Friday, July 9, 2010

Hodge Podge

I should be putting the finishing touches on my Hoffman Challenge, but I'm not. Here it sits, waiting for me to give it the attention it needs and deserves.

It's lazy hot here, not so hot as elsewhere, but hot enough to want to stay indoors.

It's hot and dry enough to wash another quilt, which I did yesterday. Or was it the day before?

This morning I zipped out to a yard sale that proclaimed, "If we don't have it, you don't need it!" Well, how could I resist? I couldn't. I came home with this piece of pottery. The bottom says "Nautilus made in USA C 40 N 4." I have no idea what that means, but "made in USA" made me want to bring it home...So did the $1.50 price tag. It has a couple of incidental chips.

It works well in my pool bathroom where I've got a beach theme going.

I did the cross-stitched shells long ago (1984), before I became a serious quilter. The shadow box is filled with shells collected by my mother. The painting was done by a New Zealander who was a relative of my grandfather's. When he was in his 70's, he traveled to New Zealand to look for relatives who had immigrated there. He had come over here from Germany in 1929, they'd left around the same time, and headed south. Obviously he found them, and they gave him this painting as a remembrance. I love the colors, and dream of going to New Zealand myself some day.

Last week I picked up this embroidered cottage garden for $5. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but I know I wouldn't make it for $5. I hated to see it out there, abandoned and unloved.

I've been reading blog entries of people making charity quilts. I usually make a number for our guild during the year, but this year I've fallen far behind. Today I started cutting and sewing. The fabric is supplied by the guild. The resultant quilts are put into police cars and given to children who are picked up in distress.

I finished one quilt, it took much longer than I'd planned. oh well. At least it's done. I've got a few bundles of fabric left, and at least 2 or 3 quilts more to make. Once I finish my Hoffman, I'll kick it up a notch.

And there you go. I have no valid excuses for lack of posting, other than I haven't done much of anything worthy of note. Maybe next week? Hopefully sooner!!


Del said...

You seem pretty industrious compared to what I have been doing! Went to LBeach this evening - a Friday evening date with the PPrince. Exciting stuff.

Deborah said...

Love the color of that piece of pottery.