Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quilters are some of the best people…..

I just have to say thanks and give credit to a quilter and fellow blogger.

I have part of a fat quarter of fabric leftover from a Jo Morton class  I took several years ago at Little Quilts. I want more of this old fabric. In the class was another student, we became friendly and have since left greetings and comments on each others blogs. Karen has since become a part time employee of the store as well as a designer of patterns, so I sent her a photo of the fabric, and asked if she remembered it.

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I was hoping if she knew which manufacturer and fabric line it was, I might be able to track down some more.  She didn’t remember it, but knows of a gal named Becky that has an encyclopedic memory of fabrics. Becky remembered the fabric line, and one of them ( not sure if it was B or K) even found an online place that still has some of this in stock.  I have ordered and JEEPERS CREEPERS,  I am one happy, totally blown away quilter!

Thanks so much to both Becky and Karen.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snowy day, snowy memories

If you’ve been following the news, you will know that the south has been hit by a snow and ice storm that has brought things to a halt. Down here we just aren’t used to dealing with this much snow at one time. We can go a year or two and never have as much as we had over night. Within the first hour, 3-4 inches had fallen on my back deck. The night air was so thick with snow that looking at the street light down the road was like looking through a sheer white curtain.  If it had kept up like that all night we would have had many more inches, but things changed to freezing rain and ice. Less ground accumulation, but it sure didn’t help with the roads!  I’m just thankful that we don’t need to get out for a few days. We will be one less car getting in the way of the folks that have to travel tomorrow. I’ve been able to get some sewing done (previous post) until my son started to dig us out. Seeing him come in all rosy cheeked like when he was little made me think of some old photos.


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Thirty-five or so years later he’s still playing in the snow with the dog, still wearing a knitted hat under his hood, but a lot happier. Maybe its because this puppy isn’t big enough to knock him down and steal his mittens!

Thanks for helping the old folks out, love.

Design Wall Monday -

What is actually on my design wall is this:

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Judy’s star block of the month that I never finished. I have actually gotten a little further in the piecing, but not much. This one was number 6 on my UFO Challenge list, so there it sits, waiting for me to continue.

Meanwhile-because no one can have to many UFOs – I’ve started work on Judy’s monochromatic challenge. January’s color is yellow.  Probably a good day to work on these bright yellows, the south is in the midst of a snow/ice storm that has stopped everything in its tracks. That bleak winter gray sky and falling rain is much improved by these bright hues.  This is not the final arrangement, and it is only about half of those that will go into the final quilt.

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