Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
the purples pinwheel puzzle isn't even DONE yet and i've already found fabrics to make another. it's leftover batiks and i am so anxious to bust my stash, i put together this little stack for yet another pinwheel puzzle. the neutral on the left will be the background/border and there are 13 colors for the pinwheels. ***** last night got to quilt some on the lovers' links. this is very good! it should be done by fall for certain. i'm using 2 different motifs for the white spaces and it'll be my primary handwork piece until finished. ****** the rain is mostly over and it's a bit warmer today, though cloudy and dreary. this, too, shall pass of course!
Monday, August 15, 2011
no photo today as i'm sure everyone has seen rain, which is what it has been doing here all day today. we have no danger of flooding where we are, but not far away on the coast it does happen. it is chilly! to go from nearly 80 to 62 is noticed here, even though cold is relative in maine. for a february day, for instance, this would be balmy! had to don the thermal, long-sleeve top and kept my socks on all day long. it's an ideal night to quilt on the lovers' links, which is exactly what i am going to do. ***** my new read is "caleb's crossing," about the first native american graduate of Harvard, a Martha's Vineyard Wampanoag, though much is fiction. the book came out at the ideal time as a descendant of his graduated Harvard this past june. as a native new englander, i know much about the area's history, so the locale is familiar. oh yeah, the overnight temp is predicted to be 57!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
me and the old viking were up early this morning listening to Itunes and finishing up this little piece showed earlier. i got the 2 borders done, MORE HSTS!!!! it's a teensy, weensy wonky on one end, probably from over-zealous ironing, but really rather OK considering. i am pretty pleased with it because i really hate doing all these HSTs. but as i said, i measured twice, cut very carefully and it really made it as easy as could be. now the remnants are in the stash, the book shelved and on to finish piecing the pinwheel runner. we've a few cool, cloudy and rainy days so quilting the lovers' links is the TV project for certain. so glad we got some serious beach time in before the weather changed. i love, love, love the oean!