Silver Thimble is starting another mystery quilt. ( I shouldn't even think about starting it since I haven't finished the last one, but I am) We got the first mystery clue on Friday night. This one listed the yardage and the first cutting instructions. I really want to do this, but I don't want to buy more fabric. The clue calls for two fabrics or two color ways, one being a constant, with each fabric or color way needed a total of 5 yards. Looking through my stash I found two combinations that I could live with. The first is red and yellow, the second is pink and brown. The clue also calls for colors with high contrast. I could do the solid brown and scrap up the pink, I have lots of pink in my stash. If I decide to go with the red and yellow, it will just be those two colors. What do you think?
Monday, May 20, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sometimes I think that I try to do too many things, does that ever happen to you? If I had my way I would probably spend most of my free time sewing and reading. I spend some time gardening, and probably should spend more, but the there just isn't enough time in the day for everything. We have had so much rain this spring that our flowers are really pretty. For the first time our peony, that was given to us several years ago by DH's aunt, is blooming. I love the big pink flowers. I probably should have cut some of them before the thunderstorms this morning, oh well.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Between Heave and Texas, takes place in Too Much "where the women are strong and the men are handsome but shiftless" (LOVE THAT DESCRIPTION). The story focuses on twins Mary Dell and Lydia Dale who share two traits a talent for sewing and a weakness for men. Lydia Dale marries and has children, Mary Dale wishes for children but doesn't get exactly what she wishes for, she gets much more. This is a truly uplifting story, can't wait for the next one.