Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tea for Two?

Well, I joined this spring swap thing in Quiltchat the Mirc chat room that I visit. We are to make a spring wall hanging or table runner and send it to the swapper we are assigned too and keep this all anonymous. LOL

I came up with the idea to do a teapot and tea cup wall hanging. I will also put some different teas and a lovely tea cup and saucer in the box when I send it out.

I hope she likes what I came up with.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cabin Steps

Well, I have been playing with EQ again. Here is my latest quilt, I picked up the fabric today. I can't wait to get started on this one. The open areas will get some really neat applique with a vine and flowers weaving in and out around the outside log cabins. This quilt was inspired by a simular design, "Winter Cabin" by Leigh Latimore. I wrote to Leigh and she has given me written permission to use her pattern and to even teach the quilt in classes.

Trunk Show in Nj

A very dear friend invited me to come and do my trunk show at her quilt guild in Nj. It was so much fun! What a lovely visit, and the trunk show as a great hit. Enjoy the photos.

Me at the end of the show during questions and answeres.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

when a quilters passes away

I was given the news that a very dear friend of mine passed away this week after a very courageous battle with cancer.
Sharon will be deeply missed by her family and friends
But, her quilts will live on for years and I am lucky enough to own a few of them.
I sat down this morning and put down a few words. This is unedited, they are words from my heart. Sharon, I will miss you.

When a quilter passes away.

The sewing machine will now gather dust
The rotary cutter will begin to rust.
The sewing room will have a strange hush
When a quilter passes away

Her family will gather the stash
It’s hard for them to know what to keep
Her guild may get a big heap
When a quilter passes away

The quilt’s she has made in the past
Now become treasures and stored to last
A symbol of her love they will stay
When a quilter passes away.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Had a few days vacation

If you call going to the hospital a vacation. I developed a new blood clot in my left leg. So, I got to spend the past 5 days on ordered bed rest. I'm now home and ready to start the next instalments of the boms. That is after I iron some fabric. lol

Monday, February 9, 2009

Has Spring Sprung?

If you to use my clothes line as a judge your answer just might be YES! LOL
It's 42 and the sun is shinning. Took advantage of the warmer weather and the nice spring like breeze and hung out some fabric. OH it sure does help break up the winter hum drums to see a line full of bright colors.
I hope your corner of the world is as bright as mine was today.
Hugs to you all and God Bless