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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It is an "Apple" day

One of the neighbors brought me a big box of apples! So that means I will be peeling and coreing to make apple butter. I love the smell of apples cooking with cinnamon and nutmeg! It is a bit of work but well worth the effort when all those jars are full, waiting to be opened at a later date. Oh and when they are opened warmed a bit and spilled onto french toast or pancakes yummm. There will not be a whole bunch of quilting or stitching done today. That is ok though it isn't  Friday yet so there will be no new clue today!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What am I up to?

After years of matchy quilts, art quilts, and classes on the newest gadgets, I seem to be returnig to my roots. Scrap quilts! Partly due to economics mostly to a stash that is a MESS. Or was until I discovered! If you have not visited that site you need to. Bonnie is a genius! Right now I am following along on her mystery quilt for this year Blue Orca. It is a lot of fun. We get a new clue every Friday and then I hustle to get it done so I can keep up. LOL it really is fun and you will learn a great deal. I will not give you details on the clues if you want to follow along go to her site and join the fun. I will post pictures of my own personnel progress. Above are a few of my fabric choices for step one.

An Introduction

First and foremost I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and quilter. My blog is named for my cat Tilly, short for Waltzing Matilda due to the little dance she does when she is trying to look bad and tuff! If you follow along you will see several pictures of her and my dog Kimber, named for a certain brand of gun because she tends to be a little pistol. Mostly I want to share my days with others of like mind. Those who fit quilting into their busy schedule who understand the need to create.  My quilting began years ago about thirty five actually. My two boys were small I was a stay at home Mom and I needed an outlet for my creativity. Over the years I have made numerous quilts. It started with scraps like so many and grew along with the growth of interest in quilting. All the new fabrics, tools, availability of quilt stores, books, patterns and of course computers and the connection with other quilters. I do some teaching of quilting and knitting and lately jelly making. I love watching beginners discover their own creativity and joy in learning a new skill.