Sunday, September 16, 2007

Make An Offer...



Recently I went to the Quilt Pink auction site at ebay and noticed that they have a section called Make an Offer. With so many quilts to auction off, some of them don't sell the first time around. I decided to give it a try, made an offer on a quilt and got it! This quilt was made in Livermore, CA and measures about 40" x 48". I plan to take it to work and use it in the office when it gets freezing cold during the winter. Sometimes it's just too nippy when the outside temps are below zero, and it's nice to have something to throw across our laps. It's the price we pay for having a bunch of wonderful windows in my area of the office.



Next picture is of the non-traditional little quilt I finished over the weekend. (It's about 10" x 12".) The inner piece has been around my house for quite some time. It's just a little sampler technique thingy that I did in a class taught by Shelly Stokes at MQ (Minnesota Quilters) way back when... this weekend I impulsively slapped it onto this batik and finished it as you see. The ribbon hanging thing is not the most professionally done, but guess what... I only had that much ribbon left on the spool, so that's what I did!



I'm not taking Tonya's class, but I see them all posting pictures of letters. It got me inspired to make letters, too. Not sure what for at this point, but here are my first few. I'm making my way through Tonya's tutorials at her site, starting with the easier letters and working up to the harder ones. It's been a while since I did much with her letters... we'll see what sorts of creative juices these will start stirring up in my soul.



Last photo is my wonderful children! We had the best time going out to eat with them this weekend. I'm loving having adult kids. Our son just turned 21, and our daughter will soon be 27. Amazing! Time, like an ever-flowing stream...

I've stayed up way too late and will pay the price tomorrow at work. Time to hit the sack!

5 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I'm glad you got into the letter mood, that's great. Working your way from the easiest letters through to the harder ones is an excellent plan. your letters look wonderful. try throwing in some wider fabric into your letters to change it up some.

Hedgehog said...

I love your letters! They are so totally addictive and inspiring!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Beautiful children, beautiful blocks, beautiful quilts. You are blessed!

mereth said...

Love your letters, I'm away from home at the moment and can't make more. I think the more you do the easier they get, but I haven't done any really hard ones yet.There will be word quilts everywhere in blogland!

comicbooklady said...

Watch out for those letters! they are addictive!Can't wait to see what you have to say!