Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Then she turned it around.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
We're smiling in the photos, but at the end of the day we felt we'd barely made a dent. DH and I have gone down to help a few weekends this month, but a lion-sized part of the work's been done evenings and weekends when we weren't there. The pictures don't show the day DS1 went under the house and spent seven hours replacing all the HVAC ducting; or the day the slider had to be ripped out and completely replaced. But they're making it their own in the process. I guess I know first hand now what sweat equity is. :D
My son and his fiance' and I went to the Hoover Minthorn museum in Newberg, Oregon. This was the home of Herbert Hoover, 31st President of the United States from 1885-1889. The weekend we were there they had a small display of quarter-sized quilts made by the local guild inspired by quilts from the Oregon Trail, as well as a few full-sized vintage quilts.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
I really enjoy going through each piece, sorting, grouping, making color palettes for quilts that might get made someday.
Going through someone else's scrap bag is like browsing their bookshelf, it's like an echo of who they are. I've always admired this woman's quilts for children's charity, but seeing the scrap bag, I'm not any closer to understanding how she does it. I can't even begin to put colors together the way she does.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Long before we went to Oregon for the graduation my SIL sent me a newspaper clipping about the Quilted Hill because it was going to be featured in a quilt magazine's Shop Hop. It was - fortunately- on the way back from the graduation, so we stopped. We were due back at the house for dinner, so I made an hour long browse fit into fifteen minutes. Phew*
My husband kindly took pictures of the outside.
I was looking intently at the fabric on the shelves, searching for a print to use in the wedding quilt. I thought that would be a fun keepsake. My sons and DIL-to-be browsed too and DS2 kept saying, "Hey mom, did you see this?"
"Wow, look at that!"
I was so focused on the inventory I almost forgot to look up!
I did find a green print that'll work just great for the quilt. I bought it while the bridal couple weren't looking. =D
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Over time I've refined the original pattern. I used to sew in a loop of ribbon for the closure but it was too hard to open and close. Now I sew in a beaded strand to wrap around the button, very nice.