Thursday, February 28, 2008

Gifts from afar

I was lucky enough to get these beautiful cards from my friend Kim Carney of Something to Say. For some time I have admired her work and look forward to her blog every day. She is not only talented but has something wonderful to look at nearly every time you click on her blog. Very prolific and she finds the best links to really great sites. Don't miss a chance to go there and see what she's up to on any given day. Amazing art, both by Kim, and whom ever she has found to link to that day. Thank you Kim for the cards and the note and the adorable tiny butterfly punch piece. Kim has made inspired artwork that uses these butterflies in a grid on a canvas. I really loved that work. I think I will frame a few of these cards into a grouping to brighten a corner of my house.
I found this small piece in The Closet of Shame and all it needs is a few lines of quilting. Doesn't get much more scrappy than this. I made it years ago. Guess you could say I have issues with finishing anything. The thing I need right now is to make a quilt for myself. The quilt I made myself years ago is awful and now getting ragged as well. It's stuffed with poly fiber and tied. Bleah! I have a very large number of X- blocks that I began a couple of years ago with the intention of making a quilt for our anniversary. The fabrics are mostly civil war repros since I was getting a monthly shipment from Keepsake of Historical fat-quarters. At one point I used some to make a table topper for someone and there are still about a hundred 6-inch blocks. I think I will make them into a quilt for myself and try something else for the anniversary quilt to be. Unfortunately, they are all paper pieced so I will grab a hand full and remove the paper a bit at a time. I really love PP but hate the paper removal. I guess next time I'll look for the paper that washes away. I think Carol Doak makes that.
It's a gorgeous day here in my world. The sun is bright and that's a good thing because the temps are arctic-like. I have a BBQ brisket in the oven . Good Day for it since it has to cook slowly and long-like pulled pork. The house smells heavenly. Later I will shred it and put more sauce on it and put it on rolls-yum.
Talk to you soon


Darcie said...

"The Closet of Shame." You're just too funny...always making me giggle out loud. ;-) You deserve to set aside time to make a quilt just for you!!!

Love Kim's work! What an eye for perspective! Thanks for sharing her with us, Dee.

Enjoy your weekend!

Gerrie said...

I was about to say what Darcie said. You crack me up. Right now I have a studio of shame. I am going to set the timer for 30 minutes and see how much I can get done.

Cindra said...

closet of shame... my closet of shame has nothing that yummy! That's why it is in my closet of shame.

The Carolina Quilter said...

Dee, you are so funny--and again, my kindred spirit. The closet of Shame!! Funny. I guess I have a basement of shame. And since quilting is my job and I now need a hobby to 'escape' at times from my job, check out my miniature endeavors on my other blog, Mini Leaps and Bounds. So now, my entire coffee table is the Table of Shame since I have boxes piled on it full of tiny flower things and paints. Pitiful. More items in mortal danger of not ever being finished.

Kim Carney said...

Dee, I am blushing! Thank you so very much! for the compliment. I am so glad they got there not all bent up ;)
(i needed this today)