Saturday, January 01, 2011
I know most of the people (I think) who read Quilt Bug in real life and well I sort of felt bashful about telling people about the Pioneer Quilter. Seriously, except for the Husband I've never told any of my family members that I do either site. My family loves me of course but I'm afraid they'd all give me that sideways 'whatever ya weirdo' look if I told them about it. So if you are interested check it out. If not that is ok, too.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I wish you all the best and bountiful blessings for 2011 and beyond.
Welcome, new year!
This is Zegi, signing off. Thank you for reading :)
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
So here is what I'm wondering. Have you ever gone to a guild meeting and looked around and thought, hmm. There are few young(er - because youth is sometimes relative) people in this room. Is there a way to get more young(er) people interested in quilting?
What do you think? Quilting does have a bit of an old-lady reputation. But so does knitting and somehow the knitters have broken through to a broad array of age groups. How can quilting do that? What was the appeal for knitting? (For the record, I do know how to knit and have even gone so far as to make a pair of mittens and also a sweater...but I must have bad form because it makes my hands hurt something awful.)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
if you had to pick, what would be your favorite colors(combinations)/style of fabrics?
This is a tough one. I really don't have a favorite color. If I had to choose one I dislike, it would easily be orange. But that's not to say I wouldn't work with it if I thought it was adding something that no other color could add.
Really my favorite combination is simply a two-color quilt. I love 'em. For whatever reason they scream homey happy quilt for me more than other multiples of colors. I'm not sure why. My first (completed) quilt was a blue and white quilt. I am looking forward to someday doing a red and white quilt. I saw a pic on someone's blog the other day...I don't remember who it was, sorry...that had an absolutely awesome blue and white quilt with a pieced center and beautiful swaggy appliqued borders. Loved it! I wish I could remember where I saw it. They used a particularly dark and denimy-looking (I'm sure it wasn't actual denim) color and to me it would have been hard to get that stunning look with multiple colors.
I don't have a particular style of fabric that I favor. I do like Amy Butler-esque type stuff but I've never really figured out how to successfully incorporate them into a quilt. I suppose I could generalize and say most things that look vintage are attractive to me. But there are some periods that are not - I generally tend not to like civil war fabrics because they look dark and gloomy to me, even when the fabric is a light color. I like most 20's and 30's fabric...but only if it's not too cutesy.
And how do you feel?
Addendum: I found it! The quilt was on Georgina's blog, about 2/3 down on this post.
Monday, February 09, 2009
Though I did take The Boy to see Hotel for Dogs and it was passable entertainment. I mean, it did make me cry what with the lovable dogs without homes theme being closely mirrored by the lovable orphans without a home theme. And The Boy had some seat bouncing moments so you know he liked it. But...back to my unhipness.
And here's another thing: what on earth is a Shamwow? I've suddenly heard this product mentioned half a dozen times. I must be living under a rock. Can someone lift it up, please?
Monday, January 05, 2009
- Exercising no less than 3 times per week - erm, nope. When I was exercising I did stick to 3 times per week. But there were times of the year that I didn't exercise at all.
- Only visiting the snack machine 1 time per week at work (I have to give myself something, otherwise I'd go bonkers and start snarfing everything in sight.) - another no. My buddy the snack machine should be much more resistable this year though because I am on an allowance, and I really don't want to spend money on that.
- Watching my portions (which is vague, but really what I mean is being careful to eat a single serving.) - I suppose I probably did this fairly well, though not always.
- Finish binding The Girl's quilt - done!
- Baste, quilt & bind The Boy's quilt - no
- Finish at least 10 of the hand-pieced blocks for the sunburst quilt - finshed 6
So I didn't do too hot last year. I'll have to try harder this year. Though I did accomplish some things not on the list:
- A winter coat for The Girl
- A winter coat for The Boy
- A batgirl costume
- A clone trooper costume
- 20 tea wallets
- umm, that's all I can think of.
2009 goals (notice these aren't resolutions!!)
- Get into better shape. I'd like my belly and thighs to reduce in circumference and gelatinous appearance, especially.
- Round robin top with guild 1
- Crayon challenge quilt with guild 2
- 6 more sunburst blocks
- finish (urm, and start!) my own dang coat
- Sandwich, baste, and quilt The Boy's quilt
I know to prolific quilters this sounds pretty pathetic. But I take what little quilting time I can get and hope to get somewhere with it.
I also have a number of financial goals:
- Fully "fund" our emergency savings account. It is currently half of what I want it to be.
- Save for our next house - I want a full 20% down payment for that sucker.
- Save for The Husband's next car
- Make at least one extra payment on the house this year (my long term goal is to have the house-no matter if we move or not-paid in full when The Boy trips off to college in 2020. If he goes. No pressure, son.)
- Not decrease 401k contributions even though I've taken a pay cut for 2009
So, wish me a sweet ride! I hope I can do better than 2008. Happy New Year to you, and may your goals resolve themselves.