Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Am Still Alive.

Just lazy/busy. I have been working after school for my previous employer, doing some digital archiving work, and it makes me tired of staring at photos on a computer by the time I get home. Sorry. Here are some pictures I took last week in our yard.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Weekend

A few weekends ago I made these doughnuts, Giada-style, from refrigerated pizza dough. They were cute, and we each ate about two before we were overcome with the unadulterated sugar and fried-ness of it all and had to stop. So, not healthy or long-lasting, but certainly photogenic!
A few of you asked about the solids I use in my quilts, and I have to tell you that usually it is a mix, but that I don't -gasp- use Kona cottons, really, ever. I know it's sacrilege, but I never find the colors I want at the stores, and the hand of the fabric always seems a little rough to me. However, I do always use 100% cottons. Some of my favorites are the Wendover solids they sell at Hancock's, because they look and feel beautiful and come in a great range of naturalish colors. My favorite solids, though, are RJR's Cotton Supreme Solids, which you can find here.
Tomorrow the Husband and I are headed to Iowa City, for our late anniversary 3 day weekend and a ManMan show. Anyone have any recommendations for good places to stay/eat/shop in that general vicinity?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Best Laid Plans

Sometimes a quilt just doesn't end up being what you thought it would, but you like it anyway. This little quilt was commissioned by a friend for her new nephew, Ozzy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I'm A Winner.

Seriously, I can't believe my luck. Have you seen the bags that Katie Henry makes? I can't believe I won one of them, and believe me, it is by far the nicest purse I have ever owned. Which, honestly, is kind of sad for me to say, because, well, most of the purses I carry I made, but Katie really makes beautiful and detailed work. Also, it smells good, and was really nicely packaged, making the whole thing even more awesome. Check out her shop here. Thanks so much, again, Katie!