Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Catching You Up

I’m sorry that it has been so long since my last posting. I can’t believe that it is already the middle of April. The weather here can’t make up its mind if it is spring or still winter. We have had some great days and some not so great days. I’ve done lots of weeding in the flower beds and some transplanting, but I have not bought any flowers yet to pretty things up. There is still the chance we could have frosty weather between now and the first week or so of May.

I want to take this time to say thank you to all who have stuck around and still visit my blog. I know I don’t post as often as I would like, but I find it hard to post when I don’t have anything to show. I do want you all to know that I still make the rounds to all the blogs (not just the ones listed in the sidebar). But I still cannot leave comments on a big part of the blogs. If your comments open up in a new window, I cannot comment without getting kicked off the internet. I think it must have something to do with pop-ups, but I am not going to disable my pop-up blocker. If your comments go to a new screen/page, I have no trouble leaving comments for you. I wish I knew exactly how to fix this because I really hate not being to comment on all the wonderful things I have been seeing/reading on your blogs.

I have been playing around some and created a couple of small non-textile pieces, haven’t taken any photos though. I intend to make a few more with the same theme. I just am waiting for my muse to nudge me along again. In the meantime, I have started on another lap quilt. A few months ago I went through my stash and picked several fabrics and then scanned them into EQ6 and played around with a number of different designs and color schemes. It took me forever before I chose one. Then it took me awhile to get around to actually start working on it. Over the past week I cut all the fabric, stitched up the 45 blocks and have 7 of the 9 rows stitched.

These are the two blocks in the quilt.

Pretty wild I know but I am sticking with trying to use what I have in my stash. I used the center piece of the first block to pull my colors. I pulled fabrics that came the closest in color and by the amount of yardage each piece was.

This is going to be one bright quilt when finished.


Tere said...

Pretty! I love the purple-y color and the green together :)

Diane said...

I dont know what browser you use but if you are using INternet Explorer you might want to consider Mozilla Firefox instead. Not only is it a LOT safer to use because its not as easy to slip a virus past it but it also has a great feature built in that gives you the option to enable popups for only a certain page. My husband is a programmer and convinced me to install it on my computer. Since I did I love it and would never even think of using Internet Explorer again. Hope this helps...

Doreen G said...

Nice to have you back Micki--it's a bummer when the computer won't let you do what you want to seeing as we rely on it so much these days.
Love the blocks too.

Françoise said...

Very bright colours. I like these.
Spring has arrived here, and I'm busy in the garden too.

Cestandrea said...

I just love these too, the colors are so strong and dense! What a nice composition!
Have a good day