Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day meandering

Hope everyone is having a peaceful Memorial Day.
DH was called into work which is OK since it is sort of humid and ominous looking outside. Gives us a good excuse to forgo a cookout that I am pretty sure will involve lots of running inside and outside due to the weather!I can't believe I forgot to post a photo of my guild's latest birthday quilt...the pattern is by Kim Mclean (sorry if I misspelled that...) and the fabrics are Kaffe. It was for Ille's 60th B-day! So we know we have one quilt ready for the guild show next year!

Back to the iffy weather... it lets me play in the fabric piles again. The LQS had a big sale this morning...30% off if you got through the door before 8 am...25% before 9 am...and so on. So I got down there to buy some backing fabric for a quilt for my niece and picked up some thread...ok and some fat quarters. I hadn't really planned on going but when I was matching up tops and backs yesterday I uncovered a top I made last year languishing in the back of the closet. Oh, dear.
I also hung up this new piece on my Dining room wall...it is an invitation to a luncheon at Windsor castle from 1887. I love the engraving on it. I bought the invitation at an auction while I lived in England. Lately I have been going through "stuff" and telling myself if I don't frame it and use it then I need to move it on. So this went to the framer a few weeks ago...I really like how it came out!

Now off the play in fabric again....

7 comments:

Clare said...

You went where and bought what! And there's me sitting on my hands trying not to buy anything!

Love the menu.

Loris said...

The birthday quilt is beautiful and full of interest!
I think the cat has the right idea for today...spend it with quilts :-)

AnnieO said...

Wow, that's some birthday quilt! Lucky lady. I'm tempted by a local quilt store sale too but may manage to resist :)

Hopefully it will be nice here at dinnertime as we want to enjoy our new patio chair cushions at our cookout, but they are mentioning fog and that is no fun to shiver to.

Jeanne said...

Ille is one lucky gal to receive that quilt for her birthday! Great work. I must be part cat - napping sounds like a good idea today.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Marvelous quilt. Love the colors. Glad you got to stay inside and play!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Any excuse to play with fabric is a good excuse...have fun!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Your blog is always a feast for the eyes!! And it makes me smile.

Have a wonderful day,
Lynn