This has been an interesting week. Our wireless internet has been down *all* week. We have two hard-wired locations in our house. One being at my husband’s desk and the other at my, work from home, daughter’s desk. This leaves me with a 100′ blue extension cable working anywhere within 100′ of where the cable comes in. So the lower level it is. Needless to say, I’ve not been on the internet a lot this week. Mr. UPS man tells me my new Apple Airport Express Base Station will be here today. It should help to boost our signal, within our house, to override our new neighbor’s super strong signal. Wonder if we can knock their wireless out??? Not that I intend to try…. I’m just wondering aloud.
I’m working on hand quilting, two quilts, now. I tend to do this while cooking, doing laundry, whenever working on something else with down time or later in the evenings while watching television. I did actually get in 4 hours of steady hand quilting, yesterday, while watching the History Channel. Who knew Appalachia was pronounced that way? Certainly no one in this house. Check it out.
Back to sewing… I was in need of daytime machine/studio work. A trip to the local fabric store was in order to start something new. So I got what I needed to start an apron, got the fixings for a fall tablecloth and I got this stack of luscious Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton solids. Isn’t it dreamy? Okay it’s blurry, we can pretend it’s just dreamy though, right?
Over the weekend, Graphic Designer daughter took a picture and turned it into a pattern for me. Then proceeded to help me choose the colors, we envisioned, using a Kona Color card. She even colored it with colored pencils so that the overlapping lines wouldn’t confuse me when I cut it apart. Now to have her color a second one so that I have a whole one for my design wall/floor as well as one I can cut up for its parts.
And a rough layout of our color palette…
Not sure if all the fabrics are exactly what we had in mind, based off the swatch card, but we can try and try again. We have lots of options and playing to do.
That’s about it around here, besides taking in all the lovely quilts from The Bloggers’ Quilt Festival. That’s definitely kept me busy. I’ve picked a few as inspiration quilts and I keep checking as new ones keep coming in. Up to 488 as I type this. If you haven’t checked it out, please do. Lots of pretty quilts and even more interesting stories.
And definitely pop in over at Lee’s to see what this creative bunch is working on. Work in Progress Wednesday’s always keeps me on my toes!