Sunday, July 20, 2008

Two New DJ Blocks

Yesterday was our Dear Jane group meeting. I was able to complete 2 blocks. A record! Both are paper pieced. I'm working on a couple of hand appliqué blocks. It's a slow go though.

A4 Courtney's Stethoscope

F3 Snowball

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Start of a New Quilt

I must be crazy - I have too many quilt projects started, but when I saw this Star BOM designed by Judy Laquidara on her blog, I had to start a new one! Here is Judy's EQ purple version. Please note that this quilt design is copyrighted by Judy.

The colors I am using:

The dark, medium, light greens are the purples is the above version. There is a dark and light orange. A gold for accent along with the elephant focus fabric. I plan to use this fabric as the outermost border, instead of the dark green. The background is the same yummy Patrick Lose's Sunstreaks black that I am using in my Dear Jane quit.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A2 One Two Buckle My Shoe

Before leaving on vacation I finished a Dear Jane block. It was paper pieced.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Back from Maine

For the past 10 days I have been enjoying a vacation in New Hampshire and Maine. The first 5 days were at a awesome tennis camp in North Conway, NH. New England Tennis Holidays is located at the base of the ski area Cranmore. They have very well maintained clay courts which my old knees have become quite attached to. The instruction was top notch - a shout out to Wayne, Curt and Jeremy. I think I learned more in the first 3 hours than I have in the last 7 months of classes. I stayed at a charming inn, the Spruce Moose Lodge, which served delicious breakfasts. It's a good thing I was getting plenty of exercise. Also staying at the Spruce Moose and at the tennis camp were a lovely Father and Son duo from Maryland. The helped make the whole experience fun, as it could have been a bit lonely as I didn't know anyone there.

The next 5 days were spent visiting with my family in the Portland area. One evening we took Italians out to the park at Ft. Williams in Cape Elizabeth and found thick fog creeping in.

The view from our picnic table.

Up the hill to Portland Head. I have many great photos of Portland Head, but none in the fog.