Archive for March, 2015

Quilting Finished

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The quilting is finished! This one has taken longer than usual, due I think to the lack of deadline. It is very heavily quilted, and is a result of a few hours at a time, here and there rather than concentrated “git ‘er done” work. This photo shows it on the design wall after blocking, but before the trimming for binding.


Here is a close up of the quilting:

PFfinalQuiltingYesterday I trimmed it and prepared and applied the binding and sleeve, readying it for the hand work.

Sunday was entry day for the spring Topeka Art Guild’s show and it needed to be something that had not been shown there before which narrowed the field considerably. Except for a few older things and the newest ones that are committed somewhere else (like “Splash” which was sent off to AQS Paducah yesterday), I had little available. I decided since there was no age limit, to see if they had room for “Seahorses” which had never been there before. The new show opens tomorrow, with First Friday this week from 5-8.


It’s Spring!

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Spring is officially here and it was a perfect day to be outside yesterday. We had had a nice rain earlier so the ground was just right for pulling weeds, and I got rid of a lot. Also did some transplanting and trimming. The Hellebore and the Forsythia is in bloom and the Daffodils and Tulips are budding. Everything is turning green and/ or coming up. There was a light frost so I am hoping not too much damage. So much needed moisture made a pretty foggy view as the sun came up.


I have managed at least a little quilting most days, so progress is steady if slow. So many stitches, so many ends to bury!




Monday, March 9th, 2015

So far, I have the top almost half quilted, but for one reason or another, have not been able to post. If it’s not the computer, it’s the camera, or else my ineptitude or crazy schedule. These pics are from last week.

PFQuiltingThere is actually a little more done, than shows here.


Saturday I enjoyed a road trip with friends to a nearby town to visit museums and galleries and enjoy lunch together. Our weather has turned nice again and it was a gorgeous day to be out. I took some photos I wanted to share, but cannot figure out how to get them from the phone to the computer. I know— you say that is easy— but for me it is not working!

Sunday the weather was still beautiful and I spent most of the afternoon outside trimming and pulling weeds to get a head start on Spring. The whole week is supposed to be lovely. Perhaps too nice to stay inside and quilt!