Sunday, January 15, 2012

And I'm a herd of turtles!!

 Well hello everyone!  To say I've been moving like the proverbial tortoise this year would be an understatement...yesterday was the first day I spent working on a quilt project..yikes!  Guess I just needed some downtime to chill and get those creative juices flowing again..if only I could have done that while sipping margaritas on a warm sandy beach somewhere...oh well, maybe next year, right? :-)

Thanks to Sue for inviting me over for a sewing Saturday, I finally dusted the cobwebs off my little Janome and did some sewing - hooray!  A few more squares added to my string quilt.
Even though I haven't done anything much in the way of sewing, I have been busy perusing the quilting books at my local library.  I love this book - I think I need to find one for my own bookshelf.

I've always wanted to make a spiderweb quilt, but I think I'm going to work on a diamond string quilt instead...I'm loving this one and have already sorted through my fabric strips.  I definitely have enough to make more for the 'to do' list!

I stopped in for a visit at my LQS and couldn't resist this beauty from Robert, love, love it!  Oh yes, I signed up for a mystery quilt class as well - have never done anything like that, so we'll see how it goes.  It's scheduled for the end of March.  Should be fun!

I found this little gem of a box at Homesense and thought it would be perfect to store some of my fabric in.  I bought two boxes, but I guess I should have bought that third one after all. ;-)
I did spend some down time in my sewing room, working on this puzzle my daughters bought me for Christmas.

Like many of you, I'm also an avid reader - so far I've read:

Death at Pemberley, by P.D. James - for the Jane Austen fan

V is for Vengeance, by Sue Grafton - Kinsey solves another one

Home, by Bill Bryson (listened to this on audio tape) - pretty fascinating stuff, if you like trivia and history that is

The Scottish Prisoner, by Diana Gabaldon - stopped reading after 200 pages...sorry Diana, this one didn't hold my interest

When God was a Rabbit, by Sarah Winman - interesting story, well written, look forward to more from this author



  1. Your string quilt is very pretty....I have to do one...I have done a string star.....but those blocks are really nice...

  2. Mary Frances , I love your string blocks and the fabrics you've chosen. It's going to be so pretty and that looks like a great book !

  3. Hi MF,
    I really like the bright colors of your string quilt. It looks like a fun quilt to work on as each block is different.

    When I first saw that lighthouse puzzle, I thought it was a quilt and wondered how you made it so realistic!

  4. I love your quilt! The string quilt book looks good too. I have not done a puzzle in ages, miss that!

  5. Oh those strings look so bright and cheery, love them!

  6. Love your string quilt, and that box looks like just the perfect hideaway for fabric! All that reading - when DO you find the time? I'm struggling with getting through my Book Club selection before Wednesday (maybe it's so hard because I'm just not really enjoying it....).

  7. Oh I do love your string blocks, I can't wait to see that finished. My son just got me hooked on a jigsaw puzzle, it's called the impossipuzzle it only has 550 pieces but it is all black and white and you see nothing but lots of dice.


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