Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Birthday fun!

It's been a wonderful birthday week.
I was able to spend four days sewing with friends last weekend.

I finished quilting Colorado Hummer, a 12 x 12" mini.

And New Zealand Metal, also 12 x 12".

And a lot of quilting on All I Want for Christmas..., 27 x 34"

Hubby sent me flowers,

and Sarah and I posed under the birthday hat.
(It was Julie's birthday too.)

My son and my coffee friends sang to me,

...and Gerald made me a sour cream raisin pie! Sigh!
Thanks for all the surprises and good wishes.
I feel very blessed.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Zealand Manhole cover

My twenty-year-old neighbor, Maggie, is living in Wellington, New Zealand for a year. She posted this photo of one of the manhole covers back in July. I thought it would be a fun 12x12" quilt for our twisted stitcher challenge.

I drew it on some batik fabric and carefully cut it out with tiny scissors so I would have a positive and a negative of the image. Here's the positive.

... and the negative.

I'll get one of them quilted before the deadline.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busy Busy!

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted to my blog. I've been really busy with my graphic design business and getting my son in the groove at school. There are four fiber projects I've worked on but none are finished. Here are two I can show you.

This little 12x12" still needs a humming bird.

Here's a peek at my design for the 2010 Quilter's Guild of Dallas Block Challenge, Texas Boots Baltimore Style.

I did finish a few of these wool and felt pincushions.

It's been raining for seven days.

There are mushrooms popping up everywhere.

These cute lilies showed up in the neighbors yard overnight.

Rusty is sooo ready for the rain to stop.