Irish Lake Quilter

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Fussing and fidgeting


I've really been fidgeting the past few days with my stitching, bouncing from one thing to another. I do have things that need to be finished; some wouldn't take much time, but I'm ready to move on to something different. Maybe it's cabin fever? We've had many days of single digit weather so staying in has felt better than braving the elements. I'm thinking a drive to a far away quilt shop might do me some good, don't you agree? :>) Today, being a bit warmer, I headed out to an estate sale. Oh my, the house was gorgeous and the furniture was exquisite. I found a picture that I really wanted, but another gal decided that she was "thinking about buying it" and I got tired of waiting to see if she really was going to buy it or not. However, I found two twin coverlets that weren't handmade quilts, but were so soft and looked like quilts, so I bought them. Aren't they sweet looking?

I got bitten by the Redwork/Bluework bug again and pulled some Kona Snow out of the closet Friday night. I traced some teddy bears from patterns and started on one of them using blue thread. It will be for someone's little boy someday. I remember doing the rhyming thing with my guys when they were little and to have a quilt with such things as "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around; Teddy Bear Teddy Bear, Touch The Ground" and so on will be fun for some one. I'll post one as soon as it is completed. Good handwork for an evening in front of the TV and a toasty fire!

4 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, yes... the Teddy Bear rhyme would make a captivating quilt! The coverlets are sweet indeed.

Libby said...

The coverlets bring about thoughts of spring - crisp and fresh looking - a good find.

Alycia said...

Oh I so understand! Keep plugging away. I like the coverlets - very light looking!

swooze aka Suzette said...

Pretty coverlets. On those items you are avoiding finishing, sounds like you need the timer and to commit some small amount of time to them each time you sew. Even 5 minutes will add up!