Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Getting excited

Well In honor of Irene having to work last Friday while I did not, I started a new UFO in her honor (snicker). In any event I went to the stash and decided to work on Indian Orange Peel by Karen Stone. Really cool pattern (see picture). So spent the day sorting fabric, picking pairs, cutting strips..ya know all the boring stuff. Then I got to play. Decided to do the corners of the quilt. And I really like how they came out. Though the one with green will need to be changed for continuity, the colors themselves are fine, but I think with the other 3 corners being with blacks and browns in the spikes that I probably should change it. What do you think?

Off to clean off "the table" so I can make sheers for the front window..DH says it's casting a glare on his new toy...61"flat screen DLP TV.....hummm our men are spoiled.


Friday, January 4, 2008

So what did you get for Christmas??

All I wanted for Christmas were some DVDs and peace on Earth...well and fabric....instead I get MRSA. A lovely staph infection that is resitant to the normal drugs and makes you look like the elephant man. My whole lower left face was a mess from cheek bone to below jaw line. Very not cool. Made me miss New Years party we'd planned for all year. Jon had even gotten a tailored suit. The drugs seem to be working, but they make me tired. Irene had to do to school today so told her I'd start a new quilt in her honor. So got out my Indian Orange Peel pattern and hit the stash and the pallette is in place and will get to cutting fabric after a small nap ;0). Pictures are of snow freezing and sliding off roof.

Weekend at Irene's

Well after Christmas I went up to Irene's for a long weekend of sewing. Irene kicks but in her ability to get quilts done. Starting on Thursday afternoon with a stack of flannel that I'd collected for several years, I ended up Sunday afternoon with an 88x88 flannel quilt done my way....bright and crazy!! Top left is front, left is Sable not wanting to left out and thouroughly enjoying mom's new quilt (you know the dog has to approve all quilted items), bottom left is the back all of it was done rag style.