Saturday, May 31, 2014

Gorgeous Day on the Lake Ended with Some Sewing

Today, I spent the day on Fontana Lake with our youth group from church.  We rode the pontoon around on the lake, swam, and had an awesome time.  I have to admit that this was my first time on a boat on a lake.  I've been to the lake a few times before, but have never been out on a lake.  I could easily get used to that!  While riding around, a few of us were talking about boathouses and we saw one for sale.  Would love to have a boathouse.  What would be better than being at the lake, without all of life's distractions, with a treadle machine quilting away!  A man can dream, right?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Fog in the Mountains

As it begins to lighten up this morning, you can definitely see the fog laying low.  The muted tones created by the fog remind me of the muted colors found in the civil war reproduction fabrics.  For some time I wasn't a fan of the civil war era fabrics, but my creative side is now piqued and wants to play a little more.  A friend recently requested an Underground Railroad quilt for their bed (California King might I add).  Will have to work on that soon, maybe for Christmas.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Early Morning Stitches

Good morning everyone!  I'm up early to get ready for another day at work, however I've managed to sneak in a few minutes for some hand stitching on the tote I'm working on.  All I have left is hand stitching the binding down.  I'm about halfway finished with it.  This binding is a bit slow going though.  With rigid foam board forming the center of the bag, there's not much give to the edges so it takes some extra tugging and work to work in the stitches next to the foam.  While this may be my only quilting time I get today, I'm so thankful I am able to spend even five minutes today working on a project.  It keeps me going.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hey Ya'll!

Hey y'all, I'm Levi Henson.  I am a mostly self-taught quilter and I love to share what I'm doing.  I've been quilting for about 6 years and love to try new projects and techniques.  I do work full time at a local hospital as well as volunteer as a youth director at my church and in our local community center.  My quilting time is often my quiet times.  I sneak in time to quilt as often as possible.  I often sew each morning when I get up even if it is a few minutes or just a few blocks.  This time is also when I spend a lot of time in prayer.  The hum of the machine tends to block out a lot and help me to focus on God and my projects.