Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recycling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Before I started quilting, I loved to make clothes. In fact at one time I started my own company and sold my own designs. I also have a hard time getting rid of things that I haven't worn for a long time. So, what better than to think up an idea that will make that piece usable again.

Here is a perfect example. I have a number of these sleeveless tees. So, I simply slit it in the front and used a knit stitch to anchor the center cut.

One thing that must be remembered with any kind of knit is not to pull on it as it is being stitched, as it will stretch and ruffle the edge you are working on. You will also have to experiment, and find a stitch and thread tension that will work on your machine. Knits can be tricky. Be sure and use a needle that is desinated for knits .

I'm having fun with many new ideas and will share more later.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

SHOW AT LIBRARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well the time has finally come and my horse quilts are on exhibit at the downtown library. They will be there from now on thru the 31st of Oct.

The World Equestrian games are being held in Lexington, Ky this year and I was so pleased that the library choose my quilts to hang at this special time. If you are in our area please drop by and take a look. Along side me is Vanessa Wright who is a wonderful equine photographer. By the way, all the quilts except In Memory of Barbaro are for sale.

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Thursday, September 09, 2010


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I know this is my quilting blog, but I also love dogs as you can see from some of my quilts.

Anyway this last Sunday I went to a fundraiser for many of the humane societies in this area. It was soooo much fun to see other peoples animals and also to see those who were up for adooption. They had contests for the dogs. Like the ugliest, or the longest. They also had contests for dogs that love to perform with frizies. That was so much fun to watch.

This little lady just captured my heart and if I didn't already have two dogs I would have taken her home. However, they said her previous owner had given her up because they could no longer take care of her. She probably is about 12 years old and I wish I could remember her name. She just wanted someone to hold her . So, I just thought I would share her with all of you. She really touched my heart.
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