Wednesday, March 7, 2007

My newest interest, Crazy Quilting

I have recently started working on crazy quilting. I joined a round robin that is a Peacock theme. Am really enjoying it. The first picture is of the block I submitted in the RR. The peacock on the right top is one of the ones made for me by my secret pal a couple of years ago and thought they would be perfect to use in this project.

Here is the same block with the work added by Brenda in the Round Robin

The center peacock is another one of the ones made for me by my secret pal.
Today I spent the WHOLE day dyeing venice lace, other laces, silk ribbons, and fabric to use in this RR as well as on my own blocks. Was really fun and they seemed to have turned out really well. Will see tommorow when I rinse them out. I also dyed a ball of crochet thread and some fabric pieces in the same colors.
I have plans to make a white crazy quilt The idea came from when my Dad brought home a bunch of white rags years ago. They were such pretty fabrics I confiscated them from him and have saved them ever since to someday use in a crazy quilt. I plan to start that one very soon. Have collected lots of white, off white fabrics, lace, etc. since then to use in it. I probably have enough to make a couple of quilts.
Wish I had more time in the days to do all these projects I would like to do.

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A Little About Me

Hi and Welcome! I am 50 years old, married with 2 girls Andrea and Crystal, and 3 grandchildren. A girl, Jesi who is 13 that we are raising and a boy, Christian, who is 6 and, lives with Mom. Andrew James or Peanut is 6months old and brother to Jesi. We live in a house built in 1897 that is not in the best of shape but we are working on it and we love it. It is a 2 story colonial style with big columns and a big wrap around front porch. We also have 6 cats, of which only part of are allowed in the house, and 5 dogs. A Momma dog and 4 puppies. She had 9, we gave one away, then they all came down with parvo. I lost 4 but was able to save 4. A heartrending experience but was just glad to be able to save any. No help from the vet as they want so much money but found some homeopathic remedies that actually worked. I also have a 7 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that is my baby. She goes everywhere with me, sleeps under the covers with me, and is just the cutest thing ever.