Thursday, March 12, 2009

From last week

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Either I have no new sky pictures to post, or I have too many to choose from. This is one from last week when I went to the strip pits...the same night I took the most recently posted owl pictures.

I wish I could have went out there tonight, it was beautiful enough here in town, I bet it would have been wonderful to be out there. Since it is cold again, I just didn't have the desire to go that I would have had it been warm.

It turned colder again last night...and the wind was whipping around everything. I hung sheets out and wondered if they would stay on the lines even with using 4 or 5 clothespins. They stayed and I bet they were dry in and hour or so. Roger went out just to see after about 45 minutes and said they were almost dry...just felt a little damp.

I did start machine quilting the little baby didn't start out too good. I never seem to be able to plan what I am going to do...I just go down and wing it. Well, this time I thought I had at least one part planned, and went down there and tried it and it didn't work. So I had a few stitches to rip out...

But then, I started and this time I got in the grove and did pretty good. Since it is a small quilt, I should be able to finish it soon. It is always sort of hard for me to start when I have quilted in a while. But now that I have started, I done have plans for more. I want to quilt a top or two I already have made and I want to make Lorelei a couple more to stay here and another bigger one to go home with her.

Speaking of Lorelei, did you notice the new picture in the sidebar? It was taken by Sarah--I think Sarah. It wasn't me for sure. I just love it. And if all goes well, they are coming up tomorrow. If they have a good, I am off to bed.


Carletta said...

I know I take too many sky shots Rose and I've made myself stop. I've been looking through old folders just in the last two or three months and they are full of ones I didn't use.
I love the pic of Little Lorelei in the sidebar. Such a cute expression.
Hope you have a wonderful visit.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shot of Lorelei!

Glad you're back in the quilting groove, Rose. I'm sure you'll finish the quilt soon.

I definitely take too many photos! I have a few set aside for next year now since it is beginning to look a little like spring now...even though we got a dusting of snow last night and it's cold today.

Anonymous said...

A fine sky shot. I know nothing about quilt making except to admire what is shown at the local fair. They always like much, much work to me! :-)

Mary said...

Turned colder here, too. Great sky shots in this post and yesterday's. Don't you hate getting started on a quilt project and then have to waste time ripping out stitches? Are you free motion quilting or something more traditional? On baby quilts I usually end up just stitching in the ditch or across squares on the diagonal. I don't do very well with the actual quilting process.