I remember that day as it was the first time I had taken any photos of my own quilts on the clothesline that I strung between two trees in our backyard. I had strung that line, not for my own quilts, but because I wanted to take photos of quilts that we had collected or made for flood victims in Iowa. We were a group called "Sew and Share" and we pulled together a whole lot of quilts, pillowcases, hats, gloves, etc. that were driven to Iowa by a fellow quilter that I had come to know. I remember that summer as being warm and lovely. I am longing for summer, and warm and lovely, so what better way to get some than to share a quilt that reminds me summer will eventually arrive. :-) While I'm waiting for summer ....... and spring has to arrive first ..... I also thought this would be a good quilt to share as I could get back to what I am planning to do with it. It's in good condition as you can see here..........
but it's not really a quilt. It's a top that was tied and the batting is now quite lumpy from use. I love the blocks and so ....... and don't anyone have a heart attack here ...... I am going to undo the ties and I am going to re-do this quilt top by adding some rick rack around the yellow centers and perhaps around the scrappy part, too. It is not a family heirloom. It's a quilt that my dad bought at auction and so I am not destroying a valuable antique. Instead, I'm going to give it new life. I actually started undoing the ties more than a year ago, but it was boring so I moved on to other stuff. I've decided that I need a boring project in the kitchen, one of those things that is mindless, that I can't ruin if I forget what I'm doing. I know I can handle this while fixing chili or goulash or baking cookies, and any food that might get on it will just add "character". LOL! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Okay, so now I must admit that I have been a bit of a slug the past couple of days. I have lost my "get up and go" and rather than search for it this past weekend, I decided to catch up on much needed sleep as I could feel my body saying "you need rest". I did do some laundry and I took down the Christmas tree in the family room. And I called my mom a couple times and did a little e-mailing, too. I tried to work on the Snowman quilt but couldn't focus so I watched a good movie instead - Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House with Cary Grant. Very relaxing. I read a chapter in the current book I'm reading and then finished sewing the border on a penny rug I started last spring. Wait a minute, though.........that doesn't sound like being a slug! Maybe I will have to try harder to be a slug today. Then again, there's that big tree in the living room waiting to be undecorated so I guess being a slug will have to come some other day. :-)
It's a holiday here in the U.S. - the observance of Martin Luther King day and the hopes and dreams he had, some realized and some not, but hopeful for a brighter future.
Have a good day all!
Have a good day all!