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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My "Mentor Book" by Bailey Newman

Yesterday was the "big reveal" of the Mentor book, that my granddaughter Bailey Newman wrote for her AP English project.  She started the book last September.  The project called for them to choose a Mentor in their life, to interview them throughout the year, spend time with them, ask questions, apply some of the Mentor's wisdom to their lives and compile a book, then have the book printed, then present the book to the Mentor.  Yesterday was the day!  We were offered lunch at the school, in a very nice room, a very nice lunch, sat with our writers, and visited with the other student's and their Mentors.  Some of the kids choose parents, and some teachers, a variety of people.  In this group, I was the only grandparent.  After lunch the presentations started.  Bailey and I were the second presentation.  Each student would stand and read a portion of the book, then present the book to the Mentor.  I think Bailey choose me because she finds me interesting.  I must say she did an excellent job, she could be a writer for sure, should she choose that profession, and perhaps she will work it into her life's path.  I love her and I will treasure this precious gift.

Friday, April 20, 2012

26 Quilts in the River aka Road to Oklahoma

Well, I guess I posted pictures everywhere but my blog on this quilt.  Finally finihsed it this week.  Yeah!!!! Had a heck of a time with this one.  Started quilting it on my Baby Lock Quilter's Professional, then the thread started messing up, took the machine in, and it was the Tension, the rod in the Tensin was messed up, while replacing it the repair guy, broke the rod, so he had to replace it again.  Ah repaired, brought it home, then the thread started shreading OH NO another problem, finally figured out the problem there after much searching, it was the bobbin, Ah finally repaired, got the top quilted.  In the mean time is when I purchased the Pfaff 3.0  ah a brand new machine NO Problems right.....not so,
started quilting the border on the new Pfaff.....oh I think I had about 1/4 of the border quilted, looked at the back side, THREAD EVERWHERE...........oh no, definitely a problem.  I had to take all all the quilting I did on the Pfaff on the border.  Guess what the Tension again.  So I decided to adjust the Tension, finally found the right setting for what I was doing........wow #6 setting.   Started the border over again, was kicking myself that I hadn't stayed with the Baby Lock at that point.... oh well, it had to be right, so finally got that border quilted, binding.  Yeah the quilt was finished 4/17/12.... wow, started to rename the quilt "The #%$@% quilt to Oklahoma......I'm sure my Great Grandmother had more trouble coming to Oklahoma.  Would have been a real heartbreaker for me to throw those quilts in the river.  I was about ready to throw this one there.  However, it is lovely, glad I didn't.  This is definitely a lesson in persistance.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Took the Plunge

my brand new Pfaff 3.0.....just couldn't resist......I can't wait to try it out!
Bought it from Quilt Sampler, Tulsa, OK......now I gotta sell a couple of my machine.
My Baby Lock Designer and my Baby Lock Quilter's Professional.  I will keep my Bernina for embroidery purposes.  Wow, was I surprised, when David started talking about the machine!!!
what an awesome husband. love him

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

another block

Another corner block, yeah!  moving right along on the Roseville Album.

Monday, April 9, 2012

26 Quilts in the River (aka Road to Oklahoma)

I am maybe 2/3rds finished quilting this quilt.  I am machine quilting it freemotion.  I hope to finish this quilt this week.