Friday, May 23, 2008 sewing, but fun!

Today I was off, and so was Steve! Man we had fun today! We had the best breakfast I've had in a LONGGG time at Maltby Cafe. Maybe it's because we haven't been there in a while, but I think it was the best we've ever had there. My scramble (chicken rosemary sausage and sun-dried tomatoes) was excellent, the potatoes were just the right mushiness, and the bacon was done superbly! I thought I'd died and gone to heaven!
Then, to top it all off, we went antique shopping for a while up in Snohomish. We don't usually buy a ton (except additions to my small cookbook collection), but today I found this treasure! Can you believe it?! It's so cute - millions of yo-yo's, with another pattern of yellow yo-yo's - made of lots of lovely 30's and 40's fabrics - and in great condition! I'm so excited! It's evening now, and I'm still smiling!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

One Done!

Berry Strippy #1 is done! Yeah! I finished the binding on our trip home from watching our niece Anne graduate from Willamette (and a little during a Mariners game on TV). I so can't believe she's graduating from college already - she was one of the two cutest little flower girls in our wedding, and I can't possibly be old enough for her to be that old! Man, where does the time go?

So nice to have one of my UFO's actually done! It's been "almost done" for a really long time. 

Yesterday at Friendship Quilting Day I got LW's quilt back done finally! (LW is short for Little Wolfe - my nephew's current nickname - pronounced "L-Dub". We kinda figured "Little P" wasn't very dignified for a little boy.) Now I just need to get the kids quilts together!

I also got started on my row - coming up with the "correct" idea is always the hardest part!

Well, I'm off to barbecue with the family (Dad's birthday and LW's birthday) - the first barbecue of the year!


Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Well, a little more progress was made yesterday. Trying to use up fabric I have for the back (and still save some for binding), here's what I came up with. I also started on Wolfe's - it will be similar, but a vertical arrangement instead. Yippee! Let's hear it for moving forward!

I might get to teach these two quilts at a friend's studio. I've never really considered myself a teacher, so we'll see...