Sunday, February 15, 2009


Another Nibble...
I finished Mom's quilt- only, I have to wait for daylight and a couple strong boys to hold it up for me- then it will be picture-taking time. That thing is a monster! A very long queen size. I told Mom it looks very nice on my bed. She was so sweet, she asked if it needed to stay there. No way. Once I decide where a quilt is going, I cut all emotional ties. I'm funny that way. If I am making a quilt without anyone in mind, than I have a hard time letting go. I had a lot of fun with this one. My pebbles are supposed to be berries, can ya tell? No where near as good as Darcie, but one has to practice. And practice makes...well, better, anyway!
Did everyone have a good Valentines? I was in the store on Saturday and you never saw so many pathetic fellas searching the shelves for the obligatory gift! It was down right funny. My honey brought me home a Singer 609- a sweet little machine that does the straight stitch and only the straight stitch. (it runs smoothly and will be a good machine for Eva. There is a speed switch on it- that is always nice for the student seamstress. We have plans to make a skirt for summer.) He also bought me a set of cupboards for my dining room- I plan on having a wall of bottom cupboards with a countertop across them- so I'll have a huge buffet! No flowers or candy. But I LOVE my gifts!!

5 comments:

Peni said...

looks like berries to me .... HOW EXCITING!!! I'd say Bill is a keeper of a sweetheart.

Quilt Pixie said...

sounds like thoughtful gifts to me -- the obligitory ones are always so off putting to me.

I think your circles are great. I love the "wonky" nature of them -- I havne't even tried to get mine to be less wonky...

quilthappy said...

Your quilt is so pretty your MOM will love it.
Sandy

Julie in the Barn said...

Another winner! Both the quilt and your sweetheart.

My Honey spent the morning on the 14th snowblowing our very long driveway and unburying my car so I could go to the store and buy some thread and basting spray (and food) before the next storm that blew in today, a gesture of love that I truly appreciated. And he knits, too.

Darcie said...

That Bill...isn't he just the most thoughtful! Can't wait to see Eva in action on the machine. And the cupboards! You will take us through a tour of your dining room, won't you?!

Your Mom's quilt is lovely. The quilting that you're doing...oh my!!! Truly a masterpiece! I cannot wait to see it in its entirety. (Still have the scaffolding, don't you?!)

Bunches of hugs to you, sweet Nines!