Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Good Starts

I have been reading several blogs written by quilters. I love the pictures they post of their work or just the great things in their lives. Hopefully I can master the methods and do the same on this blog.

Progress! The strip quilt is going really well. There are only 9 more blocks to go. I am really pleased with it, Dh is not so thrilled. He would much rather I go and buy all the yardage for a pattern out of one of my many quilting books or magazines and do that. But, I love the scrappy quilts. They are, to me, the true form of a quilt. When you take little bits of what seems unusable and make a big useful thing. I love the way the many fabrics and colors go together like one big blended family. This one is for the RV though and the whole idea is that it will stay in won't be seen very often. I thought the extra layer of fabric using the muslin foundation will make it a warmer quilt too.

Just went to Joann's with the kids and bought TEN yards of bleached muslin. I see many strip quilts in the future. There have been several pictures in the blogs that have given me ideas for the next one. Think blues and yellows as I have lots of dark blue left from the last few quilts that have had blue borders or backing or something. Think I am in a blue period..............just the color!!

On a personal level, life is good. Kids are back from the winter break and we are back to rushing around to get them to school and hubby off to work with a hot meal before he goes. It is hard getting going again after a break and this time is really hard. The long break made me realize what life with out caring for them would be for me and DH. In the back of my mind I am thinking that life is supposed to be winding down a little and its not. I love them so much and I want the very best for them but................think it is time for us to slow down the pace a little. Time will tell.

We are headed to Tucson on Sat. morning for the quilt show there. Taking the RV, will park it at the casino and go in the jeep. Hopefully we will fit some other side trips in and not just sit at the casino when we are done. Guess that depends on how the money holds up.

Many of the blogs I have read have inclued gratitudes. I like that idea so I will borrow it for my blog.


By far the most important is the love of a gentle man.

The hugs and kisses from the two grandbabies.

Having the cash to buy TEN yards of muslin and Julia's flannel for her "purple bunny blanket"

Pink Lady apples and a cup of tea

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