Monday, March 30, 2009

Signs that Spring is coming to Jeff City

Forsythia is blooming . . . . .

Daffodils and Tulips are showing their faces . . . . .

Some trees are blooming . . . . .

Some are not, they're still bare like this Maple . . . .We dodged the snow this weekend.

Sunday morning dawned dry and the sky was bright as can be.

Today's temp is in the high 60s.

With a few more days like yesterday and today things will really green up.

Made a couple of Ohio Star Variation blocks - the center blocks are fussy-cut.

I've spent so much time trying to post this using WindowsLive - - - - have decided that WindowsLive and I are not compatible.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Windows Live Writer

This is the second attempt at blogging with Windows Live Writer.

Just finished this wallhanging and it’ll go in the mail just as soon as I label it.
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The design is taken from “Poakalani Hawaiian Quilt Cushion Patterns & Design”. It’s machine appliqu├ęd onto a free-motion machine-stitched quilt.
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The reverse side has a hand-finished ‘binding’ and a sleeve for hanging. It’s 18” x 22”.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Daffodils, Forsythia and Verbena

It’s beginning to look like Spring! Even the grass is taking on a greener tinge.

I’m trying out a new method of blogging using Windows Live Writer.

Try this hyperlink

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Last Snow ?

Well, we hope so
but in mid-MO you can never tell. This is what it looked like yesterday afternoon. One day it looks like this and the next day is bright and sunny just like today. However, that sun won't be melting much snow, don't think it'll make it above the freezing mark.

But - - - we know the official first day of Spring is less than three weeks away. And then any time after that we can count of warmer weather. [We hope.]
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Newest Knitting Book

This is a great book ! ! !
Thanks to my friend Anna Marie who lent me her copy for the last three weeks.
I found that I couldn't live without it being added to my library of knitting books. Just as soon as I finish the pair on my circular, I'll have to decide which pair from this book to knit first.
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X-Block Strip Exchange

Our Quiltin' Chicks Social has been invloved in a fabric strip exchange. Part of us have been exchanging green strips the others are exchanging brown strips.
This is the center portion of my quilt.
At least it was until I began to play.
Then it looked like this.
What will it look like at the finish? Don't know . . . .
This version could do nicely as a throw for the sofa. Or a pillow cover for the bed.
We'll see.

Kaffe Fassett

Here are four of the blocks ready to be set together.

Thought I had taken pics of the finished border blocks, but I guess not. I'll do that later this afternoon

I am going to love this quilt !

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