Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Kate is all packed up and ready to go
Monday, August 27, 2007
Aren’t They Darling?
They are called “GG” and Megan – grandmother and granddaughter. I think they are very cute.
Paper piecing creates lots of little scraps; just look at Vicky’s sewing area.
That’s it. The pattern, “Kate & Friends: paper pieced people,” has been tested by three wonderful quilters – Vicky, Nancy, and Jan. It is now ready for a market launch. I’ll put the announcement up this week. I hope lots of people want to make their own little people.
Click on “paper pieced people” in the label below this post to see all the ones we have. Now, I have to put them all together in a really good quilt.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
A Charming Couple
Quiltfitzy just sent me a scan of her two paper pieced people. She is testing the pattern before it goes on the market. She embellished them with buttons down her shirt and a pocket in his. What a clever girl she is. Thanks Nancy.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
We (Coach Robert, Christine, Blackie) are walking every day now, a mile a day.
I am making great progress with my Journal quilt, but it is secret. I am taking progress pictures which can be shown in November when the Houston Quilt Festival opens.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I can beat that, I have 17 quilt blocks from 1995 for a Habitat for Humanity quilt that I haven’t put together yet. I imagine the contributing quilters have forgotten all about their blocks and the project. I have not. I feel guilty. By posting this in public view I hope I’ll be motivated to finish the quilt and get it to H4H before Christmas.
I need one of these.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
My Mileage DID Vary
I started a walking program on February 2, 2007. My coach sees that I walk every other day for 35 minutes. It has improved my life, but I don’t enjoy doing it. We (coach and I) had gradually worked our way up to what we thought was three-quarters of a mile (9 laps up and down the lane).
A blog friend offered to gift me her old pedometer. She sent it, we set it up, clipped it on and began walking. Well, to my amazement I’ve been walking one mile, not three-quarters of a mile.
I promise quilting content soon. Meanwhile, many thanks to the blogger (who is listed in the sidebar and has “Art” in her blog name). I am working on my Journal quilt for Houston and it must be kept secret.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wild Blackberry Jam
Pick them. Rinse off the wildlife.
Find pears in your refrigerator.
Peel, core, and chop pears. Oh, this is Wild Blackberry and pear jam.
Put chopped pears in a good-sized pot. Pour berries on pears.
Pour sugar on berries and pears. Stir and turn the heat on low.
Watch the pot while it cooks.
When jam has solidified to the correct point, pour it in two bowls.
Toast some homemade bread. Spread with warm jam. Enjoy to the last bite.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Willow Weeping (and Cooling)
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Jan's Little People
The little boy is named Adam. Can you see his freckles? Jan knew she had the perfect fabric in her stash for a freckle face kid. She purposely made his hair “big” so the red hair would show. The girl is Kaitlin, and the woman is called Dorcas.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Georges Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon
To see a good image of the painting, go to the Art Institute of Chicago’s image.
And, then I ran across this “sculpture” of Sunday Afternoon. It looks worse for wear in this picture, but I am sure it was terrific when it was fresh. It also reminded me of the sod couch I posted a few days ago. Scroll down till you find “I Like.” Can you imagine one of the topiary bustle ladies standing next to the green grass couch, or perhaps the fellow in the foreground reclining on it?
Friday, August 10, 2007
Flashback Friday -- Davis' Birthday
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I did a rough circle layout with my little paper pieced people. I’m pondering ideas for a quilt. I don’t think I can come up with anything as spectacular as Renske’s quilt. My people just look as if they are floating around aimlessly. They could make a nice quilt border.
Edited to add: I found another picture of the Kaleidoscope
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Whole Lot of Shaking Going on
They are driving sheet piling around the perimeter of the Delta Coves project here on the island. We can feel our whole house shake when the driver starts to vibrate. These are not good vibrations.
I hope they finish soon.
The picture shows an arrow pointing to our house and a star where the piles are being driven today.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
When I made my own paper pieced persona back in June I said I liked black and white polka dots and I had red shoes. I didn’t own a polka dot blouse then, but the recent Nordstrom sale catalog featured one and I knew it was mine! I bought it. I like it very much.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
There is a red arrow pointing to my house on the lower left hand side. Click on the picture to see a larger view.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
There is a real-life kitten (about 6-months-old) trying to wander into our life. He/she is black and white -- a darling little thing. It sneaks in the back door when it is open and no one is around. The kitchen with our cats’ bowls is a few steps from the door. The kitten runs away fast when we appear.
We don’t want or need another cat. We have Feather (fluffy white with a tail that looks like an old fashioned turkey feather duster), Blackie (sleek black), and our 15-year old friend, Aucuba (tortoise shorthair). And then there is Getoutahere, a deaf golden shorthair that sneaks in every day. Aucuba hates them all.