Monday, March 31, 2008

Long Time No Blog

First So Many Thanks for the kind words about my Glitzy Purse and White cat, who advised me her name is Catiana and her pet mice are Nicholas and Alexandra. Both were fun to make and again I really appreciated the participation in chosing Catiana's garb.

I have been diligently working on The Memorial Tie Quilt project. The memorial is May 3rd, so I really need to get it done--or close to it as possible. I just finished embellishing and sewing together the 16 blocks for the main part of the quilt. Surprisingly--it came out even! Now I have to dye the lace to go around the color wheel, add items such as a Jack Daniel's label, Corvette Flags, etc that were some of Dino's favorite things to the background. I am going to put a tree in the center. He was a very avid gardener and loved the trees on his wooded lot. Debating whether to add sashing between the blocks and the border. The border will be done in strips of tie fabric alternating with solid colors of silk. Attendees at the memorial will be adding a word that describes Dino to them in the solid strips. Here is the quilt so far.

Hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Easter. I had my family and a friend for dinner. Diamond dressed in her Easter best! Didn't have time to make her a bonnet! We visited the Vet for a checkup--it has been 1 yr 2 months since we adopted her and I wanted to make sure she is healthy. The Vet said she is perfect! though at 8.8 lbs, she could stand to loose a little weight. He did say it was normal for them to gain over winter since they aren't as active. So now that the weather is nicer, we are taking longer walks.

And here is another pic of my Sweetie. I think she looks like she is smiling in this pic. A dear friend found this sweater at Old Navy. Very preppy and she loves it! I took it off her and was holding it in my hand and she was trying to get it! Go figure. I think it keeps her warm and it has been pretty chilly here especially at night.


Allison Ann Aller said...

As one who especially loves fans in crazy quilts, you can just imagine what this tie quilt does to me!!! Stephanie, I want to make one, too!

Rissa said...

She looks just so sweet!

Noel said...

Stephanie, the work you've done on your tie CQ is amazing....can't wait to see it finished.
Your sweetie looks wonderful in her Easter best...did you make her Shayla, same dog as yours would look lovely in that only my hubby won't let me dress her up.....I have to let him have his way once in a!