Um, hello, Weather Channel? This is Michigan calling. What up?
Maybe it’s cold where you are. I’m sure it will soon be cold again where we are. Right now it is 62 degrees F. Oh well, have some of this warm beverage anyway. It’s tasty, a concoction of drinking chocolate, coffee and locally made vanilla marshmallow. yum
It was a great mail day. In a few weeks, I’ll be having a class with Sue Spargo on her lovely quilt Greenbrier. I broke down and just ordered the kit. I customized it a little bit with some raspberry wool in place of the red block backgrounds. Oh so pretty! It’s so nice in its little packages, I don’t know if I can sully it by opening them up.
Aren’t there some creative endeavors that just about break your heart because they are so wonderful? Seeing this did that for me. I think Sue Spargo is a genius (not to mention Sarah, in this case, the creator of the quilt in the picture). Sometimes I wish I had just a whiffle of creative genius and could dream up things like this. I have a great time sewing things and putting fabrics together, but it’s the concept that I’m after…methinks it must make the heart sing more loudly.
My brain has felt a little stifled lately (paint fumes?). The creative juices freed up just a little after perusing Quilted One Block Marvels by Carolyn Sullivan.
I just love the cover quilt. So I made a start wanting to just test a few blocks. Then the morning got hijacked and turned into the afternoon, and now I need to make nine more blocks in order to really get the idea of what mine might look like. I did learn a lot about how I ought to be freehand cutting this…and the way I ought to be doing it isn’t exactly the way I did it so I might as well start over. Stifled again…
Applecores and marvels will have to wait as I need to supervise the coloring of two sides of the American flag which, to scale, will measure 1″ wide by 5/8″ tall. Yeah, that oughta be fun.