Wednesday, August 31, 2011

front and center

of a work in progress...
samhein sunset?!?
this is what the purple practice posted previously was practice for ... and it was NOT the walk in the park that i thought it would be, lemmetellya ... i had a devilish time keeping the sides on the straight of grain ... i pieced a bunch of different sizes of grey and green strips for the cemetery yeah, well, it is SUPPOSED to look like a cemetery - that's my story and i'm sticking with it and put them all together - there must have been hundreds of little tombstones ... when i asked,
"well, Auntia, what do you think of my cemetery?" 
she answered with,
"that is a LOT of dead bodies!"  
so i guess it's a good thing that i wasn't able to use all of them, innit? next up is a moon between those trees ... Applique, thy name is fill in the appropriate four letter word.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


*friends don't let friends choose fabrics in the dark

cuz this is what happens...
yikes! where is Auntia when i need her to just say no?!?
bleck ... the pattern is from the book Winter Trees by Jane Kennedy 
the fabrics looked okay together when i pulled them from the stash ... it was about one in the morning and i was using a flashlight ... okay ... okay ... OKAY ... that isn't quite true - but it WAS after a very long day and i didn't want to waste any of my blue sky fabrics on a trial ... good thing this one was just for practice, innit?!?

Saturday, August 27, 2011

and then there were none

the last time i posted about the Pink and Orange BOM blocks, there were four completed quilts and 24 leftover blocks ... now there are six quilts... 
twist of lime
irish gelatto
and no more blocks...
 woo hootie hoo!!! 
 the next time i start a BOM and i get the ridiculous idea to make all of the blocks and their alternates times three in another colorway ... will someone please smack me upside the head?!?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

wee piggies

i didn't accomplish anything of note for the Friday Night Sew-In ... and no one wants to see a picture of nothing ... however ... this picture...
which little piggy had roast beast?!?
is too sweet, innit?

those are my newest granddaughter's little toes ... her daddy (Earth Science) painted them ... and i think that is pretty doggone awesome

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

gotta good reason

we've reached the halfway point of the Hot Flashes BOM ... this month's block is called Flushed, Sweat & Tears...
the pattern calls for 16 flying geese and lottsa two inch squares...
Sheri the Shop Owner's
 which made me flush and sweat and want to cry ... i looked at Auntia and rolled my eyes ... she rolled her eyes back ... neither of us wanted to try matching all those points if we didn't have to ... we started redrafting the block in our notebook with square-in-a-square to replace eight of the flying geese, while Sheri the Shop Owner continued with her demonstration ...  Auntia drew a paper-piecing pattern for the square-in-a-squares cuz mine always turn out wonky and made copies for both of us to use ... and we used rectangles instead of squares for all but the four corners ... i'm all 
 for taking the easy way out

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

is that hercule poirot?!?

it's LuLu  
after scarfing down a boston creme pie toaster strudel 

I think, monsieur, that little admission cooks your gander.
from Death in the Clouds

Monday, August 1, 2011

is that what i think it is?!?

i looked out of the patio door and saw this...
   now everyone knows that i love me some autumn leaves, but...
 it's only the first of august!!!