Thursday, December 23, 2010

Trying out Windows Live Writer

Bonnie Hunter mentioned that she tried Windows Live Writer.  A few months back I ended up with a new laptop.  I thought that I would try it also.
The quilts and runners for Christmas Traditions were gone before pictures were taken.  For Christmas Traditions, I helped with one of the open houses.  One of our quilters in the group opened up her house.  Two doors down is another woman from our group.  She is a long time quilter.  She stopped quilting back in 2001.  She was a handquilter and a handpiecer.  On display were over 25 quilts.  I was asked to help turn quilts and talk about patterns.  It was enjoyable, not only to spend time with a friend, but also to see area women (all visitors were women). It was fun to see her inspire those around us.  She is now 85 years old.  She square dances and is very active.  I can only hope that one day I will be brave enough for an open house and show my work.
I have failed pretty miserably to complete quilts in my UFO list for 2010.  I did some quilting on one of the quilts but did not finish a single quilt on the list.  That is not to say that I did not work on any quilts.  It is to say that I only finished the Christmas Traditions quilt.
I have decided to sign up for Judy L.’s UFO challenge.  I really need a deadline.  Here is how it is working.  We pick 12 projects and number them.  Each month she will pull and number.  We will have to finish that project within the month.  We also need to adapt the challenge for ourselves.  I have some tops that need to be finished and some tops that need to be quilted. 
Here is my list:
1. Scrappy 4 patches (quilt & bind)
2. Hoffman Turquoise Diamonds (finish top)
3. Floral Charm Quilt (quilt & bind)IMG_3135
4. Bright Chinese Coin w/ Applique (finish applique & quilt)
5. Sister to the Lodge Quilt (finish hand quilting & bind)
6. Christmas Alaskan Quilt (finish machine quilting & bind)
7. Dahlia
8. Christmas Table Runner
9. Socks—Knitted but I think they qualify
10. Round Robin QuiltIMG_3176
11. Grandmother’s Plates (fix the top & quilt)
12. Bonnie Hunter—Red, White & Blue Quilt (finish quilt as you go & be done!)

I will keep you informed on how things are moving along.  What number do you think will get drawn first?  I have my favorites.  I just hope that I can make some progress and show finished projects.


  1. Hey, go for it. Did you see the lists I put up on my blog? I will not be joining the UFO project, but I use those lists to keep track of what I am working on. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you.


  2. You've got some beauties in there! I hope the challenge helps you get some quilts finished. I'm thinking about joining, but never seem to find the time to post about it when I'm home. Maybe over the holidays? It will be fun to see your progress.

  3. I failed my own self-challenge last year, with no written list! I don't think I'll make a list this year either, but I do hope to finish some overdue things and start a new one, maybe in January --- just a small wall hanging for a friend. I bet you live up to the challenge with no problem! ---"Love"

  4. What a great idea! Good luck with your finishes.

  5. I know how you feel. I just made more UFOs this year. LOL. I am goin g to try and get that number down this coming year. Can't wait to see how you do with the challenge, you have some beautiful quilts in progress.

  6. I'm not even thinking about next year's UFO list thingy stuff...still working on the list I already have;) Enjoy yourself;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  7. You are definitely not on your own with that list of UFOs. Take up Judy's challenge and good luck! Have a wonderful Christmas. Ann :-)

  8. What a great list. I am really looking forward to this challenge. Most of my projects have a great deal of piecing yet to finish.