Sunday, September 16, 2007

Piercings...


Friday my daughter went and have her eyebrow pieced as you can see in the picture above. She likes this and thinks it is cute. She knew I wouldn't like it so called to tell be so I wouldn't freak out when I saw it. I of course think she if beautiful no matter what but I just don't understand the need to put the extra holes in the face (or anywhere else on the body- I didn't mention she also has her belly button pierced--another surprise a few years ago). I wish I understood. It seems to be common these days in the younger generation. I must mention that I do have my ears pierced (only once), my daughter has been after me for a while to pierce another hole in my ears. The answer is no! I have enough trouble picking out earrings for the one hole, I could only imagine having to choose two or three. I think a nice pair of earrings in the ear is ok. It looks nice and becoming but on the eyebrow... Oh well, she is of age to do what she wants with her body and does not need my permission but somehow I know she seeks my approval. She would like me to like it or say it is ok but I can't like it if I don't. I love her anyway and she knows it. Did I mention that I think she is beautiful...

I am sewing the binding on a UFO quilt that I made the year I started quilting in 2001. It is called Log Cabin Wreath and was a pattern in the book "Creating Curves with Log Cabins" by Marti Michell. The top was done and just needed to be quilted. I quilted it yesterday and the picture below is of the quilt with the quilt markings still in it. I quilted it with monopoly thread and the quilting will not show up much so I thought you could see the quilting better before the lines were washed out.



Quilt til your arm falls off...

3 comments:

Finn said...

Hi Terry..I'm totally with you on the idea of piercings...definitely NOT for me! makes my skin crawl, the idea of all the places they put 'things'..ug!
Love the log cabin wreath. It's very unique looking and also very attractive. Not sure I would like to do one, but it's fun to see new ideas.
Regarding what you found in the backing fabric in your Friday's post. The factory is totally aware of what you speak..of course they don't speak of it..but i's a commom practice. It's their solution to a mishap when the fabric coming through the bolting machine gets 'hung up' or 'snagged' and rips. They simply flop it over the next section, send it under the seger and keep the bolt going.
They also do that when a 'run' ends before the bolt hold the required number of yards. I owned and ran a quilt shop for many years, and of course it ends up being at the shop owners expense. If you company to the company rep, they will issue a credit, but only for the exact amount of damaged yardage...or they offer to replace that amount. Neither is a viable solution to the situation in my opinion. Of course 'stuff' like rips and damage happens but it doesn't seem fair to pass it along to us...but they do. There really isn't any quality inspection connected to the BOLTING o fabric, just the printing. It ends up being that WE have to take care of any damage the store passes on to us ourselves, or swallow the loss. As a quilter, it still gets my goat when I come to the serged together damaged section...all you can do is what you did. Hope that helps some...not much I know *VBS* Hugs, Finn

Apple said...

Thanks mom....I love you too!!!!

harts4him said...

The quilt came out beautiful!! I remember all the work you did drafting the quilting lines for it. It was worth the extra work!

Vanessa