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Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Weather is here.

It is suppose to be in the 80's by tomorrow and I have all the doors and windows open to enjoy the great fresh air. Here are the slackers of the household, enjoying a beautiful spring day, snoozing. Hmm, that use to be my quilt, but then who's really noticing that?!!! Roxy is getting older, which really hasn't changed her puppy ways too much, but she does enjoy a nice afternoon snooze!

Peanut doesn't want to feel left out of course, so she decided to join in on a rest from the tough dog life she leads. Are we spoiled or what?

I'm sure many of you know about the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, which of course I love and have read all four books twice so far. Yes, I did say "so far". This is her latest book out, called "The Host". I love her writing, but I have to warn you, it is tough getting started on this one, but once you get through the first few chapters, this book will hold you like a vise while you read. I am about 3/4th of the way through, and I'm enjoying the story so much. Very suspenseful love story, but nothing so far like Twilight. The Twilight DVD comes out this Sat. I already have one ordered. I use to tell people I never read anymore, but Stephanie's writing just grabs me and won't let go. Have any of you read it yet?

Well, in my last post I said I want to make a table runner once a month. So far, I have the fabrics and the ideas, just no sewing in the works yet for me. Lots of company projects are just getting in my way!!! I planned to sew this weekend, but the weather was just too nice, and I couldn't stay inside. This line is the new Fig Tree line, and when you go to Moda Lisa, listed to the right on my favorites, you can get this free pattern, which is the one I'm going to use for this tablerunner. The line is called Pastierre, if I spelled that right, and I love the colors as usual. Joanna at Fig Tree just has a way with color, doesn't she?

This is a border print I discovered in a shop last month and I decided to make a simple table runner out of it using the border stripe to do all the work for me!! I love the bee hives and birdhouses and these colors will look great in my great room, no pun intended there!! LOL!!!

Do you remember those watercolor quilts we all use to make? I loved those things, they were great for scraps too, but took a long time to lay out. I think it was worth the effort though. This is one I did that I love to have out in the spring. It suppose to look like a flower box under a window.
Years ago when I thought I couldn't quilt, because of my RA, and I didn't know about longarms back then, I taught tole painting classes and this is one of the few pieces I have left. I brought out some of the Easter decorations since Easter is less than a month away!

I tried again, to turn this pic, but with no success, so forgive me for the sideways glance, but these are wool felt eggs that I machine embroidered for Easter. They were alot of fun to make, and if you have any embroidery software, you can come up with your own designs and just stuff an egg!!!!

Yes, Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill, I do love bunnies too. This is an old favorite that comes out for Spring. It just wouldn't be the same without her!!!

Until next time, keep quilting!


Sherri said...

I'm soo not ready for the 80's...I love spring in southern Nevada...but the summers are not my favorite! Love your "Patisserie"...it will make a perfect table runner in that pattern...it's my favorite fabric right now!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love all the eggs you made. They are tooo cute. Your bunnys are great too. You tole paint too, your multi talented. I knew it!!

Nicole said...

I just checked out the audio version of Twilight from my library. My gosh, it is so enthralling I want to keep driving around the block until I get to a stopping point in the story!

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

I have been interested in the Twilight books but didn't know if they would be to "juvenile" or not, but after reading how much you enjoyed them, I'm ordering one tonight from either Amazon or ebay.

Your quilting is beautiful. Have a wonderful evening.


Rhonda said...

Awww... the puppies look sooo comfy! :D

Love those Easter eggs and your painting is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I love the Twilight series.... read all four books twice, seen the movie twice. I started reading The Host but got too bogged down - however your words have encouraged me to pick it up and try again :-) Thanks! and that storm at sea quilt is divine...

Twilight Christmas