Friday, April 24, 2009

A Beautiful Day

Finally, we're having a stretch of good weather. I hope the sun and heat burn up the winter germs. I'm sick again. I've had enough! Just a sore throat this time, but it prevented me from doing any quilting last night.


The raffle donations are due at school today (they didn't specify what time!). I managed to get the back pieced, the label drawn on, and the layering and pinning done before I crashed on the couch last night. Since I slept well, thanks to the ibuprofen, I was up and quilting by 6:15am. And I'm not a morning person.


I did my usual swirls and loops with a few stars thrown in for fun. I used 4 bobbins on this top that is 45" X 60". Pete is disappointed that I'm donating this quilt to the raffle and not the log cabin. He'll get over it.


I have good news...I made my first Etsy sale! Thank you, Jodi and Carmela! So I'll be taking a trip to the post office when I go out to deliver the quilt. The binding should take me less than 2 hours, and I'm hoping there will be time for a quick wash. I want to make sure the reds don't run.

The view from my bedroom window, looking down on the magnolia stelatta.
The flowers are gorgeous, but the tree is not in great shape. It only flowers on the top. Anyone have pruning tips?

Have a great day!
Tina

4 comments:

SouthGansett said...

Magnolia Pruning:
http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0603/magnolia_prune.asp

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Sew Many Ways... said...

wow, Tina, you work fast. The quilt is great. Congrats on the 2 sales...woo hoo!! I'm off to Folk Art this morning. Forgot my gift certificate yesterday.
~Karen~

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Good luck on the raffle. It's a lovely quilt.

dyanna said...

I like your blog.I'm waiting for your new posts.