Thursday, January 10, 2013

Guilty Pleasures

This fall I made this bag for my Aunt Michelle.

As a Thank you, Aunt Michelle sent me a gift of appreciation.

An iFit Scale....hmmm.....

Yup, I could use one. 

But when I opened it, it revealed the reason for my needing the scale!!

I really chuckled at the irony!!

Thanks for the gift... It really made me laugh!!

I have started on the SS(Scrap Squad) quilt assignment.

I have been hacking,

And whacking 

And stacking for the past couple of days. 

I have a double deadline....

We are off to Florida for 2 weeks 


 this quilt needs to be done by February 8,2013.

I really want to get it done and get it to Terry's while were are gone.

There are a TON of HST's in this quilt.

I am doing them as per the instructions(rare.. I know!).

 This is how I save some time.

If you overlap the corners as you sew them....

you can make a cut between the sections....

and remove the dogears.....

Which results in....

a pile of HST's

a bunch of little dogears.

I think I am on track to finish this before Monday.

One of these is not like the other....

but I caught it!!

I better get to it!!



  1. Oh my gosh! Please do not bring a scale to the quilt retreat for the gift exchange!!! I might not have even looked inside lol. If I were a good friend I'd be at your house pressing for you!!! OK, Well, I'm going downstairs to sew!

    1. Just pressed the last seam on the SS quilt...ready to go to Terry's for Monday as well as Dawson!! I have only had 1...yup...1 chocolate so maybe the scale box was a good thing!!

    2. I need to change this abbrev for scrap squad. SS sounds about QSS quiltmaker scrap squad?? It best not snow tomorrow!! I need my stuff from Ambrose before retreat!

  2. Congrats on making the Quiltmaker scrap squad! You are going to blog Florida, right???? I love your farm/quilting blog and I'm going to love your travel photos and observations.

    1. Thanks Brenda! One down,5 quilts to go!!I will do my best to blog at least for the first week...second week is cruising!! Toes in the sand....@$$ in the sand....can't wait!!

  3. What are Hedgehogs? So delicious candy I don't know about?

    1. I didn't realize that hedgehogs were Canadian. They are chocolate truffles with creamy chocolate in the centers. If you put one on the scale it would read 100% fat!!!Delic!!


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