Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back in the Saddle Again

Stumbling out of the mullygrubs and working on several wallhangings. They are patterns from the Accuquilt site, and I am enjoying them very much.  They are layered and ready for quilting so should be finished by Monday, depending on how much time it will take to get some software updates applied to my Mom's new computer.

The Go! Baby I won is really getting a good workout and I'm adding new die sets to my wishlist almost daily. 
Will have to pace myself, for sure!

Here are two of the three I'm ready to quilt:
 The one above is from the book
"Quilting on the Go!"
I changed it up a bit.

This is a free pattern from Accuquilt. 
I changed it a bit also. Will be adding stars to the four corners.
Pretty plain. Not sure if I want to embellish it more or not. 
Any advice?

Changing the subject...the blistering hot weather has arrived and with it a gusty, dust-blowing, withering wind.  The desert plants seem to be OK with it.
Here is a shot of my neighbor's century plant (agave americana), sending up its flower stalk. 
After the flowers develop into fruit, the whole plant dies.
Pretty impressive, eh? 
You can see the eave of the house which gives a reference point for the height of the stalk.

Well I'm off to bed.  I work at the LQS for the next 2 days so gotta be rested to lift bolts, cut fabric, haul sewing machines, stock merchandise, and walk walk walk!

Happy Days,
Gramma Sheri


  1. That owl is so cute. How the leaves and berry are placed really frame him well. The tree is pretty. I think your quilting will dress it up enough to enhance it.

  2. I'm so glad you're feeling better! I love that tree - I need to make 8 quilt blocks for an exchange and I'm thinking this would be perfect. I have the Go but not that die. Maybe I can improvise with something else though. blessings, marlene

  3. I still remember measuring Grandpa's century plant with him. It was so gorgeous when it bloomed. I remembered feeling that it was such a waste that the whole thing died after it flowered.


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