Thursday, November 09, 2006

First you grab a bag full of squares....

Random scrap quilt for myself-Made from 5 inch sample squares from Hancocks in April Cornell fabrics. No time to be artsy. I need something warm to cover me and everyone but me has a quilt.
I'm not sure why this picture came out this way. It is revealing in that below the quilt you can see evidence of the large male pack rat that lives here. In his defence, there are a number of places in our house where he could store his paperwork if not for the fact that our son, James, has taken over with various computer and media items. What space remains is taken over He's a good natured spouse and so it all comes out well in the end except that there are stacks of things here and there. This quilt is one of the first things I made way back in the early '90s. It's very cheerful and bright and this part of my house is on the dark north side. We live on a large hill and at about 2:30 the sun is over on the other side of the hill and behind a forrest of trees. This works in our favor in the summer when we are glad for the sun to go away in the heat of the day-not so much in the winter. Here is a picture of what I collect other than fabric. That's a shot of half the bookshelf and on top are a couple of my husbands antique toy trains. I'd like to say that this is the whole collection of books but I would be lying-There's another bookshelf and two upstairs-all full. Hello my name is Dee, I'm a
bookaholic....The last picture is of a far wall in my livingroom where we are doing some prep-work for painting. I have removed a hideous border from around the window in preparation for new paint, coming soon. On the wall is a small piece I did using Aunt Grace repros. I had made one for my niece and liked the brightness-it's coming out wobbly in the pic but I think that's because I tried to re-size the pic. I'll figure out this stuff eventually in the mean time thanks for looking and reading and welcome to my home....Come on in, have a cup of tea and visit.


Lynette said...

Aaahhhhhhhhhhhh..... you got pictures..... I love your quilts!!! I love the pieced border on the one you made for Dani (and your stars look great!) and I adore the little one in your living room. I knew you were a kindred spirit, but I thought I was the only one who had (literally) tons of books!
I too, have been doing my happy dance since the elections - except for the extreme disappointment of having Ah-nold in office for another term, that is. But I guess you can't win them all, hunh?
LOVING your blog, Dee - you are so funny, and now that you can share pictures, well there's no stopping you! =0)

KCQuilter said...

Recently found your blog and really like it---will visit often! I was tickled to see what you had done with your 5" squares. My mini-group just finished a yearlong swap of 5" squares so now I have to figure out to do with them LOL! Yours is smashing!!!

Debra Spincic said...

OH, I really like your little piece made with the squares!

I have a simple pink quilt sort of like your top quilt that is just for me and I love it! It isn't artsy but that is OK. You will love this one too.

Glad to have you blogging!

Deb R said...

My favorite photo is the one of your bookshelves! :-)

Kay said...

"Stacks of things here and there" describes my house to perfection. I live with TWO male packrats, one of whom has computer stuff, and then there are my sewing supplies. At least no one would ever describe my house as looking sterile and cold!