Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dear S from NH

It arrived! Oh wow!!! I ripped open the envelope like a child on Christmas morning. Some extremely talented people worked on my quilt. The top is fantastic! S interpreted the blocks and gave everything a whole new concept with her quilting. I can't say enough about how much I LOVE this quilt. Perfect!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Cindy Spurs Me To Visit Post Office

i figure, there's no reason for Terri's quilt to flood this year while at my house.  Right?

Can you believe this TS heading toward us? my house is JUST barely rebuilt.....

Baton Rouge, LA


Finally got a chance to quilt the piece I have here, this weekend. I haven't yet stitched the binding to the back, but that's a project for the next few days. If only we weren't having a heat wave, I think I'd be more inspired (I appreciate that some of you might not think that 32C is that hot, but Brits don't cope well with temps like that - especially when you consider there's no aircon most places...).  Anyway, I will definitely be mailing to Traceyann before the deadline, but it's going to be right down to the wire. At least my own piece hasn't arrived here yet, so I don't have to stare at it guiltily, thinking I should have been more prompt with my own work!

On the plus side, I do think it's a lovely piece and it came out well...

Monday, June 19, 2017

On the way to New Zealand

It is done and headed your way Laurina. I got it sent out last Friday, and they said it should be there within 2 weeks.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

If there's no photo, did it really happen?

My husband and I are on vacation in Ontario (Canada) and it just so happened that we were in Toronto that weekend that Quilt Canada was happening -- that's Canada's biggest show each year. I swear I didn't plan it that way...

Anyway, I was able to enjoy the show AND have a meet-up with three Robineers: Sandra, Anne, and Traceyann.  Sandra has been a part of this group for years -- maybe from the beginning? -- and she corralled the others this year. They all live right in the area and it was great fun to meet the people behind the quilts!  The only trouble is, when I got back to my place I realized none of us had thought to take a picture.

The show itself was also great -- enough modern/contemporary work to keep me happy, and some really beautiful pieces.

Quilt-Con is in California again next year; if any of you are planning to go, we can have our own Cotton Robin get-together.  Keep in touch!


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Whew! Finally.......

It is finished!  I need to get a few hours of breathing room to get the piece off to Terri.  I so want to keep this one.....but then I always say that when I have to mail them all off.  I kinda think you should just make them all and just send them to me.....