Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I also found out, that 6 inches for one does not seem to be the same as for another. The bottom row of cards was uneven and I finally got brave and cut a small piece of some of the cards and now it looks much better.I hope to be done by the end of the week. Yesterday I was in town and next week I can pick up a large carpet roll at the local flooring center. That will be the only way to transport it.
On Sunday we were invited to Jenny's inlaws to join them for dinner and a visit to the Chinese Orchid Show in Toronto. I have never seen so many orchids in so many shapes and forms. I wish I had taken my "good" camera. And of course there was a merchant's mall. And here it was the same as at a quilt show. Lots of people making lots of purchases. We could not be left behind and came home with some "special"( at least for me) ones. Now I hope that they will grow.
Monday evening was the annual dinner for the Mennonite Relief Sale. Everything for the evening has been donated, from the hall, kitchen to the food. That all for over 700 people. The ticket sales and further donations are used for the expenses for the relief sale. Every dollar made at the sale is turned over to the Mennonite Central Comittee. As usual there were about 30 bedsize quilts hanging around the hall. The top one is the feature quilt for this year. An 80 year old lady embroidered this one and it was hand quilted by her church.
This one was made by children in Sunday School, put together and quilted by members of the church.
The postcard quilt will be at the sale next year. So I do have some time, but it is always nice to get it done way early, so it can be displayed at different places.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Behind the seat the sewing machine, that I had taken in because it made "weird noises". ( it just needed some adjustments), a bag with the orchid quilt, more fabric I needed for the post card quilt and copies to be used in workshops. The rest is on the front seat.
Florence did a very good job in hand quilting the orchid quilt. Part of the quilting was done in sashiko, just as with the crane quilt. I'm very pleased with the result. The binding will have to wait for a while. I'm also planning to put some piping on. Right now I want to finish the postcard quilt far enough to get the rest quilted.
The last few days have been very nice and now I can see all the damage that has been done over the winter. The bunnies have been very busy and eaten a lot of things. Our dog just did not do her job this winter.
Daily new plants pop up. This one, I think called a frittilaria, grows every day by inches.
Now that the weather is nice, it is very hard for me the stay inside and work on quilts. I need to set myself a time line and try to stick to it.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
But it will have to wait a few days. I'm all packed and ready to go. Tomorrow morning I will drive to Haliburton for a trunk show and then on Thursday a workshop.
The weather is great. Where yesterday there were only a few narrow leaves showing, there were crocusses today. Now we can also see what has to happen to the lawn. As soon as I'm back I will have to start cleaning and raking.
Today I found pots with pansies at a local nursery and I could not resist. Nothing brightens things up better near the back door than a big pot of pansies.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Since it was on our way, we drove on and picked up our seed corn. By the time we got home it was supper time. Then hubby decided we should go to the local farm show and there went the evening. So no sewing got done. Today was a little better. The accountant is gone and there is an hour yet before I have to start supper.
I like to keep my amarillis bulbs from year to year. I planted some at the end of January and the first one is blooming with 2 others to come soon.
This one even has a second flower coming up. These blooms and the sun outside make all the difference. Now we know, that spring cannot be far away. Today I noticed the daffodils coming up.