Monday, May 31, 2010
This is the first block for my son's graduation/going to college quilt. Graduation is this Friday and I have a very short 2 1/2 months before Nick leaves my nest, hopefully with a completed quilt packed in his belongings.
Hmmm...if I don't finish the quilt in time, will he stick around at home...?
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Carol was very gracious and gave us permission to take photos. Look for more in upcoming posts.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
This one is made from fabrics that were donated to my quild and some that were in my own stash. Quilted with just a meander on my HQ16. I think the cars/surfboards/flames/Star Wars/ etc fabrics will put a smile on a hurting teenage boy's face somewhere. This one will be delivered to the local Project Linus coordinator at my guild meeting tonight.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Carol's Friday evening lecture, "Sew Many Quilts", is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7PM at the First Presbyterian Church located at 130 Main Street in Wellsboro.
From Carol's website --
Sew Many Quilts --"A retrospective of Carol’s quilting career shows how she produced over 500 quilts (many award winning) since she began in 1993. You’ll see slides from her first traditional quilt through her gradual transition to art quilts….however, she promises NOT to show all 500! She will also bring a trunk show of her newest quilts! The presentation is interspersed with some humor from her son who shows Mom that he is 'never without his blankie'!"
Monday, May 17, 2010
This quilt is on the "Exhibits" page in the exhibit labeled "Cabin Fever" . If you haven't visited the museum, you're missing a lot of quilters' eye candy. Take a look around and think about possibly submitting one of your quilts to the open exhibits or even setting up your own gallery.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Anyway, in order to keep going with the triangles, I decided to move on to some easy ones in the other rows. This is the second one in the top row that I've now made.
This is "TR2, Australian Pines", a beginner-level triangle that I paper pieced. Easy peasy -- took me less than an hour.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I've been told that those of you who wanted to see a larger version of this photo in my previous post couldn't do it. I have no clue why my photo editing software saved it in such a small size, so I did a do-over...Thankfully, not a do-over triangle, just a do-over photo. This time you should be able to click on it and see a larger version. Let me know if it doesn't work and I'll try a third time...
This is "TR12, Jane's Oak", an intermediate-level triangle in which I used the raw-edge machine buttonhole-stitch applique method for the leaf and the bottom curved piece.
Monday, May 10, 2010
The first round was held on the Senate floor...we were fortunate that one of the Wellsboro parents knew somebody who knew somebody who got us seats right down where the action was...
My photos of the interior of the Capitol were not very good...someday I'll go down there and spend more time taking decent photos inside the building. It's absolutely gorgeous...If you live in Pennsylvania and love beautiful buildings, you must make a trip there and see the inside. Click here to learn more about it.
Anyway, thanks again to all my blog readers who stuck with me as I blogged about this competition and not about quilting...I promise I'll get back to quilting now...
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Mother's Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe
Arise, then, women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts,
Whether our baptism be of water or of tears!
"We will not have great questions decided by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of the devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own.
It says: "Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice."
Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war,
Let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead.
Let them solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means
Whereby the great human family can live in peace,
Each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar,
But of God.
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask
That a general congress of women without limit of nationality
May be appointed and held at someplace deemed most convenient
And at the earliest period consistent with its objects,
To promote the alliance of the different nationalities,
The amicable settlement of international questions,
The great and general interests of peace.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Anyway, in order to thank the two of those lovely ladies, I made up a couple of selvage postcards and sent them on their way.
I told Kelly that she is a "Timeless Treasure", so I sent her some flowers (in selvages, that is).
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
My son Nick has been named a National Merit Scholar! Whoohoo! His dad and I couldn't be prouder!
P.S. Keep your fingers crossed for later this week when Nick and his teammates represent a four-county area in the Pennsylvania Academic Competition that will be held in the Capitol Building in Harrisburg!
Monday, May 3, 2010
You can see the lovely crocheted-lace edging in this closeup.
I certainly hope that the family that owns this treasure keeps it and that it doesn't wind up in a thrift store someday...