Thursday, July 23, 2009


I joined Crazy Mom Quilts online nine patch group
to make the second nine patch. I'm a bit behind
as usual. I didn't really want to even open the
Jelly Roll because it looked so neat. I mean neat
in the literal sense. All those colours wound in
a little roll, tied with the ribbon. I looked at it
for about 4 days till the ribbon was untied!

So I am off on a spree of cutting and making nine patch squares to at least keep up with the group.
80 squares to make the quilt is what she is asking for and I will have lots of fabric left over from the Oh Cherry Oh! I had a hard time deciding whether to just cut and do random squares or to take two pieces and make the nine patch. I am
doing the latter. I need symetry. I will have a few
with a bit of variation but all in all I love this quilt
so far.

My neighbours....(the ones with the mouse) have
this old quilt on a bed in their cottage. It was made
about 45 years ago and is still in excellent condition.
the binding needs replacing and has been repaired
a few times, but so far it's not bad. Machined
pieced, and hand quilted by Kent's grandmother.

I actually would have shown some of my nine patch squares but my granddaughter is here, has taken over my camera for a bit. I couldn't go through 100 photos to get a few of my stuff, so
another day.

See the golf driver at the right? Well my neighbour is making this into a clothes/towel hook for the cottage. She found the clubs in her barn when they bought the farm and always wondered what to do with them. She has four of them with wood handles. I don't know much about golf so don't laugh at my description of this stuff. She cut the handles off as best she could and has put a screw in the back of a piece of barnboard. She had a problem with one of the pieces so has put wood glue in the end of the place where the screw goes and if all else fails, she will see my sweetie to give her an idea about attaching the last hook to the board. Isn't it clever?

My middle son has come for a visit. He has been fed well, given his own room to sleep to his heart's content and to read his book. We had great weather for the past two days, but of course this being the summer from.......well the weather isn't going to co operate today and rain and thunder are coming.

Martin is heading home and leaving me a Alex to eat us out of house and home. Lots of food will be consummed in the next few days I tell you. It's what life is about if you are a kid at Nana's.

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