Monday, August 20, 2012

Falling Off The Grid

Hello Everyone,

I'm finally reconnecting to the outside world.  No phone and no Internet since last Friday afternoon compliments of a Comcast technician that thought our signal was causing interference with our neighbors reception, so we were disconnected!  To make a long story short, 48 hours later we finally got our phone and Internet back when another technician arrived. 

I'm going to get caught up with a post that should have gone out last from my Sew'n Wild Oaks class last Tuesday.

My sister, (PTD for short, pattern test dummy) is working through the Nostalgic Christmas pattern.  She finished her first pillow top.  It is the first time she's made double flying geese and her first flange....all in the same block!

Now she has her fabric selected and is ready to start working on pillow #2.  The Sentiments panel included in the new 3 Sisters Christmas line is so beautiful.  I love it and I'm not usually a panel person.

Cindy is working on The House on Edgewood Lane.  She's almost finished with the center applique section.  Wouldn't you like to live in this little cottage?

Louise is coming right along with her Heartfire blocks. I'm loving her color selection.  See her little pasta dryer in the background that holds all of her strips.  Great organizational idea.

Kathy is working on her embroidery for Party in the Garden.  I wish you could really see Kathy's uniform stitches.  Incredible.

Barbara is making wonderful progress with Minglewood.  She's also having a good time making these complex blocks.  Barbara and I both agree that you learn so much when working on Minglewood.

Kay is working on her tiny little basket for Party in the Garden.  The tutorial for the baskets is under the Virtual Classroom tab. 

Isabelle is working on the center applique section for Winterset.  I'll bet she'll have it completed by the next time we meet.

Here is Gail's Winterset block.  She is using the block pattern layout sheet to help organize all of the little pattern pieces.

Now getting back to my falling off the grid.  This was actually a good thing.  I'd never let my Internet provider know that!  I got so much accomplished on Toyland Tree!  The borders are done, I made good headway on the pattern directions, and I feel as though I can see the light at the end of the quilting tunnel.  This quilt should be ready for the Georgetown show on Sept. 15th.  Then it's time for Quilting in the Garden and Pacific International Quilt Festival.  I shouldn't get ahead of myself, but I'm feeling much better that I won't run out of time.  The next few weeks will be fast and furious, but with all of you cheerleaders out there pulling me along.......I think I can.....I think I can.......




  1. No doubt in my mind that you'll be ready, Lynn. You are so incredibly prolific and productive.

    Lots of beautiful projects!

  2. Amazing what you can get done with no internet ;-)

    I have no doubt that you will be ready for Georgetown at the rate you are going :-D

  3. Interfering with the neighbor's signal so you were cut off, golly that seems rather extreme! I like the heartfire blocks, though I have to say if you keep using your PTD she wont be a newbie much longer! Just look at all she's learned already.

  4. Hee...who knew an outage like that could be so productive, Lynn! That happened to us in our old house. Thank goodness the truck was still in the alley and I headed them off at the pass. Everyone's work is so amazing - it was worth the wait to see all your gorgeous photos!