Teddy Wins

The Capitol Area Quilt Guild show is this week.

And Teddy won 2 ribbons!    best machine quilting and best original design


I am so excited to get an award for machine quilting because I did the quilting on an antique treadle machine.

I am still not feeling up to par (I could only take a few hours at the quilt show)  but I rally when I get to talk quilts…..I will be doing a presentation for the Tri-County Quilt Guild in Warren MI on Thursday, November 2nd at 10:00 am (First United Methodist Church of Warren 5005 Chicago Road Warren, MI. 48092.
I will be bringing the Teddy quilt to show at that meeting.  (as well as about 25 others)

Happy Quilting
Tim

Updates

My new furnace was installed today!

It took most of the day for installation so while that was happening I worked on a new bag.   It will hopefully be up for sale at the Etsy store soon https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I used the Wheeler and Wilson for one side and Singer VS for the other.   The furnace guy appreciated my old machines (and I counted them today and there are 50)

Here is a link to a nice interview I did with Quiltmaker  http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/2017/10/saturday-morning-quilt-break-quilting-with-tim-latimer/

The trees outside my studio windows are changing.

My appointment to have the stones removed from my pancreas is Nov 16th.   After that I hope to be my old self again!!

I am way behind on reading and responding to comments but I hope to catch up soon 🙂

Happy Quilting!
Tim

 

Fall Garden

I started the fall cleanup in the garden today.     Here are the bags of what I did today.

I imagine this is about 1/10 of the total I need to do but good to make a start.

I also got some of my bulbs planted (100 today).     I need to clean up the beds so I can find the spaces where I want to plant them.   Here is a cleaned out bed.

Today I planted Tulips and anemone.  I still have 100 daffodil and 100 crocus to plant.

There are still some things that look good in the garden.   The grasses look great .

Here are a few more pictures (click on the pics to enlarge)

I picked the gourds today as well.

I also bought a few MI grown apples (ran out of steam today but maybe a pie tomorrow)

Teddy is glad I am done because he was tired of supervising.


He is sleeping now……his favorite activity is napping

I am about 1/2 way to my sales goal for the new furnace (thankfully it is still working but on its last legs)
More items added to the 25% off sale in the Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I think I will try to get some more yard work done tomorrow and get the rest of the bulbs planted.

Happy Gardening  and Quilting

Tim

Weekend Update

I made a video of a Wheeler and Wilson W9 sewing machine that I have .      I found an attachment that allows it to use standard singer type feet.

I also added a few more quilts for sale to my etsy site https://timquilts.patternbyetsy.com

https://timquilts.patternbyetsy.com

And I plan to add these tomorrow.

I heard back from my Dr and I have another appointment on Oct 11.    The appointment is to discuss the procedure to remove the stones and add a stent to the blocked duct.     Looking forward to it!

Happy Quilting

Tim

It is hot!

It has been so Hot in Lansing!!  record breaking hot!     hotter than it has been since 1891 but several degrees.  Not quilting or gardening weather!

Here are the last 5 days.

I didn’t catch the highs every day….a few went over 100.

Well I sure hope it goes down soon.   The forecast says Wednesday will go back to normal……that would be a drop of over 30 degrees….and very welcome!

I have not yet heard back from my GI doctor so not sure yet what the plan is for my stomach/abdomen pain yet.    Sure hope they get it together soon!

Meanwhile I am putting quilts on sale 25% off again until the end of Sept.    Here is the Link https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I am also going to add a few more for sale this week after I decide which I can live without LOL   so stay tuned.

and if it cools off I might even be able to get some more quilting done!

Happy Quilting

Tim

update

I finished the bible cover

I can make one for you 🙂   here is the link:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/527911147/bible-with-quilted-leather-cover?ref=shop_home_active_7

the one is the link is different but just add a note to seller in the checkout process and I will do the quilting to match your request.

So I went to the hospital and had my Endoscopic Ultrasound procedure.    It looks like a big part of my problem  is stones in the pancreas.   The question is how they will approach getting them out.     It also looks like ulcers are a problem.   I am waiting to hear back from the GI dr and my GP to see what the next step is to get to feeling better.   The good news is I know what is wrong ( and I am not crazy, there really is something up)….the bad part is waiting for a course of action.  Not being able to eat properly and being in constant pain is very draining.

I got this one basted today.

It is pretty big (60 inches wide) and I used 2 layers of batting….it weighs a ton!

I am finishing up a black leather bag for a customer and then I hope I can get outside and take some garden pictures and start fall cleanup…..I am afraid my garden has suffered this year 😦

I bought a new video camera with a better microphone so I will try that out soon (as much as I hater to do it I need to read the manual )

Teddy has his fall allergies and goes to see the vet on Saturday.

Here is a link to the AQS show ….my 2 quilts are included
https://www.facebook.com/AQSonline/posts/10155961622404396?pnref=story

Happy Quilting!

Tim