This Sadie-girl about says it all!
Our Easter day was rainy and drizzly with ever present mist and fog.
Just not a beautiful spring day for wanting to be out and about.
Instead we tucked ourselves inside and enjoyed movies, hanging out, and just being together.
And food. Yes there was food, and even if it WAS a simple fare, it was plentiful and we ate too much!
Because mom was busy with quilt blocks on the floor, Sadie found her comfy safety zone on top of the denim BSU quilt on top of the ottomon. She is the queen of all she surveys!
My hopes for Easter hiking dashed, it was easy to console myself with more time at Frannie, the new to me black 301 long bed.
Oh, she is a wonderful machine!
8 blocks short and making more!
There is nothing like thinking you are ready to put a project together to find you are 8 essential blocks SHORT! These blocks were finished in no time, and I have had such a great time playing with all of your grey strings. Really, I can’t thank you enough! this has kept me smiling and laughing as I handle each piece, sewing it next to another piece, thinking of the hands that held it, and cut it, and put it in an envelope just for me. So much abundance!
This piece! I did some of my first patchwork ever with this print!
Thanks for the memories, whoever sent this beauty!
Hello, Pepper Cory!
I get the biggest kick seeing my friend’s names on selvage! Whoever sent this piece, THANK YOU! I was able to share this photo with Pepper and she got a kick out of it too.
Don’t they look great??
And then the de-papering began!
I had watched “The Monuments Men” while in Michigan, and told the guys that they would really enjoy this movie. If you haven’t seen it, you need to. It’s about the saving of the stolen art from the Nazis in WWII. John Goodman, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey fame. Hey, it’s war stuff – GUYS will like it, but you will too!
The movie was perfect for me to de-paper by since I’d already seen it, and I didn’t mind seeing it a second time anyway – picked up some bits that I must have missed the first go round due to stitching.
And then there was this!
Wow, what a stack!
Hehehe! Love how this cat has snuck in a few places!
Like here, too!
The hardest part about stitching for publication is that I can’t share more information with you at this point. But there is a reason why things have to stay behind the scenes, so thank you for your patience and understanding. When I simply stop to think how long it will be before the world can see these projects, I feel like the kid waiting for Christmas, like it will NEVER get here. But it will. And you are going to love it!
This is likely the LAST you will see of this project, unless I decide to do something really funky with the backing that I CAN share with you.
View from my porch!
This morning the world was still in a sea of fog. But the wind came up and the sun came out and it has now blown all of the clouds out of the hollers and pockets. It promises to be a beautiful day and there may be a hike happening soon!
I’m returning home tomorrow – so I’m looking forward to Quilt Cam on Wednesday night. How does that sound?
Today is a no-stitching day until may be this evening. Easter holiday over, time to hit the book edits. I need the full thing turned in by the 31st.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Sometimes you just got to pick up the pieces and go with it! Things might turn out better than you ever hoped they would!
Vintage orphan block quilt found in North Carolina.
Happy Monday, everyone!