Saturday, September 5, 2009

Today's Smile

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my last post.  I really appreciate it.  The online sewing community is fantastic.  I'm glad to be a part of it.

This scene in my backyard made me smile today.  I liked the combination of the bright flowers in the quilt on the clothesline and the crop of real flowers (zinnias) in the garden below it, both in the sunshine.

I made this quilt just over five years ago while I was waiting for my daughter to be born.  Two weeks before my due date I was restless and anxious and needed something to focus on.  I nearly finished this before she was born.  Now it sits on her bed.  It is throw or lap sized, so it works as an extra blanket for her.

My shirt is coming along.  I'm using McCalls 5522.  It feels like it is slow going, but I'm closer to the end than the beginning.


  1. You know, I didn't think I'd want to get into quilting, but that one might be the one to change my mind. It's so cute and girly! Love it!