Julie should be sooooo proud of this one. I had my hubby and friend Roger holding the quilt, and if you look closely, you can see their shadows behind the quilt. I was wondering if I ever would get it done, but what a masterpiece in the end. Julie is the master piecer, by hand, no less. She is moving to CT where she will join my old guild...how neat is that??
Since then I have done a couple little floral quilts and piece another lonestar.
Yesterday I was teaching and doing a trunk show in Blaine, WA...what a great group of gals. We did three different things in class....lone stars, machine quilting and weaving...what fun we had. The gals did some fabulous piecing and machine quilting. One weaving was great, and she even used Kaffe fabric for her floral collage. It never ceases to amze me how creative quilters can be. It is always such a privilege to try to encourage them to let loose and just have fun with their projects.
Today I tried to figure out my website, but I think they changed the format again...just like the blog, which took me forever to figure out a little bit. I think someone sits in those offices and dreams up ways to torture all of us computer challenged people. It doesn't seem fair...it should be easier than that. That is why my website is never up to date....poor me....
I had fun a few weeks ago blowing a glass float at the art center in Everett...my friend's son was working there, and he helped me along with another glass blower. It was something I always wanted to do....now I can mark that off my list! Maybe I should add....how to post on my website for future things to do. My friend Jan just called and gave me some help so hopefully I can get into the website and add some classes and things.
The weather has been pretty nearly perfect, and the fish are happily eating their new food. Floosie is getting so big...she is nearly as big as Marilyn...she has red lips like lipstick, so I call her Floosie. (She could be a boy, as I am not sure how to tell fish boys from fish girls...ha)
I can't even remember if I wrote about saying good bye to our Tommy Boy cat....we had to take him to the vet...he was just too sick....we brought him back home for a proper burial in our orchard where he loved to hunt gophers by the hour. We might get another kitty later, but not for awhile. I went to the animal shelter and looked for a dog with my friend....oh, my......cats galore. There were sleeping in piles. They were all so cute.
My newest lonestar is food and chef fabric...just a crazy collection of fabric just for fun. I finished one I tried to reproduce from one of Freddy's with no pattern....it was a challenge and had a gazillion pieces per block. I only made a smallish one with 5 big blocks and 4 quarter and 4 half blocks. It was fun, but a pain with all those little pieces...turned out pretty neat. I will post a picture soon.
Well, guess I better get going to the website and see if Jan's directions make sense to me and the computer.....have a great day...love, jude