Time to go through the scrap bins and use up some "uglies"!
Monday, February 16, 2015
I'm up in the north of Israel, attending a spiritual retreat for women. We'll do yoga, paint with watercolors, play music, hike, and eat vegetarian food. In my free time I'll visit with my daughter Menucha, who is in school here, and work on the two small hand quilting projects I brought along.
Last night I ate out at a charming little French bistro type of place. All I had was a humble bowl of lentil soup with some toasted sourdough bread. It was a simple meal, but eminently satisfying. I slept in a charming little room at my friend's bed & breakfast...hot water bottle included.
The retreat begins today. Am looking forward to what the day will bring.
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Monday, December 29, 2014
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Spent two great weeks with my daughter and her family, enjoying them all and exploring Pittsburgh. They moved there from Houston in August and already they know lots of fun places to go to. The zoo...
Gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabrics...
The funny thing is, I went to check out an assisted living for my parents around the corner from the school, and on the wall they had some quilts from the same artist (didn't get a chance to take pictures of those). The manager who was showing me around the place had never noticed those quilts either!
Speaking of quilts, I finally finished a baby quilt for Great-granddaughter #1, who was born in August. Didn't have the right batting for it, so it waited until I got some when I was in the States. Sandy Gervais' "Objects of Desire" on the front...
Brought along some small hand-quilting projects when I went to the States. It's good to have something to work on while waiting in the airport or even while on the plane. Not only that, I was seriously jet-lagged the whole time I was there and it was a good thing I had something to do while I was awake in the night and the rest of the family was sleeping. Finished this:
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Last time we got together, Bracha showed us how to make hexies. Rochel got with the program right away, and came back with a finished hexie block!
Raizel is working on quilts for her kids and her grandkids. Look what her husband picked up for her at a fabric store in town! You can't imagine how soft this is!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Just need to audition some fabrics for borders and then this will be hand-quilted. I have put together a number of projects to take with me to the States. Will be leaving Thursday night and staying there 2 1/2 weeks, and I can't go without taking something along to work on.
Can't wait to see my grandchildren!
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Part of what kept me busy in September was getting DD Menucha off to school. She came back from the States, where she worked for two months in summer camp, and we had a week to get her ready to go to school up north. This was a complete surprise to us, as she was supposed to be going to school here in Jerusalem. But there was a change of plans, and suddenly we had to get her all her books and clothes (and makeup) together and pack her up to go. She's been in school for a month now, and while it has been a big adjustment I think she is really loving it there.
She came home for a short weekend, and we ran lots of errands while she was here--more clothes shopping, new cell phone, etc. But the most exciting and beautiful part of it was on Saturday night, when she went to a local beautician and got her hair cut off. Her hair was all the way down her back, and it was time to cut it short! Menucha has donated her hair to the Zichron Menachem organization (similar to Locks of Love) four times already, and this will be the fifth. The beautiful hair was cut off, and what was left was styled...she now looks like a lovely 18 year old young lady.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The pattern is "Past and Present" by Kim Brackett. Photo's not so great, but it's too windy outside to try to take pictures out there now. Etty took some pictures of it at our meeting yesterday, and hopefully they'll be better. But for now, here it is:
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Yesterday, when I was thinking about making a quilt for our new little great-granddaughter, I decided to see how bad the chopped up pieces from the Honey Bun Race were and could they possibly be used. And you know what, it wasn't half as bad as I remembered. So I sewed all the pieces together, added on a narrow inner border and a piano key border, and voila! A quilt for the new baby!