Friday, February 22, 2008
O.K. I read the blogs on recycling retro pillowcases into great handy tote bags, so I stopped by the local thrift shop and look what I found! Pillowcases I would never use for a tote bag, but I would definitely use as pillowcases. If you sleep on Victorian pillowcases will you have Victorian dreams? I also found these napkins that I would never use for a spaghetti feed. I will recycle them just as they are and appreciate someone's lovely handwork.
Friday, February 15, 2008
I'm lucky to have a sister like I do. She always listens to my complaints, never reminds me to clean the house and sends me
Funky Monkey fabric on a whim. She always said yes when I wanted to play Barbie dolls. Thank goodness for sisters.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Happy Valentines Day to all! Here's a bit of nostalgia from Washington State University where my daughter and her beau attend school. This dance card is from 1941 when boys had to request in writing a dance from the girl. That's romance!
Monday, February 11, 2008
The team of quilters from No Nene Quilt group got together this weekend and sewed their hearts out for local charities. We enjoyed Susie T's tasty sour cream cinnamon bars too. Enjoy these pictures of Julie Yukimura's stack & slash quilt. I love the colors.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Our quilt group is doing a cooperative quilt with a tropical ocean theme. I was given a 12 1/2" portion to sew with a fish design block. I chose the tang fish as it is very easy to draw and I am not an artist! I started with a the simple line drawing of a tang from The Handbook of Hawaiian Fish by Gosline & Brock. I then traced the tang fish drawing on Steam a Seam Lite. The spotted batik I received from daughter for my birthday was a perfect choice for the tang's body. I enjoyed this evolution of a simple drawing into a quilt block. This is why quilting is so much fun!
This quilt was finished by the No Nene Quilters. (Our local quilt group.) It is made from tropical fish blocks sewn by Susan Kinkki using her own hand-dyed fabric. The No Nene Quilters thank Susan for this colorful quilt that will go to a local charity.