Sunday, July 08, 2007
The Good Ole Red/White/Blue
Here it is Sunday already. In a way, it doesn't seem possible that Randy has really been gone since Wednesday a.m., and will be back late tonight. Where did the time go? Sug (one of my seesters :D and pronounced like sugar :D) came and spent the night with me on Friday night. We had a slumber party!! :) I even took her out for a boat ride on Friday evening! :) And we took not narry a picture--Sug, are we dense, or what???? Tom really did raise some slow-witted cheedren!!! ROFLOL It was a really fun time. We spent a lot of time outside prowling in my flowerbeds. And of course she got her manicure AND pedicure done while she was here. :) After all, it was a slumber party!! LOL
Mrs. Goodneedle asked about the pattern name and designer of my little embroidery piece in the last post. It's called "Cups of Kindness" and is one of those Aussie patterns by Jan Knight. It's in Australian Country Threads 'A Special Patchwork Edition' Vol. 6 No. 11. I just don't think you can beat the Aussie designers when it comes to stichery!! And if I were ready to spend $80+ for a magazine subscription, this would be the magazine I would want to get every month. Ready or not, I may just have to do it anyway!! LOL I LOVE this magazine. It has wonderful quilt patterns, doll patterns, bag patterns, and of course, stitchery patterns in it. I have several issues that I've picked up here and there over time and I've worn them out looking through them. A couple of places that you might check for them are www.this-n-thatfabrics.com and
and ericas.com (an online quilt shop).
I told you I would have to cut some red/white/blue fabric, didn't I? LOL Well, I didn't get around to doing that until today, but I did cut and piece the Big Block Star quilt top today. It's not wonky (for a change LOL), the ceiling fans are making the right corner blow around. :D I'm trying to decide about borders. I'm thinking that if I have enough of the background fabric that I will add maybe a 5 or 6 inch border of that, for a couple of reasons: one, I want the quilt a bit bigger than the pattern is, and two, it will make the star float. :) So, what do you think? Of course, that's IF I have enough of the border fabric. So, I'm going back to the 'stewdio' now and check on that, and Dewey and Badger are anxiously waiting for Mom to feed them. :)
Hope everyone had a lovely July 4th holiday, and a super weekend!