Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I made 2 wonky star blocks too, to even out the blocks my art quilt group made for Michael while he was deployed. I will sew together and quilt to get it to him asap.
Hillside Inn, in Wyoming, NY, is for sale. The selling agent is part of our quilt guild. We were able to meet an picnic there and tour the site yesterday, thanks to Emmy. It is gorgeous. I could live there! For $699,000.00 it can be yours! We all see it as a quilt retreat destination. If only.
This is only one of the chandeliers in a bedroom. I lay on the floor to get this pic. If I hadn't done that, I wouldn't have seen the star shape of the chandelier.
Last night I decided to take a nap at 7 PM. I woke up this morning at 6! I have been feeling tired all week. Not sure why. Heat. Age. Whatever. Felt good to sleep.
I have learned:
- How to shuck the hulls from wheat and chomp on the nut. MMMmmm.
- Check out this textile site. Really cool stuff.
- When I take a hot bath, Clifford, my special cat, loves to drink the hot water. I guess it's like hot tea for him?!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I made this quilt in 2010 at QBL in Nancy Crow's class. I will be facing it using a method I learned from Diane this past week.
Michael and Jenn are safely back home in Fort Campbell, after almost two weeks in town. I loved having him around, but am glad he has a good place to call home.
Mela Ann Zaporowski is holding her own. Melissa has not shown any signs of delivery yet. We have two weeks til the due date. I am so anxious to see her face and hold her in my grandma arms!
QBL quilt show today. Saw a few pieces that were inspiring, otherwise a waste of $6. Good time with good people saved the day. And more Marcia Derse fabrics for my stash!
I did manage to do a bit of machine quilting on my Big Leaf piece today. I added some pebble stitching to the linear leaf quilting. Looking good so far.
I picked up a copy of City of Lights yesterday. I don't normally reread a book since there are enough books that should be read, but this is a local story of intrigue and mystery. I thought I read it was to be made into a movie. I shall research that part.
I have learned:
- Orange is the New Black, a Netflix original, is very good.
- Screenprinting will be part of my repoirtoire soon!
- The Heat. Funny. Curse words work on a laugh scale.
- The Head & the Heart in Rochester August 1st.
Monday, July 1, 2013
The rain fell most of the day, but we were all tucked under old barn eaves, completely enveloped in our creative quest. A very good day off!
Mela has 4 more weeks to complete her dwell in the womb. Melissa and Dave have put all the baby goods together and are ready for her arrival. I have her pictured in my mind...wonder how close I'll be to that.
Michael and Jenn will be home, here, in Batavia by this time tomorrow! We will celebrate at Center Street Smokehouse at 7PM. I just need to get that strong, hardy hug and give him one right back. They will be in WNY until the 13th.
Val has finished quilting my Nancy Crow quilt! She used variegated thread and her infamous, fabulous straight line quilting. I will get it from her Saturday. I made this quilt in 2010 at QBL. I will treasure it.
Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. Rain. More rain.
I have learned:
- Cooking & cleaning are not my thing. I hate them both.
- I'm tired. A lot. I never used to be. Is it my 52 years?