"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Monday, May 25, 2009

I'm a little blue...
Today, Memorial Day, I am missing

I've already missed

and probably most of

By the time I get there in 3 weeks, maybe I'll see the very end of

Soon...I'll be there soon......it can't happen quickly enough... I *heart* NY!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Done done done done done!

At last! I just sewed up the last seam on the backing this morning. The binding, I did yesterday and wrapped on a recycled cereal box to keep it nice and pressed. Tuesday I will mail it all off to Deb G. for the quilting (because I forgot Monday is a holiday.) This project, though not difficult in the least, really taxed my patience. I find that I do not enjoy sitting in front of the sewing machine anymore. I would far rather sit and sew or do hand work in my chair in the living room or out on the patio or anywhere else but in front of the machine. Yes, it is gratifying to finish something; yes, I enjoy seeing the fruit of my creativity...but I do not enjoy the machine process any more...what is up with that...?

This is the backing up on the flannel with the quilt top underneath...just makin' sure I covered the top with the back with at least 4" to spare...=-)

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Sue Wells over on Swellknits has posted a great bit about "Knitter's Block." Substitute the terms "quilting" and "sewing" for "knitting" and "yarn" etc., etc., and it applies to me, and I suspect, many of you. Especially, the finishing the old projects before moving on to the new thing...I am so mean to myself...

I need to cut myself some slack...and really, who cares if it's yarn or fabric that lights my fire at the moment...at least there is one burning...right???

Very important food for thought...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Quilt Content! Quilt Content! Quilt Content!

I have finished piecing the quilt top I've been working on for the Quilt of Valor project. Here it is up on the flannel... This one is going to one of the generals Debra told us about. I am so happy to have it done! I really like it, I love it in fact. But it was a bit tedious...especially those 25 patch blocks. It was tricky getting the border squares to fit, what with sewing discrepencies within the quilt itself...but I think they worked out ok, no huge rippling of the outside edge =-)...Now that it is done I am glad I did it, that I used those blocks. I used only fabrics from my bins, and hope to only use fabrics from my bins for the backing and binding, too. It is scrappy, but controlled scrappy. I love this kind of quilt, I love the quirky surprises when studying the fabrics while cuddled under a quilt like this. I hope the general likes it, too =-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I had a text message from DD today telling me she was on the Eiffel Tower...How cool is that???!!??

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Mother's Day card...

...from my sweet, goofy, "badass" son...still making me cards, just like when you were little...sorta... =-) I love you, too, kiddo!! =-)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Wow, I just followed the link to this You Tube video over at Laurie's Crazy Aunt Purl blog. What a hoot! It just made me smile so wide and I actually got a little teared up...People are so COOL! Great performance art to make your day and the world a little cheerier =-) Thanks, Laurie =-)

Saturday, May 02, 2009

The blocks are done...

...FINALLY! Hot off the machine...=-) Now all I need to do is sew them all together (that'll go quickly) and add a border...a very simple border... I love this quilt...I love it...I told Debra it will be a real test of my altruism to actually give it away...but I can't think of a better place for it to go than to a soldier who has done so much...

Now, I'm headed to the kitchen to have some of that leftover strawberry shortcake from last night...I love leftovers almost as much as the real thing...=-)

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Guess what's for dessert tonight??

...and maybe even supper...=-) Gosh, I love the Farmer's Market...