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Monday, April 30, 2007
Finds & Finishes
I got an email from Lucy this morning saying she made it home safe, and they didn't even question her at customs! Lucy is the QUEEN of packing...she had all this fabric, all these gifts for her family, clothes she bought while here, and TWO QUILTS to get home and she managed to fit it ALL in two suitcases and kept them both under 50lbs each, and got by customs without being checked! Whewwww!
Today is Queen's Day in the Netherlands, so she is at the Kermis (carnival) with her kids. I'm sure she will be pooped by the end of the day and it may be a few days before she gets her body clock back on Netherlands time and can catch up with her posts.
I spent last night finishing the last of the flying geese border to go around the crazy string lone star with the atomic orange background. At first I thought it was going to be "over the top" to do a double geese border, but I'm glad I did because it made the orange spaces look not so HUGE. I'm happy with it. I used the last of my light 2.5" strips to cut the background triangles for the geese....so now I will begin the process of cutting up the culled fabrics bit by bit to spice up my scrap strip bins.
Here is the fun string quilt I bought in TN! Isn't it Fab?! I love that there is one block that makes a complete bullseye...and the rest of them are jumbled. This was definately a scrap bag project and the fabrics scan many decades. There is a poison green that is probably before the turn of the 20th century. The mourning print could be nearly as old, but could be dated through the early 1900's. The plaids and stripes are so great as are the dots. And then here and there are some 30's and 40's (and I think even 50's fabrics! The quilting is done on the diagonal in the blocks, and the sashings have 3 lines of quilting in them, all the stitching is quite primitive. For $75 it was quite a find!
I've cleaned the house, done the laundry, got Jeff off to school....so it's back to the real world for me. And I can't find my daytimer! I'm lost without it. I don't know if I have any massage clients today....maybe I left it in my drawer when I worked all day before going to the airport to get Lucy. I called the office to see if it was there, left a msg on the answering machine....I think it is going to take a few days to get my brain straight too!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 8:40 AM