I commented to a friend this week that I must have ADD when it comes to quilting . . .
I'm all over the place and this week I don't have much to show for my efforts or lack thereof.
I got myself a library card . . . great deal!! as I can't afford to indulge in any new quilting magazines and books right now so have found a treasure trove at the library.
It's fun too 'cause one can browse through the books and then when you want to purchase, you've made an informed decision.
I have two finishes this week, one I can't show as it is for a friend and the other finish that I do have, has nothing to do with quilting . . .
I am slowly getting some of pictures framed from my Europe trip
and this lovely picture has made the cut.
I love the frame that I found for this picture. To me it is very french and suits the picture well. I loved being in Europe and among all of the wonderful history that is there. Being in London, then Paris and Bologna, I was really captivated with French architecture and Versailles very interesting and opulent. Where I live in western Canada, it's too new to have that kind of history - interesting for sure, but very different.
On to fabric . . .
I have a quilting retreat coming up shortly so have been going through my stash to see what I should work on. I have someone close to me who is going through cancer right now and is doing treatments so want to make a lap quilt for her.
Here is what I have pulled from my stash.
Aren't these just the most beautiful colours. I'm really excited to get started on this quilt and will try to get a good portion of it cut out before the retreat so that I can sew, sew, sew!
I even have backing fabric in my stash so it should come together quickly. I find it interesting that we have what we need when we need it and this is proving to be the case in this situation.
. . . and people laugh at me for buying fabric and stashing it!!! Can you believe that?!
Speaking of sewing, I purchased a smaller Janome to take to retreats with me.
The one that I have at home and love is soooo heavy to cart around so I am looking forward to putting less strain on my arm and shoulder.
Also at the retreat we are going to be making Neonatal quilts for the hospital and I was very pleased at the material that I found. I'm looking forward to working on this too.
As I post this, I am listening to a French station from Paris . . . I find it rather soothing while I do other things, like post, cut fabric or sew.
I guess I am hoping that I'll pick up French by osmosis.
Don't think it's going to happen though! :)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that the sun shines where you are
- if not outside, at least in your heart!
I'm linking up with AmandaJean as I technically have a quilting finish (even though I can't show right now) and a picture framed.