Friday, April 3, 2009

A Quilter's Journal

Outside my window the first roses of spring are blooming. Their beauty must be enjoyed now because summer is so hard on them.


I am thinking about how nice it will be next week when my children have spring break...no deadlines, no early, early mornings...and lots of fun just being together!

I am thankful for the opportunity to stitch and sew and create something each day...it is soothing to my soul!

One of my favorite things is my husband's great-grandmother's sewing box. It was given to me a few years ago by my in-laws. It's a little tattered and sits lop-sided since a bottom leg is missing...but it is beautiful to me.




This is how it looked the first time I peeked inside...I keep meaning to display the thread spools in a lovely glass jar...I just haven't found the perfect jar yet...so for now I'll keep everything safe in the box.



This weekend I'm looking forward to lots of time for handwork!!! I hope to work on my Grandmother's Flower Garden, bind some quilts, and get some things ready for my 100th post giveaway! I have more hexagons ready to be sewn together...and I've made a few more pinwheel blocks for my "Cherry Turnover" quilt.



Something new I've been working on...yesterday I made 72 flying geese blocks and some star blocks for a new project I'll be sharing soon (yes...another project out of Patisserie...I love it)!



I'm dreaming about finding the new issue of American Patchwork and Quilting in my mailbox today...I hope it comes soon...did you see this post (scroll down for some insider glimpses of the new issue)!

Have a wonderful day!

28 comments:

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Your roses are beautiful my roses do not have leaves. Amazing!
I can see why the sewing box would be a favorite thing, very special. Your peeks look productive, I am still watching for some Patisserie fabric, hope AP&Q magazine gets there, its a good one.

Stephanie said...

I love patisserie. I have a charm pack and the colors are luscious.

Quilt Hollow said...

Yep...the AP$Q is good! I rec'd it yesterday and love lots in it this time! (could be a bad thing)

Your Patisserie blocks are looking devine...I'm sure I'm going to love the new quilt.

I could almost smell those roses!

Stina said...

My gosh Sherri... You are fast as the wind... what are you up to now... :o) Love the fabics..:o)

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Wow!! You are rally working it Girl!! Such amazing skills you posses.....those geese! Whew! You make a lot of us look bad! :) Can't wait to see the finished product! And your roses are gorgeous.

Kaaren said...

Oh the roses, Sherri. They're my favorite flower to paint.

Your sewing box is certainly a treasure. I even saw a pincushion in it which made my heart beat just a little bit faster.

All of Joanna's lines of fabric just speak to me. They're delightfully beautiful.

Lauren said...

Oh I love your roses! I hope the wind didn't blow them away!

Joy said...

Mmmmm, more Patisserie deliciousness!!!
Love your gorgeous roses too ... my DH tends our rose garden, sadly I have "brown thumbs"!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love Roses but I do not have an area that gets enough sun, and they are pink, my favorite.

Terriaw said...

Beautiful flowers - I can't believe you have blooming roses already! It's still a little too cold here in the Midwest for anything to start blooming yet. And what a beautiful antique sewing box! How lucky to have a treasure like that in your possession.

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Wow, those hexagons and stars are so perfect. You do such great work! Love roses too, mine are looking good right now also, and I love the way they smell.

Dawn said...

There is so much personality in your sewing box!

Sheri Howard said...

Oh my goodness I love your roses, and I love those red and green stars.

Julie Isa said...

love it! i love the projects your working on, sounds like a nice weekend.

Carol said...

That sewing box is truly a treasure...your roses are gorgeous and I can't wait to see what your stars and flying geese grow into. You have been sooooooooo busy!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sherri beautiful roses....and the sewing box, how lucky you are to have this, could you imagine what stories it could tell if it could talk....I do hope you get all your projects done, they all look so good...

Candace said...

Sherri - your roses are gorgeous! I was looking at ours and quite a few probably haven't made it through winter - still a little early to tell, though! I found both the magazine and Patisserie yesterday - so far the magazine made it home with me...I think the fabric will tomorrow!
Cheers!

Lindi said...

Your sewing box is a real treasure. There's something wonderful about old used things. There's a beauty about them that doesn't appear on new things, no matter how lovely they are. A bit like us humans.

jacquie said...

did i read that right....72 geese blocks in one day...i'm so lame...love your sewing box...

angelabe said...

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julieQ said...

Your roses are lovely...spring captured in a single beautiful bloom. How fun that you have that old sewing box...wonderful! You have some very pretty projects going on.

Wendy said...

The roses are wonderful to see. I love your Patisserie quilt, it's going to be stunning. Your grandmothers sewing box is something to treasure.

Carrie P. said...

You have been busy. What a treasure you have and the roses are just lovely.

w&v said...

V. here...
Can you believe our Gramma's had all their sewing in a little box? I have my gramma's sewing basket and it is much smaller than yours and it held all of her sewing. She used every piece of left over fabric on quilts (usually string) and sometimes she made me doll clothes. I think my Gr would be shocked to see how much space my sewing and fabric takes up!! V.

Eileen said...

Absolutely nothing better than the first roses, and a treasured sewing box full of goodies. I have both my grandmother's sewing baskets, and left most of the things in them.

Lovely post!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well look at you and all you've gotten done! Sweet. Everything looks so fun. That sewing box is a true treasure.

CJ said...

You are ROCKING the Patisserie fabrics!! I love this line and have yet to get any for myself. I might have to make a bag like you did with Nanette's pattern - ADORABLE!

Cher said...

u are one busy gal! luv the box...I have a similar treasure from great-gramma. Keep sharing...I enjoy your posts. Cher

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