Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Yes, I've been a bad blogger. AWOL since May! I guess sometimes Life just takes over...we had illness in the family, marriages in the family (two granddaughters), lots of travel, and some needed changes in lifestyle (exercise, diet, meditation). But all in all, things have been good!
It's been such a busy year, I've only been able to work on small projects, and I've really come to enjoy them. No room left in the house for any more bed quilts anyways. And it's so nice to actually finish things! Next time I'll post some pics of the adorable little quilts I've made.
Thanks for your patience while I've been away.
Have a restful weekend!
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Not long ago, I signed up for the Monthly Mini program at Temecula Quilt Company. The kit for my first little quilt arrived a week later, which I thought was really fast, as it had to get here by mail and then pass through the Israeli Customs inspection. So a week was great!
The first mini is called Brown Baskets, and that's exactly what it is. I've been having a good time making these little baskets, and especially the handles. I like sewing the handles with needle-turn applique; it's slow and relaxing. I have just one more handle to applique, and as we need to go to a government office today (lots of sitting and waiting) I think I'll just take it along. And maybe I'll take along something else to work on as well...you never know how long these things will take.
Have a great Sunday! Enjoy the Spring weather, if that's what's happening in your area, and sew something slow!
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A little hard to believe, but I pieced the top for this quilt in 2013. Had lots of strips left over from making my Scrappy Trips Around the World, and this was the perfect quilt to use them up. The finished top languished in the UFO pile for two years, as I pondered how to quilt it. This is one busy quilt! Finally I decided to do some simple straight lines on the sawtooth borders and to stipple everything else, because nothing would show on the busy areas anyway. Finished quilting, added binding, and voila! A new bed quilt to celebrate Spring!
Monday, February 23, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
I'm up in the north of Israel, attending a spiritual retreat for women. We'll do yoga, paint with watercolors, play music, hike, and eat vegetarian food. In my free time I'll visit with my daughter Menucha, who is in school here, and work on the two small hand quilting projects I brought along.
Last night I ate out at a charming little French bistro type of place. All I had was a humble bowl of lentil soup with some toasted sourdough bread. It was a simple meal, but eminently satisfying. I slept in a charming little room at my friend's bed & breakfast...hot water bottle included.
The retreat begins today. Am looking forward to what the day will bring.