Monday, April 18, 2016

Sewing Weekend!

~Ironing my lemonade layer cake quilt~
 
 
First time quilting a quilt of my own on the long arm, I just have to learn to relax!
 

Pinning the entire quilt to the machine is a lot of under rated prep work
 

Pinning the backing is a lot easier than the front, the batting is really easy to tear
 

Pinning my favorite section of the quilt
 

Weekend at E's watching Anne of Green Gables, listening to The Storyteller, rug hooking, sewing, quilting, and
relaxing. Starting a Back Door Donuts inspired rug from Martha's Vineyard and its amazing so far!
My quilt is nearly done and I cant wait to see the final project!
"Kindred spirits aren't so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world"-Anne of Green Gables 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hooked on Hookin'

We had a great vacation in the "Avonlea" house in Maine and I finally had a chance to really "look" at the landscape of sky and ocean, rocks and houses that Deanne Fitzpatrick has so beautifully presented in her Women and the Sea workshop. I was now more than ready to tackle my "On the Edge of a Dream" rug that has been waiting for me since last summer~
 
 
 
Landscape....water...sky....houses...which houses? how much water? how much land? rocks? 
 

We had the very best place to figure it all out.....


I took my sketches of some of my grandies so I could try and figure out the colorway and how I would translate them into wool strips...


Deanne has some really terrific classes about hooking people.....

more drawings to study....
Hooking.....unhooking....lol!

These are my nine grandchildren with me on the cliff in Maine last summer watching the 4th of July fireworks~ As I said to my granddaughters, the drawing is of me and the children but in reality all of the parents were there as well....I would never sit on a cliff with 9 children other than in a drawing~lol...


This is the Women and the Sea project I am finishing up which was Deannes "winter" hooking class this year...a class filled with information about hooking landscape and movement.....



Party shoes.....
I finally have the correct combo of land, sea and sky so stay tuned.....xoE