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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quilt-Cam 7/16/2013

We are doing this come heck or high water – or power outage! Would you believe my power went out about 20 minutes ago??!?

Yeah..I was running the window a/c unit AND had the iron plugged in…not good…BIG PANIC!

I think we will survive!

This is Subee’s new kitty Lucky Lucy!  What a cutie!

She writes:

I am working on the newest Leader and Enders...Lucy just discovered the blinds and the sewing machine...
I am ready for the machine too, aren’t you?

Even with a bad hair cut … and NO EYEBROWS left ((You should have seen the Hubster when he couldn’t find them either!!)) I decided to cheer myself up with my blue Morse!

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It’s time to sew these crumb strips together…and then make some more!

Got a project? Let’s sew!

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58 comments:

Nancy said...

Your hair is really cute!

Tonya Ricucci said...

oh yah, those eyebrows. aiyeee. time for lots of bobby pins.

Christy said...

My haircut today went better than yours! But mine is really short, which how I like it. Quilt-related question: When you're going to hand-quilt a quilt, how do you make the sandwich and fasten it together? Do you put in on the long-arm and baste? Spread out on the floor and safety pin? Considering a hand-quilting project but it's a big one so not sure about getting the sandwich all put together. Thanks. Christy in Kansas

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Actually, I like your hair ... it makes you look "younger" ... not that you're "old" ... but I agree with you about the eyebrows ... what the heck was she thinking???

Quiltswede said...

What do your boys think of the cabin? I saw Jason was there over July 4th, was Jeff able to make it too? Have they picked out which rooms are "theirs" lol?

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Bonnie...did you do this Cam BEFORE the haircut...lol...honestly - I do not see a difference...of course the view screen on my lap top is itty bitty...lol...Really..hon you look as beauteemous as ever...as for the eyebrows...I don't think I could see them even if they were there...oops....HUGS for Floreedah!

Ruthie said...

Finishing up a QOV and pillowcase as I watch tonight.

Carol Yoders said...

I am making Bodacious and am loving - LOVING - it! I was going to make it for my daughter, and now... she may still get it but I am also starting a throw size for my RV, just loving it!

Kevin the Quilter said...

I give you a 10! ;-) Your hair looks great! I am LOVIN' these strip sets! Thanks for the inspiration as usual Bonnie!

Tammie said...

Hi Bonnie, I'm with you tonight from Florida and love that you take the time to put together quiltcam. This is my second episode and I have already picked up tons of quilting tips. I'm currently working on a zig zag quilt and have decided to make it scrappy because of your inspiration. Thanks for all you do for the quilting world.

BTW at what point is a scrap to small for you to use?

Thanks, Tammie

Tudy said...

Enjoying quiltcam. Had a wonderful time with you in Ireland. Working on hexies.

Blue Bird said...

Your hair looks great! Relax.

Bea said...

I agree I wish my hair looked that great

Myrna said...

Enjoying QuiltCam tonight. I was beginning to suffer QC withdrawal. So sorry about the bad haircut. As someone with fine, thin, straight hair, I can understand how upset you were to come away with layers. This too shall pass!

Myrna in Kentucky

QwerkyGrl said...

You've inspired me to sew on my vintage machines as daily sew-ers...I broke out my Singer 5208 just to sew with you tonight!

Meg E. said...

Hi Bonnie, joining you tonight to do some crumb piecing Too hot to think about doing anything else here tonight in Michigan!
Meg in Michigan

DH Stitches said...

Hi Ruthie!

Barbara Westerman said...

how did you start these strips you are working on ?

TLC said...

DH and I are having a PJ party watching quiltcam in bed tonight. He's more interested in bejeweled though. I think there's something wrong with this picture. Can you imagine Rob and Laura Petrie in bed with their laptops on the Dick Van Dyke Show? Enjoying quiltcam!

Joanne said...

Can't see the eyebrows but I think your hair looks very nice! Stylish....you'll get used to it. Can't wait to see how long it will be until you say you like it. Hope it's not until it grows in. LOL

Kendra Grove said...

I really like your hair. BTW what is the color of aurifil thread that you use for most sewing?

Eccles said...

Buzz cut?? JK. It's hair honey, it'll grow. Eyebrows?? What eyebrows lol. I was too busy looking at your work.
Just pleased to see you!! Do what my DH does... he throws his long locks over his shoulder... ssshhhh, don't tell him he's bald rofl.
Carol on Oz

Ann H. said...

This is my first quilt cam, so nice to "see" you in person. I've been following you forever! I just got my very first 1952 Singer 301! Yay me!

Susan C said...

Hi from Aiken SC! Sent my daughter to Lowes armed with the numbers of the paint chips you pulled for Easy Street. When I finally finish it will go in the guest room of her new home. She was picking out paint for the walls that will look good with the quilt. Love that I can enjoy sleeping under it when I visit.

orchardquilter said...

Hey Bonnie. I'm cutting 2" strips for the Alaska cruise. So excited to meet you in person, and I bet your hair will be great for you in a couple of days. Look at it this way--she could have trimmed your bangs to less than one inch!!!

crazy quilter said...

Hi Bonnie! The hair looks fine and it will grow. I use Prell shampoo to give my fine hair some body. Also for the lady that wants to baste a quilt for hand quilting ther is a tack gun you can get from the fabric store that also works very well. I have used it many times for basting hand quilting projects. You can do this even with the quilt taped to the solid floor just need to slant the gun in for the tacking. Thanks for doing what you do !

Vicky K said...

Hi its Vicky from Alberta.
I'm watching Quiltcam on my I Pad using headphones while family is watching Amazing Race Canada, and playing of Facebook.

Can you explain your current leader and ender project. I've missed you talking about it.

Thanks for giving your time to us. I love watching you.
Vicky

Bobbinsew said...

Lovin quiltcam from New Zealand this lunchtime, I was just heading to login to the feed when someone knocked on the door! Agh! Though when I opened it I was so excited to find it was a package with my Dear Jane software/ book/ and template. Can't wait to start . I am working on a sisters choice and leader and ender project that I've been cutting for the last week. My "new" 306 is doing a beautiful stitch. As for the hair it will grow back quicker than you think, I resorted to an Alice band when it happened to me!

teachpany said...

Your hair will be fine with the next trim (with a great stylist) and your brows will grow back. If you feel bad when you are in Hershey, just keep giving candy kisses, and no one will be looking at you, they will be eating candy! A little "product" may help until you are able to put it in your favorite pony tail again. I know that's not your favorite, but you can be girly for a month or so. Hugs, and thanks so much for Quilt Cam and for sharing all your wonderful quilts, your info about machines, and also the challenges. No matter what, you are beautiful, inside and out.

whimsical mama said...

hi Bonnie! I can relate to your hair, mine is also very fine and hairstylists always want to give me a kiwi ( as in the fruit) look.. Yours looks great though! Watching from California while trying to referee my two little ones( 4 and almost 2) No sewing until they go to bed :) then I will be working on a swoon quilt

Charity said...

Hi Bonnie, I am loving quilt cam tonight. I have been sewing along on a half done gifted quilt project. Thank you so much for sharing about the upcoming class at Mary's. I hope to reach her as soon as I am done here. I seen you a few years ago and loved it so this would be a wonderful second opportunity.
Charity -Pa

Beth Biagetti said...

Hello Bonnie! Beth from Barberton, Ohio here. Enjoying quiltcam while getting caught up on Lazy Sunday. 312 bonus PURPLE triangles. This girl is happy! Can't wait to see what happens next. I'm also following with the L&E's using a lot of purple in the mix. Keep doing what you do!!!

Eileen said...

I can't seem to get it to work today. Clicked =n screen as you said. Help.

Sue Bullock said...

I have a lot of back pain tonight so I'm just watching you sew and enjoying quiltcam, thank you for your time.

Mary Lou Ozburn said...

Several years ago when I first discovered your website, I started making four patches and HSTs as leader/enders. I have made two quilts for QOV using them and still have some! So my project for quilt cam time tonight is putting together some Buckeye Beauty blocks. I don't know what I'll do with them but I will use them sometime.

Sue Bullock said...

Watching from Biloxi Mississippi

Debby Parham said...

HI Bonnie from Pittsburgh PA.I am working on a disappearing 9 patch quilt for my daughter. I love your quilt cam videos!

Debby from Pittsburgh

MaLan said...

barbara from Switzerland, will you ever do classes in Europe, perhaps in Switzerland? love your sewing

Katie said...

watchin in WS, NC while I work on my bible studies block of the week blocks (73 6 inch blocks). I'm doing them in all neutral colors nothing but neutrals but I'm kinda stumped on the sashing --- thoughts? Thanks for the awesome giveaway again and I wanted to let you know several of my guild girls are jocking for that fabric already and one texted me and that's how I found out I had won. Love Quilt cam -- have a great trip to PA.

Amy said...

Bonnie,

I really like your hair! You look very much like a friend of mine, same hair color, style and her hair is thin also. She has layers after some resistance. You (and she) are SO LUCKY you don't have gray hair!

Give it a chance!

Hugs,
Amy in KY

Scribbles and Scraps said...

Bonnie,

I stopped working on my turkey talk flying geese to try your crumb strips. When I trim them am I making them 2.5 like my paper strips or am I leaving a seam allowance hanging over the paper. Do you understand what I am asking?

eileen133@bresnan.net

Beth in MN said...

Hi Bonnie, I am working on Hopscotch, Butterscotch. The center is all pieced and now adding the inner border. Love the blue machine.

My hair needs to be kept short because it is fine and has no body, so continually fight with poor haircuts. When it is cut correctly, it stays nice. Can certainly empathize, but I do like your hair.

Ellen said...

your hair is fine... I have my scrappy sister's choice on the quilting machine waiting for the inspiration for the design to quilt it, also to keep the cats from sleeping on it.

Vickie Blose said...

after I moved from erie pa it took me 6 hairstylists til I found one that can cut my fine hair so I have body and can do something with it.
plan on enjoying the weekend at Mary's quilt shop in Bedford pa

Kim Andrews said...

Wish I had known there was going to be Quiltcam tonight, I would have tuned in. When did you post that it was going to be tonight? I must have missed it. Oh well.

Marci said...

I understand that you hate your haircut, but on my computer it took 15 years off! Maybe my screen is going bad, but I think it looks great! Happy sewing!

Farm Quilter said...

And here I thought your hair was going to be as short as mine...it's been 7 weeks and it is still way too short!!! Your hair looks great! Susan from a hotel in Wyoming...driving from Washington to Florida to join my quilting buddies for a trip to the International Quilt Show in Birmingham England!!!

colleen said...

Last hair cut I remember you said something like "I paid for a haircut I didn't get"
So between this one and that one it ott to even out. I see the cut is different and you are disappointed but to me on camera it looks good its possible you might like it if you can figure out away to do a pull back or some sort of pony. My hair texture is very different but I also have to be able to get the hair away from my face and off my neck at times and if I can't I am not happy
Love want you do hope you get happy with your hair soon although you seem to be able to be happy and roll with it what ever challenge comes at you

Tammy said...

Bonnie, I think you were fooling us. Your hair looks great! I actually like it shorter; it looks fuller. Can't really see the eyebrows, but if you want a pencil for the time being IT Cosmetics on QVC has a great pencil and it's very affordable.

Karen Kluwin said...

Hi Bonnie---I love your hair. Looks fresh and fun.
I actually sewed along with QuiltCam tonight, but with the video...don't get home from work til after 7pm here in Mira Mesa,CA. But instead of just watching this time, I actually worked on 16 4patches & friends blocks. Doesn't sound like a lot, although it is being added to the design wall of about 70blocks. Have a lot more pieces to cut and sew, as my dau wants a CA king size quilt. My goal is to have it finished by late Oct or Christmas (her b'day--10/26--she'll be 36). Not going to stress too much, as have been working on it for a few years now.
Trying to decide whether to finally cut my hair...let it grow longer than it's ever been....in case I could have 12" to get cut for a cancer wig. Dau has had chemo and surgery for colon/liver cancer.....right now she is cancer "free". hoorah! BTW-she didn't lose any hair from chemo...what a blessing.
Keep on inspiring not only me, but the rest of your friends/viewers.
Karen

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Hey Bonnie, don't worry. I think it doesn't look bad, but I can totally understand you. I once had layers and I hated it. My hair is straight and flat, too, and I go crazy if it hangs into my face and itches on my neck. I love it long enough to put it back into a ponytail or braid. My SIL talked me into the layers and I regretted it so much. NEVER again!
I keep my fingers crossed that your hair grows quickly!

Mary Ellen said...

I agree with all the comments about how good your hair looks. It does make you look younger and your hair definitely looks fuller. The eyebrows, though? Don't know what happened there. Eyebrow pencil I guess until they grow back in?

Ebony said...

Your hair looks great! I think it looks lighter and gives you a fresh look.

ziggy said...

Bonnie I just saw quilt cam and know that you prob won't see this but I use a brown plastic headband with kinda sorta for a lack of a better word - prongs. It lifts the hair up a little and away from your face. It will help with the itching feeling on your neck and you won't be constantly pushing it back when you are teaching. I use every morning when I walk my dog Olivia when my hair is crazy and in my face. Works great I'm looking for a picture!!

nancy hutchison said...

yup you are right. why bother for a hairdo? your quilts are inspiring and so are you!

GabiP said...

Ok, I'm a straight shooter so here I go: your hair is great - truly - better than before. But the eyebrows, not so much. But on the plus side, you wear glasses, so that helps with the eyebrow mess. Luckily, none of those change the fantastically creative person you are!

Amanda said...

I know you are not happy with your haircut ( wait a week) but my first impression was that you looked younger and a bit glam. I am jealous because your hair is way better than mine. You look lovely.

debi said...

Bonnie - I just love your relaxed sewing manner = I"m hoping to start doing some string quilts. Debi from Australia