Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Week-end is here

Greetings in the rain and gray of the Pacific Northwest.  I realize it is only February, but I can quickly become accustomed to the 2 days of nice weather we had this past week.  Alas.  So what's up?  Here at Nana's house, things are fairly quiet.  Caroline arrives in 11 days.  That means that vacuuming has begun. 

I worked a bit on a little "quilt" that granddaughter Emma made for me at Christmas.  I backed it, quilted around some of the flowers on the backing and am now finishing the binding.  I'm not sure what I will do with it, but I wanted her to know that I do love it.  While I was working on it, I finished listening to The Cruelest Month - an Inspector Gemache (sp?) mystery, by Louise Penny.  If she isn't on your list, I recommend her to you.  [Great characters, whom I think of after I finish the story - as if they were real people]

And as I alluded to earlier, I'm working on the borders for my latest fun effort,

I managed to stretch the dark borders, I discovered.  Oh, I hate it when I do that.  So after they were patiently (ahem!) un-sewn and then repositioned, I was able to add the side grey borders.  Now just to add the top and bottom.  Have you any suggestions for what I might do with this?

Today is my day to volunteer as a Clothing and Textile Advisor (CTA) at a local fabric store.  It is always fun to just sit there and answer whatever questions I get.  Often it is just, "where do I find. . ." but sometimes we get to talk fabric choices, design ideas, alterations, etc.  Lots of fun, really.  The gal who was supposed to be my partner, called to say she was sick, so I will be going going it alone.  That really is just fine - it's just that it is nice to have someone to chat with (between 'customers').  And then afterwards we're off to a matinee of The King's Speech.  That should be fun - at least it has gotten great reviews.

I hope that all is going well in your world. 


Anonymous said...

When I finish a practice or scrappy quilt, it usually goes to charity. I especially like Sally's House at the Salvation Army. Surviving meth children (victims) come to them with nothing to wear or wrap up in. The quilts they receive go with them when they are found a home. I make big ones (50x60)for the older kids.

Jan Myhre, Spokane

Cybele's patch said...

How sweet your granddaughter made a quilt for you. It is lovely.
Your navy and grey quilt turned out quilte well. I really like it.