Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Do You Love a Mystery... Quilt?

I've never tried a 'mystery quilt'-- one where you gather your fabrics and follow direction to piece the blocks or top with no idea of what it is supposed to look like. Oh heck, I have enough trouble creating stuff when I know what it's supposed to look like. But the ever-clever Beth over at Quilting Hottie Haven has twisted my arm into trying my first mystery project. Oh heck-- she didn't twist anything. I'm just attempting to justify why I jumped on this when I am already working on two shows, UFO's, Christmas gifts, Doll Quilter's Monthly and the usual house and schoolwork. Want to play along? Details here !

On the show front, "Portrait of a Nude" opens today (Break a Leg, Jacie!) so at least the bulk work on that one is done. Now it's just maintenance for the run of the show. This is a good show-- sometimes I'm sick of them by the time they open but I am enjoying this one. Makes you think about art, what is art and what role censorship should play.  The big fall project, "Aida" is coming along. I'm not where I hoped to be but that's why you shouldn't schedule two shows together! Expect me to be loopy in the spring when "Avenue Q", Summer Shakespeare and "Rent" all come back-to-back!

My August Doll Quilter's Monthly quilt to Leonie, pictured here , has apparently been lost on it's way to her in Germany. I think I messed up when I wrote her address and is sitting in some dark corner of a German post office because of this dumb American. So I'll be sending her something new this week-- I just can't re-make that particular one. :(   I also sent off these lil' fall quilts~~

To Loretta for September (theme 'fall') :
(I actually made two of these and sent the other one in to a Sewing Mamas doll quilt exchange.)

To Judee for October (theme 'spooky'):
I called that one "I Want My Mummy"~ can you find the strip I put on backwards? ;) I also did a  quilt-as-you-go technique and added a spider web when it was done for more quilting. I'm slowly tiptoeing into free motion quilting on my machine. Still don't trust myself with big areas, though.

I received these beauties this week too! From Judee, for October. She very thoughtfully remembered my family doesn't "do" the spooky side of Halloween (but we sure do the candy!) I love the colors and 16 y/o Philip, who only has eyes for comic books, remarked "Hey! It looks like a wonky pinwheel!" Gives a mother hope. *wipes tear*
And this one arrived from Loretta for September--just beautiful! It is now residing proudly on the homeschool/dining room table.
Thank you, Ladies! I am so loving this group!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Riddle me this~

Blogging time has been nil since it's the fall theater season. "Portrait of a Nude" opens Wednesday with Jacie in her first 'real'; role. She's doing a great job and mama is (obviously) proud of her little thespian. "Aida" is huge but coming along. I spent some time this sleepless AM catching up on some of my favorite blogs~~ so much great stuff out there!
Here is my 'riddle'--- I tried to leave comments on a few blogs that have the 'prove you're not a robot' code on them. Despite careful typing, making sure I was copying exactly, it would say it was wrong and give me a new code. I'd try several times but eventually gave up. What am I doing wrong? Is it something I have to enable or turn on/off? I really wanted to take time to compliment some wonderful quilts!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One year~

 Seems not too long ago I was writing about Kal-El's first birthday...

Today it's Leia Elise's turn~

Happy Birthday, Sweetheart. Can't remember what life was like without you!

Nannie loves you!