Monday, May 24, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I am very happy to be participating again in Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  This is such a great way for blogging quilters to showcase their quilts - thanks Amy.

My entry is this New York Beauty quilt I made in 2003 using as many brights and floral fabrics as I could find. The blocks were paper-pieced and the quilt was quilted on a long-arm machine.  This quilt is special to me because my husband says of all the quilts I have made this is his favourite.
I used a large bright multi-floral print for the backing.  The sleeve sewn onto the back is because this quilt once hung on display in a local quilt shop - that also makes it kinda special to me.

I'm off now to check out the hundreds of other quilts on display at Bloggers Quilt Festival.

Friday, May 21, 2010

a visting raccoon

These pictures were taken through one of our upstairs windows....and that shadow in the center is a raccoon!  We noticed him sleeping in the tree in front of our house when we got home from work today.

It was difficult to get a good picture of him through the leaves and he wasn't doing much but sleeping.  When he did wake up for a bit and I was able to get this picture of him giving himself a bath.

It surprises me to know this raccoon spent the day sleeping in the tree in our front yard.  He's cute but I do hope he is just passing by and doesn't intend to take up residence here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

a quilt show, a new rabbit and dinner with my family

Yesterday was a lovely Mother's Day for me - I got to enjoy a quilt show, a new rabbit and dinner with my family.

The trip to a local quilt show resulted in this fabric stash purchase.  No plans for any of it yet, but I love the colors and prints in this fabric line.

Jim bought this adorable stone rabbit for the garden.  The rabbit is currently residing in a corner of the living room by the stairs as I can't quite yet bring myself to put him outside. 

A warmer day would have meant something on the bbq for dinner, but it was too cold and windy yesterday for that.  Instead Jim cooked a roast beef in the oven with potatoes and veggies.  Sarah and David were both here for dinner ..... I love it when our kids come over to visit.