Sunday, September 09, 2007

My Purple Weekend

I had fun sewing this weekend! I won a block lotto of purples. They arrived on Friday, and right away I put them into a top. Here it is:



This will go to a child somewhere.. one of the donation programs I support. I still had some purple blocks left, so after church today I sat down and put these three blocks together, and I started right in on the quilting. Then, while hand stitching down the binding, I watched some interesting shows on public TV about women scientists - Einstein's first wife (I never did catch her name) and Lise Meitner. Both were cheated out of credit for their work - surprise, surprise! But I like to hear about them and the amazingly brilliant minds they had. Anyway, it feels good to get a complete table runner made in one afternoon! I plan to sell this at my church bazaar in October.



And I still have 9 purple blocks left for a future project!! I did manage to finish another orphan top. It doesn't excite me too much... not one of my best jobs. But it's done, and hopefully it'll be cozy and cuddly once it is quilted.



I guess I'll show you some of the fun we had at church today... a good service followed by a picnic and games. (By the way, we have a new minister who is just wonderful.)






Our heat wave finally broke, and the weekend has been cool, sunny, and gorgeous!! We love to have our windows open and take in the fresh air on days like this. Unfortunately we have two neighbors who like to burn their yard waste on nice days. Yesterday we got stinky smoke in our back windows and today we got stinky smoke in our front. Isn't it odd that burning is even allowed here?? This is a suburb of St. Paul, not that far from the city! The problem is that this suburb likes to pretend it's out in the country, enjoying the rural life, so they don't have a ban on things like burning of yard waste, and they even have put up very few street lights, because then we'd lose our rural feel. Crazy, if you ask me. Wake up and notice that we are city dwellers, please! Anyway, I'm going to go for a walk to enjoy the lovely weather and get away from the stinky fires. Ta-ta!

9 comments:

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous quilt top and table runner. Your orphan top is pretty too.

The young girls look like they are having so much fun. I miss fall in Minnesota.

mereth said...

You're not letting the grass grow under your feet, are you? The purple quilt is lovely and the table runner is a great use of three blocks. Tha orphan top must make you feel pleased that all those blocks have a home at last.

Tracy said...

Oooohhhh! I love purple and yellow together! The orphan block looks great too:)

Aren't church picnics wonderful!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

You had a busy weekend, love the purples!!
Loved your quote about sick kids, brightened a miserable day! Tracey

Karen said...

Wish I could share in the fall weather up there, it sounds wonderful. We're looking at yet another week of 90 degree weather down here. I like your orphan top, it looks very contemporary-cool; somebody's really going to enjoy it, I'll bet.

Karen said...

Carol, I can't think of a better way to spend a weekend! You were so productive- all the projects are wonderful...and the fun picnic was surely captured in your photos.

Lynn Dykstra said...

I love these mixed up quilts! It looks like they were a lot of fun to make.
You asked about raffle quilt tickets--I am selling them if you want some.
Could you change your profile to list your return when you comment? Right now it lists as anonymous.

YankeeQuilter said...

That is a very purple quilt...like it! Weather has turned a bit nippy here too. I had to wear a sweatshirt out walking the dog this morning!

Sue in western WA said...

I think your orphan top is my favorite of all the quilts you created in this very productive weekend! And it's so nice to see little girls in dresses for church...