Thursday, October 27, 2022

I Like Thursday: I Got Goodies

It's Thursday!  Time to join up with LeeAnna's crew to share the good things going on in our lives at I Like Thursday.  I've been all over the place this week. 

I am totally chuffed to be published in a medical journal.  Never in a million years did I envision that: High rates of oral anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients observed in a large multi‑specialty health system in the Northeast.  How nice to be included for digging through databases to gather and present information.

Another trip to Mom's house.  I picked up all sorts of prizes:  a gift basket I won from the Chocolate Tour raffle earlier in the month as well my quilts with their two Topsfield ribbons.  Mom also sent me home with a bag of Lindt dark chocolate truffles.  Yum!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Floral Fabric Finishes

Earlier this year I bought over four yards of a floral print knit (at Swanson's at $4 a yard!).  Not what I needed, but the pastels were pretty and the price was right.  I had been keeping an eye out for red or green to make a new dress, but it's been hard to find a non-polyester or nylon knit.  A burn test revealed this was lyocell (it smells like marshmallows - how odd).  It's really soft and has a nice drape and weight.

This is the dress pattern that I traced from a favorite dress and lately added some color in another project.  Goodness - I made that dress 10 years ago?!?  From what I remembered, the pattern takes takes about three yards.  So four and a half yards was more than enough.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

I Like Thursday: Foolish Piggy, Finished Flimsies and Fabric

Not a lot of photos for this week's likes.  But I'll start out with the cute ones!  

The Dakin shelter emailed to say they have over 38 guinea pigs in care, most of them in foster.  They're looking for fun photos to post online, so we did a quick shoot with Mark.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Sea Glass Flimsy

I finished the sea glass flimsy.  I've started to design the backing and thinking about the quilting.  And binding?  What am I going to use for that?

The black stone fabric stands out a bit more than I'd have liked, but it amuses me to have it in there.  The teal green isn't as dark as I thought it might be.  I really like the colors.

Sharing with:
Wendy's Quilts and More - Peacock Party
My Quilt Infatuation - Needle & Thread Thursday

Thursday, October 13, 2022

I Like Thursday: Lots of Colorful Stuff

Welcome to my I Like Thursday post as I join up with LeeAnna and her crew with some good stuff of the week (check them out the other likes at Not Afraid of Color).  I have lots and lots of photos this week - and this was after i weeded out so many of them.

We've had a few warm days in the last week and I'm squeezing in whatever kayaking I can.  The first day was so calm, the water was like glass.  Look at the color!

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Playing With a Pastel Palette

It feels so good to be obsessed with a quilt again.  Another baby quilt!  The request on this one was for sea glass and ocean colors.  I pulled through all my light greens, blues and golds.  Then I dug through my saved patterns and decided Squareburst was just what I wanted.

Now that I've put together some blocks, put them on the wall and stepped back, I can see some minor adjustments i want to make.  I dug through some scraps to add in a few more different blues and greens.  I have a sand dollar print that I love, and the colors theoretically go with this, but I'm not happy with how it looks.  The one block that I put it in will likely get moved to the backing.  Some golds worked better than others.  Turns out the quality of blue or green can be picky, too.  I've had a few pieces of fabric go on and off the wall a few times already!  There's a pebbly dark grey that has made it into a couple of blocks and I think it will stay.  It's not exactly in the color scheme, but it amuses me to have pebbles amongst the glass shards.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

I Like Thursday: Feels Like Fall

I attended the Newburyport Chocolate Tour with my mother on Saturday.  Always a fun time and nice chocolate.  Every year I look forward to stopping at the Garrison Inn to see their tea rooms.  Look at all those pretty teacups!