Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What kind of flower are you?

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

This was posted on one of the message boards I read daily, and I took the little quiz just to see what kind of flower I am. Having just moved to the south, I was wondering if my "magnolia sensibilities" had kicked in

I'm off to the quilt shop today. I've spent the past week busy busy...finished up two quilts, the Butterfly Attic Windows quilt for a friend and I did a very colorful Hidden Wells that I love and have no idea who it's for...they're quilted and bound and ready to go.

I've also put together two little kits of handwork (applique) that I can carry along with me when I go to meetings (AA) and take with me when I go to Georgia next week. Getting those little kits ready to go was time consuming and the actual sewing of them will go quickly.
Today, I'm taking along a bunch of fabric, already pressed and ready for cutting. I want to make a controlled scrap (two colorways) Delectable Mountains quilt and that's what I'm going to work on with at the quilt shop.

I'm off!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Another Wednesday...

I've been sewing, but as you can see I haven't been blogging...LOL. I can't multitask and when the spirit moves me to sew, well, I sew!

My telephone and digital camera all bit the dust at the same time last week, so needed to get a new phone and learn how to use it (why does something so simple as a telephone have a manual the size of a phone book?) and get it charged up so I could use it. The digital camera is still in the box...yikes! That's gonna be a longer learning curve.

Meanwhile I got the little attic windows quilt with butterflies pieced and quilted and am waiting to do the handstitching on the binding. Then, last week at the Wednesday "quilty girlz" group, I got a wild hair and needed a shot of strong color cause all those pastelly butterflies had worn me out, so I came home determined to make a Hidden Wells quilt. I got it pieced, borders on, sandwiched, and quilted and it too is waiting to have binding handfinished.

I took it with me to my Wednesday group today. There are more women showing up each week. The summer folks who come up to the high country from Florida are here now and there are several returning girlz. We had lots of show and tell today and lots of chatter and giggles. I really enjoy Wednesdays.

One of the message boards I post to, had a link to Quilt Artist Jane Blair's website and so I scooted over there to take a look as I was unfamiliar with the name, but was so happy to see a familiar quilt there.

Years ago, I saw one of these quilts (Marisco) in a magazine and thought to myself that one day I might like to learn to quilt. I think it was the first time I thought of quilting as art, rather than just a homemaking skill that my grandmother did. That quilt is now in a museum and Jane Blair has been a very prolific quilter of extraordinary skill and design sensibility ~ she is 81 and you won't find calico anywhere!~ Loved reading this.

Tomorrow, my friend Melissa and I take off on a road trip! Yep, gonna go to the big city of Hickory (giggle giggle) to make a raid on Target! I haven't been since I moved to NC and the closest Target Store is in Hickory....**sigh**. It will be big fun and we are excited ~ off the mountain we go.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Okay, now I'm starting, for real

I had a million little things to do this morning, but had to check email before my body would obey and get in motion. I love to read blogs of other quilters and have thought maybe I'd do one, but never quite got started. So today, when I absolutely have to be somewhere at 10:30 and have not yet brushed my teeth or showered or dressed or made the bed....what do I do? Start putting together a blog...yep, that would be me! Love that pressure!

So, I got a start on it, and still have a bunch of stuff to figure out so will be working on it. Meanwhile, I made my appointment, got a pedicure afterwards, stopped by the quilt shop where my friend Melissa is teaching her first quilting class...YOU GO GIRL!!...and bought 3 little pieces of fabric (Denise Schmidt, Flea Market Fancy line...yum!).

2 Packages of fabric were waiting for me in the mail today....wa-hoooooooooo! It's a great day.

I'm Starting ..... now!