Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quilting puppy

Spike was helping me quilt. Actually he was cutting strips I ran out of strips and wondered why. This is what I found. Falling asleep on the job again. What's a quilter to do?

If you're not doing Gail Pan's Christmas BOM I have to ask why not? They're quick and easy and fun. I recently caught up on the last two months. Can't wait for May now.

And I've been busy on Nice People Nice Things. It's stitchery madness around here lately!

On the home front. The azaleas are in bloom and they're beautiful. There are more pics of them in the photography album on the right hand side of my page.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I finally received my copy of Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy. If you've not seen this book check it out at Amazon ASAP. It's CHOCK full of wonderful patterns. This is a book that I will do every pattern in. It's that good, really. The first pattern I had to do was the housewife. I love the idea behind it. Women made them for themselves or for loved ones. They were taken on the trips out west. Men carried them into battle during the Civil War in order to make quick uniform repairs themselves. It's just a wonderful little sewing kit that you can drop in your purse and carry everywhere. You never can tell when you're going to have time to get in a few stitches =0) Here is mine. Completely hand pieced and hand quilted.

and inside pockets for thimble, thread, scissors, etc.

I also finished another variable t-shirt quilt this past weekend.

Now onto my next project. It's called Goose Chase and I'm using Charleston IV fabrics for it. Aren't these fabrics yummy?