Thursday, March 22, 2012

Go Heels!

Not much sewing going on but plenty of basketball! We are supporting Kendall Marshall our Tar Heel point guard who broke his right wrist last weekend by wearing his number on the inside of our right wrist.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


My email was hacked yesterday.  If I you got an email from me on Tuesday afternoon do not open the link.  I was really surprised that I got hacked.  I have a MacBook and I thought they didn't get hacked.  My daughter changed my password and I thought the problem was solved and then Hotmail locked my email account down last night.  I had to jump through all kinds of hoops to get it back up. 

I had some time over the weekend and I continued my paper piecing project.  I appreciate all the advice.  I am not sure how I feel about paper piecing.  For one thing it is tedious!  I love the result but it sure takes some time to get there.  My main problem is not cutting my scraps big enough.

This is my quilt top for our church's Spring Fling.  Now I have to sandwich it and quilt it.  I used the triangles I found in my mothers stash. 
I love the effect of the bright colors,  very dramatic.

I thought I would do something smaller for the church sale.  I have this darling nursery rhyme print.

I have used that print a number of times and I really like it.  It makes two quilts in one!  I made my neighbor one when her little girl was born and she enjoyed using the print to tell her daughter nursery rhymes at bed time.  This is the front,  nothing spectacular. 

I am having issues with my left hand which is really crazy since I am so right handed.  I went to the doctor and I have arthritis at the base of my thumb.  Does anyone know of a brace that might work better than this one?  I refuse to quit sewing!  I need support at the base of the thumb almost at my wrist. 

No post in March would be complete without a shout out to my beloved Tar Heels!  What a great win over our arch rivals Dook on Saturday.  Even their coach said they were "overwhelmed".  Also our Big Z (Tyler Zeller) is ACC player of the year.   Lets hope our guys can maintain this momentum into March Madness!  There won't be much sewing the next few weeks but lots of basketball.

As Kenny Smith said "There's only one blue!! No explanation needed".  Sorry I do tend to get a bit excited about Carolina basketball.