Tuesday, December 04, 2007

On Keeping Callouses!

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away,perhaps an hour a day of hand quilting will keep sore fingers at bay!

It's finally cool enough here in SC to want to be under a quilt (and hand quilting) in the evenings! However my callouses have gone all soft, thanks mostly to the fact that my hands are slathered in massage lotion for a good part of the day :c|

I am back to working on the baptist fans on my orphan block quilt. Ive started on the 3rd side in going around the outside edges, and will be working towards the inside in a spiral pattern :c)

I checked out some episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" at the library...perfect for hand quilting by!

The house is officially on the market. Realor suggested that we start to pack things up to minimalize the look of our living areas. HA! Ain't going to happen, at least not in my quilting areas! I'll pare down everything else, but the quilting stuff stays. I've got to go find boxes today and start packing up some other stuff....I'd rather be quilting.

I think I need another piece of M's wonderful chocolate!


  1. HI Bonnie!

    I am also hand quilting baptist fans. The hardest thing is to mark them, not my favorite thing to do. My mystery quilt first step is done!! and I made twice too many blocks...sigh.. got carried away!! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.

    Have a wonderful day!!


  2. ooh, wonderful to see your orphan quilt out. you're taking better care of your hands than I am mine. Callouses and all sorts of rough patches that catch on batting and thread. Sorry about having to box stuff up for the house showings.

  3. Whatever it takes... chocolate's a good place to begin! The fans look wonderful!

  4. Who lives in these wretched minimalist houses you see in the magazines? All that bare space and uncluttered surfaces. Bah! Then people think you can add a family and all their interests and Stuff, and guess what? It can't be done. I don't know about anyone else, but when viewing a house I'd rather see how Real people fitted in to it, not some picture perfect showplace.And your quilting is a Business, for goodness sakes!Of course you can't pack it away!


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