Tuesday, June 17, 2008

And for my co-worker

I bought a kit from a vendor that was set up outside my work place. It's called Amazing Geo Gami. Very cool stuff. I finally sat down tonight and made something, it's a gift for my co-worker who celebrated his 51st birthday today. It's a "Truncated Stellated Octahedron". And it's very cool. :-)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Jean's quilt

Jean is an active member of the quilting community here. She recently turned 50, so we made quilt blocks for a quilt for her. The finished quilt is nothing short of wonderful.

This is on the back, as well as a rose:

Here are close-ups of 2 of the blocks,

And the finished quilt:

Friday, June 06, 2008

A treasure from an attic

Remember the antique quilts I posted about? Well, look what else Marsha found! These are parts to a quilt her great grandmother started, handsewn of course.

They were in a cardboard box that at one time held chocolates, now the box holds this as well:

Marsha did some detective work. On the back of the newspaper clippings were ads for movies. She determined that these pieces are from the 1930's. Very fun to look through. What a treasure.

Tomorrow is quilting at the Moose, we're doing quilted jackets. We will be having tons of fun. And sewing some too!

Sunday, June 01, 2008


I finished the quilt top for our new bedroom! :-)

The blue is alot "richer" looking than in these pics. I just love it. I had to add a row of blocks to made it wider, and I also made 2 extra blocks for 18" throw pillows. Finished size, 107" by 107". I also have enough material to make matching pillowcases. The olive green color will also be used to cover the top of my hope chest. Now I just have to get the backing material and get the quilt to Chris at the Moose so she can quilt it for me! We've already decided on a blue thread that matches the blue in the quilt, but haven't decided on a design yet.

A busy morning in the neighborhood!

My cats woke me up at 6 or so this morning, so I got up and fed them, and I even got some work done. I was sitting on the couch looking out the bay window this morning, and it was very busy early this morning! I had a robin on the front steps. Chipper (which is what I call all chipmunks) ran across the street. Mama grackel (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Common_Grackle.html) was searching for worms for her baby, who is learning to fly from the nest in the apple tree, which really irritates Gorby, my cat. (Gorby is indoor only, so the birds have nothing to fear. And I think they know this)
The special visitor of the morning was a cute little hummingbird, darting in and out among the apple blossoms.
Yes, it was a busy morning in the neighborhood!