Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
House Quilt Block 3 in the rain
Well, I'm cutting little squares again. I am getting better at it, though. I'm starting to feel as though I should re-make Block 1. I've noticed that there are some in our group who are making more than one of a block. Personally, I'm excited to see all the different versions, and can hardly wait to see the assembled quilts!
Adding to today's entertainment, we have rain ... inside. Seems the handle on the toilet upstairs stuck - 'nuf said. Fortunately Joey was here to hear the rain and save the day. He 'unstuck' the handle and assured me that the ceiling will dry and no more water will come down. That's good. No harm done. phew! That was close.
It's Done! QB3! My squares are getting squarer, and my corners straighter. BTW the fabric is a black and white tweed with an evident weave. It 'morayed' in some of the pictures, (like in moray taffeta - I'm not sure how to spell it.) so it looks a little odd, but in 'real life' its cute!
Words of advise to quilters. Don't move your waste basket and fabric bin while you are working. I put mine in the opposite places and, well - you can guess what happened! I've been picking threads off my fabric for a half hour now.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.