Thursday, October 16, 2008

Senior Night

The above picture is of my son and my parents last week at Senior night. He is such a sweetie, he had his girlfriend give my mom one of his old jerseys that night and told her to wear it and he would have goodluck. He did, he scored 3 touchdowns. Anyway, she is so big busted we didn’t think we were going to get it on her but we did. I know I have written about it before, as I am one of the lucky ones. I was adopted by this wonderful family as an infant. They have always been there for me and don’t miss anything my kids are involved in. Their age is beginning to show and I see it is harder for them to drive the long distances to the events that are not held in our area but they haven’t given up yet.
No quilting for me. Life and work has been busy. I am trying to get all my ducks in a row so I can head to Florida with my friends in early November. My daughter and I did take some time out on Tuesday and headed down to the Classic’s Theater to see the original Psycho on the big screen. It was fun. Her friend went with us also and they laughed in places that at one time would have been scary.
I am so glad I have been able to share all these old movies with her.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Castor Bean

The quilt I am showing today is called Castor Bean. I pulled the pic from a magazine somewhere. I was really drawn to it as it reminds me of a small Gwen Marston quilt that I saw years ago when I first started quilting. I believe that hers was called The Pokeberry quilt and is in one of her books. I remember seeing it for the first time in a Lady’s Circle Patchwork Quilt magazine and falling in love with it as it looked so primitive. I still want to make that little quilt and I love the look of this larger quilt also. I am so looking forward to Gwen’s new book arriving in my mailbox. I am sure it will be awhile as I ordered it from her and I know her retreats are still going on. To prepare myself a little bit I took Tonya’s suggestion and ordered some solid Kona cottons from the Fabric Shack. I tried to get some colors that I didn’t have. Our local Joann’s carries Kona solids also but they are $5.99 yard and the Fabric Shack is only $3.99 yard. When I was in town this week I ran into Joann’s and purchased a large cut of one solid and used my 40% off coupon. A new one arrived in the mail this week so I will do that again next week. An easy way to stock up on them as I know once I receive her book I will dive head on into my love of solids again. I had made a couple of quilt tops last winter from solids using ideas from her Liberated String Quilts book.
On another note about the Fabric Shack. Tonya had passed that link on and I was surprised to find it was the quilt store that we visit when we make the annual trek to Waynesville, Ohio in December. It has so much stuff and I am always able to find something there that I have been searching for and can’t find elsewhere. Anyway, as I was online checking them out I found that they have a sale area. I was able to buy some quilt top backings for $1.98 yard. One was a kayaker fabric that I had seen elsewhere and loved but didn’t want to put the money in as I knew it would only work as a back. Now I own it and need to get to work on that fish lap quilt that I want to make for my son.