesday Backings

Yesterday I filled my tub with as hot water as possible, added some borax and a squirt of hand soap. Then I added lots and lots of yardage swished it around and then let it sit for about 30 minutes. Swished it around some more and then rinsed it as well as i could in the sink.

This morning my basement looked like this.

It smelled pretty good too.

What is all this yardage for? Well I'm trying to see if any of my fabrics will shrink/warp because the majority of them are going to be quilt backs. For these projects!

This is really more of a sneak peek post than an actual WIP wed post but hey I'm just trying to get back in the groove of things.

Two of them are basically completed quilt tops but I can' baste them until I am done quilting the quilt that seriously may be the death of me. I've never hated quilting a quilt so much (then again I've only done three)

For more awesome WIP Wed posts be sure to hop on over to Tami's blog!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mondog #5: The Official Greeter

This is Skilos. She is 11 and a golden retriever. She is the sweetest girly and loves ear scratches and lots of pets. If you ever have a chance to drop in at sewtropolis chances are you will be greeted by her. She comes to work when ever Nikol works and always has fun.

Last time I saw Skilos the poor girl looked like this.

Don't worry the ear is still there, her allergies were just acting up. But the bandage sure got lots of sympathy pets. This was a few weeks ago though, Skilos and I keep on missing each other at the store. Hopefully her ear is all better now!

PS: Skilos is also a great scarf model!