Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cheering and Stitching!

Starting the day off with a slow start.  Slept in this morning, it's such a good feeling!  Sundays are usually a day that Kathy reminds to slow down and enjoy some slow stitching.  But my day today will start with watching my grandson Chase play in the Championship game at the  US Youth Soccer event. Yesterdays game was a nail biter.  They were down by two the  whole first half and finally after 90 + minutes they ended with a tie, so the game went into overtime for another 30 minutes. They played hard and gave it their all and won 5-2. 
Chase in yesterday's game
 
Here is doing what goalie's do!


So after the game I hope to get to hand quilting on Simple but Not. It is going to be a very hot day here, with high humidity before the cold front comes thru tomorrow.  So I can't think of a better way to spend the day. The ac will be running hard, Chase will be running hard, and I will be slow stitching the day away!


 

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  1. You have made a lot of progress on your hand-quilting. Today Kathy asked about marking q quilt. Do you mark the whole quilt first or just a little at a time?

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    1. I have more success if I mark the whole quilt first. I make quilts with a lot of negative space so it is hard to mark as you go and stay accurate. If I have a quilt with a lot of piecing you can mark easily as you go since you have the confines of the block to help keep you in line.

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  2. playing and watching a game outdoors is not my idea of fun in this heat - hope it is early in the day!

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    1. He is playing in Germantown, Maryland so we are watching from inside in the ac via You Tube! It's half time and the score is 0-0 !

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    1. Down here we deal with hot humid weather every summer. This one has actually been cool for us so a couple of hot days till another cool off is really not that bad.

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  4. Your hand quilting project is awesome!

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  5. I just love watching my grands compete. Good luck to Chase!

    It's still hot here ... there's a cold front moving through tonight/tomorrow, so in the meantime I have a good excuse to just stay inside and quilt! ha! Enjoy your handquilting!

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    1. I wish we could have gone to Maryland to watch it live, but it just didn't work out. Luckily we can watch live streaming thru You tube. Love all the technology today!

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  6. So inspiring to see your beautiful hand quilting... just love the texture!

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    1. All that texture sure does make the quilt come alive. I love when the design and the quilting work well together!

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  7. Loving your quilt, Carla--especially that negative space color--perfect to make the blocks stand out and your quilting is just lovely. Our grandchildren's games have ended for the season here, but in the Fall we'll be sitting and watching too...hugs, Julierose

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  8. I hope the game goes well and you're then able to do some stitching. Stay cool!

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    1. Thanks Mary! They actually lost the final championship game. Second place in the country with a silver medal is admirable! So proud of him and his team!

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  9. I am really enjoying watching this quilting progress - just stunning. You have inspired me to try hand quilting again - with better technique maybe my arthritis will allow :)

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    1. I hope it works for you. I have trouble when I hand piece with my hands. Pinching the fabric with my left hand starts to bother me. I had to put my hexie quilt up and rest my hands. But hand quilting doesn't seem to bother me, thankfully. Although I try not to stitch for more than an hour at a time.

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  10. I love the background colour of your quilt...and the scrappy arcs. The quilting is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I love using colored background over cream or white. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Such great progress you have made. I wish we would get a cold front .... mid 90's and very humid especially after the afternoon t-storms each day. Heat index was over 100 yesterday.... Thank goodness for AC!

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    1. Oh I agree I don't know how people lived in the south before AC! Happy stitching!

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  12. I was always agitated during my son and daughter's soccer games. I sometimes had a real hard time watching the games. So glad you enjoy going to your grandson's games. He will always remember that. Your quilting is beautiful.

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    1. It is hard to watch. They didn't win the championship so close but it was taken away by a 0-1 score. But today, I realize we have to learn to deal with life and number 2 in the nation is something to be very proud of. I agree our support is what is important! Hopefully, he will be able to play in college which is a dream he has had for along time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Wow the hand quilting is amazing.

    Happy stitching

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  14. Your quilting looks amazing so far, Carla! This is going to be so nice! I love the combination of the modern design with the beautiful traditional quilting. I hope you got a lot done!

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    1. I didn't get as much as I had wanted, but this afternoon I plan to sit and stitch. Too much excitement yesterday but now it is time to sit and reflect and enjoy my stitching.

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  15. Nice to see your progress. Everyone needs to slow down and do something slow once in a while. Stitching is the perfect activity!

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    1. Yes, our lives are too fast paced today, if you ask me. No time to enjoy the finer things in life. I love stitching when the house is quiet and the only sound I hear is the ticking of the wall clock and the thread being pulled thru the fabric!

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