Monday, June 27, 2011

friends are wonderful!

After being side tracked by having to have a garage yarn sale (from which I have not totally cleaned), I do have a post of what my wonderful guild did for me.
     I belong to a smallish quilt guild (called STASH--Second Thursday at Someone's Home) which makes Lovies for Ronald McDonald House, along with fun, friendship and food.  Well, I got suggested to be president for this past year.  President sounded so pedestrian, so I decided I wanted to be Empress.  Much better!   Each meeting I tried for a new tiara and scepter.
     As a final gift at the end of the year, they asked me what kind of quilt blocks I'd like.  I asked for little red work blocks.  Well, imagine my extreme pleasure when I received these.     Are they not absolutely sublime?                                                                                                                      
I thought I was done.  Noooooooooo.  They said:  Look in the box, Linda.  I looked and :I couldn't believe it.  I was stunned.  I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I volunteered to Empress again next year!
later, linda

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Busy, busy busy

Yes, I'm back again.  First there was the whole Easter thing, then I tore the cartilage in my knee--one of those "shaggy dog"  stories, then surgery, recovery, and catch up.  Have I done anything much in the mean time?  I feel like I've been constantly working on something, just don't feel like much is finished.  My work room, however, sure looks like I've been slinging stuff all over:

But I have been doing some small pieces for the doll quilt group we have at work.  Everything has been from Civil War Sewing Circle from Kathleen Tracy.  This one is Civil War Stars Doll Quilt.

The new Jo Morton Book just came in:  Banner Day.  I'm working on a little framed back basted applique house piece.  Waaaay too small and fussy for back basting, but why not?  Might leave all the windows out.  I know, that means I'll be replacing the one that's already done.  What's new.  It's process, not product.  Well, yeah, it is product when it's for work, but process is good.
I think I'll teach the process with a larger house that they can then translate.

The other thing that I've been doing is making yo-yo's.  Lots of yoyo's.  I've made over 250 so far.  The pattern is from the June 2011 issue of BH&G American Patchwork & Quilting.  It's on the cover.  I may have mentioned this in the last post.  I should read what I've written or write more often, as I have a very limited memory.  Ah well.
And don't get me started on the fact that the picture is not rotated.  I'm on a very slow, long learning curve.
I have things all lined up for my next post, so it shouldn't be as long.  The NQA show is in town starting this Thursday.  Big trouble.  :-}.  See you after that.