I had a marvelous day on Tuesday. Cheri of Jovaliquilts is in town and she came over to visit with me. We looked at lots of quilts, I did a bit of letter sewing for her and we just talked and talked. We had lunch at my favorite local restaurant and then went to Montmartre to wander the fabric stores. Cheri is absolutely darling and I loved every minute of her company.
Darling Pokey sleeping on fabric for my current project, the wild and crazy one I mentioned in my last post. Believe me when I say this one is wilder and crazier than what I usually work on, plus a LOT of fun. So here's a hint:
Right now I am extremely frustrated because my knee blew up again plus the other one decided to act up too. Grrrr. I know, I know, this is what I get for overdoing it, having fun and sewing and walking because the sun was out and I just couldn't stand to go back down to the metro.
So that is what I am NOT working on. Instead I'm hand quilting on Orphan Train (ooh, light at the end of the tunnel) plus I've basted the Mini Hotflash quilt that Bonnie sent me. I saw photos of 3am Hotflash which is so fabulous that I begged her to make me a little version. And did you see Just Quilt It? Amazing. I love that she included her initials and year in the border.
Speaking of words in borders, Maureen is doing a great job with her first letters. She's adding wordy borders to her two Gwen class projects - go check them out here. Now that she's started making letters she can't stop. She's started a Halloween project too - wheee.
You know I'm a big fan of Kristin's at Knit One Quilt Too, right? Well she just finished a Gwen Marston Liberated Stars quilt that is so incredible and her hand quilted fans are fabulous. Wonderful minimal mix of colors - great quilt. Kristin is also working on a quilt for her son that is simply amazing. It's posted at her blog and also at the Summer Class blog, where you can also see some other wonderful quilts in progress.
A couple of relatively new blogs for you to check out. Have a visit with Belinda at Brown Dirt Cottage. Lynne is working on some super secret projects that I've seen a sneak preview of and they are a blast. You'll have to stay tuned for those, but in the meantime there is all sorts of fun and tutorials to be had at The Patchery Menagerie.
That's it for me. I'm going to be a good (though whiny) girl and stay off my knee today. Sigh. Ya'all have great days.