Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
DH likes this one so much that he has asked me not to give it away just now. With another grandchild on the way, he says we might want it later. Point taken--I'll hang this top in the closet until DDIL gets a look at it. First dibs for grandbabies!
We were going through the different blocks and naming the bears (slow night on TV, I guess), and we found Sister Bear, Mama Bear, Grandpa Bear, Baby Bear, Movie Star Bear, etc. When we came to the poor little bear with the kerchief tied around her head, DH named her "Menopause Bear"! (Guess who ties a kerchief around her head when she's having a "power surge"? LOL) Maybe I should find a way to applique beads of perspiration trickling down her cheeks.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Isn't he a hoot? I just had to make him, and then realized I don't have any fabric that would really work well for borders. I think I'll offer him as a center medallion for a round robin quilt for Project Linus on the Quilting Passion Forum. Hopefully, someone will want to make Bucky into a beautiful quilt and send him on his way to a deserving child.
Gee, I've been scattered in my quilting this week! I've started four new projects--pretty silly when I have so many UFOs.
Today I also made 48 large half square triangles (brights with black) to make a quilt for an orphanage in India that we are sponsoring on the Quilting Passion Forum. As I was trimming them to size, I accumulated quite a little pile of colorful trimmings. I've decided to save little trimmings until spring, and then set them out for the birds to use in their nests. Hopefully, I'll see some woven into little nests and can post pictures of them later.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
The border fabric was left over from the Buttons 'N Blooms BOM border and tied in beautifully with the colors of the squares and the ladybugs. I think it looks happy. It will go to the hospital when I volunteer this week.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Debi, I think you are the inspirational one! You inspired me to travel to Dallas by myself, something I hadn't done in years, and showed me unselfish hospitality. Being able to room with you and talk into the wee hours was one of the highlights of the trip! Your quilting projects inspire me to use my machine more. (Without a little push, I'd probably be producing piles of applique blocks with no finished projects.)
Debi has already given this award to some of my favorite bloggers. Please take a peek at my list of "Sites to See". There is inspiration in all of them!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This afternoon I was working on another quilt from "Dallas fabric" that is machine pieced and machine quilted. I don't do too many of them this way, so I'm always amazed at how quickly it works up!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
We are going to replace some 30-year-old appliances in our kitchen, so we're at the library now, researching on Consumer Reports. That is, he is researching and I'm looking at forums and blogs! He always finds so many ways to distract me that at least I can do this while he reads!