It's been several weeks since I last posted. What has been going on? Let's see- the oldest two grandkids came for several days on their spring break. DGD Aimee wanted to sew a stuffed animal or doll. I happened to have a pattern. We decided on a doll. I had some tea dyed muslin that worked really well. She learned to cut out the pattern pinned to fabric. She decided she wasn't too sure about sewing all the curvy seams. So I did that. Then we soon discovered I didn't have any poly-fil stuffing. No problem. I had some left over poly batting scraps that we tore into small pieces and stuffed her. Worked great. Then came the sewing on of felt eyes, sewing on a nose, sculpting the mouth, etc. I soon discovered I didn't have any yarn for the hair. I was avoiding going to Wally world at all costs during spring break with moms and screaming kids. Not my favorite place. We got her a dress made. It's been a LONG time since I have done that kind of sewing!
Everything seems to be in bloom! Red bud trees, fruit trees, weeds, etc. I developed a cough last week. I had a little fever--felt really yucky. I do believe it is all allergy related. Because I have experienced this before this time of year. Long story short, I am feeling better--the cough is getting better. Not so deep.
In the midst of all of that I went out to Post Oak to visit the Post Oak Quilters. I always enjoy the drive and putting on a little demo for them. And they always have wonderful potluck luncheon! And dessert. And this time it was DESSERTS! I got a chance to see a two hundred year old New York Beauty quilt top! Oh, the tiny piecing! I didn't have my camera with me. Bad blogger- I know. If it was Bonnie Hunter you would have had a wonderful picture and full story. But alas I am not Bonnie. Sorry. Speaking of Bonnie -- are you enjoying her Quilt-Cam sessions or what?! I love that she found a new way to share them so they are achived to watch later.
|I didn't realize Sissy got in the picture. You can see the blue tarp that protected the roof after holes were knocked into it still laying on the sidewalk.|
Blessings and happy quilting,