March 20th was my father's birthday and so it is a bittersweet day for me as it is also the first day of Spring.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Thursday morning my friend Rita and I decided to go across the border and do some shopping. One of our first stops for the day was at Tangled Threads in Lynden Washington .I believe this building used to be a school and they have redesigned it into a quilt shop just beautifully. As you can see it had been raining earlier, and the skies were grey but everything was to change once we crossed the threshold of this shop. I love the sentiment over the front window.
Oh my gosh a PINK Kenmore, is it not just too cute!
Just down the hall is the Wicked Stitch of the West, Shirley was on the phone talking with a customer but she let me take some pictures of her collection. She is a long arm quilter with a great sense of humour. I may have to make a trip down and have her do a quilt or two for me.
Another favourite wintering bloom of mine, I'm not sure what it's proper name is but it has a lovely scent.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Mary Lou Weidman along with Mel McFarlane co-authored a book called Out of the Box with easy blocks. One of the blocks is a cow quilt. There is currently a Cow Parade at Back Porch Fabrics in Monterey, California. The purple quilt was made by Rebecka Schaffer and she called it "She Eats The Meadow Flowers."
Mary Lou has a yahoo on line swap group and these were the flying geese trees I sent off for the exchange. The rules were soft turquoise for background along with polka dots for the geese and stripes for the tree trunks. I used three different fabrics for my backgrounds and am pleased with the results.
Here is the other half.