Saturday, November 12, 2011

Busy weeks

My works in progress
Things have been flying past on full tilt boogie lately.  I think about posting but it doesn't always happen.  I also admit I'm currently about two weeks behind on reading those blogs I normally check daily...so please know that if yours is one of them, I've not forgotten you, and will be back soon.  I have, frankly, just been ignoring my computer for the most part.

One of the things that I've been back to since posting last is sewing.  Last week I spent several nights with my friend Liz at her wonderful home in the mountains (where I was lucky enough to be for their first snow of the season).  While I really love it here on the coast, I found myself heaving a huge sigh of relief as soon as I got out of the crazy city traffic and on back country roads; even better when I hit elevation and saw the forest.  I guess it confirms it...I'm just a mountain woman at heart.

Love the sofas
Anyway...we hung out for three days, sewing from early morning until later in the evenings, punctuated by meals in or out.  It was just a blast.  Liz likes to quilt with the many diverse fabrics being printed for the modern quilt movement, and my tastes are still slowly crawling away from calicos and florals.  Being with her was great for me, to learn from her and expand my horizons a bit.  She generously shared her fabrics with me and I actually came home liking things I would never have dreamed I would.  I've posted some photos of some of these fabrics in action.  The cartoon block will always hold a special memory for me...because after 51 years of sewing, it was while making this block that I got distracted and actually sewed right through the end of one of my fingers.  That's another story I'll spare you...but a lesson hard learned!

5 comments:

Courtney said...

I went to a hook-in today and saw rugs that would take me right out of my comfort zone...but I loved them. The quilts are marvy!! Glad you had a super visit!

Taos Sunflower said...

Oh, I wish I could go to a hook in and see other hookers and their projects in person!

Kim said...

You've got some great fabrics there. It would be fun to sit and sew or craft with a friend for a few days. You really sewed through your finger?? Owwww!

Ter'e said...

Someone must have told you to "stick to it".............and you did! OWIE on your poor finger. Love the quilt blocks........but then, you would make lovely quilt blocks with your eyes closed. From the sound of things..........better keep those eyes open and those fingers tucked.

(I could send you a Hello Kitty bandaid!) xoxoxoxox

Taos Sunflower said...

Kim & Ter'e: Yes, it's true, the needle went through my nail and the end of my finger tip, leaving about a 3/8" tear once I extracted it. Really stupid move...I was talking over my right shoulder and stuck my left hand right in there. (Children: don't try this at home.) ha ha ha