A FEW NICE PICTURES
Sewing, crafting, piecing and quilting are what keeps me sane. If I am creating something I am happy...even if it doesn't work exactly as I want it, I enjoy the process. Hope you enjoy reading about what I do and sometimes don't do.
Please watch THIS . It is inspiring.
Here's the thing...I love trying a new block. It's the thrill of seeing if I can figure out how it's made. This morning Barb over at Just Sayin' Sew wrote about going to one of Bonnie Hunter's shows and dern it, she posted pictures. And though they are all wonderful, one in particular really caught my eye. Well, you know, I had fabric scraps out already left from Blue Ridge Beauty so what would it hurt if I made up one block. So I did. Scrappy little star.
I'm going to post these pictures of the 2 Blue Ridge Beauties I made so I can review and compare them.
|Block used for Quilt #1|
|Block used for Quilt #2|
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I took my retirement this past fall since the government says I am old enough. I'm not sure how retired I am but this article that was posted on one of the groups I visit helps put it in perspective. It was anonymous so thanks to whoever wrote it.
I did this today. It is huge. I'm tired. I'm vegging with the Brits the rest of the evening. Have a good one.
I've had the the PBS Gardening programs on this morning as I put the top of this huge quilt together. More later on that but I've just had to grit my teeth every time this program promo comes on. Grrrrrr!!! It has run with every program break I do believe and the lady announcer comes on with something about needing money in Kansas and not having enough of it. When are the talking heads gonna figure out that money is just paper....paper is generated by people. The solution is not in money...the solution is in people! Educating and promoting people. When they, whoever "they" is stop promoting money and start promoting people, money will no longer be a problem. It seems simple to me...why do they make it so hard? Climbing down from my soap box and going back to the sewing machine. But hey, reeeahley! Whew I feel better.
All things are looking good this year for an early coming of spring. The groundhog says so, the TV guy reports it is just around the corner, yesterday it was 76 degrees and gorgeohsus! AND whoo hoo! my dear Hubby just came into have me check out the first robins in our yard. When I went to the window they were hopping around the car...probably foraging the crumbs that fell from my lap as I got out after my trip through the Wendy's drivethrough! (Yes. I buy an extra FF and eat them hot on the way home...yeah right, try to convince me you don't do that, too.) I ran for my camera and stealthily tried to open the door without scaring the one who was perched right on the corner peak of the shop's roof...what a great picture that will be but alas, off he flew at the sound of the opening door. As I turned away, disappointed, I saw his partner on the highwire and was able to snap this picture. Does she look full of eggs to you? Pretty blue eggs all dressed up as for Easter. This is always what is a sure sign for me that spring is sprung! Get out the nursery catalogs, sharpen up the hoe, find my garden gloves and get out the neck pack and Ben Gay...albiet very early this year....it's garden time!
This is the bowl I use to make caramel or cinnamon corn usually around the holidays. It is a big bowl. Notice it is resting in our big recliner...it is hard to find a place for it to stay when not in use. However I found that it fits nicely on top of a fabric tub under my cutting table and is a great place to throw my strings.
I heard from a guy at our local television station and he said they have proof that the groundhog was right and spring is just around the corner.....scroll down for the proof.....
Sometimes I come across something and go "Now why didn't I think of that?" This is one of those times. I just think this is such a fun and smart thing to do. It's a Traveling Stash giveaway. You can read about and enter HERE . If you win the giveaway you recieve a box of goodies, take out what you want, refill it with items from your stash, have a giveaway on your blog and pass it to your winner. Isn't that just clever!?!
This post is about a UFO finish! Yahoo!!! I started my Blue Ridge Beauty from Bonnie K Hunter over at Quiltville as a leader/ender project and when I had enough of the 4Ps I started in on the HSTs. Though this looks really complicated, it is really only those two blocks...light/dark 4 patches and light/dark half square triangles...lots of them! Heh, heh!