Wednesday, February 23, 2011
B-day and other Stuff
I had a birthday last week and took the day off to go hiking in St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge. Beautiful! We had lovely spring weather, sunny and temps in the 60s.
And here is some birthday loot. Two friends brought me fabric and I bought some cotton and merino wool yarns. Pretty!
Almost to the finish line! This one is a gift. It is my variation on the traditional "Rocky Road to Kansas" pattern. Three friends helped stitch it and I finally got the background quilted and the binding sewn to the front of it. The machine quilting pattern turned out well and was smooth sailing. I couldn't believe I put it off for so long, when it was so easy to finish.
I am reading ecology textbooks and researching microscopes and stewing over new quilty projects. I prepared bindings for three small quilts yesterday and have selected and ironed several backing fabrics today. I'd like to get several wallhangings and a quilt or two basted this weekend.