Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here is an orchid that I have had for many, many years. It has never bloomed before. Last year we replanted it in this basket hoping it would do something more than just sit there. It is a rather large plant.
Believe it or not, it has finally given me a flower. Do you see it? No, let me get a bit closer.
OK, so it's not much to show but it is at last blooming.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
She said she used ice plant flowers. I am not familiar with these but the card sure turned out nice.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
So what else do you do with such little pieces but make some crumb blocks.
There were a few bits left over. They were added to the bag of bits that Vicki gave me. I think they are mating when I'm not looking.
I have a collection of crumb blocks, string blocks, coin blocks and 2.5" squares. One of these days I'll make something out of them.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Dana in Texas asked for a white center string with lemony yellow on one side and strawberry pinks on the other. Her note says "think pink lemonade." I really like yellow and pink together and it's another color combo I just might have to copy.
I had a bit of trouble understanding the request made by Susan in Texas. She asked for half cream or beige and the other half solid red, solid blue or red/blue combo. I asked for clarification. Susan did not respond directly but I was told that prints would be OK. I am still not so sure I got it right, but I guess Susan will tell me when she receives her blocks.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Linda in Wisconsin had a similar request but with a twist. She wanted a bright yellow center string. In addition she wants one skinny yellow string 1/4" to 3/4" wide only on one side. This should be an interesting quilt and I hope I get to see it completed.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The next two are rather unusual requests. Donna in Illinois (I believe she is Sharon's daughter) requested a bright orange center with Halloween strings. She is in luck there. I was in a charm swap many, many years ago. One month the topic was Halloween. I ended up with a ton of Halloween charms and had no idea what to do with them.
It is just amazing how many combinations of colors there are. I suppose you could make string quilts for the rest of your life and they would all look totally different. No, I am not proposing making string quilts for the rest of your life, I'm just saying!!