Archive for March, 2010

Smile when I’m sleeping

The big boy showed up for breakfast this morning with a gap in his bottom teeth. Unbeknownst to any of us, the thing was ready to come out and disappeared without fanfare. I suggested to him that we write a note to the tooth fairy saying the tooth was missing. Shortly after, he came up with Plan B …. Mom, I can smile when I’m sleeping and she’ll see the tooth is gone.

I really love that boy.

March 23, 2010 at 8:48 pm 2 comments

Donkeys in Wellies, oh my!




I jumped when the sound of the buzzer from the dryer went off. I was talking to Becca when she remarked that she stalks the dryer when a new quilt is about to come out with all it’s lovely crinkles. Me too. This is for my nephew born last month. It uses Laurie Wisbrun’s Donkeys and Wellies. How great are they? I mean really. I am beside myself with how adorable they are.

I chose a nice fuzzy flannel for the backing and did my usual free-motion quilting. I will really be sad when I piece a quilt that really shouldn’t be stippled because I love doing it so much.

Be sure to check out Laurie’s blog to see her new line of fabric with Robert Kaufman, Tufted Tweets. Becca and I have placed our order so Sew Fresh Fabrics will be one of the first to have it in stock this spring. I can’t wait to see it and I’m thinking of quilts to make already.

March 21, 2010 at 8:19 pm 2 comments

A Painted Quilt

I came across this article in my alumni magazine about painter Sedrick Huckaby. As a former painter and now quilter, his use of quilts as subjects got my attention. It’s a nice read so I thought I’d share. Click here.

March 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm Leave a comment

1134. Seriously.

That’s how many feeds are to be read in my Bloglines. A wee bit behind on my reading. And I keep adding more blogs! Even with 170 coming from “365 Days of Free Motion Quilting” it’s pretty out of control. I’ve hit a wall on the sewing so I may just have a chance to catch up. My art quilt with the koi is fraught with artists’ block and is going nowhere. I started quilting my nephew’s quilt but I’m not happy with Lily’s tension. I just can’t get it right. She may have to go into the shop. Not a bad idea since the woman I bought her from has no idea when she was last serviced. Sigh.

One good note, I made the best black bean soup from this recipe. I skipped the chili powder since I wanted a non-chili bean soup. Delicious. Try it.

Off to read….

March 3, 2010 at 10:29 am Leave a comment


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