Saturday, June 27, 2015

English Garden is Growing...



Having a wonderful time with these Liberty florals.  The delicate prints are on the finest fabrics.  Hand piecing these is like reading Jane Austen in the shade...so genteel!






Sunday, June 14, 2015

Easing Into My 1718 Coverlet




My first block 






and the second...






and then number three!


I joined The 1718 Coverlet Quiltalong, but I am six months behind already!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Can You Guess??



Guess what this little gadget is...

a) wooden iron

b) seam roller

c) trapezius massager

d) all of the above

The answer is (d) and I bought one today at my guild meeting.  It is a handy "iron" for pressing seams at the sewing machine, leaves no carbon footprint, and relieves neck pain---all in one cute little power-less tool.  Oh, and I bought these luscious reds to use it on...no sleep tonight!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Still Quilting After All These Years...



This quilt was started years ago, and I have been enjoying it all along the way.  It is basted and bound now, so I can hand quilt the hexies at my leisure.  Very cozy on the cold rainy days we are having this week.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Colour My World



Colour my world with Kaffes and Liberties!  I have been saving these for something special and am 
hoping to put them into my  1718 Coverlet.  




AND

 My lawn is up!!!  Not quite Downton Abbey here yet, but this new grass is the grandest green!

Monday, May 18, 2015

New Start

 

Landscaping work has begun in my backyard at last.  




Remnants of an ancient oil tank were exhumed in the process.  An artifact, maybe?

I just want to see some grass now!  Meanwhile, I am starting a new quilt--



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring, I think...




 Last week the furnace and this week AC!!   Whatever happened to Spring??  Thankfully, my pink dogwood knows what season it is.  Hope it stays a while...