My little mini-vacation to join some good friends on the HGTV Message Board for a mini-retreat in Alabama...was such a good time. But, I did miss my daily posts with you! I tried to talk to you on Thursday, but the wireless connection was so slow...I could not get a single photo to upload.
Now, I'm back home...and tired...and can't wait until I can see my dear friends again!
Part of the time we worked hard!
Part of the time we partied hard!
There was a lot of stitches put into my Merry Merry Snowman quilt (yep, this is me!), and I only have one more block to go and it will be all appliqued! I'll share some photos of the finished blocks when I get a moment to put the button eyes on and embroider the arms of the snow-people.
We shopped at the Ashland Quilt House and the Heart to Heart Quilt Shop...and look at part of the stash I purchased. Can you tell that I like this fabric? I had no idea that I had purchased the same package of 5" squares at each shop!! Do you ever do that?
While at the quilt shop in Asland, a man/woman delivered a beautiful rocking horse to the owner. Her mother was so pleased that she had to take a little ride herself...she is 97 years old!
I had to have a photo...hope I have half the energy she has when I'm 79...much less at 97!!!
Time to start unpacking all of my dirty clothes, fabric, projects, and such!
in 1993...sewing wise? I was apparently cross-stitching...as these two were found in one of my many boxes "under the bed" today as Aidan and I were searching for some 28count linen that "I know I have".
Actually, I'm surprised that these are still here...you just would not believe the number of finished projects that I have lost in moves or given away...and "forgot to whom"...over these past 10-15 years. As a result, I really try NOT to get too attached to things.
Both of these were completed on 1993...and I find it interesting that each of them also included beading.
Hmmmmm...guess I have liked adding beads for a while now. I just forgot that!...and so much more!
My challenge to myself this year for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project is to create a large panel with many circles with crazy quilt seams only. The seams will document the designs in Embellishing Crazy Quilts,
and provide me a way to showcase those seams...other than the long
linear sampler I first stitched as the seams were designed. Some seams
have additional beads, or changes to fit the space of the circle.
Eventually, the project will be a shower curtain cover in my bath I'm
thinking....in front of the plastic liner so it won't get wet of course.
...and very lucky! This evening, while trying to "loosen" some fudge from a backing dish so it could be washed...with a large sharp knife (did I say stupid?)...it released...and went into my left palm. Fortunate for me that it did not go all the way through my hand. The cut is about a half an inch long and about a quarter inch deep. Hurts like heck! But, the bleeding stopped after a few minutes of pressure...and now I have some anti-biotic ointment on it and a bandage. Will get another bandaid on it before going to bed.
Don't try to loosen up stuck food from your baking dishes with a long sharp large knife!
Seriously, I need a keeper!!!
And no...I didn't want to eat the fudge...just get it all out and in the trash.
Edited to add: Check out my bandage cover. Isn't it stylish? It's an old sock that Aidan has outgrown...the toe and heal have been cut out for my fingers and thumb. And, it's pretty comfortable.
My sister was given four little tiny rabbits this week by a co-worker. She has been feeding them with an eyedropper for the past few days. They got their first taste of clover today. Aren't they just too cute. They are about four times the size they were when she took on the task of caring for them.
When I took Buddy out for his walk-about this morning...thought I'd snap a few photos with my phone to share. These are some of the blooms around the yard. The daffodils and Bradford pear blooms are long gone already; these are the second round of flowers for spring.
My challenge to myself this year for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project is to create a large panel with many circles with crazy quilt seams only. The seams will document the designs in Embellishing Crazy Quilts, and provide me a way to showcase those seams...other than the long linear sampler I first stitched as the seams were designed. Some seams have additional beads, or changes to fit the space of the circle. Eventually, the project will be a shower curtain cover in my bath I'm thinking....in front of the plastic liner so it won't get wet of course.