Thursday, June 17, 2010

First 2 Borders are on Carpenter's Star

I finally found some time to work on the Carpenter's Star. I don't even know what I have been doing, but I've been busy.(grin) Also we have had lots of storms. I don't use my machine while it is storming. I would cry if lightning struck my baby. LOL It has been way to wet to work in the garden, but I did get down to it yesterday. I bought cages for my eight tomato plants. I have them on now. Good thing I didn't wait any longer, cause they are getting big. My zucchini is up, so I dusted it again. Also pulled a few morning glories. I hate those vines. Supposed to be more rain coming through tonight. I am so glad I weeded the whole garden when I did. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't be able to find it by now. LOL I'll try to take a picture the next time I am down there.

I put the first two borders on the Carpenter's Star today. The first border was just strips from the background fabric. I didn't like the pattern's idea for a second border, so I made my own. I cut bricks of the Star fabrics 3 1/2"X7" and sewed them end to end. I then used some of the background fabric to make cornerstones. I like it.
I couldn't get a good picture, so I took a picture of one of the corners. After I get all of the borders on, I'll have Kevin hold it up for me. Only 2 more borders. (grin)
I need to get something else sandwiched for my evening quilting. I am almost done with the last project I had prepped. I still have some bindings to sew on, though.

I was so excited yesterday when the Fed Ex man pulled into our driveway. Look what he brought me.
I have all 4 of the first Sweatin' to the Oldies on DVD. I love these. I wore out 2 sets of VCR tapes, so I am thrilled to have these. These are so much better quality than what I have been using. Amazing how much better it is to have the pictures actually match the music and voice. LOL I am a big fan of Richard Simmons. I first saw him on General Hospital back in the early 1980's. (I used to be a big fan of General Hospital too, but quit watching soaps several years ago.)  I love exercising to these videos. If you are over 40, I imagine you will remember most of the songs. So it is like dancing and singing to songs from my younger days. Love it. Not only am I having fun, but getting a great workout at the same time. If you need to take some weight off and get toned, these might be a great option for you. I ordered my set from They cost me a little over $30. That also included tax and shipping. Not bad. Even Callie approves. LOL
Before I forget, check out Jenny's new blog. She is having a giveaway of a beautiful cloth flower broach that she makes. They are really lovely. So go on over and visit her blog. I know you will be as impressed as I am.

Well, it is about time to sit in front of the tv again. Everyone have a great evening. Thanks for visiting.


Granny J said...

That quilt is going to be so pretty. I love the color combination you chose. Can't wait to see it finished.


Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I LOVE Richard Simmons too. I used to watch his tv show years ago and exercise with him daily. I lost alot of weight doing that. Do you remember his tv show? He cooked and exercised on it. I might have to get those dvd's.

Teresa said...

The quilt is beautiful! Oh, I started watching GH right after I graduated, way back in 1976! I didn't watch it for a few years, but I watch it pretty regular now.

We've been getting evening showers most every evening this week. Sure helped keep the humidity down some!

Have a great weekend!

love you,

Libby said...

I used to have a Richard Simmons walking cassette tape. Great Music!!

Crispy said...

Hmmmm I may have to order those.... Love the Carpenter Star!!


Karen said...

Your Carpenter's Star is looking good. They are deceptive blocks. There are lots more pieces to one than you would think.

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