Saturday, January 3, 2015

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I have begun to set up the water lilies little by little...

Stitching each one--none of which is whole is challenging. 
I may have to sit at the table and do it there. 

As you can see here .....

And here....

I will be doing the "rosette shuffle" (LOL)
for a while yet


It is taking shape...

Hugs to all 
Julierose, La blageuse

My December hexies

This is my last update from 2014, and as I had a bad sewing machine, I did more hexies than I planned. In December I joined 200 hexies to my La Passion, and here you can see all the 3100 hexies. This is coming along well, but I still have a long way to go. On by blog you can follow every hundred backwards. You can find the pattern by Grit here.

On the other hand, I didn't do much on the mini La Passion. But I'm happy to do progress, even though it's little progress.

My half hexies grew with six blocks each, as usual.

And the pile of stars is growing with two stars every month.

Happy New Year to all of you!

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I am in the process of moving the blog to WordPress. All the posts up through the one before this have been exported from here to there. The new site can be found at Hexagon Alley. Same name, same posts, working on getting everyone invited to be a blog author.

Please do NOT post any more posts on this blog because I don't know how to transfer just a few of them. I hope to have everyone transferred as an author by the end of Monday. I know it will be a change for some of you, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I've been using WordPress blogs for years, and they are so much easier in some ways.

To put a picture in the post, click Add Media. A screen comes up where you simply drag the picture file over and drop it. Then when it shows up with a little check on it, scroll down the right bar to find the position an size choices. Click insert when you have made your choices.

There are two options available, I believe. If a blue background comes up on your posts, you are in the new wordpress. You can click in the side bar on Classic Wordpress and go to the older system. There are advantages and disadvantages to each one, so play around with them and see which you like best. I don't know when classic might go away. They aren't making noises yet about deleting it and forcing everyone to the new way.

If you do not have a wordpress username, they will send you directions for making one and getting signed in. If you have problems, let me know. If you don't want to contribute any longer, simply don't answer the e-mail.

I hope to see you all on the new blog soon!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Reposted from my Desertsky Quilting Blog, just so you know my plan!

We don't have a blog button, there are no linky pages involved, but there is one blog page for the Studio Organizing Challege spearheaded by Shelly at Prairie Moon Quilts. She's the one who sponsors the 350 Block Challenge, too.

Each Thursday, Shelly will post an organizing task for the next week. There's nothing to sign up for, you report only if you feel like leaving a comment. That's pretty laid back.

The first one has all the details about the challenge and this week's specific goal. The goal is to Organize your oldest UFO. At first, I thought I'd have to go through all of them and think about which is oldest. Then I realized that of the ones I have with me here in Tennessee, the oldest one is my original hexagon quilt.

I started this the summer of 1987, I think. I was on a trip with my older sister and we stopped at a quilt shop in small town, New Mexico on the way home. I remember buying a fabric that had small cows on it there, and that's in the quilt. I had already started a flower or two before our drive across Texas from El Paso almost all the way to Louisiana. She was going to a conference on drug addicted babies and children. It was an interesting trip.

I worked on it periodically during the five years Paul and I traveled the country. I picked it up again a couple of years ago for a little while. Here's where I left it in 2013:


I have a pile of flowers finished, but I need a lot more of these:


For the challenge, we don't have to finish it. We just have to organize it - or give it away, or whatever we'd like to do with it. If we're going to finish it, we need to get all the pieces we have together, and fine what else we need in order to finish.

So there, I know where everything is. I have all the pieces in one place. It's my oldest UFO other than my bicentennial quilt, and that I don't have with me, and may never see again. Too bad, it was a good plan and it's in a box of 1970s fabrics I bought to use. The kind Keepsake was selling a couple of years ago as repros!

Anyway, I think I've met that goal! Now what to do about it? I decided that I can meet my goal of working on hexagons this year AND my goal to finish this into a table runner or wall hanging or something semi-useful by working on it every UFO weekend until it's finished. So that's the plan.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

I'm still here

I am sorry I haven't been posting/checking in, but I have been diligently plugging away at making hexies. I am ready to start working on flowers again. I love how hexies are so flexible, a little here, a little there, it is all good.