Sunday, February 10, 2019


I just got back my Drunkard Path quilt this past week from  Stitched in Color, what a fantastic quilt job.  I am so pleased with the quilting that Rachel did. 
I got the pieced binding on and a hanging sleeve over the last few days and I just can't stop looking at it.  
Husband and I are off on a vacation trip.  We will be back March 1st.  Planning to visit Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, and Vietnam.  House and doggy sitters all arranged for while we are gone.  Excited to see new sights.  WiFi can be a bit of a problem in some of these areas so I will be off line until after the first of March.  

Monday, February 4, 2019


I ordered this bird pattern from Patchery Menagerie this past week.  I fell in love with these little guys.  I will admit that the 40 page pattern is a bit of a challenge in the beginning.  I had my first try about half done and everything was sort of backwards.  However, I persisted and here is my first bird start. 
And a finish on him to get me on the road.
After this I learned that I had the ability to just make all sorts of different choices of size and style.  
Bird beaks took a bit of time to figure out and perfect.
So fun picking wings and breast, longer legs or shorter, wider legs or skinny, and those beaks.
So finally I think I have this down to the perfect science.  
Well so I thought.  However, note the neck of the bird is longer on this guy.  I wondered if I should just scrap it, but for some reason I like it this way.  Reminds me more of a blue jay or wood pecker.  I liked him so much I made another with the same error.  That makes it a design choice.  So I am off plowing through my batiks with combinations of wings, breasts, beaks, and legs.  There is no telling where this will go.