Finished Flower Garden Quilt!

Hi guys,

Well, this picture is not great, but I had to share the finished product (or at least the finished quilt top).  It really is beautiful, I wish I had better photos (my Blackberry doesn’t take great pictures).  Oh well.  Can you tell how huge it is?  This photo was taken hanging from my back deck!  I wanted to put it somewhere the light was better, but I don’t have anywhere else that is tall enough.  So, there you have it.  I have now finished 3 quilt tops.  I took out all of the hand stitching that I did on my first quilt top so that I could redo it (or have someone else quilt it).  I’m not sure what to work on next.  I’m thinking of working on a different cross-stitch.  The Santa project is very tedious, and I can’t get moving on it.  We’ll see what the future holds.  I also have a lot of paper crafting that I could do.  I guess we’ll have to see where the wind blows me!  Hope you all are having a great week.  Can you believe we could hit 96 degrees today!!  Looks like we skipped Spring all together.  Hugs,

Erica 

Flower Quilt Blocks Finished

Hi everyone.  First let me say, please excuse the poor quality of this photo.  My camera died today and so, I took pictures with my husband’s phone.  They didn’t come out too well.  I’ll try to get a better shot tomorrow during the day light hours.  I just couldn’t wait to get this post on here because these block have taken me forever!  So, I’m pretty pleased they are done.  Now I just have to sew them together and add the borders.  Also, I laid them all out on our guest bed, which is a queen, and as you can see, it is going to be a rather large quilt.  There are still white triangle blocks to put around the border and then another border made with the remaining 2 1/2″ strips that I need to sew together.  So, still more work to do, but it is coming along nicely.  So, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I replanted my tomatoes and planted all the seeds for the vegetable garden and in the process got quite the sunburn. Oops!  I’ll be hitting Target tomorrow for some more aloe vera gel.  Hopefully I’ll post again soon.  I took a personal day tomorrow, so no work for me.  That leaves only 3 more days until “school’s out for summer…”

Is that crow taunting me?

This is “Nevermore”.  That is the name I have given him.  Like the raven, tapping, tapping, tapping, this crow taunted me all afternoon.  Was he tapping?  Oh no.  Worse.  It was unassuming at first, just the “caw, caw, caw” of a simple crow.  However, the cawing came closer and closer still until he was cawing, cawing, cawing outside my craft room window. 

I have written a poem…

Once upon an afternoon dreary-while I surfed the web till weary-over many a blogs I’ve been meaning to explore-While I clicked, clearly stalling, there suddenly came a calling – as of someone clearly cawing, cawing at my craft room door-Quoth the raven “Craft Some More”.

He was clearly taunting me.  Hopping up and down on his branch, puffy with disdain, staring in my window at me as I sat at my computer getting my daily consumption of the blogosphere.   

So, not wanting to end up like the narrator of Poe’s poem.  I decided to get my craft on.  I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.  I created a set of 5 cards of different color, but with the same pattern paper.  The paper is from Basic Gray – the floral/paisley is from the sultry collection and is called “stylish”.  The grid paper is from the basics white collection and is called manifest.  The embellishments are from K&Company.  They are fab if I do say so myself.