Try it out

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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I love their Essential Pro polyester and use it when quilting on my Brother 1300 at high speeds.
It doesn't break as often as other threads and it doesn't produce as much lint. I've tried their Essential Cotton Threads too but they are thicker than the poly thread.
 I don't mind the cotton thread when I am quilting off the frame at slower speeds.

~ Norma

New Hobby

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I’ve decided to take up the super fun hobby of vacuuming! HA!

2-11 Cleaning sucks

No really, I’m not kidding. You see I have two very big reasons for taking up the sport of vacuuming:

1) it usually calms Mr. Grumpy Puss, aka the baby, and if that doesn’t work then

2)at least I don’t have to listen to his wailing for 15 minutes!

~ Norma

Eye Candy

Monday, October 24, 2011

Head on over to the Lick Skillet Quilt Guild blog to read my latest post and see some beautiful quilts.

This is the lovely “Opportunity Quilt” that my guild is using as a fund raiser.


A $1 donation gets you a ticket or an opportunity to win this quilt. The drawing will be held in April, just in time for Mother’s Day. Feel free to send me an e-mail if you want to make a donation and we’ll work it out.

~ Norma

Here and There

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I was able to steal a few minutes here and there yesterday in my sewing room. Using my Accuquilt Go! I was able to turn Saturday’s stack of fabrics into two stacks of fabrics.


Can anyone guess what pattern I’m making? Yup, those are all the pieces… well the background fabric is going to be white so imagine a stack of white fabric cut in the exact same way.

Did you make any Halloween projects this year (or are still working on them)? I’d love to see what you’ve been working on.


I Love What I Do

Monday, October 17, 2011

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of making portrait silhouettes.


Each one is unique, each one is challenging and each one is super fun to make. Sometimes as I’m working I doubt that the silhouette will “look right,” but when I change the fill color to black something magical happens and it “just works.” I love my job!

~ Norma


Saturday, October 15, 2011

My little guy has been quite the handful the last few weeks. He went from this:


super happy baby one day to this:


horribly unhappy baby the next day.

I was to the point of exhaustion because he was NOT sleeping, crying all the time, and having stomach issues. After about 2 weeks and a visit to the pediatrician I’ve cut out milk from my diet and swapped his supplemental formula to a soy based formula. It made a huge difference but he was still NOT sleeping well.

Finally a friend told me about “Baby Wise.” In a matter of 3 days (today is day 3) my little guy is sleeping like a champ during the day and sleeping 5 hour stretches at night. I am catching up on sleep, laundry, dishes and I even got a little time with my Accuquilt Go!


Stealing a few minutes here and there I was able to cut enough pieces for a Halloween quilt. I don’t know if I’ll actually find time to sit at the sewing machine before the 31st, but it does feel good to be planning a quilt again.

~ Norma

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