Monday, June 29, 2009

Miri’s Giveaway

I’m still trying to catch up and forgot to tell you about Miri’s Giveaway to celebrate her 100th post on her blog! You have until tomorrow, the 30th, to enter. Miri is giving away one of her mini quilts.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Two cuties and a giveaway by Jackie

My two little grandchildren spent time together for the first time last week. One day we all went shopping together and I can’t resist sharing a few of the photos. The girl is a year old and the boy is 15 months.

Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works is having a giveaway on her blog in honor of her birthday.  Quilt books and jelly rolls and more! You have until tomorrow midnight, the 29th, to enter.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Where I’ve been, who I’ve met – Part 1

I’m going to start catching up here a little bit at a time. Last Wednesday, the 17th, I went to the American Folk Art Museum to see the Paula Nadelstern exhibit. Seeing her work up close, in real life, was a thrill. Every quilt is amazing. If you are going to be anywhere in the vicinity of NYC during the next few months, you should do whatever you have to do to make sure you get to see this exhibit. It’s open thru September 13. They also have a table with a bunch of fancy real kaleidoscopes that you can play with. It was a lot of fun.

In the afternoon, I met up with Henya of Chicken Stitches at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. We sat for about an hour talking life and knitting. I showed her my redwork embroidery and she showed me a few knitting and crocheting projects she is working on. Henya also advised me on how to go about making my first pair of socks and which yarn to buy. I had bought the book Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson, the day before  and we went through it to decide which are the easiest toe and heel to start with. Here’s the yarn I bought to make the socks.

When Henya first came in she took out a little plastic bag with some wonderful little gifts for me. First there was two skeins of a beautiful yarn from Russia. It really is from Russia, the label is all in Russian!

Then Henya took out some of her stitch markers she brought for me that she sells in her Etsy store! Here are the adorable little things.

It was fun to meet Henya. She’s such a nice person. You can see that when you read her blog. Here’s a picture of us in front of lots of colorful yarns.

Have a good weekend,


Monday, June 22, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award


Last week, Henya, of Chicken Stitches,  honored me with the Kreativ Blogger award.

The rules are to link back to the person who gave you the award, write a list of seven things that you love, nominate your own list of seven for the Kreativ Blogger award, along with links to their blogs and place the Kreativ Blogger logo in your post.

7 things I love (not in any particular order of importance):

  1. Flying in airplanes, airports, watching airplanes from the ground, etc.
  2. Doing any kind of needlework.
  3. Collecting fibers and fabric.
  4. My two little grandbabies.
  5. Blogging, almost.
  6. Meeting people live that I’ve met on the Internet.
  7. Quiet.<G>

7 of the many blogs I like to read (in no particular order):

  1. Tante J’s Adventures in Knitting
  2. A Legacy of Stitches
  3. Threads from Karen
  4. sredeluxe
  5. Quiltgranny’s Shoe
  6. Jenny of Elefantz
  7. Exuberant Color

Sunday, June 14, 2009

One more block

All I have to show for the past few weeks is one more finished reverse redwork block for the red and white baby quilt.

Block #9

I’m going to the states this week for a couple of weeks and expect to have some photos to share. I hope to get to the Paula Nadelstern exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum and lots more.

One thing I always make time for is entering giveaways. I just entered a great giveaway at Tonya’s Sewing Room. Lots of great goodies including 14 fat quarters! You have until June 21 to enter.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Checking in

I don’t have anything worked on in the past week and a half to show, so I’ll share some photos that I took on Thursday evening at a meeting of my local quilting group.

Most of us did not have much to show. I brought my redwork blocks and luggage tags. And, I forgot to turn off the macro on my camera, so the photos are not so clear.

Nechama, the hostess, and a few of her wonderful landscape quilts:  

Two of Yehudit’s quilts: