Well, today I finished the last of the 22 blocks that will be sent to Omaha to be donated to the silent auction the proceeds of which go to Breast Cancer Research and the Retreat's scholarship fund for future attendees.
I think the two blocks shown here are my favorites of all the 22 blocks, but the red and gold ones might be a close second. You can see the others if you click on the picture and scroll through my photostream at Flickr.
I have grown to love this plum color almost as much as I love yellow. It has such a warm and Victorian feel to it. I have many pieces of this color in my stash which is currently stored about a mile away from here. Piecing these blocks has made me miss my stash - Maybe I should go visit my fabrics tomorrow........
BecauseI feel like I'm sending my children out for adoption, I have decided to make up a little paper to baste to the back of each of these blocks. It will share who pieced, appliqued and prepped the block and also will ask if the new owner will share, if possible, a picture of the block when it has been embellished.
So, my next venture in my almost empty sewing room/studio is to cut up the remaining share-box fabrics into squares or rectangles and make up "instant stash" packets to send along with these blocks for the silent auction.
Next I intend to finish the Christmas mystery quilt I was unable to get done last December. I paused before the final installment because it appeared to me there was going to be some blank white snowball blocks and I was right! In the center are these 4 spaces and they are just perfect in which to stitch 4 Holiday Redwork designs! This will make the quilt really mine! Can't wait to show you all!
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!