I'm a sad dog. Mom left this morning for Houston and she took all the quilts with her. We were up to our tail feathers in quilts around here, so I guess that's a good thing. She's going to sell them in Houston (remember yesterday's blog) so the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative can fund more … Continue reading Sad Dog Gets Great Idea!
I am particularly annoyed with Houston. I've never been there, but I've had enough of it. It's all I've been hearing about for weeks. No, make that months. Some dumb quilt show. All the planning. All the packing. Suitcases everywhere. Mom isn't paying any attention to me at all and then she's going to leave me. It's … Continue reading I Hate Houston!
It's nothing short of amazing: a thousand quilts! I have held the work of your hearts in my hands, felt the compassion in the hills and valleys of your quilting stitches, and am humbled beyond measure that you have given your time and energy to a project, just because I asked. A thousand Priority: Alzheimer's … Continue reading 1,000 Quilts
I love sewing machines. They're the ultimate gadget as far as I'm concerned. And they keep coming up with such great advances like needle down, knee lift, stitch regulators, embroidery modules, and bobbins that chirp when you run out of thread. And the FEET? What about the feet? I've got more specialty feet for my … Continue reading I Like A Machine That Does EVERYTHING!
Check out this awesome idea for raising a regular 8-foot backbreaker into an appropriately-tall workshop cutting table! It's just as stable as chunks of PVC pipe or bed risers for each leg, and it already comes with the room! Plus one doesn't even need a buddy to help set it up. As long as the … Continue reading Quilters (and their husbands) Are SO Creative!
I do a Sudoku puzzle or two about every day, mostly because I can't just sit and do NOTHING. I have my favorite pencil that spits out the lead automatically (no twisting, pushing, clicking---it just KNOWS when I need more lead) and I have a go at it. I have my own peculiar way of … Continue reading Do You Sudoku?
Linda Franz and Monkey have a new inklingo Handbook and I'm delighted to share that the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative and the Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt project was the inspiration for the quilts on pages 81 through 83. inklingo is a revolutionary system for printing sewing and cutting lines on the wrong side of fabric for … Continue reading inklingo Handbook and AAQI, pages 81-83
The grand total for the October "Slow & Silent" Auction for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative was $2,195. Thanks to everyone who stitched, bid, and helped spread the word. The average bid for a quilt this month was $84.42. The lowest price paid was $40 and the highest price paid was $200. The quilt with … Continue reading October Auction Results
Judging from the number of comments to my post yesterday about the mushrooms, I thought I'd write some more about mushrooms. Hot topic. Who knew? Mushrooms are an outside thing. I like outside things. I only stay inside all day long because Mom is either too cold or too hot outside so she stays inside and … Continue reading More On Mushrooms
Madison T. Dog here with my report From The Ground Up. This is a variation on my usual theme, From Under The Desk as this Mom sent me out with the camera into the backyard. (Click on the photo so you can see what a great photographer I am.) If you don't know, they are … Continue reading Dog’s Eye View: Mushrooms!