Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
I should go away more often... there's one or two things that need doing...
Edit: We've had white walls for so long, and we want warm and cozy. The bedroom faces north for winter sun (opposite to the Northern hemisphere where south is the winter sun) so we do get lots of light in the room. And to top it off, the curtains are opened and closed electrically. Yes, Mr Fixit installed a motor on the curtain track. It's hilarious. At the moment we have to touch a button on the wall, but it won't be long before he decides he wants it remote controlled so he doesn't have to get out of bed. Next thing you know it will be on a timer...
Saturday, April 25, 2009
So lovely, darling Jane has sent me her package. I am so impressed at her generosity! Thank you so much Jane!!
So the first thing that caught my eye was this:
Edit: Customs opened it because the declaration only said 'fabric' and there was clearly more than that in it.
Asssorted fabrics in these gorgeous reproduction-style prints, including a healthy length of fabric that matches one of Jane's hand-made gifts!
And the jewel in the crown is this lovely table runner made in beautiful autumn greens and golds and purples... it's just perfect for me.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tricia has made this crane quilt from a Margaret Rolfe pattern. It is foundation pieced.
Another quilt I don't know anything about except I really liked it.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
12 Men's Shirts
This one requires a little explanation. These shirts belonged to my husband's cousin who died last year of metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that spread). His widow kindly gave me these shirts after I offered to make her a quilt out of them. I have had a lot of trepidation about this project and have procrastinated a little. However, my husband has helped me select a pattern and I have practised cutting up other shirts so feel I am ready to finally begin this project. I hope to make a really good start at the retreat this coming weekend.
I'll be 'out of touch' until Sunday evening so I hope you all have a great few days until we can catch up again.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
This mug was given to me many years ago by a dear friend. We don't see each other very often any more. That happens sometimes as we begin to move in different directions...