13 January 2010

. . . two words . . .

. . . yard work & binding . . .
{fine ~ technically three words}
. . . well . . .
. . . remember december? . . .

. . . that was the month of sorely neglected flowers . . .

. . . january was the month 
when i tried to make it up to them . . .

. . . by completely filling the green barrel 
with weeds, fallen leaves, 
topiary clippings, and dead blooms . . .



. . . after hard work comes the reward . . .
. . . what could be better than a trunk show? . . .
. . . with quilts crafted by real pros? . . .
. . . starting with . . .
. . . "here's the scoop" . . .

. . . dang! i should have written down 
the clever names of these masterpieces . . .
. . . love the checkerboard sashing . . .

. . . "modest dresses" . . .

. . . pink & black dresses . . .

. . . aprons . . .

. . . embroidered christmas wreaths . . .

. . . "my favorite things" redwork . . .

. . . something about "the gall" . . .

. . . "out of the blue" . . .

. . . argyle . . .

. . . lovely christmas star . . .

. . . patriotic stars . . .

. . . amazing knots . . .

. . . and holy cow . . .
. . . check out this little appliqued floral number! . . .

. . . thanks for sharing, sal and glenna . . .


. . . then, we, the amateur quilters from harmony park ward 

. . . for the viewing pleasure . . .

. . . of whoever happens to pass by . . .

. . . think anyone would notice 
if a quilt or two turns up missing? . . .

. . . i love to see each quilter's interpretation 
of the same pattern . . .
{check out the spider web quilting!}

. . . i had nothing to show last year . . .

. . . this year was better . . .

. . . i managed to finish eight projects in 2009 . . .

. . . binding and attaching hanging sleeves 
on four of them in the past week . . .
. . . for those keeping track {me = sore fingers!} . . .
. . . that was 1530 inches {127.5 feet/42.5 yards} 
of hand stitching . . .


. . . so, to sum up . . . 
. . . what i did on my blogging vacation . . .
. . . yard work by day . . .
. . . stitching by night . . .
. . . thank goodness new seasons 
of trash television have begun . . .





9 comments:

Michelle said...

ooooohhhhhhh just loved to pour over all those amazing quilts. Everyone of them are so great. Is this not the best hobby in the world? I LOVE QUILTS!!!!!
By the way, having a missionary come home is pretty amazing too. Not too much longer for you.

Shellene said...

i wondered where you had disappeared to. i thought maybe you had run away without me. if you get bored....i have lots of stuff that is in need of some TLC at my place. you, as usual, are amazing...and so are the quilts.

chris+amber said...

wow...you go girl! i love 'em all! maybe someday i can grow up to be all of you quilting ladies.

Peg and Parker said...

Posting like, uh.....so professional and timely. That was so fun wasn't it? You are the best at blogging and quilting my friend. I'm so not worthy! Let's do it again next year!

Lisa said...

I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all the quilts you do! You always inspire me to get my craftiness (is that even a word) on! I miss Harmony Park and all the fun things you women come up with!

manders said...

trash tv makes everything more fun.

and my apron is still unfinished. i am a great seamstress.

Adrianne said...

Beautiful quilts!!! Just amazing work! I would have loved to have seen them in person. I am getting inspired to start sewing again!

Jan said...

Simply stupendous

Sassy said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH the talent! You are all amazing beyond words.....EVERY ONE OF THEM.....GORGEOUS! I wish I would have seen them blowing in the wind......what a beautiful sight!