Monday, July 30, 2012

No Sewing, No EQ

So what I have been doing? 
I have been working on some scrapbooking of my mission.  I go scrapbooking once a month with some friends and after spending a day with my friends I was energized again.  I haven't had a lot of energy so I not a speed demon but I am making progress.

My first page has my mission application picture, mission card, and a copy of my name tag.  I sent the original name tag to Salt Lake City for an exhibit.  This copy is scanned, printed and mounted on card board.

The back of missionary cards in English and Spanish the Articles of Faith. Plus a story of how I received a letter from one of the families I worked with while in Bolivia.  All their children when on missions.

Important Documents

More documents.

Inside the pocket are the answers to the questions from my Farewell Luncheon.

The questions, do you remember mimeograph paper?

My old handkerchiefs!

Money!  I hope I can find the really old bill I had that was the same to halves of different bills taped together.  So far I haven't found it.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Some Sewing and Some EQ

That sounds like it was a balanced week a little of my two favorite things. 

First up I finished quilting the Twisted Witch's Hat and sewed on the binding.  I still have to do the back of the binding by hand. 

You can't see the quilting but I used a gray to black variegated on the border, orange on the background and black on the hat.  I forgot I had this really cool variegated in the same colors as the binding.  It just didn't look good.

My EQ time included teaching my monthly club and playing with the layout of a quilt I worked on two years ago.  I call it Caribbean Sea.  I started this quilt with a group of my quilting friends.  They did theirs in earth tones and call their quilt Mother Earth.  I don't do earth tones.  I am a cool color girl!

So I drew 4 more blocks and printed out rotary cutting instructions and paper piecing patterns for the other 8 blocks I need to make.  The plan is to use this quilt in the guest room and it will need to cover a double bed.  So I still need to play with the borders a little.  I am planning to take this project to quilt camp in August.

Here are the 10 blocks I have completed so far.  Have fun sewing or EQing.