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Saturday, June 28, 2014

It's Been a While

It's been a while since I've posted here.  The reason?  Many and none.  Just life and days going by.  I haven't been sewing lately but here are some things that have happened over the winter and spring months.

Casper seems to enjoy each step of the quilting process almost as much as I do.  We both like to live with a selection of fabrics before we choose what we'll work with on a project.
I can't say that I live with the fabrics as closely as he does.  

Kelly decided to use a large variety of civil war fabrics for her next quilt.  Her traveling project with fabric selections and blocks.

Squaring up and trimming.

It's fun to see the nice, crisp blocks all trimmed.

and then when you realize how many blocks you actually have to square up and trim...not so much fun.

Keeping perspective on queen sized quilt made entirely of small blocks.

My wonderful colleagues joined me for a day in the studio after the holidays.  They each picked a kit and made reversible aprons to take home.  A happy day.

Casper seems to miss hearing the machine running and chasing after threads.  He's spent quite a bit of time lately trying to keep the Featherweight 301 company.  I miss the feel, sound, therapeutic resonance, and certainly the lovely outcome of putting this machine to good use.   

This quilt was finished for the March 2014 Thimble Pleasures Quilt Show.  It now has a lovely home in one of the bedrooms at the cottage in Boothbay, Maine that we consider a second home, thanks to Sue, Joe, and Michael B.!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A cozy spot for a quilter's cat

This is what I came home to one night.  Now, this pampered feline has his own heated bed, his choice of just about any place in the house and can actually scoot under the covers for a lovely 6 hour nap.

I had recently pulled the quilts out to show a friend and didn't take much time to fuss with putting them back neatly on the shelf.  Casper was watching what was happening the whole time.  Now I think he was planning to move in as soon as I was done.

He may leave behind some white hair behind especially on the black fabric and a bit of a dent in the center, but he is gentle and thoroughly enjoys them.  That's just fine with me.