Monthly Archives: April 2016

Beautiful Maine Rainbow

Yesterday, while spending the afternoon with my fiber art group, we witnessed the most beautiful rainbow over the bay.   A new friend, only here in Maine for a few months, joined our group and invited us to meet at the home she is renting –right on the water, waves rolling onto the rocky shoreline.  Yesterday we witnesses sunshine, a storm coming in from the east, rain, more sunshine and the most amazing

double rainbow I have ever seen.  The pictures don’t do it justice, but are still beautiful.  Every day I am reminded how fortunate I am to live in this wonderful part of the country.

Farmer’s Wife blocks

Just finished 3 more blocks for the Farmer’s Wife quilt that I am doing with several friends.  We are doing two blocks per week and hope to be done by the end of the year.  Love seeing how different everyone’s blocks are.  I’m caught up –have 28 blocks done.  I’m going to set them as seen in the middle picture here.  It will be a huge quilt!   All so far have been paper pieced.    A lot of the blocks have many small pieces–I really appreciate it when an easy one comes along!

Little Birds

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I’ve been playing with embroidering these little birds.  The bottom one on the orange fabric will be made into a post card and go to a quilting friend.  The finished post card is for a new friend who is here in Maine temporarily and will be returning home soon.   I’ll save the last card for something special.   Fun to make–I’ve seen little birds all over the place lately.   Such a nice and simple idea and just makes me happy to make them!

Whenever I embroider, I think of Aunt Pauly who taught me how to sew, embroider, and so many other things.   She was a role model for anyone who knew her.  I think she would be happy to know that so many of her nieces are still using the skills she taught.

 

 

Four patch in progress

Scrap 4 patch in progress April 2016

Four patch scrap quilt in progress.  A couple of weeks ago I was on a quilt retreat in Williamstown MA with members of my former quilt group (Merry Bobbins Retreat).

Great time getting together again, good company, lots of sewing and lots of food!   Three days of being among like minded people!    Among other projects, I worked on piecing this scrap quilt.   Now I just have two sides to add sashing to and it is ready for quilting–and it is big–approximately 98 inches square.  Haven’t decided if I will hand quilt it or send it out to the long arm quilter.

In my fiber art group, I met a woman who is in the area only for a few months.  She invited our group to visit the home she is renting here on the shore.

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It was  a cloudy, grey, and rainy day when we visited.   Can you imaging this view every day, how it changes, and listening to the sound of the waves on the shore?   I know I could look at it forever!   How lucky to meet her and how generous of her to share.

Tomorrow our guild chapter is having the monthly sit and sew.   We meet at the Lion’s club in town and have 6 hours of sewing and visiting.  Hope to get a quilt layered and pin basted at the get together.   I’m trying a new method for me–using pool noodles as a roller system.  It surely looked easy at the demonstration a few weeks ago.   Nice to have long tables to use at the Lion’s Club building.

Finally a little sunshine here in Maine today.   Makes me thing Spring may actually come to us.