Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
/enders for the feathered star. so i got both done in nearly the same time with almost no thread waste. i do use a lot of thread but the amount that goes into the trash is almost nil, thanks to this method of chain sewing. **** i am so enjoying this "just takes 2" project as it is a bit of a challenge with all the different blocks and construction methods. not puzzling to the point of frustration but interesting. i have no idea what i am going to do with a 90" square quilt top or even a finished quilt that size, though.
Monday, June 18, 2012
ran to the PO first thing to pick up this giftie from megan in michigan who has actually been to maine! such heartful gifts including a finger pincushion, a birdie pincushion that will sit on top the old viking quite nicely, a nail kit and this handmade basket. thank you, megan, for such wonderful gifts. you should be here now as there is a bit of a glut of lobster around; shedders (soft shell) are in abundance due to early moulting and they can't be shipped, so there are lobster signs everywhere and prices are quite reasonable. i know where part of my paycheck is going this week.....mmmmm!
michele over at quilting gallery has posted info about this challenge and i believe i shall rise to the occasion! in addition to finished scrappy quilts, i have basted ones and scrappies in progress also. probably won't win, but it'll be fun to see them in a group as well as see what others make. i almost never make matchy/matchy type quilts, buying yards of a certain fabric, though sometimes they are controlled scrappy. *** monday again and a few housekeeping things to start the week. other than that, will continue on with my quilty projects. **** it's finally summer in maine and this is the season people think of when they say to me, "oh, i love maine." they hardly ever think of february in maine fondly but then, even we who live here don't either.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
can you tell i was miffed and tired? no doubt. i am guessing my message hit home because last night he parked someplace else and it was serenely quiet all night. in a bit of fairness here, i am a light sleeper during the early morning hours. my mother tells me when i was a baby, all she would have to do is walk across the floor near the crib and i would be sitting up with eyes wide open ready for the day. so maybe i wouldn't slash his tires and break his windows, but the superglue on the windshield is a tantalizing vision. thankfully i am a person who acts out with only words nearly all the time. and i am not down on apartments per se; i've lived in some inner city housing that was never this noisy or intrusive...go figure!