Photos of the week …CY365 week ending 4-12-14

 

6. In the window
7. Fill the Frame
8. Pull Over
9. Makes Me Smile
10. A Perfect Duo
11. Cling

12. Someone’s Shadow

20140406-IMG_91256. In the window  Washington DC National Cathedral.  The rest of the visit is in the Cherry Blossom link in the next photo.
20140406-IMG_92257. Fill the Frame    —>  Cherry Blossom Festival Album.  All available for purchase!
20140410-IMG_93408. Pull Over! Roadside Virginia…. and why my website is called The View From the Passenger Window
10151517_10204052856225659_1326017114_n9. Makes Me Smile—Tatiana is not a friendly cat. Laylabug IS a friendly child. ….Layla kept touching her on her face, saying, “Look at me. Look at me. “ Finally she just gave her a big hug, and Tati tolerated it!
10173297_10204065078331204_1607652029_n10. A Perfect Duo –Granny Boo and MeMe….
10259522_10204086879516220_82178880_n11. Cling—Neko, 6:07AM, Saturday morning. WAKE UP!

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Photos of the week– CY365 Week ending 4/5/14

30. Tight
31. In The Garden

1. Focused
2. Framed

3. Where You Work
4. Look Up
5. Imperfect

 

tati30. Tight—Tatiana has come out of her self-imposed seclusion this week! She now is joining me at the computer, leaping into my lap, but sometimes not even waiting for me to completely sit down first! (ouch!)
photo31. In The Garden  AFTER she introduced herself to the goats,(—> Laylabug and goats <—)  she decided to start working at Boulevard Flowers, and picked up the watering cans…

neko tiummy1. Focused—on comfort.
arlie2. Framed —love the shapes. Neko is framed in the triangle of Arlie’s leg, Arlie is framed in her doorway.
3653. Where You Work—a small sampling of one day of UPS shipments.
10150538_10204014597789222_1440365631_n4. Look Up—I drive up this road every day. And every day during spring, I say, if only the light was coming just a little lower (I was driving by a little earlier or later, or if it were sunny…) Finally, it all lined up.
10001439_10204001117972235_145274448_n5. Imperfect…Carnival at the mall was rained out for the first three days they were there!

 

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Finding Fabric.

photoquiltfabric3Fabric2Quilt Fabric

There is a conversation going on over at a quilting group to which I belong. Art VS quilt, hand-dyes VS commercial, old fabric VS the latest pretties.

A rather typical conversation, actually! 

I am of the commercial collection side of the discussion, and I don’t like buying lines of fabrics, I can identify by designer only a handful of fabrics, and I don’t want ALL the newest fabrics in one quilt.

To each his or her own, but I enjoy digging through my collection and finding things to pair together that weren’t meant for each other.

 

(This reminds me of the conversation I had with my daughter when she was four. We were getting appetizers ready for company, and I wanted sliced cheese and apple wedges. In her four year old logic, she told me they didn’t go together, because mice and worms don’t go together! —Happy almost 30th Birthday!!!)

 

Back to the subject at hand, however.  Digging and digging, I cannot for the life of me find any scraps of these fabrics. It seems impossible that I don’t have a strip of any of them in the house, but…

I have this UFO that really needs to be finished. It has sat at the point where a normal person would say, take it to the quilter already. I am not satisfied with it. Something was missing.

I had an epiphany last week, and know what I need to do to make it work for me. But NOT a scrap of any of the fabrics are around!

I need possibly a 12 x 12 inch square of these fabrics. Not all of them, but definitely the black floral, and at least two of the other colors.

They are about 8 years old, ancient in quilt years, and I don’t know the manufacturers.

Anyone recognize any of them? Anyone have a scrap or two they would be willing to give up?

 

I have reasonable Plan B, but it is rather involved and not necessarily what I would prefer to do….

If you can help out, please contact me!

 

Thanks!