After a rocky start, making way to many boo boos, I finally got all the pot holes filled and now the road is clear to the finish. One arm and the neckband with a few ends to weave and I just might be able to wear it before winter is over. It is supposed to snow Saturday and I'd love to wear it out sledding.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
So far, this is what I have for the Mystery Quilt from Patchwork Times. I am really loving how these colors are working together and am anxious to get the next ones made.
Though I bought 5 new orchids today, there were hundreds that I did not buy. I felt refreshed after the morning smelling and being delighted by color and spending the day with my daughter and husband. If you love orchids, you really should visit this place. It is amazing.
Oh, my soul is refreshed! My husband, daughter and I spent all morning at Housermann's Orchid Greenhouse near Chicago today. Such color and beauty was wonderful. The smells were also delightful. Some smelled like chocolate, some like coconut, some like a fresh bouquet of spring flowers, and some just stank. There were a few that followed me home and now have a place in a sunny window along with a few of my other orchids. Here are my new additions today.
Friday, February 28, 2014
I finally got this quilt done after being on the machine for over a week. All that appliqué had to have stitched around it and by the time I got done I had decided I no longer liked cherries or grapes. It has taken a couple of days to get my hands back to normal from gripping that ruler to trace the appliqué but they seem fine again. Time to do some all-over designs now. I have to admit, though, I couldn't have asked for a more beautifully appliquéd quilt. Micro stitching and all almost totally invisible. You can always count on Joy for a perfectly stitched quilt.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
An online magazine I visit daily asked that we post a picture of our first or near first quilt, our favorite quilt, and our latest quilt. I dug out a quilt I made for my daughter over 20 years ago and I have to say, I had pretty humble beginnings. Take a look at that meander quilting! It makes me giggle that I was actually very proud of that free motion work. The pattern is Star Log Cabin from Eleanor Burns. The logs are stitched in the ditch and the borders are all meandered. Don't laugh, we all have to start somewhere.