Sunday, April 26, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wow. It's been a rather long time since I posted......the beginning of March.......and here April is nearly gone. Lots has been going on which is pretty normal considering I have ewes who are due to lamb soon and shearing right around the corner. Weather has been kinda crazy. We actually had snow couple weeks back. Looked like winter again. Everything was covered in white, including the trees. Very pretty but so not what I wanted to see in April.
Was in town enjoying one of our warmer days (and doing a bit of thrift shop hopping) when I saw a quilt store that I hadn't been in since it opened some years back. Was curious to see how it had grown since the last time I was in so I stopped. It was a very pleasant surprise. While the shop is small it had expanded its fabric selection. There was a nice assortment of patterns (two came home with me) and a nicely stocked notions selection. Lots of beautiful quilts to see. I got pulled in by this small hexagon sample. It was done in reds and blues. Really caught my eye....and my curiosity. Ending up going to the counter with a package of 2" hexagon papers in my hand.....among other things. :) ( What quilter is going to walk into an enticing new quilt shop and only buy one thing?) The lady that helped me was amazing. She showed me how to prep the papers and sew the hexagons together. Yes!! A new-to-me quilting technique to try. I went home, pulled out my stash of 6" squares, and started playing. Started off with this.....