Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Too clean....

OK, my "studio" is also my guest room. My daughter and her family were here for Thanksgiving and it had to be cleaned if they were going to find a place to sleep. Well, I can find nothing. Nothing. My favorite scissors? Put up so I won't lose them. Along with the fabric I need for binding and my leaf blocks and fabric. I know they'll show up, but how discouraging.

And boy do I have scraps to cut. (Yes, I even looked down by the scrap bin.)

Monday, November 27, 2006

Who has time....

to sew??? Good grief, has my Christmas panic set in! I can't believe how much I have left to buy. It's scary.

Quilting goal for the week:
Get baby quilt in the mail.
Figure out what I want to do for my downtime handwork...quilting? Put on a binding?

Notice I didn't say "do it"...I just said to figure it out. Hope you are feeling the creative juices more than I am.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

As we crowded around our little table today here in the barn, I had thoughts of past Thanksgivings. They may not have looked exactly like this, but the feeling was the same. I loved being with all my aunts and uncles and cousins when I was a kid. As the grandkids whizzed by and the dogs barked, I found myself hoping that the kids would have memories that would make them feel as good as I do now when they are my age.

It was a wonderful day here, and all of our children and families were here to share it with us at one time or another. It doesn't get any better. (The food was great, too! We had an unexpected dish of turkey enchiladas from our son the chef that were wonderful!)
Don't you love the guy down in the right bottom corner? We're included!

Friday, November 17, 2006

While on our two week vacation in Hawaii, I got to see lots of Hawaiian quilting. These two quilts were owned by the museum that sponsored the trip we were on. The first is a beautiful example of Hawaiian quilting. It was the woman's first quilt, too.
This quilt won a contemporary quilt award at a show in Hawaii. On it is a picture of the restored sugar mill at the museum onn Molokai. It is a beautiful quilt.
There were several quilters on the tour, and our tour leader, in the blue shirt above, gathered all the books she could find on the island so we could buy them if we wanted them. I got one on traditional Hawaiin quilting.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


So I have been in Hawaii for the last couple of weeks. I saw one particularly beautiful quilt, not Hawaiian in style, but contemporary. I'll post a picture once I get the laundry done, Thanksgiving menu planned, and dogs washed.