See you then.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Both of my feet actually came with me to North Hampton, NH, but the other one is out of photo range, balancing me to make sure I didn't fall down into the water and all of that. I do have some class, after all.
The bright orange piggies actually have a person attached to them. See:
Yeah, she's my friend. You can't have her.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I strip-pieced and hand-quilted this quilt when my son was in grade school.
He was a huge NY Knicks fan, hence the blue and orange and basketball quilting motif:
I loved the large white quilt blocks that would showcase my quilting:
I quilted an unbroken chain in the borders:
The basketballs (and batting) have gone flat. The chain (and quilting threads) have been broken. This quilt went everywhere with my son. It's been to Mexico a few times and even to the Ukraine.
We visited the quilt at college for Thanksgiving my son's freshman year and realized the quilt had outlived it's usefulness. The binding was in tatters and the quilt was a worn, thin, dingy mess. I rushed home to make him a replacement quilt for Christmas.
I found the same pattern, but chose Ohio State University colors and music-themed fabrics. I made sure that the four-patches met diagonally and made a secondary pattern. I quilted this one by machine:
This quilt was completed in three weeks and is not fancy, but took my son through the next 3-1/2 years of school. It's going in
Monday, July 20, 2009
Check out the other one two three.
These quilts were finally given to their owners last night. At my son's wedding. More on that later.
At thirty-one quilts finished for the year, I'm on track for Fifty Finishes. How are you doing?
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
My husband delivered the quilt to a cousin at a family reunion this past weekend. I was teaching classes and could not attend, but send along this hostess gift:
The quilting in the light stripes says: "forever .... in peace.... may you wave"
The hostess' home is decorated in Americana and I knew it would look perfect. I also knew that my husband's aunt (a quilter) would understand my panic call to my husband begging him to take a photo. Those would be Aunt Marilyn's rings in the photo.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I show her every quilt I make and ask if she likes it. I always get a variation of "it only matters if you like it." Imagine my surprise when I asked her if she liked a recent quilt and she replied, "Yes." She even explained why she liked it. I was bowled over with shock. And then I gave her the quilt.
Since my baby is going to college in a very cold and snowy location, this is first of several of my baby's college quilts:
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
I know I've mentioned that he's looking for a job as a music teacher, but that is no longer the case. Students in grades K-2 in a local school district will benefit from his daily attention. Now he'll be able to support the bride he's taking in less than 2 weeks!
Monday, July 06, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Even with the soggy hair, soggy clothing, and the too-tight quarters, my daughter and 502 of her closest friends walked across the stage and graduated.
My son was proud of his sister:
Thursday, July 02, 2009
I'm always on the lookout for some amusement, though, and the mall did not fail me.
I walked past a stroller rental:
Do you see the tiny black bag hanging from the bottom of the stroller? Here's a close-up:
At least my day at the mall wasn't a complete waste of time.