strange yellow orb appeared briefly in the sky today compelling us to leave the confines of our rented abode and travel to the nearest salt water galaxy not too far away. in maine, when the mercury-contained heat indicator reaches 60F., many denizens are garbed in shorts and i complied. seriously, 60F. in maine is like 80F. in southern locales so it's nearly a requirement. **** am presently quilting the pinks project and some machine sewing on other things as well. ***** after a hastily prepared evening caloric intake of the mediterranean genre along with herbaceous leafy greens (spaghetti and salad), some quilting and TV listening, am retiring to the all-purpose sleep/sewing chamber for reading my current volume on temporary loan from the nearest multimedia receptacle (library)....."The Land of Painted Caves," last volume of Earth's Children Series by Jean Auel, which I recommend highly.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
yesterday i did get the pinks basted and started the quilting as well. that project needs to be finished right away, so it'll be my primary handwork project until completion. today i'm pulling out the next machine project that is a gift, so details omitted until it's been received. these two projects will take up the majority of the next two weeks. after that, it's back to basting 2 UFOs and quilting the next. this year hoping to knock off at least 10 from my UFO list of 21; with june nearly here i've finished 6 so well on my way to that goal. ***** the sky is lightening a bit here after a week of clouds and rain, so maybe the weather guru is right, the sun WILL come out tomorrow!
Friday, May 20, 2011
susan branch for posting her pattern of "vineyard seasons" for inspiration. true, the pinwheel is a public domain pattern, but she utilized it in a unique way which I did not copy exactly but all in all, i want to give her a mention. i am probably going to bind mine in one of the pink fabrics. after this quilting project is done, i'm going back to the hawaiian applique project for handwork. i've also got a quilt that needs tying and then bound to be finished, so that's on the agenda as well. ****** has finally stopped raining here in maine but no sun yet. the talking weather heads say sunday for certain.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
all pieced by hand. these are 6" schoolhouse blocks all done and waiting for the narrow border, then baste, quilt and binding! though i do still make some bed-size quilts, i am so into making small projects that can be finished fairly quickly and give me just as much satisfaction. there are so many patterns i want to make that i couldn't possibly all do in big quilts. so, i'll have a collection of smaller pieces instead. i have 2 quilts on my bed, my daughter has 3 quilts, my mother has 3 quilts, there is a sofa quilt, my aunt has a quilt, my older brother and SIL have 2 quilts and my sister has a quilt. i also have 2 tied quilts to be given away, 4 bed quilts in process and a few more at the UFO stage. when i finish them all, i still have stash to make more.....so will that be enough?