Thursday, August 7, 2014
Hello, Hello, are you still here?
I am so happy to be back here! I ended up purchasing a new camera as it was almost as much to fix it as it was to buy new. I can't believe how much better the pictures are. The summer is whirling by! We've had lots of weddings, the funeral of the Mother of my dear, dear friend, kids preparing to head back to college and another round of beginning quilting to teach starting next week.
I'm still getting caught up on custom quilt orders but did take a break to play around with Lori's Scrappy Crossroads block. I was in love from the first cut of fabric! I want to make this king-size so I have a way to go. I liked taking this picture because it showed me how I need to balance the fabric in the blocks better. The bottom two have very little white and so they are darker. I really didn't see that till I snapped the photo. So I'll need to make a few more like that so they don't stand out so much. I have been paper-piecing for the Strawberry Swap I'm doing. These blocks are so addictive. The book I used is "Cups and Saucers" by Maaike Bakker. I'm warning you in advance, you won't stop at one (kinda like chocolate kisses, or so I hear!)
I've done a bit of thrifting lately and found the potholder and S&P shakers. I just can't seem to get enough of this time period. I'll be back tomorrow to show you what I've been up to in the kitchen. Hope you are doing well! Blessings!