What can be better, than sharing the journey.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Hope you are having a good day.
I am keeping busy with sewing, cleaning and hopefully eating later. No company so just my hubby and I doing chores. His is cleaning the fiberglass under the deck that also serves as our carport. It is a tough job of removing the panels cleaning the space, he is then adding fiberglass screen to see if it will keep junk from getting into the space. I wash the panels with a power washer. Not so bad of a job. It is always good to see the transformation from grunge to clean. When you have a power washer in hand you start to look for other things to clean. I know the concrete pad will get washed later but for now I am attacking trash containers from around the house. The house siding could stand to be washed also. We'll see what gets accomplished. Too bad you can't tackle the kitchen with the thing.

Other than that I have been working on my vacation potholders. 5 are done, about 6 more are in stages. I like the design, simple but gets the point across.

I have been wanting to try out this pattern for a while and now that I have will want to make a quilt with it. I made a virtual quilt with the picture but the program I used does not convert to a j peg.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inspirations from Alaska trip.

I wanted to record some inspirations from Alaska trip. I saw many interesting shapes on the ship that I took pictures of to remind me.

1. First the tiles on the Dinning level wall.

It would be complicated and need to be hand stitched, but it might be fun.

2 . Carpet in theater lobby.

It is similar to a log cabin block. Would not be hard to make if you had the right colors.

3. Tiles in Dinning room.

Might be useful as free motion quilting patterns

4. Carpet in the hall ways

Again maybe useful as free motion design.

5. Then how can you not be inspired by this. All beautiful shades of blue.

Alaskan Cruise

My family just got back from an Alaskan Cruise. It was wonderful. Every where you look is a postcard view. Even then pictures and videos cannot do justice.

Of course on the stops there are many places to buy stuff made in China with Alaska printed on it. We tried to minimize those purchases, you can't help a T-shirt or two. My major purchase was some bits of fabric. I went for Alaska wildflowers, plant, sky and water.

My thoughts are to make something to give the other family members on the cruise. That will probably be pot holders. Something small that they might actually use. I first thought of a complicated design but soon came to the idea of diagonal strips graduating from the ground to the flowers then the sea. Too bad I did not find a good sky print. It may have to come from my stash. I won't tell if you don't.