Sunday, November 27, 2011

My latest accomplishments......

Over the last couple of months I have managed to get a couple of things done in between adapting things for my students.

The first is a Cars quilt for my great-nephew Carson. He LOVES Lightning McQueen. The farm animal quilt is for his new baby brother Aidan.

The yellow quilt is from fabric that I bought 10 years ago at G-Street Fabrics in Rockville, MD. Erin's penpal, Emma, was here from Scotland and we popped in during our visit to Washington, DC. She picked out the fabric; it only took me 10 years to figure it out. I think she will be surprised when it arrives.

Ok, back to my latest project. We still have vacation tomorrow and Tuesday, but this is my last 'play' day... I have school work to do.

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Reading Red

What determines Red???

Our challenge at guild - as stated by your's truly - is red and white. My goal in doing this was to use my red pieces in a red scrappy Bonnie Hunter pineapple quilt (I think I just answered my own question).

So, are the maroon reds 'red'? Are the pink reds 'red'?

If I take a page out of Bonnie's book, it doesn't matter. I took a look at the reds she pulled for her Orca Bay mystery and they run from pink-red to maroon-red. So why am I worried about this?

Probably because someone in my guild will say "You said red and white. Why do you have prints in there? Why do you have maroons in there?"

So now that I have asked the blog world and probably answered my own question at the same time, I venture forth into the sewing room and start cutting. Who knows, I might even have enough for the Orca Bay mystery when I get around to it.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks........

- for my family
- for the roof over my head
- for the job I have
- for the children I teach (and for what they teach me)
- for all of my friends near and far who have enriched my life in ways too many to list here

And for so many other things that my brain can't fathom right now. Please take care and thank you for being my friend.