New Book = Total Distraction!

I have been totally distracted the past few days looking through the latest book by Willyne Hammerstein – Millefiori Quilts 3. While I loved lots of the quilts in Millefiori Quilts 1 and 2, the quilts in Millefiori Quilts 3 … Continue reading

One Flower Wednesday … on Thursday

These little flowers are so fast to put together that I couldn’t resist making 4 of them.  My idea for a quilt using these is changing quite a bit though.  I may be putting these in a quilt of their own rather than with the blossoms seen here.

The backs:

Do you want to see more hexagon flowers being done for One Flower Wednesday?  Karen, the hostess of One Flower Wednesday, is making them as seen hereDanielleAnnSandra and Valentina are all adding flowers to their gardens as well.

Tuesday night I spent some time looking through this book before I fell asleep and, of course, woke up Wednesday morning with all sorts of ideas.  Although the instructions are written in Japanese, it really doesn’t matter as there are tons of illustrations.

There are a number of super hexagon quilts in the book. This is one of my favourites:

Although this picture doesn’t quite show it, at one point Wednesday afternoon the sky got quite stormy looking.  I thought we might have had our first thunderstorm of the season, but we had only a brief downpour of rain.  I just realized we didn’t even have thunder snow last winter so it has been ages since we’ve had a storm.  As evident from the picture, the leaves on the tree are just starting to open.

Lester was at his normal post for this time of year — on the windowsill.

While Smudge seemingly decided it was a great day to laze about.  He always makes me laugh when he stretches out like this.

New Books

Gift cards from bookstores are, I think, one of my favourite gifts! Between us, we had quite a few and have ordered books and CDs. Today’s mail brought these three Kaffe Fassett books:

After seeing what Poppet over at quiltcontemplation was doing getting ready for the catalympics, Lester had to get in some serious training time. He was moving so fast, it was impossible to get anything but a blurry picture of him:

Smudge got in on the training too but he was moving even faster! After their training session they had to have a rest. Lester crashed on the chair:

Smudge had to find a cuddly toy to curl up with: