Friday, January 29, 2010

Poetic Things

Some things are just naturally poetic. A bridge in the distance seeming to disappear in the fog; a log cabin in a green field in the morning; a horse nuzzling it's colt these are pretty usually Kentucky poetic things.
A wilting rose must be considered a universal poetic thing. New fresh roses have a different bent some sort of promise maybe possibly poetic but without question wilting should win the argument for being the most poetic. The petals seem like naturally aged human skin, what can be considered more beautiful than skin that has earned its look.

These are roses from the two dozen my DH got me for my birthday. Sometimes he hits it out of the park and least he's These roses were given to me fresh and new on my b-day.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some Birthday Fabric

My DD Chelsea who is in Albuquerque, New Mexico working on her masters degree for geology from the University of New Mexico, gave me some fabric for my birthday.
We have been on the same wavelength because lately I've had a hankering for this more modern fabric. I'll always like the warmth of the more traditional fabrics for quilting, but this is something light and fresh, just what I need right now.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Here's what my DD #2 Chelsea has been up

She and a group of grad school students at the University of New Mexico went on a snow shoe hike to Jemez Springs and hilarity ensues.



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The sun, the sun the beautiful sun

I had to cancel our Northeast Quilting Friends meeting today because the roads are so slippery. They usually get the roads prepared, but, somehow they underestimated the slickness and wrecks were everywhere.
But, the sun began to shine. Here is the sun in the foyer.

Sun in the backyard.
The sun in the front yard.
Happy Quilting!

Monday, January 25, 2010

I finished my Dad's quilt

Retreats are great for finishing things. My dad's mother died when he was 12 years old. His step mother gave this grandmother's fan quilt top to my mother. A few years ago my mom gave it to me. I was able to finish it at this retreat.

I had already done the quilting and all it needed was the binding. I was able to piece the binding out of reproduction fabrics. The rest of the quilt top was in pretty good shape except for a few stains I could not get out.

My favorite batting comes from Quilt King Products in Liberty, Kentucky. If you go there you can take a tour of the manufacturing business. They tell me it's their own mix of polyester batting. My machine loves it and it has a very nice relief around the thread ditch. It's also light weight yet warm.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Go on a Quilt's lots of fun

The best solution for the grey Kentucky days, besides a Caribbean cruise, is taking a quilt retreat. I did that the last couple of days. Inside is bright and shiny while outside was a typical winter day soupy grey.
Pieceful Haven has lots of elevated tables for cutting-no breaking your back bending over. There is enough room to baste quilts and spread all our quilter stuff out. Cause you know we quilters like our stuff. It's probably a rare quilter that operates it a minimalist house.
Taking my trusty Pfaff 1475 I spend the day with like minded quilters that can appreciate the sound of a smoothly operating machine and the laughter and dancing-yes dancing, we had some good music in the background.


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