Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Did everyone have a most excellent Valentine's Day?

The sun was out briefly today, but the wind was gusty, so full coverage of all extremities was necessary. I'm beginning to think it will never warm up and be spring. (Yes, yes, I know it is only mid-February but winter has dragged on much too long already.)

This is a snippet of one of my new designs. Reverse appliqued. Top not quilted yet. Another to add to the "To Be Quilted" pile. The basting for the applique took almost three hours, so this is definitely not class fodder.

Just listened to The Romanov Prophecy by Steve Berry. Excellent!

Today I got to spend some time with six wonderful women doing something we all love--hand piecing. Several of these ladies had not hand pieced before and were not sure they would like it--but now they are wondering how they lived without it! Portable, faster than getting dedicated time on your sewing machine, quiet, zen-like. Ahhhh, the Bliss of Hand Piecing.

I will try to post more often this week. I still feel like I am running from one thing to the next as fast as I can go--but I seem to be going backwards! Hope you are going forward!




  1. Your snippet looks intriguing - any chance of seeing more?

    Thank you for spreading the joy of hand piecing!


  2. Hi Sharon, I love those hearts! They are so pretty. Boy oh boy, I sure could use some of that "zen" of hand piecing. Life has been sort of stirred up and turned upside down around here. I keep waiting for things to be quiet and boring, but it never seems to happen. Hugs, Jay


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