Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Some of my stash enhancement from Tennessee...

It is and it isn't at all like me. The colors are very soft, true, but I love the oversized print on the one in the foreground. (I have some antique peonies just like that in my yard.) The quilt shop had some similiar fabrics done up in a little 5" block quilt and it was very simple and charming. I like the blue in this piece, but haven't had a lot of luck matching it. It's almost a robin's egg blue. A very romantic pallet, I thought. Don't know if I'll get around to working on it- maybe this winter. Wouldn't that be a nice, cozy, project?

I made some of Mama Koch's soft ginger cookies last night. They were wonderful and I had to hide 4 for the oldest boys who were out at a birthday bash. The other kids ate the cookie sheets clean. Then I headed to town where I helped a friend paint her sons' bedroom John Deere yellow. Whoa, seemed a bit on the bright side to start off with, but it grew on me and it wasn't obnoxious in the twilight as we were finishing up. Their mom was a bit concerned that it would only serve to charge the 2 little boys' hyper ways even more, but I figure- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. They were thrilled with it. Now to paint the dresser John Deere green...

I'm off to work, today. I had mislaid my cellphone charger after my trip to Tennessee and have been incognito for a while now. Seems I might should have worked, yesterday, if I had checked my messages... But then, I would have missed out on those home made cookies... So, last night I actually tried looking for the charger and found it, so Sarah, no more incognito for me. We had a quilt show last weekend and again, this weekend, so I know they'll be no playing at work, today. The work that goes into vending at one little quilt show is amazing. And I'm only talking about the prep work! Well, I guess I better get at it. Hope everyone has a great day- it's a beautiful morning here with the queen anne's lace floating in the corn flowers.

6 comments:

Darcie said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I don't know what fascinates me more...the fabric...or the thought that you have gorgeous peonies in your garden that resemble the fabric! And the blue-ish!?! Nina?! I can't wait for this fabric to come up in a WIP.

I'll be thinking of you during your quilt show preparations. It's not easy...but it sure is fun to see familiar faces, isn't it!

quiltpixie said...

having now found the charger will you go for "loosing the phone" just for some time off ???:-)

McIrish Annie said...

I love april cornell fabric!! have you seen her xmas collection. it is fabulous and not really too christmasy so you could keep it out all winter long.!!! A friend of mine bought that same fabric and made a jacket and matching tote!!
btw love the purple quilt!!!

Peni said...

You're right, it would be nice to find the perfect blue to throw in the mix...but it awfully pretty with the mix you have.

Floating lace...I like that image. Mom

Lucy said...

It is very romantic ANd I love it so much so also the quilt under it. can we get a bigger picture of it !!

ForestJane said...

The cookies sound great... *drooling*

Glad you found your charger - it's such a pain to have to go out and pay an exorbitant amount for lost chargers and battery packs, etc.