Friday, March 16, 2007

In a (persian) pickle!
Now last night I managed to break blogger to the extent I finally came up with a post page that had a section for title...and do you think it still has that section this morning???

Thanks to Ann at quiltoholicker for her excellent assistance with this, I'm sure I should eventually get it!

Started on Sandra Dallas' Persian Pickle club last night, the drought theme hits a chord. I'm really loving the whole thing. (It was softcover so I wasn't scared of starting it!)
Busy making pickled zucchini and cucumbers this morning. I was given 12 pounds of cucumbers yesterday and with the School fete coming up I couldn't possibly waste them. These pickles are also just about my favourite thing. (Thanks Kath, who I forget reads my blog!!) I am trying to get mine to taste as good as the ones that one of our Church ladies makes for the Church trading table.

Bit of stash assessment going on here. I went looking for egg fabric for Joyce and needed to empty out the chook material stash This is JUST fabric with a chook theme. It's meant to be enough for a full sized chook quilt...more like 3, as there are full metres of fabrics in there. Shall add that to the list. (I think I am going to have to live until I am 100!)A book purchase I forgot to show you, as I dropped it straight into my daughter's room when it was delivered. Fabulous little novel that she devoured in one sitting last night. Even better than what I hoped, a lot of working through a much-loved grandma having a stroke and knowing the end is near and as we have a much-loved grandma in the old house 20 metres away who turns 87 soon it's probably a good discussion book.The book looks at quilts for therapy and my girl thinks like that as well. How could you not continue to make quilts for a girl who has them all layered according to order of receival whan she sleeps. Did anyone tell her it was Summer? They still all have to be there! This is her bed after she rolled out this morning.Here's an update on the Lone star. To borrow from Sesame Street, it's a long long climb, but I'm gonna get there....

Have a great day, Tracey

11 comments:

Elaine Adair said...

OOOOOhhhhh, can I come play in that pile of goodies? I even see a few eggs in there!

Kim said...

Great Lone Star! That's one pattern I haven't tried yet. In fact, I haven't done a whole lot with different angles and curves--both on my "must do" list for the future. And I went through a phase where I collected "farm animal" fabrics--I recognize a few of mine in your "chook pile." So far I've made a couple but haven't gone back to my shelf for a bit. In recent years, my husband has made a very conscious and determined effort to maneuver me away from chickens of all types whenever we're together in stores--which isn't all that often! Every now and then, though, I slip one past him--what he doesn't know won't hurt him! LOL!

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love love love the Lone Star quilt you're making!!!! The colors are just gorgeous. :) Thank you for all the comments you leave on my blog, I love it when I go on and see something from you. Have a wonderful day!!!
dawn

Anne said...

I love that lone star of yours!!! Hev fun playing with Blogger :o) Got to run, but checking back on Monday. Have a great, quilty weekend :o)

Lois R. said...

Wow! You are Chicken Crazy!!! (and I mean that in the kindest possible way!) hee hee!

I love the Lone Star. it is beautiful!

BTW - Glad you're back!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Glad to see your computer is all sorted out. Love the Lone Star and thanks for sharing the books - there are a couple I've made notes on and will be visiting the library for them this weekend.

Are you watching any cricket?

Susan said...

Your daughter has taste. I can't sleep without the right weight of quilts, either. =)

I know I see some fabrics I have in that chook pile you have there. So are you going to start making a chicken quilt?

The lone star looks like a great start! You are going to be busy for a while. =)

Conni Lu said...

The photos are full of treats for the eyes - would love to find a copy of that book for my collection of quilty related books, and the star piecing is gorgeous.

Libby said...

Persian Pickle Club is my favorite of the Sandra Dallas books.
I love that your girl keeps her quilts in order of receipt. She really is just wrapped in your hugs all of the time.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh I see a rooster in that pile of goodies! Good thing you live so far away or home with me he would come1 LOL! Those lone star quilts can be pesky!

Dawn said...

My girls have that Canadian Goose quilt book also, isnt' it wonderful! I should look up the other series of books they read and loved. Hmmm, I can't remember the name, but I read them too and they were wonderful.