Archive for May, 2010

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Warm Winter Cheer

May 24, 2010

It’s getting bigger!!

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I especially like how these two blocks turned out.

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The instructions call for one more row… but I’m thinking three more rows.

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Auburn University

May 21, 2010

I’m currently quilting a quilt for a student at Auburn University. The piecing pattern uses the fabrics and colors well. I am quilting a pattern called Popcorn on it.

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Design Wall Progress

May 17, 2010

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More of the same… I didn’t make as much progress the last couple of weeks. I’m not sure if it is because I have been busy or if I’m slowing down because it is the same thing over and over and over…

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Loquats

May 15, 2010

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My loquat tree is heavy with fruit and the birds and squirrels are enjoying it. Loquats are an interesting fruit. The flowers appear in the autumn or early winter, and the fruits are ripe in late winter or early spring. The loquat is similar to its distant relative, the apple, and are good for making pies, tarts and crumbles. The fruit is about the size of a ping-pong ball. They have a somewhat tough skin which needs to be peeled and then there is a pit about the size of a marble.

So, think about it… take away the skin, take away the marble sized pit and what do you have left? NOT MUCH! It takes an awful lot of work to collect enough of the fruit for even a small Loquat Tart.

This year I have told the birds and squirrels that they can have the whole harvest. I know they will enjoy it!

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Progress on Lilies

May 7, 2010

Kay over at Out of the Basement pieced this Lily Basket top. It is such a delight to have it on my quilting table as it is so beautiful! Enjoy the eye candy!

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Warm Winter Cheer Progress

May 3, 2010

Just more of the same!

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Related post:

Warm Winter Cheer

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Horseback Riding

May 1, 2010

The Girl Scout organization is such a wonderful thing. My daughter gets the opportunity to do lots of things she otherwise would not get to do if she were not a Girl Scout. And the interaction with the other girls and leaders is so good for her. My sincerest thanks to all involved with Girl Scouts!

We had a blast horseback riding with her troop this week!

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