Sunday, March 18, 2012

Barrister's Blocks

I completed two of the three recently featured blocks on Barrister's Sow-A-Long; will make the basket block when I have a bit more time.  I was so much in the mood to sew last evening, that I made these two before I went to bed!  I know they don't look like they go in the same quilt, but they will when it's all put together.

Everything is coming up in the garden - including weeds - so I have spent a lot of time there in the past week.  All of a sudden the azaleas and dogwoods are in bloom, too, and I must admit this is my favorite time for flowers in the garden.

For those who like to read and have a Kindle, I found quite a few books on the free list at that sounded good to me when I looked through them earlier this evening.  I ordered several!  I'm not sure how long they continue to be free, but if you are interested there is one about quilting (Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them) and a great one for St. Patrick's Day weekend (The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland.)

Now to get a few more things done before heading up to bed...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

It's well after midnight so I am going to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I will be out of town on my birthday so I am going to celebrate early and have a St. Patrick's Day birthday.  It will be a first ever - and one and only, but I have always loved St. Patrick's Day so I figured, "Go for it!"  Don't forget to wear your green.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


At our February Quilt Guild meeting, we had a speaker about Zentangles.  They are something I had not heard of before and I am not someone who doodles so I wasn't sure what I was going to take away from this meeting.

Anyway, an online craft group that I am in frequently has ATC (Artistic Trading Card) Swaps so we decided to have a Zentangle ATC Swap.  Above you will see my first Zentangle.  It will soon be on its way to Australia.  No, I will not become a famous Zentangle artist, but it was fun.

Now back to quilting...