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dell 3000

dell 3000

Time for a new pc for me.. My hubby has been using an All In one type of pc, and lately his has been acting up, now it is so slow that even trying to open software takes quite some time, more time than even I would have the patience for and I can promise you when it comes to patience, my hubby has more than I do by a factor of 10 times… at least. Not that he doesn’t get a bit riled at times, but he just rarely shows it. Even his cdrom has stopped working, and that I can’t replace easily on a All in One pc.

In my home, he may be the network engineer, but I am the one who can build a pc from putting the motherboard in a tower to installing the software.. networking totally confuses me on the other hand. 🙂

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Three Years Ago Today…

Seams To Be Sew 2013-04
Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Seams To Be Sew 2013-04

Three years ago today, I opened my blog. It started with this post. Well, that’s not true.. it actually started with this post and it went from their. At the time, I had just started learning Electric Quilt after having owned it for years and years, and just never doing anything with it. I had already been working on quilting again, prior to that, having to purchase a few supplies I didn’t bring overseas with me, and I definitely didn’t have the fabric storage that I needed for quilting either. It’s all still stored away in San Diego. I was thinking of opening a blog at the time I wrote Bea, but I just hadn’t planned on doing it so quickly, thus, the design of my blog was quite simple. I had no clue how WordPress worked as a blogging platform, and I honestly have to admit, I never even gave Blogger a consideration, not because of anything other than the things I read about on other blogs at the time and issues people had with Blogger. So I tried WordPress and it has been interesting. It’s not that WordPress is difficult to learn, but it is setup quite differently from other platform scripts I have tried in the past. In fact, I still like Joomla better, but, Joomla was never meant to be a blogging script and that’s the difference really.

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On A Side Note..

Seams To Be Sew Logo

Seams To Be Sew LogoJust a little bit of news here.. I was hoping to post it this past Wednesday, but just totally didn’t have the time to write a post.

Several things, Debbie Kratovil and Esther Aliu have opened Facebook pages, Debbie’s is located here. Esther’s is here. Esther has also moved her yahoo group to Facebook and that group link is here. If you are following their block of the months, you may want to like the pages so you know when they update. Esther’s botm blocks are now available in her Facebook group, so you might want to join that group in order to keep apprised of the updates also. She has noted that for those of you who don’t like Facebook she will be posting the downloads on her blog also, thus, you can subscribe to her blog if you don’t like Facebook.

Sentimental Stitches is doing a fun year long giveaway of her previous vintage patterns, which she is calling Tuesday’s Treasures. The patterns will be available thru 2016. It is located here.

Last month, I was honored to be asked to do a guest post on the Quilting Focus blog site, and I thought I’d post a note about it, if you are interested in reading what my 5 favorite tools are for quilting, have a look at the post here.

For those of you who use cutting machines, I’ve added an updated tutorial for SVG sizing on my page here. It covers how to size in Silhouette Cameo, Make The Cut, and Sure Cuts Alot. It is a video tutorial, it does show some comparison sizing. It is at the bottom of the page.

and last.. but certainly not least…

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Halloween Is On My Mind…

Ghost On The Edge 1
Ghost On The Edge 1

Ghost On The Edge 1

Have you ever hummed a song in your head, and thought about different things while humming it.. For some reason, the song “Danny Boy” is in my head today, but I’m thinking about Halloween….

I wanted to share something to get you in a Halloween frame of mind and yes I know it’s still over seven weeks away, but.. this gives you enough time to do something with it.

Ghost On The Edge 1 is Free until September 14, 2015
Ghost On The Edge 2 is $2.00 and is the companion pattern to Ghost On The Edge 1

 

You can see these in a project from when I participated in the 
Black Cat Blog Hop Last Year
Both patterns are available in 4×7, 6×9, and 9×12 sizes.
I also included them in non-reversed and reversed.

 Craftsy is having a 50% off sale this weekend thru September 09, 2015
I’ve already bought the classes I have been wanting, so let me give you a tip about getting classes at half price even when their is no sale.

If a new class has just come out, take the authors name, and put it in your favorite search engine like “Angela Waters Quilter” without the quotes.

Then check their blogs, stores, even facebook pages, sometimes they announce a discount of their new classes at 50% off .. This is the time to get them at the cheapest available time. While I am an affiliate for Craftsy, I totally go searching for those 50% off costs on classes. I don’t get my classes free because I’m an affiliate, I pay for them just like you do. I earn a little bit of money if you click below and that helps me to pay for costs related to offering free patterns on my blog.  So please, give me a click if you can and choose a class. 

Craftsy Classes

 

Happy Labor Day Weekend to all of you in the USA!!

Marian

Feeling Naked

Designer 1 Sewing Machine Foot Pedal

Have you ever felt naked? I don’t mean the kind of naked where you’ve just gotten out of the shower and are wrapping the towel around you… I mean.. something’s missing. I’m feeling desperate today, even lonely, sad, naked…

All because I’m waiting on a new sewing machine foot pedal for my Viking Designer 1. It’s the machine I sew on, piece and quilt my projects on. I have my Brother Ult machine, but I only use it for machine embroidery. I don’t like the way it sews and besides, I’ve always heard that if you start a project on one machine you should finish it or try to finish it on the same machine. I guess that’s based on the 1/4″ inch seam allowance quilters need to use.

It should be here in the next day or so, but it’s been almost two weeks now since I ordered it and each day that it doesn’t arrive I feel more and more naked. So, I leave you with that thought today. Keep a backup on hand. 🙂 Can you just imagine? Of course, I have extra light bulbs, I even have a second bobbin case, which I bought to use special threads in, I even buy what I call backup fabric, in case I don’t have enough, I buy a little extra to be sure I won’t run out should I goof up on cutting something out, and if I have leftovers, it’s always good for my favorite type of quilt which is scrap quilts, or even for applique parts.

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Can You Say … Beginner Alert!!

 

 

Today I submitted my first Club EQ project and these are what I submitted for April 2013. I wanted to show you my boo boo on this project, submitted anyway, because it says on there page they will fix errors. LOL So I hope they will laugh when they see mine. It’s quite obvious, apparently somehow, somewhere along the way I ended up with this block like thing in my quilt, and for my lack of knowledge, I couldn’t figure out what I did, so I ended up with a block on the outside edge of my project. You can see it via the first image. No matter what I did, I couldn’t figure out how to remove it. I don’t even know what it is.

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Just some Ramblings…

My EQStitch arrived this past monday and I had to set it aside to work on my site. With the blog date approaching, I knew I needed to have the site up and running, and my blocks were already pretty much finished and ready to stitch out. I was hoping to use EQStitch as part of the block design, but after using it, I am not so sure I want to do that now. We’ll see, I still may do something as a small extra.

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