Monday, September 24, 2012

Design Wall Monday

I worked on our guild's president challenge--a sports themed quilt for a child featuring a New England sports team.  I chose the Boston Red Sox.
Our challenges arn't due until February.  This is the first I have been this far ahead.  My plan is to start machine quilting it this week.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

An Internet Gift

I rarely if ever "win" anything.  Scratch tickets are my gift to the state.  Entries at our quilt guild raffles--a gift to the guild.  I never expect to win prizes therefore I am never disappointed.  But I made two tops for the HeartStrings project. It is an awesome way to use up scraps of fabric and make something warm and comforting for someone.

These are the two tops I made.  I sent them off with backing and binding to be completed.  They are so much fun to make.

Apparently my name was drawn and I won!!!!! Two nickel packs and a backing fabric arrived in my mailbox. As soon as I saw the fabric, I thought a disappearing nine patch would be perfect.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall for Tosh

I am gearing up for the Fall for Tosh challenge beginning next week.  The pattern I have selected is In three's a baby cardigan and the yarn is Madelinetosh Vintage in Black Velvet.  Little Miss M, my granddaughter loves purple.  And I think this will make a wonderful Christmas gift

The two skeins of yarn on the left are Madelinetosh DK in a brown colorway called toast.  I love the pattern Gramp's Cardigan.  I don't have anyone to knit it for but I have it on my to do list when I run out of projects!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Back to reality

It has been way too long since I have blogged.  But I think I have a good excuse.  We just spent five wonderful weeks in Avalon NJ.  It was one very long party with family, a niece's wedding, a cousin from Seattle and lots of time with my sister.

One of my favorite excursions was to Margate NJ to visit Lucy, the elephant.  I remember playing around her feet when I was little.  She has been refurbished and looks amazing. 

We stopped in Philadelphia and visited the old neighborhood.  My next door neighbor still lives there and was sitting on the porch.  It was good to remember the "good old days".  The grade school I attrended is in the process of closing.  I was able to walk through the school.  The rows of desks are long gone.  But the tile floor is the same as well as the doors on the class rooms.  We hung our jackets up in the "cloak" room which still has the same hooks!!!  The chalk boards have been replaced with white boards.  But the same crucifix hangs above the whiteboard.