Saturday, August 22, 2009

Think it will rain....

Look at those thunderheads just over the hill from my house. My hairdresser was so excited this morning. "We're going to have a thunderstorm today. Flash flood warnings, too. I'm so excited".



Shoot. I would have been excited, too, if I thought there was a prayer of having a thunderstorm. Hey, this is southerna California, not Kansas. We don't get that kind of weather. But she was so certain that we would get a storm, that she brought her umbrella to work. Oh, way to jinx the whole thing.

In that first photo, you can see the helicopter cruising by checking it out. Maybe the pilot of the helicopter has the same hairdresser that I do.

So how much rain will be get. Probably just enough to goo up the windows but not turn on the wipers. We need some rain.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Let them eat cake....

I don't think that is really what Marie Antoinette said, but the cake part sounds yummy. And speaking of yummy, take a look at Judi Madsen's blog for a photo of an adorable baby (Jonah) and a yummy cake celebrating Jonah's 1st birthday. Judi, the Green Fairy, of Green Fairy Quilts, is giving away a layer cake of fabric to celebrate her son's birthday. This also marks the first anniversay of Green Fairy Quilts.
Take a look at this baby and the cake by clicking on the Green Fairy link above. You, too, can enter to win the cake.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Surf's Up




Betty's son is a surfer and she loves to make quilts for him. In this quilt, Betty combined some wonderful surfing safari fabric with teals and rust to make a handsome quilt for her son. She found some wonderful batik with all the rust and greens that she needed to tie this up into a beautiful package. It is a king size 101" by 102". The backing is a pieced green batik. I used several different threads. The batik triangles were Superior King Tut Bulrushes.


The entire quilt is done with my IQ (except the SID and that is mine). I used
Wave_Splash from Legacy Quilting in the border. The sashing in the green is Darlene Epp's Budding Ferns sashing. The top and bottom black borders are stretched Budding Ferns and the side black borders are random straight lines done as a line pattern. The rays in the setting and corner triangles are Legacy Quilting Radiating File 5 Triangle.


The blocks have quilting designs that are just about impossible to see. They are Sea Shells and Surfing USA from Legacy Quilting.
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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks