Wednesday, February 23

Thinking Spring!!

A couple weeks ago, my friend, Marianne, came out to visit and work on a quilt pattern project. She's helping me "test" some table-topper quilts I made several years. We had a great day........
I bought some of this lovely floral fabric at Firefly*Quilt*Shop and it was just perfect for the project we were working on. The fabric is "Fresh Palette" by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. I loved it the minute I saw it because it just screamed spring and warmth and sunshine!!! You'll get to see the entire project in a few weeks but here's a little peek at Marianne's lay-out.........
In addition to fabric fun, we enjoyed a great lunch at Bittersweet*Coffee&Cafe on Main Street in Henderson. Then we walked across the street to Classical Glass and Marianne loved it. I was so glad she enjoyed it as it's like a little hidden treasure here in town. If you'd like to see some of the beautiful things we saw, you can click here and you can read a post I did on shop owner/designer Dee Thomas. And now, like all of you, I love gifts and Marianne brought me these..........
the bag was adorable but inside was that cute little wallplaque and that adorable candy dish. I added the Hershey's kisses and yes, they are all gone now. LOL! There was also a sweet cinnamon apple scented candle. Lovely gifts from a lovely friend and a lovely day. Doesn't get any better than that!!
And speaking of getting better.........things are getting better around here lately. There has been so much family illness and stuff going on that time and energy for blogging just hasn't been there. Today was the first day in ages that I felt relaxed. I was actually working on a project but it was going well and lots of fun to work on. It's all done in batiks, something I have not worked with very much but I am loving the results. Will share one of the little batik projects in about a week. As noted in my last post.......taking one day at a time...just one day at a time. :-)
Sandi

6 comments:

pdudgeon said...

i agree, Sandi! isn't it fun to work in fabrics that remind you of Spring and Summer? I'm doing that now too.

I got out a bundle of the "Celebration" line from Lecien, and am putting them together using the pattern "Summer Wind" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Lovely full-blown roses, buffalo check plaids, and tiny flower prints will be making up this quilt, with a nice butter yellow 8 point star in the middle.
Yep, that puts a happy smile on my face---even with temps in the low 30's outside, it's Summer in my quilting room.

Jacquelynne said...

That is beautiful fabric! and Carrie is such a nice person- she was my "across-the-aisle-neighbor" at last Quilt Market (we both design for Henry Glass). AND the designer of the Celebration line that commentor "pdudgeon" mentioned is Brenda Riddle, a friend of mine and she is also super sweet! I don't mean to be a name dropper- but I'm so proud of my friends!! I'm sure you and your friend had a wonderful day sewing together.

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like you two had a great time together.

Glad that things are looking better for you there.

Micki said...

You bought beautiful fabric and I love how that block turned out.
Micki

Pat said...

I'm glad the family illnesses are letting up. Your friend looked as happy to be with you as you were to have her there! Days like that are really special.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That is really really a pretty block. I do love the colors and fabrics.

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