Tuesday, February 19, 2008

It just might be Spring and Quilting Adventures

Wow, I fell of the blog wagon in a big way. Almost a month since my last post. Well, that's because, in truth, I haven't been doing anything too quilty. Living in Maine in the winter is a constant adventure in trying to keep warm. The bad news is heating the house is still really expensive, the good news is I finally got insulated curtains on almost all the windows. That helps a bunch.

I was polishing a woodstove for a friend the other day and he thought I had finally lost my mind when I went out and got my camera and started taking pictures of his stove. But the design on this door is great and just makes me think that there's a wholecloth quilt in my future. Inspiration can come from the strangest places

More good news is that I actually saw a Robin a couple of days ago. And the weather is starting to be "un-settled". We went from a low of 3 degrees on Saturday night to a high of almost 50 on Monday. That's what they say about the weather in Maine- If you don't like it, just wait a minute.

On the quilting front, I was asked by the local High School to teach quilting in the Adult Ed program. That has been exciting. I spent 2 weeks trying to do a lesson plan/schedule etc. Find a pattern, all that kind of stuff. We had the first class and then 2 weeks off because of school vacation. I think it went pretty well. The second class is next Tuesday and we will actually be cutting and sewing and all that fun stuff.

We are doing a small table runner for practice

and Carpenter's Star for a big quilt
This way if some folks aren't finished with their top when we talk about quilting and binding, they will have the table runner to practice on. That's my plan anyway.

Best of all- I found out last night that my quilt was accepted to MQX. I'm going to have a quilt hanging in a national show! How cool is that?

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!