Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I'm a stubborn cuss!

I hate to see the quilting frame without a quilt in it...kind of empty looking. I have two waiting to be quilted..this is one of them ..I was not sure how I wanted to quilt this one..not really a lot of empty space for some fancy quilting, soooo,....I am just doing some cross hatching and stitch in the ditch around the petals of the plate. I had challenged myself to make a quilt without any jewel tones it it and I have to say it was it is , a couple of the fabrics are darker than they should be.

We  spent a long weekend in Ottawa with our daughters just recently and DD # 1 was doing some downsizing and cleaning out.  She had a box of CD's and I managed to sort through some of them...not all , darn it!....but I did get some oldies type music...she loves all kinds of music , thank heavens.  Anyway, I wanted to put the albums on my ipod and I have to say I tunes is not very user friendly.  I spent the morning trying to figure out how to get them onto the ipod...after turning the air blue and condemning Apple to the nether regions I finally figured it out.( I also figured out how to get rid of some of the music on the ipod that I did not want....yea, me!) I spent the afternoon listening to Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Abba....and much more.  While I listened on the wonderful entertainment centre that DH bought me and has only been used for movies, I put together this
 quilt.  Can't remember the name of it, ....something waves...found on All People projects.It is one of two I shall be making and not quilting....doesn't appeal to the hand quilter in me...too modern. I will probably send it to a wonderful long arm quilter that lives around here...she does amazing work.  The next one will be in aquas and green...keep tuned.
Today I got a little nostalgic...between listening to oldie music and getting this with our newspaper... The Sear's Wish Book......I remember when I couldn't wait to get the wishbook so I could pick out things I wanted for Christmas...and when our kids were small we'd make sure we were close by when they were looking at it so we'd know what they wanted for Christmas...memories...misty..coloured water....nah....never mind. It sure has changed...not near as much 'stuff' in it...paper is cheaper...not glossy and surprise, there was absolutely nothing in there I wanted. I must be getting old.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That's a beautiful quilt, Gail!!,

Love Of Quilts said...

Wow I haven't seem a Sears wish book in many years. I like the quilt on the frame with the lighter tones.