Archive for October, 2008
Ruth B. McDowell came to our quilt guild the other night. What an amazing talent. She brought about 8 quilts and presented an hour slide show. I have to admit that through it all I was mostly thinking… Man, I’d love to see her fabric stash. I envisioned an art quilt a few years ago. Luckily, I didn’t get very far back then because I’ve learned so much in the meantime and even more from Ruth’s talk. Someday I’ll get back to it. In the meantime, I’ve got this to inspire me, signed and all.
Here’s fabrics 1 through 5 (out of a total of 8, maybe nine if I go for the bed size quilt). The Kaffe Fassett prints are really stunning here, if I do say so myself.
Our quilting weekend was, in a word … perfection.
Two and a half days, five fabric stores, five fabulous women, good food, lots of wine, glorious weather, lovely accommodations. What more could I ask for? Well yes, I admit I did think about never leaving but that was out of the question.
I don’t have any pictures (but really, are there any pictures of heaven?) The blooming nine patch is going fabulously. I’ll have some progress pictures soon.
At long last, our quilting weekend is here! I’ve cut almost all of the strips I need to get started on the Blooming Nine patch quilt. I still have to find more of the Kaffe Dahlia fabric but we have a few shops to visit so I’m sure I’ll be able to fill that in.
This just might be my idea of heaven, a weekend with nothing to do but play with fabric (no offense to hubby and the boys but mama needs a getaway).
Another worthwhile use of duck eggs…. challah. The 8+ cups of flour nearly bested my KitchenAid mixer. I put the braids in loaf pans so that I could make toast and sandwiches. It made for some crazy poofs during that last oven spring.
I made some delicious french toast this morning which the boys gobbled happily. It also made for a fine grilled cheese and tomato sandwich for lunch. Gotta use the last of those garden tomatoes. Yum.
The ducks are laying about three eggs a day right now so I’m trying to keep on top of things. In addition to a Mushroom and Swiss quiche, I made some brioche – a French sweet roll of sorts. They’re cute in their little hats and yummy to boot!