Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Schools out

School's out for the summer!!! Short as it is.  Got the summer off to a great start my DH's family reunion in Virginia.  This was the view from our lunch on Sunday.  Love the mountains.  The last couple of days have been spent cleaning my sewing room, I don't know how I let it get so messy.  I am really going to try to keep it in order after this deep cleaning.  Hopefully I will be able to do it.

 The last few months at school were so incredibly busy I did very little hand work of any kind.  Several months ago I started Pine Tree Ridge by Jan Patek, I had put it aside until this week.  I finished the angel block tonight.  Can't wait to get more of the blocks done.

I also discovered a great book a few weeks ago on facebook.  It took me a while to locate a copy of it, and just got it in the mail a couple of days ago.  The title is Desert Trader, The Life and Quilts of Goldie Tracy Richmond.  I have just started reading it and it very interesting.

One of Goldie's quilts.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Me Weekend

I had the house to myself this weekend, and definitely made good use of my time.  Did some yard work on Friday afternoon, went out to a wonderful dinner with my 86 year old neighbor who was lonesome.  It was great to spend some time with him.  Yesterday made a trip to Marietta to Little Quilts to sell some wool to Mary Ellen, came back and headed to my sewing room.  I have been working on this quilt for over a year.  I have vowed every month this year to get it finished and it just hasn't happened.  Finally it is finished, just need to press it and trim some stray strings.  Really like the way it turned out.  Now for a new project.

Too a break from sewing and went to an estate sale down the street, found this great stool, don't know exactly where I am going to put it but absolutely love it.

 Finally had time to make some pincushions.  I have started collecting egg cups and turning them into  pincushions.  I used some of my hand dyed velvet for these two.  I love the one on the right, it is one of a pair that I bought in Alabama at a flea market, they are Minton.  Love the pale pink velvet.  The one on the left is Pennsylvania Dutch from a flea market in North Carolina.