Monday, July 13, 2009

Doing the Happy Dance

Dear Jane has me doing the happy dance. Last week I pieced together G-6. In the center of this block is a tiny 1-inch star, made from seventeen very tiny pieces. Each piece cut out individually and hand stitched together. I just love my tiny star!

Speaking of tiny, I would like you to meet Bella. Bella lives next door and we have become the best of friends. If she was mine, I don't think I could leave her outside, unattended, for such long periods of time. I'm glad she found the safety of my garden, as it seems to be the place other cats like to come to rest and play. The other day, Bella helped me weed and deadhead, but I think we spent most of our time chasing each other around the garden. Bella also enjoyed a ride on the end of a shovel and traveling around in the weed bucket was also lots of fun. After a long day in the garden, Bella and I rested on the patio. I with my stitchery and Bella with a saucer of milk. Such a perfect day, with my new best friend.

Flying Lessons

First Blooms

The past two weeks have been spent on stitchery BOM's and I am pleased to say, they are all caught up now. August will bring the last Veranda Views block. I will miss stitching this one, but look forward to piecing the blocks into a pretty little quilt.

Cathi made me do it!

After seeing all her lovely blocks, how could I not. So, I ordered Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses. Another wonderful book by Linda Franz.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

11 comments:

Catherine said...

Bella is adorable! I would be tempted to invite her in!
I cannot wait to see your POTC blocks! :-)

W. Latane Barton said...

How nice to have Bella join you in your garden. I bet she's purrty good company.

Satu said...

It's always a great pleasure visit here and watch your beautiful works. Your new best friend is so sweet;)

sewprimitive karen said...

Congratulations on your G-6. And I know Bella was glad to spend time with you.

Funoldhag said...

Looks like you have a good little buddy to keep you company in your garden. And I checked out your Dear Jane block - Karen, that is one beautiful itsy bitsy star block! You did a beautiful job and I don't blame you for doing a happy dance. Carol

*karendianne. said...

Awww, the story of Bella is soooo sweet! I loved imagining you chasing each other around the garden, her riding on shovel (how cute is that!) and traveling around in the weed bucket ~ so special! You made my day. Gosh, thank you.

Wunnerful Cat Love, *karendianne.

Linda said...

Wow I can't imagine so many small pieces in a star. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Wendy said...

I loved reading about Bella and you playing in the garden, she must have enjoyed your company and much as you did.
Congrats on the tini tiny block.

Celine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are tempting me with Linda's new book, not that I need a new project really!
Celine

Mrs Quilty said...

Bella is adorable....and loves you it seems....adopting you to be her playmate! I used to have cats that followed me around the yard, but we've switched to dogs.....anyways, your stitching is beautiful. I love the simple look. It really shows up your work! And that star quilt, how fun to see it become a quilt! Great work!

karenfae said...

this looks like an interesting quilt to me.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/