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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A mother's pride

I have the next quilt stabilized. I had planned to start quilting it this morning but I had something on my mind. I simply had to work it out or it would bug me continuously until I actually did what I believed was possible to do.

What was bugging me was this block on that quilt. A simple star block that looked perfect for a backwards piecing project. In the quiet of the morning I started working out the steps. I borrowed Jeanie's idea to just work on two to see how it worked as an experiment. Then two more for more experimenting. Then another two more. In all I used 12 blocks until I figured out all the details.

These are the last two I did and they came out ok. Not perfect but passable. Now that I have it all worked out, I can go back to a regular quilting day.

I just gotta tell ya about this cordless drill. It's not mine. It belongs to my daughter. I think she took a little after me after all. She just had her 5 year anniversary at work. They gave her a brochure full of cheap jewelry and told her she could pick something out as her gift. She requested that they get her this drill instead. She said that a piece of jewelry wouldn't help her with do it yourself projects in her new home but a drill would. How practical. I'm so proud! I never thought I'd see the day my daughter thought of practical things instead of romantic things as gifts. (shhh, don't tell her I said that or she might want to return it) They even got her an engraved tag for it. I hope she has many, many do it yourself projects in her future home.

I haven't said it in awhile but thank you to all my blog readers. Welcome to the new people who have just joined me. Knowing there are people who enjoy my blogs enough to keep coming back is an inspiration. Seeing the list of friends and reading comments from those who can't get signed on to blogger to become friends gives me a lot of joy. Both my blogs are journals of things I want to show others or to remember myself or things I want my kids and grands and great-grands to have to read someday.
Thank you!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas and thoughts and talent through your blogs. I found your blog by accident and so glad I did. At first I wasn't sure, the cardboard furniture?, underwear made from old tshirts?,but I had to check your blog everyday just to see what you had to say and show us. I especially love your quilts and your beautiful quilting. I look forward to your ideas and if something is going on in your neighborhood, you have a picture to show which I love, too. Keep up the good work.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I love your blog. It's on my Google Reader list. Not just everybody makes that list, you know. :-)

Anita Estes said...

Hee, hee, hee, so glad I made it to your google list!

Hmm.... how about a bra or two to go with the t-shirt undies? Don't know exactly when I can get around to making them though.

Anonymous said...

I like your new star block. Are you going to share how to piece it?
Jeanie in MO

robbie said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Anita Estes said...

Hi Lucy, glad to have you join me! I hope I can keep it interesting enough so you keep coming back.

Jeanie, the star block will eventually get put onto the hints blog but it may be awhile. Maybe a month or two. I've several PIGS and some UFOS that need to be finished first.