Friday, December 26, 2008
My street is now very slushy and messy. Still no mail or newspaper:
I've been happily sewing! I finished my Mini Bow Tuck Bag.
The pattern is by Penny Sturgess from Quilts Illustrated. Her patterns are awesome...excellent instructions.
I'm also making fuselage soup. That's what my dad called turkey soup. You put the fuselage (leftover bones) in a big pot...add onion, celery, carrots, etc. and boil forever. Then you strain it and use the leftover turkey and vegetables to make soup.
Now I have to decide which quilt I need to work on. Hmmmm......I just might have to go back on project probation.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Now I only have three more piles plus three large boxes to go! I can only do a few at a time as my hands get real tired. OK...no rush...at least I started! Then I looked out my window.
Guess the birds won't be getting a bath for awhile. They'll just have to get supper from off my deck. They might have to share with the squirrel that seems to be hiding things under the mat.
Hubby and I went to the post office to mail packages to the grandkids that live at the coast. Since both highways to the coast are closed it is doubtful that they will get their package in time for Christmas. I was a fun ride....4-wheel drive truck with chains. After driving around for awhile I started wondering how people in Alaska drive through their snow. Do they use chains? Are the roads kept clear enough to drive on? Can you tell my mind has been busy today?
This is the view out the front door. Might not be going anywhere in the van for awhile even though it does have chains on the front tires.
How much snow is that? This picture was taken this morning before we had three more inches!
OK...enough rambling. I'm still working on my banner. The picture is a little dark. I just might have to try something else. Jodi has been very patient with me and all my emails. Thanks, Jodi! Don't you need some more fabric?
Sunday, December 21, 2008
OK...I couldn't talk about it without sharing so I went outside and took some pictures.
(There are three along the front of our yard.)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
OK...here it goes!!!!!
Success after three tries!
This is a king size quilt. I added the green log border and the larger black border to get it to size (110x108). It is a fun quilt to make but does take some time. You can find it for sale on Etsy and at Bear Creek Rustic Furnishings. I have fabrics that a friend and I picked up on the Western Washington Shop Hop 2006 to make my own tree quilt. We visited forty shops in four days and went from the Oregon border almost to the Canadian border and then out on the Olympic Peninsula. We had so much fun but haven't gone for the last two years.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
OK...I tried to up load the picture. It didn't work and it's too late to call anyone. I'll try tomorrow.
The bazaar went well I sold some things but no one looked at my Egg Money Quilt. I do understand though. Most people don't realize how much fabric and work go into quilts.
I promise to get this blog looking a whole lot better in the near future.