Friday, August 31, 2007
Yup, I"m going to make more!
And I also finished packaging up project #3! Can't even tell you what this one will be because it is a mystery Laura is doing for camp!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I have 2 more to get ready now. We'll see how long it takes me to get around to it!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
To see this marvelous rest area travel East on I80 in Iowa. It is on the eastbound side about 15 miles before Walcott in Eastern Iowa. To continue the "theme" the sidewalk into the rest area is layed like railroad tracks, and post line the parking area with railroad type laterns.
They also have a 2 sided plaque explaining the story of quilts and the undergound railway and on the other side the meaning of the blocks.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
It was such a bittersweet day. We got Jenna all moved into her new dorm - and she got one of the best on campus, one of the few with air conditioning! As we looked out at the other dorms around her with fans in the window and temps in the 90's and horrid humidity, I was so glad she had this one! The kids we passed from the other ones were just like wet noodles! Her dorm was the first of the dorms to be renovated. So furniture, paint, carpet and air are all new this fall. Any way - I sidetracked - we got her all moved in and met one of her 2 roommates. She shoved us out the door ready to begin college. Course as a mom I hated to leave! I wanted to partake in all the new fun! But Mark pulled me into the car and off we went 6 hours home. She didn't seem sad at all that I was leaving, and swore she would not miss me. Holly says to wait - once she has to start doing everything herself she will miss me! Was that cool of her to say! I miss Holly too!
So the only bright spot of our trip home was I made Mark stop at that really cool rest area dedicated to the underground railroad! This time I took pics on my phone! So here are a few pictures of it. I'll share more tomorrow.
Top picture is to the left of the entrance, Quilt blocks in the side of the outer wall. And below that picture is the right. A closeup of one of the outer wall quilt blocks. And in the entrance way to the rest area are quilt blocks with their names in the tile floor! More pics tomorrow......
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Well look what I found! They had it all packaged in this adorable wall basket! And tied with a fun ribbon and flowers! I was afraid to open it! But of course I did because I wanted to touch the fabrics!
Now my only problem is finding time to make it. I never have done well with needle turn, but I just might try it on this since there are not so many pieces and because I can make it look primitive. We will see! I really would love to learn how to do it better, so I'm thinking this might be a good thing to practice on.
Sorry Betty - I know you live in KY, but this one is for me!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
It is a Carol Hopkins pattern. I love her stuff. I've made so many of them, but this one I hand quilted and love the effect. And I rarely do anything in blue, and I just love the brown and blue in this quilt.
Glad you are all enjoying it!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The other thing I've been working on is Paducah 9-patches. I need about 40 of them. I'm still 16 away from done! I'll surprise you with where I'm putting them! And sorry about the blurry picture! It looked good on my camera! Don't worry, there will be more and better pictures of them down the road.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
I really hate to think about going back to work on Monday, and I sure hope I"m recovered by then! I am exhausted! I forgot how energetic a 13 yr old boy is! I"ve got my nephew shipped home to Delaware and I"m trying to catch up on my sleep and hopefully some quilting yet this weekend!