Thursday, February 02, 2006

One stitch at a time



I got in some sewing time yesterday. This makes 2 days in a row of grabbing a hour here, another one there. The wedding quilt is starting to look promising. 17 of the 6" stars are together with many more pieces and parts to assemble. They don't take very long as I had a bunch of blue pre-cut before John arrived home. I'm beginning to like the looks of the blues and greens. I've been digging around in my stash but see a trip to my LQS for more lights. My vision is to keep from introducing another color and keeping to the blue/green. I've had a reprieve, the wedding date has been changed from first of May to mid June.






Antique quilts are facinating. While cleaning my MIL's attic on a trip to Kentucky, I found this wonderful quilt laying in a corner, slowly rotting away. I had to rescue it along with several others. It's seen a lot of love, the edges are all raggedy and some of the fabric has rotted. I think it belonged to her mother. I have no idea of it's age, what the pattern is called but I love it. The LaConner Quilt Museum is near by, I keep forgetting to take it with me when I go view their changing venue's.

The rain keeps on falling day after day, so depressing with so few reprieves between the storms coming in off the coast. Went out to check the creek the other day. The ground is so saturated from all this rain it is standing in puddles and running down along the side of the neighbors house. You can't see her house, but this is her backyard or what's left of it.


Yesterday I took advantage of a bit of sunshine to get outside and refill all my bird feeders. The poor birds have gone so long without the suet I put out for them during the winter months. My lawn is a sea of moss and sweeping off the winter debris on the deck was a hazard in the making. It's so slippery with mold My daffodils are poking their heads out of the ground so spring is definetely in the air. I can hardly waite to get out, dig in the dirt and plant the bulbs I never got around to last fall.

January brought John and I a treadmill. I'm into my third week of walking for 20 minutes a day. It's not much, but every minute adds up to feeling better, jeans that don't bind and a healthy heart. I've always enjoyed walking, this fits the bill without getting rained on.


My DIL is quite talented. I thought these were the cutest little Valentines day candy jars she's made. She's not a quilter, but very artistic.

Go HAWKS!!!!

13 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

I like all the blocks you have done so far. Keep up the good work!

cher said...

those stars are coming along great-and I think your dil is talented too-I am with you on getting out and playing in the dirt...winter always seems to drag too long in the PNW

cindyquilts said...

Rain, wind, rain and a little more rain. Enough to keep ya inside sewing, right? Portland is getting it too ...

Holly said...

The wedding quilt is looking good. I LOVE the antique quilt. Thanks for taking pictures of it.

Patti said...

As I was reading your blog I was trying to figure out where in Washington you were. You talked about sometimes getting snow so I knew you couldn't be around Seattle or south, but you've talked about rain and more rain which is certainly what we've been getting. When you talked about the nearby La Conner quilt museum I finally figured it out. That puts you in Anacortes or Bellingham or thereabouts. I like all your blue blocks - that's going to be a great quilt! My kids also chose colors that definitely were not "me" for their wedding quilt - but I managed to get it done! Looking forward to reading more about your quilting and cats.

And yes - go Hawks!

Dawn said...

I LOVE that antique quilt you found! That is a great pattern. Wonder what it is? It is very unusual - I love it!

Tonya R said...

Beautiful antique quilt - good thing it found you to take care for it.

Lucy said...

What a wonderful quilt you found. Was it made by family of yours!!
And your stars are comming out great

Mary said...

I love blue and green together. The stars are looking great.

I'm still searching for a pattern for a blue/green quilt myself - there are 2 possible ones on the list now but I think I'll add sawtooth stars as a possibility.

JudyL said...

The stars are very pretty. I love star quilts! Do you think you can save that antique quilt .. is it repairable? The colors are so pretty!

Goodness, I hope the rain lets up and you all can dry out!

Judy L.

Darcie said...

That antique quilt is lovely, Dona! I'm so glad that it and the other's are in good and appreciative hands. Good for you.

Glad to see that you've been brightening your days with sewing.

Sharon said...

I love the rescued quilt. Be sure to let us know what the pattern is when you find out.

Joanne said...

WTG on the stars, Dona. I love the antique quilt, too.
Sorry about the Hawks!