|Box 2 of wool|
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Yesterday was my first "solo" outing since my foot surgery. It was meeting day for the Gwinnett Quilt Guild and there was no way that I was going to miss seeing Edyta Sitar. I have all of her books and absolutely love her work. That being said I was not prepared to the beauty of her quilts or her outrageous sense of humor. (I met her very briefly at spree in Houston year before last, guess that wasn't the best place for her humor to come out). Her lecture yesterday was titled "The reasons for quilts", and it was very appropriate. I never thought about all of the reasons we make quilts, some of the reasons she mentioned were: for our children, for dolls, for the men in our lives, for our parents, for brides, making quilts with friends, to learn a new technique, and for ourselves. All of her quilts were simply stunning. I tried to get photos of all of her quilts; however the battery on my camera died. I did get photos of some of them.
|Quilt made with triangles from a trade|
|Candy necklace quilt|
|Starburst quilt (love this one)|
|Tree of life|
|Indian Wedding ring|
I would love to be able to turn out quilts like this woman does. She rocks!!!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I am so bored!!! I can't believe that I am saying that!! I never get bored. Since my foot surgery last Thursday I have had to stay off of my foot and for the first time today it is driving me crazy. I have plenty of handwork to do, but I am tired of sitting and doing it. I have read an entire book today and worked on three different handwork projects. I finished two of the Snowy Days blocks. The snowman you see here.
|This is Block A, with the name Snowy Days.|
|A close up of Snowy Days.|
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Now that school is out I hope to finish start (and hopefully finish) some projects. I have been a wool dyeing fiend, and have actually used very little in projects for myself. This is the first time that I have dyed wool for a specific project for myself. I saw this pattern online a few months ago and ordered it know that I wanted to make it with my own wool. The first thing I did was dye the background pieces. It is so much fun, putting in a neutral wool in a vat of dye and watching it change colors!!
This is the first block that I started, I love the blue hounds tooth for the scarf. I can't wait to find the other colors that I want to use for each block. Watch for my progress on this.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
|Butterfly weed. How can something this pretty be called a weed?|
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Just got back from our annual "Going sewing at the cabin" few days with wonderful friends, Pat, Becky and Karin. As you can see from the "happy hour" table we had a wonderful time, there was plenty of Blue Moon, Limearitas, and wine to be had along with lots of snacks. I still need to get Pat's salsa recipe, it was wonderful. We had a great time, there is nothing like starting the summer off with a few days of sewing with wonderful friends. Already looking forward to next year.
|I know this is sideways, but you can still tell that Karin make a beautiful Trip Around the World quilt, it is going to find a happy home in Florida.|
|Great quilt from Becky.|
|My quilt called "Odds and Ends" that I have been working on for almost a year.|