Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Quilt Top Almost Finished
by Callie on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
City Blocks Quilt Top
I spent today sewing the last sashing strips
around the blocks and
sewing the whole thing together.
Kristine is going to take the top
to the fabric store
and pick out some fabric
for the border strips.
I hand pieced this top because I like hand sewing,
but I find this kind of pattern boring.
I want to take this to the sewing machine.
I loved hand sewing the blocks that are next to the top.
But, I'm not looking forward to hand sewing
the sashing and borders.
Part of my dislike has to do with the thread I'm using.
I ran out of the YLI thread
and haven't found a brand I like as well.
I guess I will have to order some YLI online.
I can't find any locally.
Tom has gone off to a town meeting.
Seems that the local water department
is having problems.
I wish we had a well like we did when we lived
in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
We lucked out and had good well water.
Our neighbor had sulphur in their water.
A well has been dug once on this property,
but they had to stop because they never hit water.
Maybe a new well in a different spot?
My Favorite Quotations On Giving
14 - The great art of giving consists in this:
the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted,
so that it may be the more highly appreciated.
~ Baltasar Gracian
13 - All who joy would win must share it.
Happiness was born a Twin.
~ Lord Byron
12 - Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
11 -You try to give away what you want yourself.
~ Lois McMaster Bujold
10 - To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love.
~ Oscar Wilde
9 - It is normal to give away a little of one's life
in order not to lose it all.
~ Albert Camus
8 - For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others is the joy
that comes back to you.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier