Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Newest project

This is the quilt block I'm working on. Basic log cabin.

This is to demonstrate the size of the block.


Boy, do I LOVE small pieces.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tradition

With a little something extra...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Summer's passing...

We have spent our summer working on 4-H projects, playing UNO, and playing outside. We have successfully managed our way through the County Fair winning ribbons and eating too much junk food (but isn't that what the fair is about??).


Now I'm taking time to clean my neglected home. We're also starting the new school year.


I'm working on a pattern. I'm finishing a quilt belonging to my husband's aunt. I'm planning the next projects. I'm working on tiny applique pieces.


All-in-all, a successful, wonderful, tiring summer.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer....

Summer's going by at a steady pace. It's hard to believe we've already celebrated the 4th of July. Between the ordering of school books, 4-H, and other activities, I'm just trying to remember that...

....Once in a while you have to stop....

... Take in the scenery and breathe deeply....
... take in the pleasant sounds of children....And lastly, play around with a new idea....
Happy summer!



Saturday, June 14, 2008

Still working with tiny pieces....

I had trouble downloading the picture for "Tiny Pieces" so here it is.....

These are my buds. The start of them, anyway. There is the green part for the base yet. They look really pretty (at least in my opinion) when they are done.

I've been working at improving my applique skills and trying some really difficult things. In comparison, these tiny pieces seem easy.
Here is one appliqued down. The stems are finishing at 1/8 inch, and I'm really pleased with everything. It looks a little uneven right now, but I haven't pressed any of the applique yet.
This is what my oldest is making. If I could get it one here without the black lines, you could see how truly beautiful it is.
The youngest got hold of the camera again.... This is what he did. He took another picture of himself.... and the mess behind him... What can I say, We live here, folks.



Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tiny Pieces...

I've been working on buds. People think I'm crazy or weird (that's the word my grandmother used). But I love those little pieces of fabric. I'm about half way through, then the green part gets added.

The applique provides sanity in a house filled with kids and summer and school books and dishes and the mountain of laundry. I sit and ponder, while stitching tiny buds.