I must agree with Emerson that there is no substitute for the beauty and elegance of nature. However, I can not or will not go to the woods to live and enjoy it like he did. I could be easily persuaded to go live in the mountains on a permanent basis as long as it was inside a house with all the required creature comforts to keep me comfy. The idea of a studio filled with my quilting essentials and large windows looking out over the mountains... ahhh. I've seen a few pictures of several that have that on the web and I seriously want my own. Maybe someday.
A couple of weeks ago I so this fabric and had to buy it for my bird loving sister. It will probably become a lap quilt and a couple of pillows. I'm undecided if I will use the mottled piece with it or not. It does match very well. It is by Springs.
|Robins and Bluebirds|
|Chickadees and Yellow Finches? Not sure of the names.|
|All over birds and extra fabric|
Then Friday I went to the Sewing Expo. My knee held up very well from all the driving and walking. I didn't have any pain in it. Yeah!! I did find some batiks. The two large pieces are 108" wide. There is a 2 yard border print and a 3 yard all over. This will be for the back of a quilt for my bed I have been planning for several years. Now I just need to get it designed.
|Border print on the bottom left and allover on the rignt|
|Seven half yard cut jumped into my hands for some reason|
I did get started on cutting some of the plaids I showed last week. I also got a little strip sewing done to. Here are the results. Can you guess what it will be?
|Strip Sets Sewn and Pressed|
There is one other purchase I made at the show. I'm VERY, VERY excited about it! Can you guess what it is? No pictures yet but it will be here soon. I can't wait!!!