Sunday, November 4, 2012

November Again Already...

It's November - already!  How can that happen?
It was a very busy in October - hence no blogging.  Two weekends were spent on quilting related activities.  First - the Divas attended our first "quilting retreat" - this one organized by a local community association by a lady who, by coincidence, I happened to know from university days.  I ran into her at one of the quilt shows and stopped to chat.  She let me know about the retreat.  We had a blast and as I took a few pix, it will be the subject of another post. 
What I am very excited about is that I decided to purchase a new long arm machine - an APQS Millennium with 12 foot frame.  It should arrive at my door in a couple of weeks (I hope).  On October 27 I was in Edmonton taking a lesson on this machine.  I have Harley for sale - anyone in Calgary interested in a long arm, let me know.:) I'll have to decide on a name for the new one.  I guess Falcon would be too obvious - and so Star Wars! 
Sew - two busy sewing related weekends - a third weekend I had to leave on the Sunday for a conference in San Diego - hard to take!  :)
Somehow I did manage a bit of sewing.  In addition to the little baskets I was making as per the previous post, I also made these little bags.  They are so cute!  The fabric had a dozen separate cat panels purr panel, which made six bags.  I cut the bags to fit the little panels.  They have a zipper at the top and a little pocket inside.  This came from a tutorial I found here.  I changed the size to fit the panel and mitered the bottom corners to give a bit of depth. 

Marla and Marlow were over the other night.  Hadn't seen them for ages.  I was finally able to get Marlow's quilt to him and give him is grandson's quilt. 

I think not so many busy weekends lined up for November so maybe I can get some more sewing done!  And I can't wait to get my new long arm!


  1. Cute idea to use the cat panels for bags - I wouldn't have thought of that!

  2. Hi! I'd like to thank you for donating one of your quilts to the Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation luncheon this past Oct 26. You're quilt was widely admired and won by a lucky raffle ticket holder. Our luncheon was a big success and we want to thank you for being a part of it!
    Thanks again,
    Carla WOH Secretary