|Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter.|
Friday, April 22, 2011
my favorite quilting magazines is American Patchwork and Quilting. When I see it in mailbox, I know that I can have a nice relaxing evening going through it and picking out new projects. The problem is that I don't need to pick out new projects, I need to finish projects that I already have started. However, in the latest issue there was a cute stitchery pattern that I wanted to do.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Finally a UFO finish before the end of the month. I started this Turning 20 last summer from a fat quarter pack that I had in my stash for ages. I always knew that I would probably give it to someone, just didn't know who. When my principal announced earlier this year that she was retiring, I knew exactly who I would give it to. She has always wanted one of the quilts that I donate to Relay for Life each year. I had always told her I would make her one when she retired, not realizing just how soon that would be. I can't wait to see the look on her face when she gets it.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
|Karen's quilt made with the twister ruler.|
|The back of Karen's quilt, with its very own Schnibbles backing.Who would have thought?|
|Sarah's paper piecing blocks, they are gorgeous.|
|Karen's beautiful jelly roll Lilac Hill, and of course she is making a Schnibble to go on the back of it. |
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. It opened about 5 years ago, and this was our second visit. Corinth was the site of a major battle during the war, and is only about 20 miles from where the Battle of Shiloh took place. If you are ever in the area and enjoy Civil War sites this is a great one.
On Tuesday, DH headed home. I kept busy doing some other odd jobs for my mom. My original plan was to head back on Thursday, however a cousin was killed on Thursday morning which changed all of my plans. I didn't get back until Sunday, which means that I didn't do anything that I had planned at my house. Oh well, there is only seven more weeks of school, plenty of time this summer.
|This is at the entrance to the museum.|
|This is the tranquility pool that features a marble block with the name of each major battle during the war.|
|Flags flying in front of the incoming storm clouds.|
Friday, April 1, 2011
International Tatting Day. Tatting is another one of my hobbies. I have always admired tatting, and several years ago was presented with the opportunity to take lessons. I will admit it was one of the most frustrating things I have ever learned how to do. Once I go the hang of it, I really enjoyed it. I have made lace for sheets, pillowcases, and tea towels. It is very portable and inexpensive, compared to some of my other hobbies. If you ever have the opportunity to take a tatting class I would highly recommend it.