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Archive for January, 2013

Sew Fresh Quilts – Enchantment – finished!

Posted on: January 31st, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Introducing the completed Enchantment quilt and pillow set.  Quilt is a twin size – 80″ x 60″ I love how the pillows turned out!  The matching pillow is a 20″ square and the coordinating pillow is 8″ x 16″.  Each has a hidden zipper closure and was quilted in the same flower and leaf design […]

Enchantment Progress 2

Posted on: January 30th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Tuesday became my Monday this week.  The kids were kept out of school Monday due to the weather.   I gave them each a couple of chores to do.  Which they did.  And that must have worked because I didn’t hear the dreaded “I’m bored!” all day!!!!! I worked on the two pillows for the […]

Sew Fresh Quilt completed!

Posted on: January 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

The Fall Leaves quilt top has been layered, basted, quilted and bound…  I used the fall leaves print for the backing and for the binding.  Binding… I tried the machine stitched on the back method by stitching in the ditch on the front.  It is a little quicker than hand stitching, but I am not […]

One month blogiversary!

Posted on: January 24th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It has now been a month since I began this blog.  And what a fast, fabric-filled month it has been.  I am sew happy.  I really enjoy writing this blog, meeting new people and learning more about communicating on the internet, learning more about quilting, and now being able to do all this without having […]

Fall Leaves quilt top complete (Yeah!)

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Well, Sunday did not turn out to be as productive as I had anticipated.  I was awoke at 4:30 in the morning because of the high winds, so I got up and did the dishes.  To get them out of the way.  I hate doing the dishes. After church, I made everyone lunch.  Then I […]

Blogging about Buttons…

Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I have spent the whole morning ignoring my dirty dishes and trying to get working buttons on this blog.  I found some nice little buttons on this Dan and Noah site. Sew it seams….  they are all working, except the Twitter one.  That’s appropriate.  So I thought I would do a test blog post to […]

Janome’s Home!

Posted on: January 19th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I went to Stratford on Thursday and retrieved my beloved Janome.  He passed his physical with flying colours! While I was there, I seen some of his newer, bigger, (much more expensive) cousins.  There were some real beauties there.  But I am happy with my Janome…. For now. I also did a little fabric shopping […]

Wireless is wonderful!

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Yee Haw!  We’re free!  No more phone line, dial up, and wait…. Today, our third site survey resulted in success.  We are wireless and have wi-fi.  My daughter is in her ipod glory.  And my son is eagerly awaiting the purchase of a wireless adapter for his Xbox 360 so he can finally game online. […]

Happy Anniversary, Janome!

Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

I love my Janome.  What a great friend to have!  Such good times! Janome has been with me since we met at the Sew and Save in Stratford, Ontario, Canada one year ago this past Saturday. We’ve been through a lot together since then.  Mostly a lot of fabric.  The mending pile rarely gets a […]

Pictures of Chain Linked – Eye Candy

Posted on: January 10th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Pictures!  They are not the greatest, but ….  I will try some outdoor photography this weekend.  The snow is almost all melted already.  A park setting would be nice. There are actually two pillows, but I did not make the back for the other one yet.  I need another zipper.  This was my first attempt […]