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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Apology - and - mini celebration - oh yeah - and some mumbling too!!!

First of all, I must apologize for the quality of the pictures you are about to see.  It's an absolutely miserable day here - raining and threatening to turn to the freezing sort.  Good day to be inside with my sewing machine working on #1 of  'The Quilt-zzzzz'.   I got the top pretty much done and only (!!) have to add a 7" plain border all around and then figure out how on earth I'm going to press it on my little weeny 'thing' that passes for an ironing board.  Might go knocking on neighbours doors looking for the loan of a proper ironing board - I'm sure somebody will have one.

So, without further ado (and rotten pictures aside), here it is....

Our bed is a queen size, and this quilt is a king, so the 'fit' isn't right.  Not only that, our bedroom is on the small size and unless I climb out the window (three story drop, plus afraid of heights = not gonna happen) I can't get far enough away to get a decent photo.

A closer view of the pattern.

Because these photos aren't wonderful, I thought I'd send you over to see something that IS amazing.  I love handmade glass pieces and I must say that once I win that ever-elusive lottery I will be purchasing one of these!!   Be sure to scroll down.

Something else of interest can be found HERE.  Connie Eyberg has done a great tutorial on how to make beautiful flowers out of children's nylon stockings and some wire.  

Today's quote is from Doug Larson.... "Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush"


  1. The vases and art work are amazing :)

  2. I think you did a good job with the photography - especially the close-up which made me go "ooooh!" I really like that quilt!

  3. That quilt is so exciting!

  4. Congratulations on finishing your quilt top.
    Wear boots! Then your feet will sing too.

  5. Your quilt is beautiful and those vases are amazing!

  6. Terry gets mad at me because I buy King size for our Queen size bed. I MUST have that extra because somehow most of the covers end up on his accusations, just
    xx, Carol

  7. The photos are clear enough to see the quilt is great with neat seams.

    The vases are fabulous.

  8. Your photos are really clear, lovely quilt, very well made and so quick. Those vases are amazing. And I need to make some of Connies flowers!

    I love the quote (thought it was Gary Larson, the cartoonist at first. I understand he retired in 1995 but you can still see his cartoons on line).

    Happy Quilting! Barbara xx

  9. MA, been meaning to comment for a while on the lovely springlike header photo. Is it part of a finished piece?

  10. Your quilt looks great! I like all the texture in the different patterns as well as your design. Lots of interest.
    I would love to have one of those glass pieces! We're doing our basement bathroom and the towels are a turquoise and the glass would go so well with the towels and the painting I just did!

  11. The quilt looks great I like the way the block shift direction. It is so hard to photograph white cloth even in the best lighting. The glass pieces...Wow!

  12. What a beautiful quilt top!


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