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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Busy week

There was more canning done this week and an inventory taken of non-electric appliances taken.  Seeing so many earthquakes, floods, volcanos and other natural disasters on the news had me thinking about what if it happened here.  Would I be prepared?  I wasn't getting into a panic about it but I did want to take stock of what I have and what I might need to start looking for on my shopping trips.  I like to think ahead. 

The news of higher food prices expected this year and next year also had me thinking about a better garden this year.  I'm not panicked about food either but a garden of my own would surely be a good investment.  I haven't planned anything or started making the garden yet because I'm waiting for the trees to be cut back.  I don't want branches to be falling on plants when the trees are trimmed.

This quilt was finished too.

It's Christmas themed fabric so I did lots of holly leaves.

More holly leaves along the border.

A simple wavy line on the inside border and another holly vine on the next inside border.

This time the holly leaves go out from the corners to meet in the middle.

A simple outline of the characters in the blocks.  A swag design around the centers and a ribbon on the fill in strips.  Then a loop design on the inside border.

Simple line dancing was done on the pieced blocks with a sort of flower in the centers.  I can't remember the name of the flower but design mimicks the flower in the fabric.

There was more clothing cut apart and stabilized for the two memory quilts.  These two quilts are to be traded in exchange for the branches being cut off the trees where my garden will be. 

I spent some time doing trapunto on the next quilt. 

I had a Ladybug show me that the nails on a rug frame make an excellent pretend piano for singing and dancing.

A lesson on making a paperclip rug was also a fun thing on a different day.  No, she didn't make the whole thing.  I was working on it while she played and then she wanted to learn too.  Five minutes of learning and she was ready to do something else.  A box makes a really great boat you know.

This coming week looks to be very busy too.  It's spring and spring means more sunsine.  Sunshine means outside activities and open windows for breezes while house cleaning.   Hmm.... maybe there will be time for a me quilt or two. 


lw said...

Good to see photos of Ladybug! And the Christmas quilt, the holly works great!

What type of ironing press is that in the memorial quilt photo? Would you recommend it?

Anita Estes said...

Hi lw,

The brand is Reliable. I've had it for several years. I've never had any problems with it... knock on wood.

I can't remember the name of the place I bought it though. It was a factory that sells reconditioned electrical appliances,sewing machines, and other stuff. I bought it online three years before hurricane Katrina. I remember the factory and main headquarters was located in that area.

I don't know if they ever opened the factory again or not. I never heard anything.