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!