Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Beach blanket in progress

For beach use on MV this summer. I first need to take lessons on long-arm quilting at my LQS in order to get this quilted myself.

And here is a red one I've been working on, too. It won't be a beach blanket, but maybe a wedding present?

String Quilts in Progress

Two projects to use up that never-ending supply of scraps!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Barn

I started working on a landscape quilt yesterday, using some of my hand-dyed green and blue. I "rusted" some grey fabric using an old BBQ grill to give me the stripes of the old metal roof. The barn wood started as some light brown & white striped fabric that I painted with setacolor paints.
I added a picket fence and some details around the barn.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Miss You, Big Boy

Here is a picture of my beloved dog Tucker (Ontario Tucker Sweet Pea) who lived with me for almost 11 years. He was the perfect dog, and I still miss him even after losing him over a year ago on Feb. 16th, 2009. (He weighed over 130 lbs. but was the sweetest, most sensitive dog)

And here is a picture of my former rescue/foster dog, Thunder Jones, that I adopted in September 2007. He suffers from so many fears, including the camera, thunder, and just loud noises in general. He was 7 or 8 years old when he came to live with me, and he's had a very good life for the past few years. He's a little guy in comparison to Tucker, weighing in at only 89 lbs.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Digital Photos

My daughter Erin has been working on some digital photos, we're collaborating even though we're located about 700 miles apart. Here are some of her first efforts:

Friday, February 12, 2010

More Curves

Started cutting out some curves last night, using this great set of templates that I bought a few years ago at Sew Original in Winston-Salem. I find that circles are easier to cut using the smaller rotary cutter.
And here is the work in progress:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Itching to Dye some Fabric

I got this book for Christmas from my daughter (thanks Lizze!):

And here is some fabric that I stamped using a turnip, then painted with Setacolors--

But it's been too cold to dye fabric, which I have to do in my unheated garage. Can't wait for spring!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Baby

Here's a picture of my cat, Baby, who has been living with me since 1993 (which makes her 17 years old). She is still doing pretty well, even though she is starting to look her age!
I also have a rescue German Shepherd, Thunder, who is so scared of the camera that he runs and hides when I take it out, so no pics of him right now!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Projects in the Works

I've been working on some new things this week (my camera date is messed up again, when the batteries get low, the date seems to default back to 2005):

And I'm trying to use up some scraps, I feel like I'm drowning in scraps, they're taking over my sewing room! New batteries in the camera for these pics, the date is correct:

Yes, it does snow in North Carolina

We had 8" of snow last Saturday, and with freezing temps at night (even down to 8 degrees on Sunday night) the snow has lasted all week. Schools have been cancelled every day until today--there was a 2-hour delay this morning for elementary & high schools, but it was the first day of school all week.

There aren't any snowplows, so you basically wait for the snow to melt, or wait for some county guy to drive some type of equipment down your road to get rid of the snow (which finally happened Tuesday night).
What better thing to make on a snowday (Monday) but a breakfast pizza!