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Friday, December 30, 2011


 I am on holiday in Mazatlan, Mexico with my daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and one of their friends. Of course, the first thing  we did was eat and what better choice than tortilla soup.

 This is the beach right in front of the condo we have rented.

 You can find great deals on mani/pedicures here so why not give it a go?

Lunch yesterday was excellent but I forget what it was called. It was tortillas stuffed with eggs, bacon and smothered in that delicious sauce. Yum!

Friday, December 23, 2011


This morning I put the inner and outer borders on so this quilt is now officially at the flimsy stage. As soon as I get back from my holiday I'll sew together some gray for the backing and quilt it. I think the borders really finish it up nicely. I must say I'm very happy with this one.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Food and Fabric

Two friends came over yesterday and we spent some time organizing the words on this quilt.

Then we collaborated on cooking the evening meal. The chicken was amazing and the squash was filled with quinoa and raisin stuffing. Wow!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Fabrics, Fabrics

My friend needed curtain fabric so I agreed to go to a fabric store to help her choose some. Big mistake as I well knew.  They must have just re-stocked their $3.99 sale shelves because there were many interesting fabrics there yesterday. These ones came home with me. I particularly like the three batiks and of course I can never leave dots on the shelf. The white has small embossed roses so is more interesting than it looks in the photo. Now I have a LOT of new fabric to use but I'm going away for most of the winter.  Oh well, there will be lots of inspiration when I get back.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Almost There

I need to add a few more short words or phrases to fill in the spaces and I'll be  ready to assemble this one. I'm planning an inner border using all the colors of the letters and then a wide outer border of the background gray. I really, really hope there are no spelling mistakes!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Remnants and Words

 I have been writing fabric words for the last few days for a Meditation quilt. The phrases are from the works of Jon Kabat-Zinn, originator of the Mindfulness course that I took awhile back.

Brenda bought me this bag of remnants when we went to Faye's Henhouse fabric store in Mayville, ND. When I unwrapped them, I discovered that they were all third yard and quarter yard cuts from gorgeous fabrics.  Now, what to do with much fun deciding.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

More Words

I made another phrase this morning.  There are lots more to go if this is to  be a throw sized quilt.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A New Start

I have started a quilt using the words and phrases from the Mindfulness course I took this fall.  The bottom words show up much better in real life. If you notice any spelling mistakes please alert me. The sewing machine has no spell check!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Fabric Shopping

I finished this one on Friday. The only word I'm a less pleased with is NOW because the yellow is a bit too bright. I may make another one or take one of my Shiva paintsticks to that one and dull it down a bit. Or look on it as the most important word.

When I folded my fabrics last week I realized I was very short of red and had only one piece of purple. Yesterday in Fargo I went a little way toward curing that problem.  The green piece is obviously neither red nor purple but it was just too beautiful to resist. Some of the fabrics are from Mill End Textiles in Fargo and some are from Faye's Henhouse in Mayville, one of my favorite quilt store in the world.