Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Thursday

What a crazy week. Monday was a very unhappy day at work. I knew it would be. So, on the way in, I stopped at my local Safeway and bought flowers for myself. a dozen long stem red roses, some white carnations (the small ones), some alstramaria (I'm sure that's SIC), and a nice heavy vase. I miss having flowers on my desk. My favorite roses are English roses, have you ever smelled one? Pure and sweet, with just a little dash of spice. Sorry to say not a part of the yard decor here (rememeber Bambi and her little ones). But just wait, I'm still thinking of putting in a Graham Thomas (my fav yellow). Hard to have them at home, my kitties think they need to nibble on plant life here. Plus, sadly, I am at work more than home, so flowers are destined for the desk. The photo below is my favorite climber, New Dawn. Mmmm.

What's your favorite flower for your desk or work area?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fall already?

Here in the pacific northwest, you can tell when it is fall. The leaves shift from green to yellow and the most brilliant shades of orange and red. We have early morning fog and there is a slight chill in the air. Starbucks has pumpkin spice lattes now, not my thing, but I do love eggnog lattes

All of a sudden, I feel the need to make a quilt. Lately, I've been more of a starter, not a finisher. I enjoy making the blocks, thank goodness I have a stunt finisher. I just lose interest and apparently I'm easily distracted. We have a king size bed with a down blanket, but I need to make a quilt. Not sure what I want. We have a mahogany sleigh bed. It screams traditional, but I just can't bring myself to commit to a large traditional. I could cheat and do a duvet cover for the down comforter. My bucket list contains a double wedding ring, I could do that, curves don't really scare me. Winding ways, those scare me! Oh that center! I really like a log cabin, maybe in French General? I like bloks of the month, just not a hand appliqué kind a girl. I know how, just can't sit still long enough to do it. 


Saturday, September 8, 2012

What's your go-to quilt?

I'm doing a section in my booth for beginners. So I'm making samples using conetemporary fabrics. Pics to follow once the flimsies are done. I'm making the standard Yellow Brick Road (Atkinson Designs) in Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey for Free Spirit. Don't forget to read and follow the directions. I had to tend to dinner and came back to cutting and forgot one important step. Now I have to scrouge for more FQ! Darn it. I'm making Turning Twenty Again from shades of grey/blue batiks. This one will have a special surprise.

What is your go-to quilt? What do you recommend to beginners?

The old nine patch works too. How about charm squares? I turned my niece loose with a bunch of Funky Monkey and the featherweight and at 8 she made her first quilt. According to my Mom, her last. For now anyway.

Let me know.