Friday, June 27, 2008

10 Years!

Today my darling husband and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. Wow I chose well, I could not imagine life without him and look forward to the next 10, 20, 30 and maybe even 40 years. I know, a little too sappy but definitely true. This photo is of the bouquets carried by myself and my bridesmaids. I didn't have time to get permission to publish their faces so I thought it better to crop them out. This photo was scanned by the same person who drove us to the church - having a photo on computer was such a big deal then. Happy anniversary sweetie.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


I chose the wrong picture. This is going to be my border. Thank you to Joy for picking that one up. I agree that the green is a good choice, it may soften the pinks a little which will make my darling husband happy. He's already commented that the quilt is a little girly... here's hoping he's joking!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Quilt Project - Take Four

So I have finally put the strips together for my quilt. Despite being a relatively simple pattern, actually squaring off the quilt has been a challenge. I believe that quilting is chaos theory in action. One slight error can culminate in one large discrepancy in measurements. I am now trying to work out what to do for border - it needs it. In keeping with theme of Amy Butler Lotus I think I'll use this one for the backing. I like the contrast of the dark back to the light front.

As far as border goes I think I'll go for this. As Joy from A Joyful Soul Fabrics pointed out, maybe the green will bring out the greens in the quilt top. I do like green.

But I have just learned that Amy Butler is now doing coordinating solids so we'll see how we go... and for the binding. Well it has to be a stripe - that's becoming my tradition.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

New House!

Well it's been too long between posts, my sincere apologies to the 3 people that actually read this. I include myself in that number. There is a good reason for my lack of inspiration - house hunting!!! To everyone who has ever done this you will know what a stressful and time consuming venture it is! Well the good news is that we have bought a house but we haven't exchanged contracts yet. I had to include this photo even though it's not one of mine. It was used in the advertising for the house, but wasn't the reason we bought it. It just struck me as such a strange picture to use, but somehow I like it.