Sunday, August 29, 2010

My First Quilt

I haven't posted here in so long. I guess I have been busy with other things. Facebook for one, but even that has been fading lately. Most of my time is being spent on my quilting projects. I am quilting my first quilt. I decided to try to do it myself on my machine. It's going to take a while but I can claim it's mine from start to finish that way. I also bought fabric to make a table runner for Autumn. I couldn't find the fabrics I really wanted but I did get the seasonal ones in Joanne's. Also, a couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went up the coast to Newport to meet some friends for lunch and on the way home we stopped at a quilt shop. He came in with me and saw a fishing quilt on the wall. He said he would love it if I would make it for him. So I bought the kit to make it and some extra fabric to make it bigger. He's 6'4" and always needs a longer quilt. I also bought some fabrics that caught my eye in blue and yellow. They had about 12 different ones and I bought a half yard of 7 of them. I am starting to get quite a collection of fabrics for future projects.

In two weeks, two of my brothers are coming with their wives to visit us. One of them has never been to Oregon and is really looking forward to seeing it. I am hoping the weather continues to be as beautiful as it's been. I hope summer holds out a little longer and fall doesn't slip in. He lives in Kansas so he's used to different weather but I would like for the temperatures to stay like they've been in the low 80s or even the 70s is fine. We'll take them to Crater Lake for sure. None of them have seen it and if any of you come to Oregon, it's well worth seeing. It's beautiful.

I just reread my post and it's kind of boring so I apologize for that. I have been having a time with my reflux the last few days. Today we made ribs in a new smoker and I tried the rub the instruction manual said to make. It was soooooo spicy I could hardly eat them. Too much cayenne pepper. I got heartburn while I was still eating it. That is why I am up now in the middle of the night. GRRRRR! Next time I'll only use a tiny bit for a little kicked up flavor not a mule kick. Other than that the ribs were good.

Well I think I'll try and get back to sleep now. My cat is laying on my legs and purring.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love your quilt. It's just beautiful. Your entry certainly is not boring. I wish I could make something so nice. It will be wonderful for you to have your brothers visit. I do hope your good weather continues. We had a few days in the 70's and 80's but are to be close to 90 today and that is just too hot. Little by little our weather will cool down. I'm sad to see summer go so I hope it takes its time. I can never eat anything too spicy either. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Susan said...

I'm glad you are back. You've been missed, but look at what you have done!! Beautiful work. Anxious to see the quilt for your man. I bought a pattern to make one years ago. No fabric yet and also have not found the ambition yet. Maybe you can inspire me.

Dutch said...

I was happy to see your post. I was wondering where you were and your posts are not boring. I love the new quilt. I think one day I will take up quilting. It seems like it would be so relaxing. I am sorry to hear you are in pain. I used to get heartburn really bad but since I have lost weight & eating right it hardly ever happens. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your family. Take Care.

Jody V said...

Hey Kathy!

Your posts are NEVER boring! Your quilt is beautiful! Makes me want to take up quilting.

Glad to hear from you!


Debi said...

I agree, your posts are not boring!!! And I love the vision of your cat laying on your legs, purring! That is the one thing that I miss the most about our cat, Oreo.

And I love the Quilt! The colors are absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted to learn how to Quilt, but I don't even have time to do all of my hobbies that I do now!!

Walt and I will be stopping in Roseburg on our way home from Portland, for Fuel and Lunch, on Sunday the 26th of September.

Let me know if this date/time is a possibility for you. We should be in Roseburg around 11:30.