Thursday, April 30, 2009

What I've Been Up To

It's baby quilt time again. The above ABC quilt is a commission piece. This Grandma ordered one from me last year, for a boy. Now Baby #2 is definitely a girl, so both of them had to have ABC quilts -- only this one a little more girly. In case you're wondering what that is beside the letter "W" it's a balloon. It's hard to tell, isn't it, without the string embroidered on. But that comes later.

The ABC quilts are my own design -- if you can call it that -- I make the balloon type letters and cut them out with pinking shears. The letters are sewn down as part of the quilting process with bright colored embroidery floss. I've made so many of these that I have lost count. I've been making them for 10 years now.
This hanger holds about 8 baby quilt tops. Sometime real soon here I've got to stop piecing tops and start layering and quilting. These are for my shows this Fall. I'm thinking with the economy the way it is now, warm coverings are going to be a must for this coming Winter. But I don't even want to think about Winter, as I'm *still* waiting for warm weather here. Maddie and I saw one day of sunshine last week and won't see another day of sunshine until late next week. Lots of rain though. And thunder. And lightning. And cool weather.

This little bunny quilt is hiding behind the others on the hanger. I love the flowers on this little guy. I'm going to spend a couple of days and one night with my friend, Crazy Judyth. We've got lots of work to do for the quilt show that she's going to vend at. I hear there's an iron that's calling my name (LOL)
Hope you all have a good weekend and that you're having sunshine. I know the sun is shining somewhere, just not here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

So Sorry!

Hello? Is anybody still there? I'm so sorry to those of you who still check my blog and see nothing new. I do appreciate you still dropping by, and I know how disappointing it is to check a blog and never see any updates. I really admire those of you who are able to post everyday and I enjoy looking at your new postings. I know it's been over a month since I posted anything.

What can I say? The weather has been rotten for the month of March and most of April. It's just now beginning to warm up and everything is a month behind. I've been trying to get a garden in and it's been hard when there have been hard freeze warnings (and hard freezing) way into April.

I've been working on a few things, mostly baby quilts (yes, again). I've been dyeing some laces for a quilt show a friend and I are going to do in June. I'll post full details of that later for any of you that are near.
Hopefully now that the weather is starting to warm up and spring may actually be here, I'll be more motivated.