|Rajah Revisited, 65" square|
|Antique Rose Star, 74" square, hand quilted with Big Stitch, perle #8|
It is good to have these done. There are several tops I need to quilt myself and I'll be back at that later this week. And now I have a new start:
I love the Jen Kingwell style and found this new Block of the month on the Homestead Hearth website. I ordered the book and the kit in "Jen Kingwell" colors/styles. I was lucky to stumble across a Sew-a-Long that is just starting with this pattern: Gnome Angel. It starts this week and will be at a fast pace, but I like that--the faster it goes, the more I am engaged in the process and eager to keep up. The downside is the kits only come once a month, this quilt will be done by mid-July, so I'll be using my own fabric for this one and making one, more slowly, over the year as the kits come in.
Of course, there is the Halo Medallion from The Quilt Show to keep up with. My small group is enjoying the process, here are some of them with their work so far:
Keeping up and writing a detailed blog each month takes time but keeps me on track and I know the blogs are helping people out there--some are kind enough to let me know. Next up are those curved flying geese and I'm able to say, they can be done! I have one so far to prove it.
Here is the reason we went to St. Louis, our adorable grand-girl, Stella, 21 months old:
|At the park across the street from her house|
|Watching Wheel of Fortune with Pop Pop|
|Give a waffle, get a smile|
She was happy with us most of the time, especially if a waffle appeared as soon as she woke up. There is a reason to have children when young--she is on "Go" all the time. We had to really keep watch when outside.
The weather was great until it snowed and we had fun until Lauren, my DIL, and I got food poisoning from a salad we shared Friday night. We had planned to leave Saturday morning but I couldn't get out of the hotel bed that whole day except to run to the bathroom. Finally was able to eat some soup Saturday night and was able to travel Sunday. By then all snow was gone and it was a pleasant day. Still not 100% but I'm getting there. It's been a long time since I've been sick, hope that never happens again.
I hope you are warm and cozy wherever you are, parts of the US are going to get a big snowstorm tomorrow--sounds like quilting time to me.