Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Productive Month

While pacing/stitching WAITING for Carson to arrive I had plenty of projects in the works !

All of Jan part of Feb was hand quilting a Wholecloth White Quilt for the baby. This is a tradition many family baby have recvd. I draft out a design with pencil, on plain humble white muslin and stitch it up with as much quilting as can be fit on the fabric and fingers can stand. This method goes back to the 14th century with many variations of quilted clothing and trupunto techniques. ~~ google it ~

I did 5 hot pink feathered stars for a commission job.

Then got busy on stain glass quilt I had planned for ME. On my DO list since Nov! This was done once we got home watching the Olympics.
I love the colors and the way the eyes travel over this one.

Along with watching the Olympics I got six Good Deeds hemmed up, washed, ready to go do their jobs.

Yesterday I rummaged thru the color boxes for the next projects with a pile of pinky purple girly colors, and a blue & burgundy pile that will inspire me soon.
I also got a diff computor, NUTZ ! of course NON of the programs I KNOW how to do, work on this one now. My old one was 10yrs old.
I need to find a pic editing dohicky that will cut off the date on the pics. and cut ME off the pics. LOLL and maybe even figger out the camera and update the date.. oh wellllllllll....Spring will come soon too!

Welcome Carson

He's Here !!! We waited as patiently as we could. Finally got the call 8pm wed 17th. We were out the door by 9pm and drove clear thru to Iowa. Arriving there about 3:45am Feb 18 to watch Jake count fingers n toes.
He is a perfect bundle of baby boy. Hurray to Jade, Jake, & Raelle !
The Wholecloth Quilt was done with only couple days to spare!
Coming home was an adventure with white out and ice. We stopped in Ottumwa for the supper and to spend the nite. Tim was a very proud Grandpa flashing pics off the camera memory to store people, waitresses, hotel helpers... I GOTTA get him a Long Foldy pic holder !