Well, actually the paint color is called "coffee cream", but it's less than inspiring to me. Hopefully some new home seeker will just love the neutrals we've plastered on our walls to prep the house for sale.
Pardon the bit of a mess, but last night I had a piecing party in there. Well.........I guess I should call it a "piecing frenzy" because there was no food nor any drinks served. So, twas not much of a party. I did however get 4 more 8" crazy quilt blocks pieced from my teaching share box-now-a-bag. I'm trying to make as many blocks as I can from this box of odd fabrics I have accumulated in the last 6 years as I taught crazyquilting classes.
My "share box" from students came about because my very first crazyquilt friend sent me some of her class share box to get me started. I hadn't even thought about a share box as I prepared to teach my first classes. It turned out to be a very good thing as students loved to dig through it to find just the right piece of fabric for the blocks they were making in the piecing class. Lots of my students also donated pieces to the box, so it's quite an eclectic assortment of fancy fabrics.
I've already put all of my own fancy fabric stash in storage in preparation for the move. All, that is, except the little pieces in my "piecing buddy!" (see below) I decided, when I remembered I still had the share box, that I would make up as many naked cq blocks as I could and donate whatever I ended up with to the Silent Auction at the CQ Society's Retreat in July. Unfortunately I will be unable to go to Omahahaha for their 10th Anniversary celebration, so I will send these to my buddy, Mona, to take when she goes. Hopefully the blocks will bring in some scholarship dollars or donation dollars to Breast Cancer Research.
A lot of you know me as a fiber artist of sorts. I have been teaching crazy quilting and embroidery for years now, but I also love good food. I have collected and experimented with recipes for over 45 years. I have even edited a cookbook for our local garden club. I also am happy to say that I own my Mum's handwritten recipe book which contains recipes from my grandmother and recipes Mum collected since she and my Dad wed in 1925. When I was searching for a name for my recipe blog where I will be sharing a lot of Mum's recipes this blog name just popped into my head. When I was a child I used to hear ladies at church functions like weddings, potlucks & picnics ask "who is that little girl sitting over there all by herself?" Someone else would always answer "Oh, that's Lulu's Girl; she is very shy!" Some of you know that I've overcome the shyness, but, believe me, it took a very long time!