Monday, February 16, 2009

Still hangin' in there


I haven't posted for a few days...I spent the past weekend at my son's babysitting so mom and dad could go away. I love my grandchildren but even taking care of one really poops me out! I had a lovely time though and wouldn't give it up for the world.

I do want to share a picture of some vintage fabric I found at the hospital thrift shop last week. It is 36" wide and about 2 yds long. I only paid one dollar! I don't know what I will do with it yet but just couldn't pass it up.

I'm still working on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. It does take time since it is all by hand but I enjoy the handwork so much. I am arranging the flowers in a way that is different from the patterns I usually find. I like the way it is coming together but the edges will be a challenge. I'll address that when the time comes. I tend to not follow patterns and often design as I go so who know what will happen. I like traditional quilting but still have to do my own thing.

My rule: IF YOU OBEY ALL THE RULES YOU'LL MISS ALL THE FUN!! I should probably put that on my blog heading ...it hangs on my wall.

7 comments:

AverettLadyNana said...

Great deal on the vintage fabric! Cute print too, can't wait to see what you use it in.

Pat said...

Gotta love those thrift shop finds! Thanks for sharing a photo of it.

Julia said...

Nice fabric...and from a thrift shop, best place for bargains..
Julia ♥

Fiesta said...

I would love to see your flower garden quilt. will you be posting a picture soon?

Kaye said...

Good for you! I will have to start going to them and its soon to be Garage Sale time. I am anxious to see the Grandmothers Garden Quilt, Have a Good Day & Happy Quilting

Susan said...

I know babysitting the grandkids can be exhausting, but it sure is fun!

Melanie said...

Love your saying! I try not to slavishly copy something. After all I know what that looks like. I like to experiment too. Good luck. I've only done 1 paper pieced- octagons and squares to look like iced windows. I had to keep giving myself weekly targets with it and not do more easy things on the machine until my hand sewn target was met. I knew it was the only way I would get it done. :-)