Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sewing cuties

I made this little wall hanging for a friend in CA because we share the love of quilting. Another quilting friend sent me the fabric which had about 10 different funky looking quilters/sewers on it. I got the idea to make a wall hanging from it from another quilter. Round and round we go!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Walking on the snow

I was shocked that the snow in my yard was so crusted and so hard that the moose could walk on the top of it. But here is proof. These were taken from the inside hence the flash on the window.

Friday, March 14, 2008

This is a keeper

I love log cabin! That is the name of the block for all you non-quilters who might read this blog. The blocks were made by a group of quilters in an exchange--a group of quilters in Fairbanks. Every exchanger picked her own block and colors. When mine came in I was astounded and they all went together perfectly. I could not wait to put it together. I have blocks from other exchanges that are still not put together but these blocks caught me right off and begged to be put together. I think this quilt is a keeper. I did my own quilting too on a Grace Machine Quilter.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

March and spring is coming

No posts because nothing exciting happening and no photos to post. Even Henrietta left home. We don't know if she hit someone's stew pot (not ours) or she is fickle. She was seen about 2 miles away at my friend's house then a couple of days later a male pheasant was seen too in the same yard. Does that tell us anything?

We have had some lovely melting down days. Lots more to go but spring is coming. We have had some ice dams coming off the roof in the kitchen/dining area--one that brought Larry out of his chair as he sat by the window. We have long days now too.

I have a couple of things close to completion in quilting and will be posting photos soon since this blog has the word "quilting" in the name I guess I should. I did quilt a quilt for a friend in exchange for her knitting a sock for me. Yes, a sock. I have been trying to do the second sock to the pair for a long time and found I just was not interested. But the lady I quilted for does beautiful knitting. She likes how I quilted her daughter's quilt she so asked what color I wanted for a second pair because she has another quilt she needs quilting. I guess I should be flattered but this always puts a crimp in my time on my own things.

Soon I will be outside more in the garden and on the beach. Every day I walk the treadmill for 25 minutes and do my mile. An iPod has really helped in that regard. And the pounds are coming off slowly, thanks to Weight Watchers.