Interesting that I'm exploring Log Cabin quilts this year. Coincidence? I think not....
I'm currently reading (on my ipod) "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini. It has been interesting and offers a different prospective on Mary and the Freed Slave experience during the Civil War. It is easy for forget, but these women sewed these gowns by hand, talk bout haute couture!
Non sequitur: How about those mourning dresses on Downton Abby? I was sorry to see a character die, but I'm so glad we got to see the Jet dripping black dresses.
After seeing the movie "Lincoln" I decided to make a companion quilt to my Abe quilt. This one will feature Mary Todd Lincoln. I feel she is a complicated and misunderstood historical figure. I'm hoping to start work on it soon!
Friday before the big storm on Friday, I finished my Jubilee Top!!
I had HUGE snafu while finishing the borders and you can read the whole sad story here on the Jubilee Blog.
When the top was finally together I celebrated! You know how I roll:
This is the beautiful new Christmas 2012 flute. It is a BIG flute and has a gold trimmed red bauble on the stem.
I'm hoping to finish the marking and baste it today. I'm using wool batting for the first time, wish me luck!
Here are some photos of the Blizzard of 2013. It was beautiful! The best part? We did not lose power!! Hooray!
I love the bluish color of the dawn snow.
Our wrought iron chairs look like thrones for the snow king and queen.
Happy Birthday Abe,
Happy Mardi Gras,
Somber Ash Wednesday,
Happy Valentines Day....
what a busy week!