Sunday, February 22, 2009
This quilting thing is getting easier!
Thanks to Project Improv, I'm on my way to understanding much more about the process and techniques. Thanks to Nanette, Stephanie, and Jacquie, I've gathered wonderful ideas for table mats and potholders and little artful designs to try out.
Wouldn't you know this set is leaving me for a swap?
I can't get enough of the little tea wallets. This pattern might work as a business card wallet so that I can actually use one myself. I may have to pretend to be a tea lover, so when I go to the coffee shop or Starbucks, I can pull out my little wallet and show it off.
How about this embroidery? The design came out so bold and vibrant, just perfect for these fabrics.
Be sure to go by LollyChops today for her Sunday Guest Recipe and see my submission for Auntie Lynda's Comfort Chicken Casserole! By the way, Lynda isn't my aunt. She is one of my dearest, longtime friends, and my kids called her auntie when they were little. We met in Boston in 1988 when both of us were newlyweds living in a foreign land -- you know, the North. She is from Memphis, and I was fresh out of Atlanta. I was soooooo lonely there for months! Newly married, first big job, new city with a new attitude -- people rode buses and the T! One didn't use public transportation alone in Atlanta when I was young. Anyway, one morning at church, this girl who looked much like me, came over, touched my arm and rubbed it and said (read in a Memphis accent, please), "I am SOOOO glad to meet yooooouuuu!" I thought right then and there, "I don't know who you are, but you are my new best friend." And we were. All four of us -- husbands included, and we had quite the time in Boston together until real life came along, sent us scattering for careers, and brought us children. However, we get together as often as we can. Love you Lynda! -- mish