Thursday, September 01, 2011

A lot of quilting...

I sent 4 quilt tops to Hazel, my longarm quilter. (click on the photos to see them larger). 2 are small Moda Halloween square quilts (about 36" x 42") which Mini Island Boy(with the Riley Blake spider fabric on the back) and Mini Orange Boy (with the Alexander Henry Pumpkins on the back)are already the recipients of.  The 3rd Halloween quilt is quite a bit larger and stays here at Gaga's house.  The 4th quilt is not finished yet - by that I mean I have to bind it.  I hope to do that over the long weekend.

In other news, I have been working on Sothia and I am using the exact combination of Madelinetosh light yarn that Robin used.  Why?  Because Tern is my absolute favorite color and this is not the first piece I have knit in that colorway.  Please don't pay attention to how ugly the colors look in my photo - look at the link above.  This has been a fun knit and I look forward to blocking it.

I lost my sweet sweet Aunt Ruby last week.  She was 91 and up until about 2 years ago, she was fully aware of everything.  My Aunt Ruby is the one who got me canning and sewing and I swear my family used to say I was more like her than my mom (at least in the crafty sense).  The weekend before she died, I had picked so many tomatoes from my garden.  Since I have already canned about 22 quarts and frozen approx. 10 quarts, I did not need to can anymore so I decided to make my Aunt Ruby's salsa.  When I spoke with her on the telephone a couple of days later, I was happy to share that with her. I know she heard me. Next weekend I will take my mom to Annapolis so we can attend her memorial service.  I loved my Aunt Ruby...  She will forever remain in my heart.

Here's hoping all of you have a splendid Labor day and a safe one too!  And if you have an "Aunt Ruby" hug her real good...

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