We have had a beautiful overnight snow here in Northern NJ. I know my daughter would have loved a snow day, but they are doing a 2 hour delayed opening instead.
The famous Punxsutawney Phil groundhog as predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Well, I guess that means more time to cuddle up by a fire and quilt or read quilting books.
Here is a little doll quilt that I sent my friend, Sheila, for her Birthday. I almost always make a her a little quilt and it has often included half square triangles. This time I incorporated matching blue selvages as a little inside border.
I used this backing again - it was great for the cheddar cheese and crackers and works well here too. Instead of a separate affixed label, this time I inked right on the backing fabric.
Last weekend Jill and Susan went to a little exhibit at the The Drake House Museum in Plainfield, NJ. Susan was nice enough to send me her photos so I thought I'd share them with you. Some lovely antique quilts. I especially like the streak of lightening log cabin.
On Friday I'm off to Chicagoland for a girls weekend. After spending a few days with my best (non quilting) school girl friends, I'll be visiting with my quilt friends. I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to.
In the new world order of air travel, it is less expensive to UPS a box of show and tell then to pack a separate suitcase. It was $42.00 round trip with insurance, versus $60.00 for the second bag. I guess the other upside is, I won't have to carry it and it will be tracked along the way.
I'm really looking forward to meeting Jan, of Be*mused. I've been a fan of her blog for years and it turns out she is a member of my old mid-west weekly sewing group. She is having a wonderful 5 year anniversary give away on her blog.
See you next week
Go Colts! (for mary)