Thursday, April 15, 2010




Spring happenings...


I finished this Pineapple blossom floppy, of Bonnie's design, several years ago, and I finally had the opportunity to get it finished. It is a bright quilt that is quite cheery. I had fun quilting it with my "hearts' afire" pattern- also known as heart burn! Oh, it's a cinch to quilt- just flames with the occasional double heart thrown in. The binding is made from scraps of other bindings- getting to be a signature move of mine. I kinda like using up the little remnants of leftover quilt binding instead of letting them languish in a drawer. I suppose I could use them as strips, but then I would have to un-iron them and that just goes against the grain.


Next, is a picture of my lovely new countertop in my new dining room. Hubby did good, did he not? I wanted this in here so that when we have big meals(OK most meals fall in this catagory!) or parties, we could just set the hot dishes on the counter as a buffet. We still need to seal it, but it is coming along nicely. Bill has to retreive our scaffolding from a friend in order to finish the drywall, and then I will be able to paint and finish the wood floor. Darcie gave me a wallhanging and we have been using the earthy colors of her hand dyed fabrics as a palette for our painting- terracotta and strange pinkish peach color(which I love!) in the kitchen and then it will be rusty red and khaki in the dining room. The ceiling will have to be blue, however. Just cause I can.

I am feeling somewhat better as I have been on an antibiotic for a couple days for the sinus infection and double ear infection I was struggling with. I hate to take more meds than I am already taking, but sometimes ya gotta give in and bite the bullet. Or the Z pack as the case may be. So I am hoping to be able to smell and taste food soon. The weather has moved to the chilly side and I am going to rescue a few lilac blooms for the table. Not that I can smell them, but they sure are pretty.

8 comments:

Sarah N. said...

Love the quilt! I adore this pattern! I have used it several times.

Yay for Bill on the counter tops. He is such a good hubby!

Miss you and love you!

quiltygal said...

Wow this pattern must be popular I have just posted a baby quilt done with this...its the 3rd time I have used it but the 1st finish !! I have binding to put on one & then the other is just ...you know...laying around...waiting for a male who needs it!!
So sorry to hear of your Uncles passing but how wonderful to have something so special to remember him by...

Peni said...

I just may have to make me another one of them there p-blossoms....

And the counter top - WOW. Can't wait to see all your colors come together. (I live and love and vicarious color wheel through YOU!)

Isobel said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Wish I were there to smell your lilacs. I used to have a very large lilac and one year DH 'pruned' it so they could put in a new oil tank...no more lilacs.

bingo~bonnie said...

I've loved Bonnie's Pineapple Blossom ever since I first saw it... but yours is la,la,lovely! I love your colors!

The remodeling is coming along so nice!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

teelduo said...

BEAUTIFUL on both counts!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I Love your pineapple blossom quilt! The colors are sooo wonderful! It is great! And how fun will it be to have that lovely new counter in your dining room!

Darcie said...

I'm more than honored to have a *seat* in the dining room with you all! That's pretty terrific!

LOVE how the re-mod is going!!!

So glad that you're feeling better and more like yourself.

Happy Sunday, love and hugs!