Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend in review

The Piedmont Triad was treated to a glorious weekend.  After a wonderful breakfast at the Smith Street Diner on Saturday morning, Jim and I went to the Greensboro Curb Market and then spent the afternoon on the screened porch.  He was reading and I was finishing up the quilting on this African Striped Baby Quilt.  To see more baby quilts, click on Kaffe Fassett or baby quilts or African Striped Baby quilts in the labels.

Since I had finished piecing Henry's new baby quilt, I pieced a back and made bias binding. I'm using the bamboo/cotton blend batting that I got at JoAnn Fabric with my 40% off coupon.

The big table on the screened porch makes a great place to baste.  Here's the back taped down with the centers marked.

The quilt sandwich is made and I am ready to baste. You can see more examples of Denyse Schmidt's "Single Girl" pattern by clicking on that phrase in the labels.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Doorknob Art May, 2011

This is the front and back of some new Doorknob Art for my wonderful yoga teacher.  It's been a rocky spring and yoga has really been a fantastic oasis throughout it all. The monkey fabric is what I used for the quilt I made for my class.  Quilted Librarian is now off to the movies with my dear husband.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!  These are the beautiful flowers that my darling Anna sent me from The Farmer's Wife.  That's the wonderful Greensboro shop that did her wedding flowers.

I sent an azalea to my mother in Florida.  Here she is in about 1951.  That's me in the snappy hat and white shoes.

Here she is last month. Happy Mother's Day, Mom.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

May Day 2011

It's been one of those incredibly beautiful weekends, so I had to get out and work in the yard and clean the porch off.  Hopefully, the pine pollen has peaked, but if not, I can always run the vacuum again.  I planted herbs, cleaned off the Adirondack chair and got a beautiful hanging basket of geraniums for this great little spot outside the porch.

All the furniture got washed down with Murphy's Oil Soap, as did the fan blades,  and I swept and swept to get up leaves, pollen, and winter dirt and dust that gets through the screens.  Finally, the porch is all put back together and ready for sittin'. We're having dinner out here tonight.

Happy May Day to you all.

World Workers, whatever may bind ye,
    This day let your work be undone:
Cast the clouds of the winter behind ye,
     And come forth and be glad in the sun.

                               ~from "The Worker's Maypole" by Walter Crane (1894)