Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Linda's Quilt

It is a beautiful day in East Texas. We have has a little relief from the rain that held on for a couple of weeks. Some items in our garden drowned out, But for the most part all is growing OK. I picked a gallon bucket of strawberries today. They taste so good fresh out of the garden.

My Cousin has a birthday this week, so I make this quilt for her. It was quite fast to piece. I was able to piece it in a day, and it took about 3 hours to quilt. I used a free form frumpy rose design. Kinda my own thing. I just freehand draw roses from one space to the next.

It is nearing bed time. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, May 11, 2009

I really need to figure this blog thing out. I seem to do things in the wrong order. I tried to install the Batik quilt pictures and then posted the article before I was done. All well this is a new subject for you to see.
I was involved in a swap with one group and the theme was flowers. I made this table runner for a swapper in Australia. Imagine our projects going around the world.

The weather is really getting busy now. The storms are coming. Two cats and a dog looking at me, like they are so scarred. I guess I had better get off the computer.

Happy Quilting to all....

Rainy day in East Texas

It is a rainy day in East Texas! A cool breeze and very foggy. Just my kinda day. I hear the fountain running outside and birds chirping and the slow drizzle of rain. It makes it hard to get moving for the day. A great time to sit and rest.
We have rain every day for the past 10 days. Sometimes stormy and very strong winds, some days like today, just very cloudy and drizzly. The rain has helped our new trees and blueberry bushes to get well established, but it not doing much for the vegetable garden. The corn looks great, the cauliflower, broccoli, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, looking OK, the half the watermelons have died, and some of the other items looking sad. The strawberries are trying to ripen, but starting to mold. Even though the rain has been nice. It is time for it to move on. Forecast says one more day, then maybe a break. The rest of the place needs the grass mowed bad. We have tried to keep up in between. But lots of mowing to do.
During this time I have been very busy quilting. I have doing quilts for my customers. One that I really liked was done all of batik fabrics. I quilted it in a curving meander pattern with variegated thread. It was so pretty, I hated to return it to my customer. She does very nice work.