Friday, June 12, 2015

Number Six, Well Actually Number Seven, Let me explain............

Number Six in the count down was actually a Body Image Essay. I referenced several other blogs who deal with the subject as a lifestyle commentary. That file and the one that preceded it were corrupted during a computer update I think. There is all kinds of information missing so I will move on to Number Seven, OK?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hello dear quilting friends. I hope your Fall season has offered inspiration and some nice ideas for Holiday preparations. I have been searching the patterns and the webs for you and have a couple new ideas for the next couple weeks. I am a little behind, of course, but I only have two big projects this year. It is the little gifts that I so enjoy making. Personal and specific to that person. Starting next week I hope to have the information all pulled together to share. If I am a little behind, please forgive me, I am back to full-time nurse again and my time is limited.That is OK because I think I may be using my time more wisely, funny how that works, isn't it?

I didn't manage to fit any sewing time in the schedule for the last couple days. As a result I am experiencing a little bit of a withdrawl twitch. I did sort out some fabric that had been hiding since it was washed. I prefer to wash yardage when I buy it and somehow this fabric was washed, dried and folded with the table cloths waiting to be ironed. Folded right up in their lofty damask loveliness. I want those ready for the Holidays. I need to get a move on.

A classic bow tie in classic blue and white.

I really like the dark background on this quilt, it makes the blocks just pop!

Plans for the week: (notice the optimism here, things are strained with Mr. in ill health and everything else going on.)
  • join the Batik blocks then figure out what kind of border or what ever to do with them. That will require a shopping trip because trust me quilters, I've got doodle here in the realm of Batiks. 
  • make the rest of the foundation string blocks from the Mirabella jelly roll.  More design work on that one. I have been sketching, it will be a gift. 
  • PJ's, bottoms, redraft the pattern for a short little person and make a test pair. She wants to learn to sew. We need a sample. 
  • Aprons, need to get on that. Mine are worn so much they are thread bare. Not a good look for an apron connoisseur. 
  • I have decided NOT to do Bonnie Hunters Mystery Quilt this year. There is no time and I don't need any more deadlines I cannot meet.
I need to tell you all about Jennifer L. Scott's new book, "At Home with Madame Chic : Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life. Just when I was starting to lose hope for the current young adult population I discovered this young woman. She is bringing back traditional values for the work at home Mother.  She does not shop in pyjamas, her house is clean and organized, she does not use the television or video games to raise her children.   She cooks nutritious meals, maintains adult friendships, and lives within her budget. How great is that? I am 3/4 of the way through the book and I must say that it is all common sense but very well organized and well written. At the end of each chapter she include suggestions for beautiful music. A sequel of sorts to her first book,  "Lessons from Madame Chic-20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris,"  it is a light and pleasant read.
Color and Inspiration here, no affiliation.  Take a look at what you can imagine with paint chips!

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