Monday, September 24, 2007

No pics

I finished two more small projects and they both had blue in them!

Silly me, I forgot to take pictures of one of them before I gave it away. Then that smile guy up and went to Arizona for the weekend so I couldn't take pictures. Oh well. The other project has not been given away yet, it would have been but that recipient escaped to Arizona too, before I knew it. I don't want her to see it here first, so I'm just filling up space here since I haven't posted in a bit.

Now I'm rambling.

Now I'm done.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Northern Star Quilt

Ahh, September and I don't have a sapphire blue project done, not even close. Does it count that I have one started? Does it count that I worked on it a little? My "studio" has just been a little too warm to really get into any project very far. It is starting to cool off these days so I can't use that excuse much longer.
I'm going to count this one even though it is not truly a sapphire blue. It has blue in it, and that is what counts. I made the rules, so there.

This quilt is a challenge because of all the triangles involved.

The preliminary paste-up.

I do this to determine if I really like the color combination and to figure out the best placement of each color.
Here are the actual quilt pieces partially assembled. They don't really make blocks, more like blocks and strips. As you can see, they are different from the paste-up. I got some feed back from others in the quilting group and I listened!
I can do that.

My trusty work table. It is on stilts to save my back. I could even use another one. (It is also very good for assembling jig-saw puzzles.)

You can see part of my halfway organized stash in the background. When Kedge moved her business, she weeded out a lot of stuff and some of it ended up here. I have all kinds of ideas and plans for it. They mostly involve organizing at this point. I like organizing and can do it anytime, even when it is hot. When it cools off and I get going my quilts won't take me long to finish.

You can also see part of another WIP (work-in-progress). It is the red and white thing draped on the chair. The rest of it is on the ironing board behind me. Ironing is not my favoritest thing to do. It makes me hot and my already hot room hotter.

My computer also produces a lot of heat but I don't complain about it. I like my computer. I don't really like my iron.


Monday, September 03, 2007


I will have to talk about blue because I can't take any more pictures. You see, I broke my camera. Oh, plahh. I liked that camera.

The night after Brig died was also the night for a total lunar eclipse (8/28/07, 2:52 am). It's kinda reddish, it should have been a BLUE moon. Because of the day and all, En called it the "BrigaMoon". She texted me to remind me so I got my camera and headed out on the balcony. It faces north, the moon was south. I needed a tripod or something to steady my hand since I didn't have time to relearn how to change the exposure settings as the eclipse was already in progress. So I headed downstairs to go out front. Da doesn't sleep very soundly, so I was being quiet, trying not to disturb him. I didn't turn any lights on, either. Then... I missed the last step and went sprawling on the tile entry floor. In spite of my stealth, the clattering of the camera woke Da as it lost its batteries all across the room. Stunned, I just lay face down on the tile for a bit. I can't remember the last time I fell so well. (I think it was when I was pregnant with En.) Us handicapped people NEED lights.

In the end, I got some pictures but the camera kept losing the date/time and turning itself off. It will cost too much to repair so I think I will be getting a new one soon.

Today is a week after my fall and my knees are a nice shade of BLUE. The right one is still all puffy and swollen and gooshy and gross. It doesn't hurt, though. I will survive.