Thursday, January 31, 2008


I am trying to learn how to use some of the functions on this blog especially how to add photos etc. If this works, here is a picture of a stack 'n whack quilt I made a while back. I learned a lot about selecting fabric with this quilt. Since it was a new technique to me at the time, I picked a "cheapo" fabric from a chain store for the main focus fabric. Trouble was, I didn't really like the end result as I have a dislike for pink and blue together. (I think it goes back to some of my mothers quilts??) So, although this top was a HUGE amount of work and is done, I have not found the desire to actually turn it into a real quilt. Live and learn.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Time, time, time

Seems that I am spending more time on the computer creating this blog than I am working on any quilt projects. Have applied today to become a "citizen" of "Quiltland". Hopefully, I have done what I am supposed to do for that!! Now, I better get at some sewing.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

And away I go!!

My oldest grandson TJ used to come ask me what I was "needle-ing" when I would sit in my chair doing some hand stitching. Thanks TJ for the great name idea for my blog!

OK.. others have managed to figure all this out so, hopefully, I will be able to as well! My idea in creating this blog is to track the myriad of projects that I have in various stages of incomplete and to share that journey with my friends and family. It is my hope that by sharing this, it will encourage me along the way.

I am in the process of moving from another province and, because I am waiting for my house to sell, my partner and I are living temporarily in my 27 foot travel trailer. I did manage to bring a few projects with me as well as my sewing machines. Sewing in a travel trailer does have some challenges, space being the major one. I have taken over one of the back spare bunks as storage space for my quilting projects (and some of my clothing). I also brought along several quilts that are partially done to work on PLUS, I have already managed to pick up several more kits and projects too. I will attempt to create a list of just what I have here for now. Once the whole household is moved, I will do an inventory and list ALL of the projects. (YIKES!)