Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just when we thought it was Spring....

we had snow today!! Not a lot; just a light dusting.... but reminded me that it really is still Winter in this part of the world.  I have been working on purses and oven mitts..... I think I will make some oven mitts for Christmas presents... this one is far too Springy.....The bags are for my sister and my mom.

I am off to Vancouver, B.C., to visit my son and THEN off to a weekend quilt retreat...... I am going to search for new fabrics at Maiwa on Granville Island and look for some pottery inspiration, as well.

Thought for the Day
True courage is like a kite;
a contrary wind raises it higher.
John Petit-Senn

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Fibers.......

I have quilted many Yellow Brick Road quilts - but I have never made one myself.  I thought that it was time to finally make one of these quick and easy patterns.  I picked fat quarters from my stash.... so it was a stash buster, too.  I backed this one with purple Minkee.....No wonder the UFO pile isn't going down - I start new things.... but at least this is quilted and ready for a gift.  The sun has been shining for a few days now... could this be Spring???

Thought for the Day
Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked.
A man reaps what he sows.
Galatians 6:7

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Well into March....

and it seems like Spring around here..... I have been working on my pottery, as well as my sewing.... These are two projects I recently finished; a sunflower and a toadstool for the garden (the toadstool is for my neighbor).  I am really enjoying this new hobby.

I will be finishing up several customer quilts this week and... thinking about my applique towels for the towel swap.

Thought for the Day
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Ray Bradbury