Alice at the Zoo and my latest quilt
I tried a new way of uploading my photos, hopefully this will mean showing photos more often, making my blog a bit more fun.
Recently M and I took Alice and her friend,Maslin to the Oregon Zoo and our day was perfect-plenty of sunshine and the baby elephant was out and about romping.
You can see she is still pretty small-Lily is her name and she is quite adorable! And I finally got a better photo of Alice showing off her first missing front tooth..plus she and Maslin had a wonderful time blowing bubbles while they waited for freshly made elephant ears to eat!
On the quilting front I whipped out this quilt for entry to the Hampden Park Quilt ChallengeQuilt -according to my notes I needed to get it into the mail post haste..I followed the Hampden Nine Patch pattern. I started after work on Wednesday, the 13th, after knitting class Thursday night and then, on Friday the 15th before work I finished the hand stitching on the binding, plus took photos. I actually got into the office late as I stopped at the post office on the way and mailed it off to Scotland..whew! So happy to have it on it's way. I had saved several fabrics given to me to do some sort of quilt and this project worked great for those fabrics-I had just enough of the bright pink fabric to work the way I wanted it to in this quilt. So, all fabric from stash, and the perfect color threads from stash as well. Love shopping from the stash!
What is next? I have a few more items up on the design wall to choose from. I am leaning towards the most creative and fun one next...it is only one block and I get to use letters in it.
I am spending every morning reading various blogs..it's been so much fun to catch up with so many "old" friends and then discover new ones to go read too. I will try to be a better blogger..really...