Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Dude!

It's The Dude's 14th birthday. Do you remember back to "14"? What a year he has ahead of him!! Happy Birthday, Dude!

Ok, so the trip to Joann's to get batting was interesting - the shelves were so bare it wasn't worth the trip. I did get the batting but am seriously thinking about just doing the Joann run via the net from now on. They only had a very small package of WonderUnder and a limited selection of #10 needles. About the only thing I can say is - I got a lunch out with Big T.

I just found out about 'self-threading needles' from Melody at FiberMania. What a great invention, especially for burying threads. Thanks, Melody. I owe you one for this one. If you haven't been to Melody's site, please stop by and check it out. She is a magician with colors.

My second quilt block for the jelly roll challenge is finished. I will post it to Flickr today. Both blocks are displayed on my design wall waiting for block # 3 which won't be announced until April 1st.

I spent yesterday playing "paper dolls". I drew the patterns, cut out the templates, ironed the templates on WonderUnder and fabric for my butterfly garden. I made VERY SURE this time that I used only WonderUnder for fusing. It only takes one fiasco to teach me a lesson (usually - sometimes two). So today - I cut fabric shapes, fuse to my background and THEN I can machine applique. Now you know where to find me the rest of the day. I will either have a photo of it tomorrow or you will never hear about this project again.

Hugs to you all for sharing this part of my life with me. You are all treasured highly.



  1. Marie, Melody is a great inspiration and motivator. Don't you think her work is exciting?
    Am looking forward to see your photos. :^)

  2. You remind me that I need to buy more of those needles. I am down to just one and wanted to give one to my sister and couldn't. Imagine that.

  3. Looking forward to seeing pictures! Now I'm off to visit that site!

  4. I'm lucky...Joann's is a hop, skip, and a jump from my house, but I'm beginning to wonder if they get more out of their online sales because the one near me seems to get smaller and smaller in their stock. I have no problem shopping online, but I hate paying for shipping when there's a store so near, but if it's not on their shelves, what else can you do?

    How I wish you lived near me so you could show me how to do what you do. The whole template cutting, Wonder Under stuff is still puzzling to me. I'm sure you'd only have to show me once for it to make sense, but I just find myself scratching my head.

    Happy Birthday Dude! Fourteen...I think I still remember it :)

  5. Can't wait to see your photos!!! Work fast ;-) Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Oh, Marie, I thought I was following you ... so sorry, I am now!!!

    Yes, we will miss you but hopefully next time.

    Love the creations ... they are wonderful & the colors are fab!

    Happy Easter ~
    Have a beautiful week.
    Hugs of love, Marydon


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