Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Ok this is the start, with some funky fabrics to the side of it I was auditioning for this quilt. I ended up not using any of those but that you will see that later when I post the photo of the finished product. The top is done and ready to go on the frame for machine quilting. For you quilters out there, you won't believe what I had to work from. Actually the middle conglomeration is four blocks. A lady who just deceased a few months ago, had started these blocks. They were actually basket like blocks set on point. Well I could not get them to come together and look like anything using four blocks to start a medallion quilt--so I took off the two side borders and half square triangle and Voila' --for this look. I added the dark blue border all around. If you look at it in a certain way it looks like tumbling blocks--but maybe it is just a tumbling type crystal. So I took it to one of my quilting groups and with my ideas and some of the ideas from other quilters, I came up with a small quilt that the senior center can auction off, raffle off or sell in the deceased's memory. She did a lot of sewing for the senior center. This was definitely a challenge for me as some of the fabrics were not 100% cotton.
More to come later on this. I am so far behind with everything.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
A new quilting buddy made this elfin type doll. Her face does not show up that well but she is a neato type doll--her wings and hair fascinate me. She said her husband will make a swing for her --won't that be cute? Kathy, her maker, is fairly new to quilting but she is doing a great job with her projects. I asked her permission to place this photo--thought it would be something different.
I am managing to stay as busy as ever. Catching up on a lot of stuff. I went quilting/sewing too last week so that always puts me behind at home. I am caught up once again with filing paperwork and all exchanges I am in--I will make a check out to IRS this week for a quarterly estimate and be happy and free for a few more months! We are a slave to them even when we are no longer earning a living. And I look forward to my first Social Security check next month.
We have to take the MH to Soldotna (55 miles away) for some recall on the engine (FORD) and to get the heater fixed--it is still behind a snow pile but we will be able to get it out soon. Larry also has to take the windows (canvas top part) out of the boat and have them redone. He needs to jell-coat the bottom of his boat too. Then summer can start officially. I will be able to get in the greenhouse soon too. Ah, can you tell we are anxious. We have cooked out on the new gas grill a few times already too as the little deck we have at this house is about clear of snow. We have lots to do this summer around the homestead--some additions are planned too. The cabin up on the hill still has its roof on so we will be anxious to get in up there (waiting for snow melt) and spend a night or two and turn on the heat and water so when Greg comes down, he can be comfy.
So that's it for now--guess I am thankful the house is sold, IRS is taken care of, spring is coming, we are warm and well-fed, and in reasonable good health. Life is good!