Wednesday, March 26, 2014



Once it is all the way it needs to be....  will square up the little half-square triangles to 3 inches.

Then off to the machine to sew this little beauty together.

Need to get this done and then on to the other quilts....  

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Journey

There are so many different techniques for flying geese. I have seen rulers specifically for flying geese.  I, myself, have learned three different ways to make them.  The Alex Anderson way, Judy Niemeyer's paper piecing and another technique by one of my quilt mentors.  Now there is a fourth for me.

However, I was not very successful.  I do not believe it is the squaring up that is throwing me.  I made eight flying geese and only two had a bit of an issue.  They ended up too short in width. I either cut the pieces wrong originally or my sewing was just enough off......

Love squaring up half square triangles and hour glass blocks. 

While this is not my best block.... I am learning.  

I love batiks.

Squaring up is not as hard as I thought.

I love batiks.  

Learning to love the journey.  

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Worldwide Quilting Day!!!

What a great day!  Not too much sewing but lots of playing on the design wall....  

I started this quilt top in February and totally fell in love with half-square triangles!  

This is the original pattern
But then I wanted to play around
with the blocks

So many design possibilities.

Happy Worldwide Quilting Day!!!  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Diva Snowman

He wants me to stop crocheting and finish his hat.....  Such a demanding little snowman.

But I have a deadline and must carry on.  His hat will get done and......

it will be perfect for a Diva Snowman.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Busy Table..... Listening Heart

What is your definition of stillness?  

Does busyness contradict?  

For me a busy table promotes stillness of mind.  

Allows for a listening heart.... 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Radical stillness......

Just read an awesome blurb from author Anne Lamott - (if you have not read any of her books - please do!)  

It jumped out because as we move into the season of Lent quiet and stillness are on the forefront.  For me personally though.....  quiet and stillness are a necessity.  My air.  My water.  My food.   

She said take a walk and practice radical stillness......

What does that mean to me?  To you? 

Maybe it explains my recent obsession with revisiting my love for cross-stitch. 

I love the idea of painting a picture with thread.  Counting those little "X's" takes quiet concentration.  Seeing the shape unfold.  





Radical stillness.... for me, right now, this is as close as I can get..... 

and that is just fine.