Archive for January, 2009

Hearts I Round Robin Block Pieced

January 26, 2009

I finished making the block for my first Round Robin of 2009 from the crazyquiltinternational yahoo group this morning. The motif is hearts, and I’ve always loved the fan with a heart base in Motifs for Crazy Quilting by J. Marsha Michler, so adapted it to fit this block:


I used some scraps of silk ties I was lucky enough to be given by Priscilla Kibbee, and the majority of the rest of the fancy fabric came from Jill Phillips – in the yahoo group. I’m having a dickens of a time locating fancy fabrics locally, and she was very kind to send me some last year. Thanks to both Priscilla and Jill. This block would not have been possible without your gifts.

I can’t wait to see what the talented ladies in my round robin will be adding to this pieced block.



Coco – January 19,2009

January 21, 2009

We had to say good-bye to our beautiful cat, Coco today.  She was a 4-5 year old rescue cat when we adopted her in January 2005.  This is a picture of her the first week she was with us.  The hair on the side of her face is a bit wet from the ear drops she needed.  She came to us with a long standing ear infection, but she brought much joy and love to our home.


She was my shadow.  If I was sewing, she was with me.  If I was knitting, she made sure the yarn flowed smoothly.  She slept at the foot of our bed – ignoring her plush cat bed.  Here she is “helping” me tie a Comfort quilt.


She did love fabric.  Here she is making sure the shibori I dyed this summer matched her blue eyes.  Yes, it did:

One of her very favorite things in the world, was to lie on her back and get a tummy rub.   She was such a graceful lady. Notice her gracefully folded paws:



She became ill suddenly, and I knew she was in trouble Sunday, confirmed by the vet on Monday.  She did not suffer.  She was dearly loved and will be sorely missed. 

We remember the laughter and joy which Coco has given us.  Help us to share kindness and care with all living things.  St Francis Blessing for deceased pets.