Wednesday, January 30, 2013

NEGLECTED

Oh my.  I am embarrassed.  I enthusiastically signed up for Marlene's going visiting fun, and then I completely neglected my blog.  The truth is, since I started doing Facebook, I spend way too much time on the computer and something had to go, so I just backed off on this blog.  However, I know I have friends here that are not on Facebook, and I have missed them.  I still read many blogs each day so have not neglected these friends.  I am going to remedy this and will post here again.

Actually, it had been a pretty quiet month here in Minnesota.  We have only had a total of eleven inches of snow this winter, but have had some rain and ice.  And we are now facing our second stretch of days with a high temperature below zero.  I would rather have the snow!

I do have a project or two in the works.  When we went to Branson the first weekend in December, I did visit their great quilt shop, and I bought some pre-cuts that I had veen envying.  I am finally making the Spools wall hanging for my sewing area, using Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade, of course.  Then I decided I would also make a quilt for the guest bed in that room, with another of Camille's patterns and the same Marmalade line.  My goal for the year is to master FMQ.  I keep trying, but I just cannot get it.  Does anyone have any good tutorials or ideas for me?  I have a big Brother with a long throat, so I really should be able to do it.  Somehow I don't think the presser  foot pressure is right, and I have adjusted it, to no avail.  I am satisfied with my straight line quilting, but just not the FMQ.

Again, I apologize for not updating this site for a month!  Please give me another chance!

And this is another reason that I have neglected this blog.  My great grand princess, Abby!  She is already 5 months old, and getting cuter by the second!


Hugs,
Marge

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Well she certainly is a cutie!!!
Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the days to do everything and blogging has to go out the window in my world too! I understand. Welcome back!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Marge I love going back in the archives of Leah Day's blog and looking at her FMQ videos. Just do a search for her and you'll find her blog. She has some great advice! blessings, marlene

Lesley said...

Just popping in to say hello at the end of the day. You have a gorgeous little reason for not blogging much! She is precious!

Denise said...

I was reading your blog earlier today when you commented on mine! Abby is absolutely precious!

Lisa said...

I understand and believe family first. My new grand daughter is just 11 days old! I think all babies are beautiful especially under a year when they are learning so much! Well nice to meet you hope you can stop by!

Paxie said...

Abby is absolutely beautiful!

I see you on FB :) I have no idea what FMQ is but I wish you lots of luck LOL. Not a quilter....


AKBrady said...

Adorable. And look at that quilting! Beautiful. Missed reading and catching up. You can find me on FB too, you know...:)

Mary said...

Abby is such a sweet girl, no wonder blogging slowed down a while. I'm another Stitchin by the Kake visitor who is slightly tardy this week.