Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spent most of this week quilting my Hearts Desire.  Two more blocks to go, and then the border.  I have stitched in the ditch and then stippled the background fabric.  I can't get it to show up in the picture, the thread is the same exact color as the background.  I haven't yet decided how I want to do the veins on the leaves.  My first thought was couching, but that seems pretty labor intensive.  I picked up some 12 wt cotton thread and I will experiment with that later today. 
I won't be able to blog next Wednesday, we are heading to New York to celebrate my mom's 100th birthday!  I will follow WOW and read all your blogs though.  I really enjoy getting to "know" everyone who posts on Esther's blog.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Another visitor

He is a bit hard to see, I wasn't brave enough to go outside the screen room to take his picture.  We think he is a lynx. We have had bobcats several times, but this one seems to be too big to be a bobcat.  He wasn't shy, he stopped and stared at us several times. 
Just another day in paradise!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Started the quilting on my Hearts Desire yesterday.  It took me a while to decide how I want to quilt it.  I took it to my guild meeting on Monday and everyone loved it.  They tried to talk me into hand quilting it........ I gave it some thought and then decided to machine it anyways.  I have always rolled my quilts while working on them, but I tried a new method, kind of nesting the quilt around the machine bed.  It is working out really well.  My new machine has a big area to the right of the needle and that really makes a difference. 
Off to make some lunch, then back to my quilting.  I hope everyone has a good week.