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Throwback Thursday

Here's an interesting, more traditional version of a New York Beauty block that I came across this week.  It's a large block, and the triangles could be smaller, but I'm not sure if I'm motivated to make all those triangles!  I may play around with it a bit more.

Here's an idea what it would look like in a larger quilt.

Throwback Thursday for January 17th - Nocturne

Along the same lines as last week's Throwback Thursday block, here is "Nocturne".  According to Barbara Brackman, Nocturne dates back to 1934, and is credited to Nancy Cabot.  I took artistic license with the the arcs a bit, as they appeared to be somewhat flatter in the original.  Here's the block:

If you decide to try this block, just remember, the arcs are not symmetrical.  

Wow - It's Thursday Again!

Well, after so many days of watching snow blow sideways past the windows, the sun finally came out today,  so I went fabric shopping!  Now I'm all set for the next storm - which is scheduled to arrive Saturday.  (Sigh)  But - hey - more time to quilt, right????

 

For Throwback Thursday this week, may I present . . . . . . . Evelyne's Whirling Dust Storm!  According to Barbara Brackman, Evelyne dates back to the Kansas City Star in 1943.  I don't know if I'm up to all those curves, but maybe . . .

A Riddle

And, I have a riddle for you . . . . . . 

When is it a good thing when a stranger dressed in camo from head to toe, and wearing a face mask comes into your yard????

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Answer . . . . . when it's been snowing for 12 days straight (no exaggeration),  the wind chill is -27, and he's pushing a snowblower!

Happy Weekend . . . Make Stuff . . . Be Happy!

- Maggie

 

 

On This Winter Solstice

On this Winter Solstice, my wish for all of you . . . . 

The taste of freshly baked bread 

The feel of wool socks and mitts warming your feet and hands

The faint smell of wood smoke lingering in the air

The sound of snow crunching beneath your feet

The joy of seeing those dear gathered round.

And above all, peace in your life for the coming winter.

Happy Winter!

- Maggie

 

 

 

Oh Happy Day! and Remember the Journal Cover??

Yes, its a happy day in my world.  If you've read my posts about the major reconstruction of my street (plus water and sewer lines), you know I've been living in a construction site for a few months now.  The major work on my block started September 1st, but for some farther along, it has been a very long haul.  Anyways, I'm pleased to say that yesterday the missing half of my driveway was re-poured, and today - paving!!!!

A Few of My Favorite Things - Technical Stuff and Another Experiment

And a few of my favorite things are, in no particular order . . . . . 

* my Juki sewing machine

* zen tangles

* mandalas

* detailed work

(and of course my dog, a stoneware goblet full of red wine, a good book, "Grace & Frankie" to list but a few,  but we're talking quilting here today).

So what happens when you combine zen tangles, mandalas, and a plain white quilt sandwich? 

Spritz and Scribble!

I know . . . . I've been missing for a while.  Let me just say that if you really want to spend a week in bed, one quick way to accomplish it is to pick up a window air conditioner and twist the wrong way.  Did you know that even driving around curves in the road can be painful?  And there are a LOT of curves in the road between me and my doctor.  Anyways, all is well now, and I've spent the whole day today in my studio!

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