Here's more of the goodies I got from my sister. This top is all put together and ready to go. I think it's small enough that I can quilt it myself. She washed it before she gave it to me, so some of the fabrics shrank more than others. Which means, it's a little bumpy and I don't think it's gonna quilt out. But so what? Finished is better than perfect, right? *grin*
Oh, and that light spot on the quilt top near the bottom left? That's actually sunlight! Yay! It hasn't happened too much in this neck of the woods lately. We've had a very wet, late spring this year and all of us are more than ready for spring to show up.
Here's a closeup of the two blocks in the quilt. I love that stripe!
Here's an odd collection of patriotic blocks. This is just wallhanging size right now. I need to add more blocks to it, obviously. I made the Ohio Star in the upper left corner, and the three tiny blocks. I don't remember when, but I remember the blocks. Isn't that funny?
Sunday was a glorious spring day here, and my azalea just burst into bloom. I love the color of this one, and it's where I can see it when I'm sitting at the dining table. I actually got out and did some yard work. That felt good. I have more plants to get in the ground still. Soon. . . .
Here is the naughty cat. DH got in the cupboard where we keep the pipe cleaners and apparently didn't close the door securely. Dunkel just helped himself! He loves pipe cleaners. You can see the bag on the step below his tail. Somehow he got it out and across the room and up the stairs. Smart kitty.
And here's the rest of the pipe cleaners! I think Dunkel had a good time with them. (Please ignore the fir needles . . . they're everywhere all the time. A constant battle.)
I haven't done any sewing lately. My quilt studio is a total disaster, and I'm supposed to be cleaning it up, but I'm kind of in the mood to ignore it. No inspiration, somehow. I have made some pot holders (no photos yet), as my guild is making pot holders to sell at our quilt show this fall. They're fun and pretty easy to make.
However, I'm taking a 2 day workshop with Gwen Marston next week (Woo hoo!!!), and I need to get in there and get some stuff together to take with me. I'm having a terrible time deciding what fabrics I want to take with me. I've wanted to take a class from Gwen for about 25 years now, and I'm so excited to be able to do this. So, I guess that's some motivation, huh? 'Cuz I know when I get home from the workshop, I'm gonna be all inspired and will need a place to work. Time to get to it.
What do you do when you need to get inspired? Please share what works for you. I could use some inspiration!
I know I'm pretty late but . . . Happy Star Wars Day! 'May the 4th' be with you! (get it??)