Sunday, August 26, 2007

Another Great Day!

My friend Kelly and I spent Friday together. As usual our idea was to sew. However we began by planning our next trip to Quilt Canada 2008 in Newfoundland. This involved reading every class they were offering and narrowing down the list we might be interesting in taking. Then going on- line to look at flights to Newfoundland and there cost. By the time that was complete, it was time for lunch.
I made us a nice lunch of homemade chili, Crusty rolls and for dessert fresh peaches and ice cream.

We did spend some time working on a project. Kelly and I have both been making Baltimore Album quilt blocks. I say that because heaven knows, if they will ever turn into a quilt. We both thought it would be a great idea to make a block holder, so we set out to make a pattern in one of Ellie Sienkiewicz last book, Baltimore Elegance.
Kelly also spent some time showing me how to use EQ to design quilts. Oh great more time on the computer and less on actual sewing. (I just heard Mark Lipinski on a podcast talking about buying fabric as buying the dream of making a quilt, where you do or not) I guess I belong to that camp.

I can only who you a picture of the fabric I selected because frankly we did not get far enough to show you much else. We plan to complete the block holder next time we get together.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Latest Read

I have been off work this last week and I've been reading, sewing and crocheting. My latest read is one of the Shenandoah Album Series of Quilt Fiction by Emilie Richards. I recommend them all. I started with the first one Double Wedding Ring, then The Endless Chain, next is The Lovers Knot and finally Shooting Stars.

I have also become a fan of The no-end-insight Ripple- Along Blog. I have taken out a huge box of yarn that I have had more than 15 years and started crocheting. I have completed one baby blanket and started on a second. I like making baby things because they work up quickly and I can always donate them to church or some other cause for fund raising.

I hope to have some picture of my Quilt progress shortly.