Thursday, February 21, 2008

Quilting Day one: the beginning of the Adventure

hey! its Hannah again! (still signed in as Rach)

Its about 2:o5ish and Sara, Rachel, and Danielle decide to start their quilting project. They decided what fabrics they were going to use and were ready to start cutting them, when..............

they find this, Danielle had forgotten to get the rotary mat out of the car earlier when she arrived for the TLC, (around 10:00)
so the rotary mat is now warped.

how are you supose to quilt with a warped rotary mat??
2:08 - after Abel tries laying on it, its still bent badly in the one corner.
2:10-it was suggested to try ironing it.

2:15- We get the ironing board ready and the iron hot.

Our mom (sister Tina) tells Danielle and Sara to make sure you put a towl over it while ironing it.

2:18 have been ironing for a while now, but it does not seem to help much. Then one of these 3 persons has an idea.........since ironing with the towl was not working too well, they decided to try without the towl real quick.
and.........yeah, it started melting in a spot.

we were all reminded of some sermons we have been hearing recently "Let the older women teach the younger women."

so at the end of all this, their only choice was to quilt with the bent mat....but hey, its going great!
All the squares were cut out perfectly.

Why the name?

Well I'm glad you asked. See Sara suggested something with stitches. I thought sisters worked since we are all Sisters in Christ. However, for Webster's take on it...

Sisters In Stitches,

1. A group of women of the same faith; a female fellow christian, who has made multiple passes of a needle in sewing. As in sisters hanging out in Sis. Tina's house, attempting to make a quilt.

2. These same women who have a local spasmodic pain; an acute lancing pain, like the piercing of a needle. As in sisters hanging out in Sis. Tina's house laughing so hard as to be in pain.

3. These same women who will need to stitch up, to mend or unite with a needle and thread; as, to stitch up a rent; to stitch up an artery. As Danielle will need stitches if Rachel continues to attack her with the rotary blade.

Webster's 1828 dictionary is amazing. Go check it out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Quilting: Day One

Well everyone, you are in for a treat! You have the honors of watching Sara, Rachel, and Danielle create a quilt! (Yes i said quilt) They have been wanting to start quilting for a long time, and that time has come. I, Hannah am their official photographer and will post on here weekly with updates.(i am signed into rachel's account right now because she uploaded my pics for me)
Now, one thing you must know is that none of these pictures were rehearsed. That is, these were taken without them getting ready for them. (isn't that awesome or what!) ok well here we go. Quilting: day one. i am
(these were taken near the end of the day., I will be posting about the first few hours shortly.)

uuummm.....they also made shadow a tie.....

been quilting for a while now......about 2 1/2 hours. Sara decides to be a hippie, i think.

Rachel frequently tries to kill Danielle with the quilting scissor/cutting thing, this is her idea of spicing things up.

about 3 into quilting Rachel is to kill Danielle, i really don't know what to say about Danielle's facial expression here.
well,at the end of the day they were able to cut out their squares.
stay tuned! coming soon: the beginning of our adventure.