I also made this cute broccoli pillowcase for my nephew Josh's birthday. Josh will be 14 on Monday. He is very fond of broccoli, so he will find this pillowcase amusing. I also bought him drumsticks that light up when you use them. I think they are very cool. Mike and I are meeting him and his Mom for dinner tonight (his Dad and big brother are away skiing), so we will enjoy having Josh all to ourselves.
Last night I finished my March Winds quilt. Ironically, this quilt is as old as my nephew Josh, although I didn't know Josh back then. I started this quilt in a class on March 13, 1999 at the long defunct Quilted or Not. I finally put the borders on it last July, when I dug it out of deep UFO storage. I sent it to machine quilter Diana Annis, and after some discussion, she did this amazing pictorial of Old Man Winter.
|The quilting really adds to the quilt. I wish I had asked |
her to use metallic thread. It is so pretty!
If you double-click on the photo it should open up larger.
|Here's a close-up of the quilting.|
|She also did these amazing bars and circles in the border.|
|This is the back of the quilt, but maybe you can see the quilting better.|
Joannie and Marion came over to play with me in the Studio last Saturday. Marion had a big finish! Her Monterrey Bay Medallion top is done. Woo hoo!
And as usual, Joannie was making some place mats...this time, a set of 20.
|Getting ready for Saint Patrick's Day!|
Here are some photos of my darling boys for my fellow pug lovers.
|Elvis loves his Kong filled with peanut butter.|
|Larry is now sporting a snazzy turquoise diaper because |
he has been marking in our house! Naughty Larry!
|Romeo, at top, and Larry|
|Elvis says that he is getting better, not older.|
Pugs and kisses,