Today I have a collection of interesting pictures to share that have been accumulating while I was away from my computer for a while.
We've been busy with classes at the shop. These are the first blocks from the recent double wedding ring class. This can be a tricky little block but they mastered it beautifully. There was no swearing (that I heard) and plenty of smiles. FYI - we'll be doing this class again next quarter.
Laura brought her projects from the recent City Livin' class. Awesome! I'd love to see the others... hint, hint.
A couple of new lines have arrived. I am very fond of this line called Charleston Farmhouse by Felicity Miller with Free Spirit. She says it was inspired by the lifestyle in the Sussex area of England but it reminds me of my Grandmother's apron.
The other new one is from Tula Pink called Saltwater. There is her usual bit of whimsey here and who would have thought an octopus could look so stylish.
We also finished a new shop sample. We've been wanting a fun kid's quilt around and I think this one hits the mark. We used Ed Emberley's animal drawings and solids and we put a fun soft flannel on the back.
Wendy was in with her latest. She really liked the typewriter fabric and whipped up this fun quilt.
Wendy also brought a very clever idea to share with us. She made this for a baby shower gift. She made these cool tag blankets...
Rolled them up some tricky way with some One-sies to resemble cupcakes...
and packaged them in a cupcake box. Ta-Da!
I am going to have to get a lesson on how she rolled these up to resemble cupcakes as I have a baby shower coming up soon and that would be a fun gift.
Barbara brought in her super-duper airplane quilt. Sooooooo nicely done, don't you think?
Do you know what these are?
They are bow ties. My son is practicing the art of mixology at a couple of urban-chic places in New York City. To us laid back west coasters that means he is a bartender. He is required to wear a tie so he opted to be the "bow tie guy". I thought it would be fun to make some but he was concerned about my choice of fabric, reminding me that he prefers a consevative, sophisticated look. He even sent me some web sites of the kind of look he prefers. Ha Ha Nick, that is funny. I decided to appease him and sent two oh-so-tasteful ties and one especially for St. Patrick's day. He gave them two thumbs up and promised to send pictures of them on his handsome self.I mentioned at the start of this post that I had been away from my computer for a while. This is the reason...
My husband is getting a new ankle joint , so last week we were in
Portland for one of the surgeries. Once upon a time when I was a young
girl I contemplated a career in nursing. Whew, I have reconfirmed
that would have been a poor choice - a very poor choice. I am not cut
out for it and I applaud all nurses and the job they do! While I spent post-op time at
the surgery recovery room at Nordstroms they were on the job, taking
care of him. He is home, where I have done my best to make him comfy.