Monday, December 29, 2008
I just took this personality test at mypersonality.info. It was kind of neat, it said that some of the people that have the same personality are Andrew Jackson, John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton, Lucy from Peanuts, and (oh dear!) Rachel Lynde from Anne of Greene Gables. Oh my! Anyways, I thought that was kind of neat, although I don't know about that Rachel Lynde thing! :)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
1.) Hope it fixes itself during quilting
2.) Alter a few key pieces - If I do this, I will free motion quilt it on the inside of the quilt and then outline the colors along the lines. Since I won't be altering the outside diameter, I could still have lines coming out, or I might free motion on the outside as well.
3.) Take a slightly bigger seam allowance on each and every piece. This would take forever, but it might be the best option.
I don't know what to do! Argghh!!! I thought this quilt was supposed to be easy!
Let me know what y'all think! I would really like to get this project finished up.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This is a really neat picture! Of course, I'm a bit biased since my little sister took it, but oh well. It's still a good picture! I can't believe she takes these with a point and shoot! It's amazing. I have the same camera, and I can't get these kind of results with mine.
We got back Saturday night from Fort Smith. That was where the robotic competition was held. We won 1st pace in the t-shirt competition, but we placed 17th overall. It was a lot fun, even though it was a grueling three days! I got to stay in my fancy black dress all day since I didn't have a chance to change into anything else. I even wore it to robot check in! Those heels just about killed me though! :-) I felt really young though since most of the other "kids" were seniors in high school. A lot of them were 19 years old! I was so sick of junk food, that I just wanted a big salad. If you ever go to Cracker Barrel, I highly recommend their BLT salad with ranch dressing. It was SO good!!!!
Okay, onto the WIP (Work In Progress). I can't remember if I mentioned this, but I'm working on a color wheel quilt from the book Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. It's off to a good start, I have all the color pieces put together and have started chain piecing them together. I'm hoping to make this a stash quilt, but I think I'm going to get some white for the top. I think that I'm also going to put some more of the white on there to make it look good on a twin bed. Okay, scratch that, I just looked up the dimensions for a twin size quilt, and I think that might be kind of complicated. So, I'll just make it the regular 56" square. I might hang it on the wall instead. Or, I might leave it in a circle shape, and make a rug out of it. I don't know yet, do y'all have any ideas? I will try to post pictures when I get back home (I'm at the library now).
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Today, I went on a shopping excurision with some friends of mine. First we headed to JcPenny's to get some kahkis for Mikey, and then we went to Hancocks!!!! Yay! I've been craving some new fabric, so this was a much needed trip. I got some fabrics for some projects I'm planning. Mrs. "W" got me a whole yard of some fabric that I absouletly LOVE! She also got me some flannel for baby blankets to crochet an edge around. (Thanks so much!!) I will be listing those in my etsy as soon as I finish them. So, I've got a lot of plans for my etsy shop. Including patchwork bias tape. I got some really cool fabric, and can't wait to start working on something! I'll try to post pictures of something as soon as I finish. Then we went to Mikey's soccer practice and out to eat afterwards. Thanks for feeding me! Again!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
We are also shifting into high gear with forestry. Regional competition is next saturday, so we are trying to get ready for that. We're having practices three times a week. One of them this week we had another junior team come so that we could help them out a little bit. It lasted for 6 hours! Everybody is starting to get sort of burnt out with it. I get really stressed the last 3 or 4 weeks. Escpecially when we have trouble with something. We are having a TON of trouble with the compassing. We're ending up like 15 feet off the mark. There are four of us on the team this year. One of the guys has never done it before. The other girl and I have done it for awhile. The other guy went to regional with us last year, but didn't go to state. We got him to join really really late this year. He's not going to be able to come to any practice until the week before! I don't get stressed out during the competition though.
Later today, we have a sewing meeting. We are working on table toppers for a church. They are going to pay us for doing them, which is kind of exciting.
I think Elana is getting sick. I hope I don't get it. We are real bad about drinking out of the wrong glass, since they all look the same, and we all drink water.
So yeah, it's been pretty busy. I haven't done any sewing or anything in 2 or 3 weeks, I think I'm going into withdrawal. (I don't think that's spelled right, but work with me here! :))
Thanks for listening, or reading! :)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
So I started a CD case the other day, since some of my schoolwork is going to be on DVDs this coming year I might as well have something cute to put them in. I embroidered my name on the front after getting Elana to write it out on a piece of paper. (Ok, ok, I admit it, her penmanship is MUCH better, she freehanded that name, and it looked like I printed it.) I lined the cd slots with satin (gotta baby those cds ;)) I probably wouldn't do that, since it was hard to sew and I couldn't get the edges really squared up like I wanted. The top fabric of the cd slots are some of my favorites that are once again in the stash. The denim for the front was stash fabric as well. If I had to do it again, I would do the closure differently, probably a loop of elastic that fit over the button. I like the ribbon though, it is very girly! :) I made the pattern up myself since I couldn't find one I liked online. I could post a tutorial if anyone wants one. Anywho, I'll probably make one for Elana and Zach. Do you think anyone would be these? I could make some to put on etsy.
Next in line, I made a coffee cozy sort of from the tutorial here. I altered it a little bit, but basically kept the same measurements. Mom picked out the lining fabric, since it is for her, but I like it too. And I still have a lot of scrap!! YAY!!! I embroidered her name upside down the first time and didn't realize it until I had the whole thing sewn together. I had to rip it out and do it again, but it turned out alright, and I'll know better next time. We don't really drink Starbucks around here, so I made it to go around Mom's regular coffee cup (her favorite one of course). It's insulated to keep out the heat, or cold, whichever you like to drink. I can make one (or several) of these for those of you that are local if you want. I can do it for free if you buy the fat quarter and a matching button and let me keep the scraps. I think I might list these on etsy as well. Sorry these pictures are blurry, I'll see if I can get Elana to take better ones later.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
1. Sunny morning on Rachel Avenue HDR, 2. Arriving at the Italian Riviera, 3. So this is what I do with my summer before starting 8th grade., 4. Shower Fresh, 5. Lemonade, 6. Eiffel Tower at night, 7. Chocolate Brownie Cake W/Strawberries, 8. Randy Travis, 9. Bemused Train Engineer Watching the Idiot Photographer who has Too Much of his Body Protruding from the Train Window to be Safe, 10. Praise be to God Almighty!, 11. Kissie ... life can be very serious ..., 12. 100_0393
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Labs Mosaic Maker.
The Questions:1. What is your first name? Rachel
2. What is your favorite food? Italian
3. What high school did you go to? Homeschool
4. What is your favorite color? Pink
5. Favorite drink? Lemonade
6. Dream vacation? Paris
7. Favorite dessert? Brownie Dessert (see Elana's post here)
8. Favorite Singer? Randy Travis
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Engineer (At least I think so, it might change :))
10. What do you love most in life? The Lord and my family
11. One Word to describe you. Serious (I guess?)
12. Your flickr name: SouthernKnitWit
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
And, I forgot to mention that I want to make a cape, or cloak, or whatever you want to call it to wear this winter. It must have a hood and it has to be long. Why you ask? Well, um, because! I need to find a pattern and figure out what fabric to use. I'm thinking for the color dark red (I'm not talking little red riding hood!), black, or brown. But anyways, I guess I need to finish some other projects first. ;)
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
1) Answer all the questions honestly
2) Tag at least three people
When was the most recent time you were burned?
Okay, I finally came up with something. I burnt my tongue on hot chocolate from Mcdonald's on the way home from Washington D.C. You know what they say about how hot Mcdonald's coffee is, well the same holds for their hot chocolate. It was really good though.
Can you cook?
If yes, name your specialties
Lasagna (aagghhh, there's more, there really is, I just can't think of anything)
If yes, do you like to cook?
It's okay, I don't really enjoy it, unless of course I'm cooking for a guest, then I enjoy it. This is more of Elana's specialty
If no, do you want to be able to cook?
What color is your kitchen?
Green and White Plaid with a Red Apple border and White cabinets
Do you bake?
If yes, specialties (max 3).
Brownie with whipped cream and chocolate pudding, peanut butter cookies, (something else, but I can't think of it right now)
If yes, do you like to bake?
I do like to bake. That's kind of my thing.
If no, do you want to bake?
What color is your apron?
My apron is PINK! What other color would it be? :)
I tag: There's really nobody else to tag. I could tag Bryce I guess, but I don't think he'd appreciate it. :) (Bryce, let me know!)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
P.S. to find out why we are here, check Elana's blog .
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Hopefully I can finish this soon. Then maybe I can work on finishing my quilt, or the split skirt, or maybe the blue skirt, or perhaps the pajama pants, or the multiple pincushions that are half finished. Arrggghh! My works-in-progress (WIPs) are taking over! I wish I could finish stuff more quickly! Anyways, I finished that tote bag "E" mentioned. I didn't use a pattern, but I followed the directions in the book Bend the Rules Sewing. It gives dimensions and since everything was a rectangular it worked out fine. The only thing I changed was the pocket size. I had read that it was huge somewhere else, and decided to make it a lot smaller. I can't remember right now exactly how much smaller I made it, but it was quite a bit. The flower and part of the arcs on the front are hand stiched. By the way the outside is made of denim and that green polka dotted material is quilting cotton I got on sale. The lining fabric is just some I had on hand, I have no idea what it is. And it does look better in person and when it's full. And what do y'all think of the stitching? Some people like it sort of messy, but some think it needs to be more precise.
And, (I know, I know, this post is getting really long, but I've got a lot on my mine) I got some quilting magazines at a garage sale and now I really want to start a quilt. The hardest part about quilting has got to be picking the pattern and the fabric! There are so many options!
Okay, I think I'm all talked/typed out. I feel better now!
By the way, the flower in the header picture is a picture that "E" took.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Rachel recently made a tote bag for herself. She made it out of denim and green polka dot fabric. She used interfacing for the bottom, but next time, cardboard is going to be used. I'll try and get a picture of it and post later. I'm about ready for church....
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sorry I haven't posted lately we've been really busy lately. We had the MHEA Banquet and then the Graduation. It was really sad watching my friends walk across the stage. I am working on a denim tote bag, my machine was messing up so I haven't been able to finish it. If you are sewing on denim, USE A DENIM NEEDLE!! Otherwise you'll end up thinking your machine is hopelessly broken. I cut out fabric for a blue blouse last night, and "E" cut out blue fabric for a shirt (not really a blouse). We are going to work on that at the sewing class today.
I think we are going to clean the house all day, since we are having people over tomorrow to can some strawberry jam with us. We already took a ton of stuff we don't use anymore to goodwill. (by a ton of stuff I mean the bed of Dad's truck was full, and there's still a little bit more stuff)
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
She also almost completed a blue jean quilt, but she wants to post about it....