Monday, February 28, 2011

New Quilt

My hooking trip was just what the doctor ordered.  It was filled with laughter, shopping, eating, and a little hooking.  Quite honestly, I did less hooking that all the other fun things.  If you've never had the opportunity to visit Columbia, Missouri, I'd highly recommend a road trip.  It's a beautiful city with a lot to offer.  We came home via Kansas City......ok.....that's a little out of the way......but oh so worth it!

My friend, Donna Lynn Thomas, e-mailed to let me know one of the quilts I made for her new book was selected to be included in the book.  You can read all about her new book, "Flip Your Way to Fabulous Quilts", on her website.  Sounds like it's going to be another great book.  Here's the quilt I made (you can also see it on the slide show on her website).

The quilt hadn't been quilted when I took this photo.  If you look at the slide show you can see the beautiful quilting.  The quilt will also be here once the book is available.  They're taking preorders now. 

I notice Donna is teaching at Sager Creek Quilts in May.  Looks like some fun classes. 

That's about it for this week.  Mom had her 3rd round of chemo last week.  Everything went well.  We found out that approximately 2 weeks after the final session that she'll get a PET scan so we can see how effective the chemo has been. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Good intentions

I had intentions of updating my blog a week ago but somehow time got away.  Ever have that happen to you?  Please shake your head yes so I don't feel like the Lone Ranger!

I have been doing lots of wool applique.  Wool applique is portable, mindless and quick.  Just what the doctor ordered for me.  Here's a make do I made.  I love making the top part but always have a problem finding the bottom part - the part that makes it a make do.  My friend, Darlene, found a source for make do-s so I don't have to spend valuable time haunting antique stores shopping. 

Since I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring, I thought it would be fun to make a couple of wool Easter eggs.

This wool pincushion will hold LOTS of pins - it's pretty large but was a lot of fun to make.

I wanted to make something that was quick and different.  How about this?  Notice the teeny tiny pieces.  There pattern explains a very easy way to make them. 

All patterns for these projects can be purchased at Sew Graceful Quilting

Mom finished her second round of chemo this morning (Sat).  She'll follow that up with a shot in her belly on Monday - I know, I know....a shot in the belly.  Actually, the shot makes her feel much better because it stimulates white blood cell growth.  For those who don't know me and mom - we're major needle phobics.  So her getting a shot not only hurts her but pains me as well.  OK....getting sweaty palms thinking about it.  Hope you have a great week.