Friday, August 20, 2010

Kitty Corners

Not a new finish, but I just got this quilt back from the Ventura County Fair, where it took a blue ribbon.  This is my first ever rag quilt and was a lot of fun to make.  I'm not sure I'll ever make another - all that clipping!  I love the kitty and all the paws on this quilt - and with flannel on the back, it is so warm and cuddly, I won't be able to use it til winter - right now we are in triple digits here in so cal! 

I'm grateful for movies and television.  I know people survived for millenia without them, but I don't know what I'd do without the comforts of old movies, tried and true, to enjoy again and again. 

Do What You Love

With all your heart....  I made this wallhanging as an opportunity quilt for my guild.  No quilting room is quite complete without a cat... Cats and quilts just seem a natural pairing.  Both are warm and comforting.  This quilt was a joy to make.  I had so much fun making and embellishing it.  I have to be honest, I didn't want to give it away when it was done.  They had to pry it out of my hands!  I even bought tickets for it, hoping to win it myself!  Sadly, I didn't win... but it was fun trying.

I am grateful today for the freedom to do what I love without having to worry about making a living.  To my wonderful husband who works hard and my parents who left me a small nest egg to subsist on, I thank you.

I've Got Hooters!

This is a quilt I made for a friend's birthday - she loves and collects owly things.  I really had fun sifting through my scraps and fabrics for interesting textures and colors to make the owls.  I've entered this in the 'Pets on Quilts Show' at SewCalGal's blog.  Please visit her blog to see all the wonderful entries and vote there.  Click here to view the Show and see all the pets and quilts!

Today I am grateful for humor.  Life would be pretty miserable if we didnt have the capacity to laugh with or at ourselves and others (not in a mean way though).  Humor makes the worst of circumstances bearable sometimes.  It helps us heal our hurts and forgive ourselves and others for slights, both real and imagined.   There's truth to the old adage "Laugh and the world laughs with you... cry and you cry alone."

A Mysterious start to the year

Well, I finished one of last year's mystery tops... The Meadow Mist Mosaic Mystery.  I have to say I really like how this one came out.....