Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pokin along

Hi all - It is a really good thing I joined Slow Poke quilters, cuz thing are moving slow here!  We had our last big summer todo - A 3 day weekend at the waterpark.  I think it took me 4 days to recover!
But the trip was very welcome, as rather unexpectedly, my little dog of 16+ years had 2 strokes and I had to put her to sleep.  It was all very peaceful and I held her as she went. The vet was great and even sent a card afterwards.  But the house is too silent now, there is no pitter patter of little paws, no soft brown eyes following my every move. I plan to get another dog but not just yet.  Until we met again Louisa.......

Sunday, August 8, 2010

SlowPoke Quilters

Today I joined the Slow Poke quilters. I too love everything about the quilting process. I love it so much, my least favorite part is the binding, because once it is on the quilt is done.  After that the quilt frequently departs (sigh) but, on to the other quilts awaiting my attention!  Here is one such quilt.  Made for my niece Amanda upon her graduation.  (Sometimes I see the quilt in the background at her apartment when she posts about her friends or something on facebook - I am thrilled she likes it!)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Crows in the Corner

This is a quilt I have been wanting to do for a while.  It is called Crows in the corner but for some reason I keep calling it Crows in the corn!  Sometimes a thing just gets stuck in my brain and is difficult to dislodge. A most disconcerting situation as usually I can't get stuff to stay in!!!!  So here is my stack of 3 inch and 4 1/2 inch squares - all reproductions. And now for the sewing!

PS. The pattern is downloadable from Windham fabrics. 

Monday, August 2, 2010


Summer has finally reached that place of tranquility.  The running around is done and I can once again breath!  Only one more trip planned, so the swimming lessons have been signed up for and #1 son is very excited. We went and saw a movie with candy and popcorn, just he and I - the new Cats and Dogs.-Very cute. And I think I have finally caught up on my sleep!

I finished the Charming Guys and Girls quilt along and plan to donate it.  I am now working on an older pattern called Crows in the Corn with my reproduction stash. But the main reason for this post -


Head on over to jaybirdquilts.come for a great giveaway of the new Meadowsweet!