Saturday, December 27, 2008
This little gem was today's playtime project ! Had sewn the blocks in the truck a long time ago and just finally got around to putting them together. This is the Weed Wacker pattern by Bonnie Hunter, a great fun easy project to help reduce the scrap pile. Sometimes mindless sewing really hits the spot.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Just wanted to give you a peak at what I worked on last weekend when I was in the motel. I was just zipping along on it , having a great time and I ran out of scrappy squares, so this one had to get put aside till I can get home to my scrap bins and cut more squares. I think I am gonna like it !
This weekend I am stuck in Oklahoma City, OK without a load....... this is getting to be a real regular situation... so, I am doing some real serious thinking about what I am going to do in the new year to remedy this situation. More on that subject when it is a done deal.......
Friday, November 21, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Right now I am in a little dinky truckstop in a town called Pendleton, KY. No oversized loads allowed to move near Louisville from 4-6 PM so here I sit..... for the whole night now , because by 6 it will be dark and not allowed to move the load after dark either. This time of year wide loads can make a person lazy LOL. I just wish there was a place to get some decent food around here.... I have the great choice of McDonalds or Subway....some choice.....NOT.
My husband has a wide load on also and is running about a hundred miles behind me going the same direction.....talk about timing.... He has the same restrictions as me so unless I goof off somewhere tomorrow I will not even get to see him ...... the story of our life....LOL.
Guess I will goof off for a few hours then hit the hay so I can be rolling as soon as the first streaks of gray light the sky.....
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
TADA!!!!! One finished Christmas gift ! Since I am at home till my trailer is fixed I have been making good use of my time. This is the top that I pieced in the truck, all quilted and bound and laying on my queen sized bed. It turned out a whole lot better than I thought it would !
I also finished quilting and binding a smaller child's quilt that is destined to be given to Project Linus soon.
No telling what else I might come up with if I am here much longer....been embroidering blocks for a future quilt and also cutting up fabric for kits to take on the road with me next time. I have a few other tops waiting to be quilted so maybe one of them might make it's way onto the HQ frame...........
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Been managing to get a few things done crafty wise too. Finished quilting a child's quilt and got it bound and got a few cute embroidery designs stitched out to become future quilt blocks. I just love combining my two favorite crafts. At the moment I am not where I can get or post pictures, so you will have to stay in suspense till I can .......
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Well now I have a legitimate reason to be late delivering. I am officially broke down here in Jerome, Idaho. Their damn load fell thru the deck on my trailer, so I am here till morning when there will be 2 wreckers meet me here. They will lift the load straight up so that a mechanic can slide steel plates under the load and weld them into place on my trailer. All told I have a $1700 estimate quote for this little escapade. Luckily I do not have to pay it so I am not worrying myself sick. Actually I am sitting here kinda smug because now the agent can't push me to deliver by Friday LOL.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
This little monster above is my baby boy Foxy. And that foot belongs to our good friend Batty LOL. Fox had his summer haircut there but he is a little hairball now.
And I thought you might like to see the view from my office too LOL. Brings to mind that OLD country song " Lookin at the World Thru a Windshield". Forgot to warn you, I can not carry a tune in a bucket and the instrument I play best is the radio LOL.
I finally figured out how to hang a quilt in the truck for picture taking too, so here is the one I just finished piecing.....of course it desperately needs pressing but that will have to wait till I get home next week.
Nuff chattering for now...will yak at ya'll after I get that load on tomorrow and get a day's running behind me.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Cold and rainy here this evening so the extra blanket and my tiny footwarmer (foxy) feel pretty good !
Happy trails !
Thursday, October 2, 2008
It has been a drizzly gray chilly day all day today. Days like this it is just so hard to feel like staying awake doing anything. I should have been sewing, but dummy me broke the plastic quarter inch foot, so unless I want to sew with the zipper foot I guess I am out of luck until I get to a store. Some days it almost does not even pay to get out of bed LOL. Oh well.....this too shall pass........
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
To tell you a little bit about myself.... I am a long haul trucker that wanders around the country hauling stuff on a stepdeck trailer and sewing quilts in my sleeper in between loads. My traveling companion is a 5 lb pomeranian named Foxy that is a spoiled brat. We live in Virginia (or I should say that is where I store my out of season clothes and majority of my stash)
As I figure out a little more how to do this blog thing I will add pictures from time to time, but for tonight I am about ready to close this laptop down and close my eyes for the night.
We are stuck in the beautiful area of North Bend , Washington trying to find a load out of here , hopefully going toward home since it has been 6 weeks since I saw my own house and my Juki.
Happy trails !