Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunflower Friend



Wanted to try EPPing a blossom for my friend's sunflower quilt.  The triangles were no problem, but the other shapes did not fit so easily.  But I know she will quilt out the wrinkles for me!  Good friends are like that...

Friday, August 22, 2014

P.S.




As a postscript for my last blog post, I have to admit I need to work on something short term once in a while...just to have a finish.  These micro mini hexies measure 1/2 inch.  The whole trayful of precut Daiwabo Taupe fabrics came in a kit from Pinwheels.  Should finish at 4" x 8" in no time.





And as promised, I sewed another page of postage stamps this week.  It looks huge compared with those teeny hexies now!  Each stamp finishes at 1inch.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hexing Forever...




It seems like my hexies are going on forever.  Finished appliqueing another strip this week, and am  still enjoying the variety of blues with each and every one. And I have more forever projects that I am not in a hurry to finish....my postage stamp, for one.  Plan to make another page for that one next.

I have never wanted to make a quilt in a day...or even a weekend.  My favorite quilts have taken  months or even years!  I also like big books and long movies, if done well.  I just saw the movie, "Boyhood", and loved it...even though it was a very long sit.  It took twelve years to make, but it was well worth the wait.  What's the rush??

Monday, August 11, 2014

Direction




This Mariner's Compass is for a friend who is wondering about new directions.   I often get into a rut and become weary. Then I take stock of how I use my time and energy.  I try to let go of what I no longer love.  However, I do believe I will be quilting forever!!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fan




I simply adore this fan....silk and lace always make my heart beat faster!

This was a gift from "A" very special friend.  

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Souvenirs from VT




Most folks bring back cheese and maple syrup.  Pardon me, but I can buy Cabot and Camp's in my grocery store.   BUT where else can one find hand spun and dyed alpaca yarn?  and Vermont tea?






.....at the Alpaca Fiber Mill, of course!  The photo is a bit fuzzy, like my new yarn. :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vacation in Vermont




I am not an outdoor person, but Vermont may have turned me into a camper.  This sunset cruise on serene Lake Champlain for starters....






The Burlington crowd introduced me to Harpoon draft.  Yummmmmm.....








The gospel sing-along at the RV Rally in Essex Junction .....


I could really go for a Winnebago outfitted with a sewing studio!!!!