This quilt was made from a quilt kit I bought from The Guildgrafter's Quilt Store a few years ago. The store went out of business before I noticed the kit was not complete. I had to do some supplementing and rearranging but, in the end, I was very pleased with the result. The quilt was machine pieced but hand quilted. I really enjoyed thinking about the states and their flowers as I worked on each square. It is a queen sized quilt and at this time I don't know what I want to do with it
Friday, January 8, 2021
Monday, December 21, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020
I put up the Christmas tree all decorated in blue lights and blue ornaments. I figured it matched the mood, a blue Christmas without the kids. We will Zoom on Christmas eve but of course it's not he same as having them here. Since the quarantine began we have zoomed every Friday night. It really has helped me keep my spirits up and I really look forward to them. Gretel makes the arrangements.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
I am in a book club started by my daughter, Gretel. I am not sure how many members there are. We meet on Zoom once a month. My other two daughters are in it as well as some of Gretel's coworkers and college friends. So far we read Radium Girls, by Kate Moore, Ona out of Order by Margarita Montimore, and The Book Lady of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson. This month's book is The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. On my own I read Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, The Water Dancer by Ta-nehisi Coates and Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. It has been good to do some reading. The Book Lady and the Water Dancer were by far the best. I haven't started the Night Watchman yet.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
For the last few years I make placemats for the kids who eat at a table (That excludes Jim and Martha). At first I though these looked ugly but the kids encouraged me to finish them and I think they were wise. They were more time consuming than I had expected.
I also made clothes for the girls' American Girl dolls and Bitty Babies. The Black and white jumper was a Simplicity, Daisy Kingdom pattern. Think before you attempt another. Most of these patterns were passed down to me from my sister-in-law, Katherine, who is now in a nursing home.