Sunday, April 24, 2011

April 24

Hope that everyone had a very Blessed

I am all caught up with Dawn's BOM - Folk Art Tribute

This is the first time that I have ever attempted
anything folk artsy. So I was a little out of my
comfort zone here. I was unsure what fabrics
would go well with Dawn's folk art designs. I was
frantically digging around in my stash to hopefully
make it work.

Here is the middle block which I'm hand

I'm using the quilt-as-you-go technique and also
hand quilting them. Here I'm echoing around the
applique piece - this is new to me also as I've never
done this before.

There is one more block for Dawn to publish.


I also just finished the binding on another
quilt that guild member Kim Loar quilted
for me.

Swirling flowers in variegated thread.


I went to Long Island to visit my daughter and son-in-law
for a week in their new home!
I haven't been there in 4 years because of my husband's
illness. It felt so good to be back!

The first place that we went to was Iavarone Bros.
They have the best Italian food!

Sausage bread

Stromboli to die for!
(is it any surprise that I've gained
5 lbs. !)

My daughter wanted to buy some plants for
her garden and so we went to Hicks Nursery.
I haven't been there in years.

And being a native Long Islander - I just had
to see the docks at Freeport.

My father's family has lived in Hempstead since
1644, being one of the original settlers here.


Look who I found while I was sitting in
the backyard.

Looks to me like she's getting ready
to build a nest somewhere!

Red breasted Robin
I haven't been able to get a photo
of them in my yard.

One of the biggest thrills for me was that
I found a quilt shop!
Gone Sewing

When I lived here there was not one quilt shop
in Nassau county! So when I visit my daughter again;
I'll have a quilt shop to hang out in!