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Monday, August 27, 2012

Yellow Stuff

The Geneva, Illinois Concours d'Elegance is an annual classic car event that's a "can't miss" event for me and my husband. This year I was delighted to see three yellow beauties all in a row. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hand Quilting

Since the year 2000 I've been machine quilting to maximize the quantity of quilts I can produce. For quite a few years before that I hand quilted and love the unique relief resulting from the individual stitches.
For travel I like to have a handwork project. I've been making very slow progress on this piece for the last eight years. Although it isn't finished I decided to post images as I just spent some time stitching on it this week when on a trip to see my mom. She calls it my travel quilt. It shows up with me every time I visit. The pattern is "Breadfruit" by Elizabeth Root in her book Menehune Quilts . . . the Hawaiian way.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Yellow Stuff

Sometimes all it takes is a bit of yellow to really liven things up. Imagine these flowers without any yellow. They'd still be beautiful but they wouldn't have that extra zing.