April 22, 2014
Yea to Sandi and her helpers! Once a year, she coordinates a super fabulous event with a brown bag auction, ticket and take it (instant gratification) and silent auction at our Westside Quilter’s Guild. Five tickets for a dollar and you can’t go wrong!
I got two items from the ticket and take it, but otherwise won several brown bag items. Woo Hoo for me! One year I walked away with nothing at all.
As for the bug spray fabric… Behind my dad’s house in PA, they planted soy one year and the stink bug infestation was impressive (aka massively disgusting). My dad and brother had “stink bug traps” set up. When five of us sisters were in NJ, we spotted a sign for a stink bug spray that we purchased for the guys.
This is part of the trap which inluded a box with hole for the plastic bowl and a light. The light attracts the bugs, then the alcohol drowns them. This is only from a short period of time.
April 16, 2014
My husband’s boss had a baby boy, so after snooping through his photos, Kevin said they have blues in their home. I’ve chosen my fabrics. After I’m finished with a major project, I’ll start cutting! Value choices and the quilt along instructions can be found on Kelly’s blog.
… and in black and white…
April 15, 2014
Another gal and I are making 17 off white scapulars for the Altar Servers’ new robes. They will be worn at the Easter Vigil. Even with Patty creating the pattern, it took me 4 1/2 hours to complete the first one.
The quilt my friend asked me to make for her co-worker’s new baby is in the mail. It measures 50″ x 56″ or thereabouts.
April 14, 2014
My sister-in-law asked me to make a purse for her niece who graduated from college in Panama. She leaves with the purse Thursday. It’s 8″ x 11″ and the strap fits over her body ~~ a first for me. Two of the fabrics I used are designed by local Portland Modern Quilt Group members: Violet and Mo.
April 14, 2014
My friend, Joanne, sent me the fabric and asked me to make this quilt for a co-worker. I was binding it in the car, so took a photo of it in front of Mt. Hood.
Kevin has been wanting to take this photo and set a 25 second exposure, so we had to sit still for that long.
The nearly full moon was so bright that the stars didn’t show so well this time. We took our 28 year old tent along and it held up through 30 mph wind gusts from midnight through the morning.
Folding this tarp was tough. I had to brace myself or I’d be knocked over.
A different “morning coffee” shot. It was tough to boil water with the wind as strong as it was, but I honkered down in a corner of our dug out kitchen area.
April 10, 2014
Today, 4-10-2014 is a palindrome, the same forward as backward. It is also the day that Clyde, my daughter’s cat comes to live with us. Clyde is female and having trouble with the other two cats, so we’ll see if this works.
April 8, 2014
… and after sewing all the rows together, then one side, I realized that not all of my blocks are oriented in the same direction. Not a huge deal, but anyone that still has this border to sew may want to keep this in mind.
Here is my pile of pinned stuff from this morning.
April 7, 2014
We’re gearing up for our end of the summer Yosemite backpack, so we headed to Table Mountain and got a 17 mile hike in. It was pretty drizzly for all but the last few miles.
We started through a clear cut, but were in the lush forest a lot.
It took me 20 minutes to get to the top of this talus field ~~ and I didn’t stop moving.
Most of the trail was the Pacific Crest Trail (Mexico to Canada) which we love.
April 3, 2014
My dining room floor serves as my design wall and right now 324 Value quilt pieces are arranged on it and, at a minimum, need to be put into piles to sew together later.