Saturday, June 29, 2013

South Africa

Many people are thinking about Nelson Mandela and South Africa right now. I posted a free 4-inch paper pieced pattern of the flag in 2009. You can click on the photo below and go to the page if you would like to make one.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Super Moon

We will all be able to see a "super moon" this weekend. It is especially beautiful where I live in the California Delta because it hangs over Mt. Diablo. I made a little paper pieced foundation in 2009 as my tribute to the moon over Diablo.
You can see the old post here. There are instructions for making the moon for applique, and the foundations for paper piecing.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fathers Day 2013

My father, J. Davis Romine, always wore a white dress shirt, even on the weekends. He unbuttoned the collar and took off his tie for a casual look. Despite this, he was a fun guy and his dry humor made me laugh.

He had an adventure on a train when he was a young man. He met Al Capone. Read about it here.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

My laundry today

Here is my laundry hanging to dry.
I just washed a bunch of 4-inch paper pieced blocks I made way back in July of 2009. They needed a good wash because the other day my cat, Feather, got locked in my sewing room all day. When I finally discovered him late at night he had been confined for at least 12 hours. He was very happy to get out and I thought all was well. NOT. My sewing room smelled very peculiar (that's putting it nicely). Today I searched and sniffed every pile of fabric in there. I found one small collection of blocks that the poor cat had decided to use as his temporary sandbox. Whew!

After this wash, I hope they will be as good as new. If you want to see some of the blocks, go to the July, 2009 archive here. I did a block-a-day series that year. There are free paper piecing foundations to print out, too.

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