Saturday, June 25, 2011

Away for a while

Not like I think I have  whole lot of readers....but just in case you read this every once in a life just got turned upside down.

My Mom died this week. It was unexpected, even though she was not in good health.

I do not think my Dad is doing well. My brother is at the home starting with preparations and I must go also. I will leave early tomorrow and be away until July 4.

I won't be posting for a while. I might post while I'm on the road, since it is good therapy for me.

At least now, there is something to do....for the first day, everything was so unknown. Now we have a date for a memorial service and we know what to do with the body, and we know a little more who is doing what. I am developing the content of the memorial service. I have not done this before, but as I always say, the answers to all of life's questions are on the Internet.

It's going to be a busy day.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Now what....?

Bernette by LaurenRikrax
Bernette, a photo by LaurenRikrax on Flickr.
This morning, I went to a local garage sale that had been advertised among my quilter friends. A local woman who was an avid sewist, passed away, and the family was cleaning out her stash and equipment.

I helped them out a bit.

As you can see, I bought one of her sergers. It's missing the foot pedal, but it did have the instruction booklet. I don't know if it works. I could have bought a lemon. But, it's a Bernina and by the looks of her stash and other equipment, she kept things up and working.

I have a new toy!!

And some more fabric. I couldn't help myself.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Block of the Month, May 2011

Here is the block of the month for May 2011.


Overall I like it. It's a nice combination of small scale and larger scale prints with good contrast. I like blue and pink/purple, and that doesn't hurt!  It's a clever pattern - depending how you look at it, or what day you look at it, you see different patterns. Tilt your head to the right...see how different it looks on point? (hee hee)

I didn't notice the secondary pattern on the pink/purple squares until I took the picture. Notice the "Y" formation in black on some of the squares.  It's a result of the circles in the fabric pattern and the way I cut the patches.

Can you believe I actually finished it in May (even though I wait til June to post)?  The June block kit should be arriving early next week.