I did venture out for a few hours yesterday, and it was well worth it even if I did do a lot of grumbling about face hurting, hair blowing, how I hate cold weather.
Barbara and I met at the local quilt shop where she needed to get a few things, and I just went along to drool over the pretty things. This one especially caught my eye.
I believe it is called a Concentric Log Cabin. Barbara bought the book with the pattern in it, so I'm going to ask her to check out the pattern and see if there is anything more involved than just sewing narrow strips around a central block. Because this might be something I can do and see immediate results. Immediate for me being sometime in 2010 - maybe.
Here are a couple of beautiful quilts I saw. They are so much prettier in person.
In the background of the picture above is the quilt Barbara is starting. SO pretty.
Barbara came back home with me for a little while and showed me her finished quilt up close. Amazingly beautiful. I took pictures, but either my camera or the lighting in the dining room - or both - failed once more and didn't do it justice. I'm going to get her to make a good clear picture and send it to me. Everyone needs to see it.
I'm still trying to decide what to do for Friday night. Emily and Suzanne are going to crochet and Gaby knit. Lydia is also undecided at the moment. Barbara hurt her wrist and can't do anything, but we'll count her quilt above if I get a picture. Sherry is bound to be working on something. Tomorrow I'll have some pictures up of her retreat at the Red Rooster in Cullman. Once I get over my jealousy.
Anyone else? I can't wait to see what all the people on Heidi's list do. Debby and Elise are allergic to needles of all types and will read while we sew.
Back to the real world of going out to bring in the paper and feeding the animals and working for 4 hours.