The last of the appointments were finished yesterday – I got my new glasses picked out and got the mammogram out of the way. I really didn’t feel like I had the energy to go to the quilt group this evening so I skipped out – I have been waking up really early lately and just felt tired. I stayed home and worked on 3 different projects from late afternoon to evening.
Do you remember the Sedona Star that I mentioned earlier in the year that is from the Quilt Show – AND – no I do not like these colors – I have intended to make it in white background and bright primary colors for the piecing and applique. I finally remembered that if I wanted to make it I had to join this last month of the year – pay 1 month membership so I could print out the second half of the BOM directions. I had a gift of one month membership in May that I got from a special Code I believe it was – a promotion deal- and saw the pattern and printed out January through May instructions then and realized that you do not have to join for a whole year – if you join in December the whole year of instructions are there available to you! Anyone else doing this quilt or just about finished with it?
So last night while I was working on quilting and piecing my printer was very busy printing out monthly directions and templates! All of this well get put in a second ring binder in plastic sleeve protectors so it will be ready and waiting for me when I am ready to start it – one binder is full from the first 5 months! this is seriously a lot of paper but easier to just print the whole thing out then go in and pick and choose what pages really are not necessary! considering I only paid $6.95 for a whole years BOM that isn’t bad.
EDITED @ 9:17 AM = I have had several people ask me already this morning how do I get an entire BOM for$6.95 here is how: for anyone that is interested – if you go into the quilt show link that I have above– on the right hand side bar is a menu – select purchase a membership – it will lead you to another screen, it shows you can purchase 1 year membership, 6 month, 3 month, 1 month. I selected 1 month – then you can go to the BOM on their tool bar – select which one you want – see if it is still available – some of them are old and no longer there – the Sedona Star is good until the end of the year. You can then start with the first month and print out the directions and photos – all for $6.95 – the one month purchase. Also you can go look at videos and other things. I do not look at this site most of the year but for this one month I will get what I can out of it. (the BOM is directions and templates – it does not include fabric).
I did get some quilting done on the Bow Tie Quilt while I was going back and forth to the printing — done with this much last night.
And I got started on the second star block for the Common Bride – of which I was pleased to see that on the Quilt Show they have available to view an hour video from the designer of the Common Bride – Edyta Sitar – I started to watch it but wanted to get to my quilting so I will get back to it today possibly – it looked interesting to see how she works – and it looks like she lives in Montana – one of my favorite states for vacationing! I will take advantage of as much as I can from my month membership of the videos ect. while I can.
I managed to get just a little more decorating for the holidays today – I hung up the wreath above the fireplace and on the front door – progress! Tomorrow maybe I will get the decorations on the dining room table and the table topper and the decoration for the coffee table and the covering for that table as well. This weekend I need Mike to get the other stuff from the second floor of the workshop – I can’t manage those boxes and my arms aren’t strong enough anyhow to wrestle them down those steps and into the house – that is my man’s job and I still am not in the holiday mood!! Maybe after the tree is up?
Don’t forget the anniversary of Pearl Harbor – December 7th, 1941 – what a sad event in history! 71 years ago – wow