Sometimes it takes so little to make me happy.
My neighbor's daughter moved out and her CUV is no longer blocking my curb. Since my other neighbor also parks on the street, my visitors had to parallel park (if there was even room).
I try hard to remember that I'm in more of an urban environment instead of suburban, but it's hard sometimes.
And of course, last Monday someone parked a Suburban right in front of my house and it hasn't moved in three days. Is this a test?
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
(picture to be inserted here later.)
Looking at it closely, I discovered that there was an older quilt used as the filling, or batting. My family did this a lot - once a quilt started getting holes or stains, it was put to good use as the inside layer of a new quilt.
Looking even closer, I could tell that the "new" backing had been quilted to the old one first, and then pieces added to the front. The first pieces to be put on were the edges. The last was in the center.
The "crazy quilt" patches were appliqued with a small running stitch (edges having been turned under), pretty much in the style of the original applique.
EXCEPT that I just found a similar block for sale on Etsy fo $25!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
I took two of the samples and made a tote bag for her. I purchased upholstery cording for the handles and a poly lining. (I also bought a zipper, but forgot to put it into the design. Maybe next one......)
I made a second one, a larger version, in black and cream for Mary, one of my art classmates.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
It's been fun working with Gracie this year but I'll be glad when it's over and I get my guest room back. It's been crowded with the supplies and fabrics for this project for the last year.
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