Monday, January 19, 2015

Retreat Next Weekend!

This coming weekend is the Amoskeag Quilt Guild's winter retreat. Once again I will be going along with several members of my bee. In addition to eating, drinking, making #timetoread, and lots of hanging out with my pals here is what I hope to get done at this retreat:
  • Quilt the tessellation quilt which I got finished and basted this weekend. If I could get it bound as well that would be great, but space to square it up properly at retreat could be an issue.
  • Paper piece at least one and maybe four circles for my Tropical Whimsey paper piecing project. 
  • Quilt the Schnibble I pieced at the last retreat. I finished it up and basted it this weekend so it is ready to quilt. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Snapshot

At this point (January in New Hampshire) my backyard is a vast expanse of brown vegetation covered in snow and ice. I decided a summer picture from the yard would be a good thing this week. It helps to remind me that world won't be covered in snow and ice forever (it just feels that way).

Backyard, Summer 2008
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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Done: Flag Quilt

I finished a flag quilt, which will go into the stock for my Etsy shop when I get it open. I have made lots of these over the years, and plan to do a pattern for it. This one is the first one I have made with the new star that my friend Heidi came up with. It worked really well and will be in the pattern. I love the blueberry fabric!

This is one of the projects on my Q4 list for the Finish Along at The Littlest Thistle. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Saturday Snapshot

Microfilm as far as the eye can see
I had a couple of racks of microfilm pulled out looking for something and thought the layers of open racks were interesting so I staged this photo with many layers of open microfilm racks. You are looking at a tiny portion of the microfilmed newspapers held by the NH State Library.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Done: Yellow Skirt

A skirt from way outside my comfort zone
This skirt is Butterick pattern 3133 and is a very simple skirt to put together. It has a waistband at the front and elastic the rest of the way around so it is very comfortable to wear. I am not a fan of yellow, so this fabric is not my normal sort of thing, but I loved the geometric 1950's-diner pattern of it and it is really soft and drapes nicely. It was also a deal. I wore the skirt to work one day last week and got several compliments on it, so I guess the yellow is OK. This is definitely a pattern I will make again.

This is one of the projects on my Q4 list for the Finish Along at The Littlest Thistle.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Snapshot

This week I was at the meeting of New Hampshire's Governor & Council and took this picture of the council chamber before it filled up. It is a beautiful room, our state house is the country's oldest in which the legislative body still sits in the original chamber, and it was very calm and quiet before everyone arrived. I was there for the proclamation of New Hampshire Writers' Week.The yellow thing on the floor is a recycling bin so the councilors can dump the papers related to various items as soon as they deal with them. There is another bin on the other side. There used to be large folding tables set up along both sides of the chamber with huge stacks of documents each Councilor would need to review during the meeting with the bins next to them. Now most of the support material is electronic so fewer bins are needed and no folding tables. It looks much better this way.

Governor & Council Chambers at the NH State House

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