Archive for June, 2012

June’s UFO

I’m finished a few days early again – this little HeartStrings was pieced about a year ago and look, I finally have some flowers for my deck. I waited until after our trip to buy them this year because I knew they’d die while we were gone.

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It even has a little heart label. I’d been using the double hearts on my gift quilts but decided to try a simple one for this quilt. I fuse the square of fabric and run it though my GO using one of the two heart dies I have. Fuse it to the back and hand stitch it down with a blanket stitch.

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Glad to be home

I love traveling but am always glad to get home to Chesty. He’s staying pretty close today.

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On my needles

I didn’t knit a tremendous amount while I was gone but I did get a pair of socks knit up to the heel.

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Yesterday was a very, very long travel day so we’re having a fairly mellow day here. We went out for breakfast on the way to pick Chesty up at the kennel and I’ve been sorting mail, paying bills, and working on binding.

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Trevi Fountain

A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome.

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I tossed my coin in yesterday.

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History

Standing where history happened always awes me.

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Hiking

Breakfast on the terrace before a strenuous 2 hour hike from Monterosso to Verazza

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Another day on the train

We love traveling by train and this trip is proving to be perfect for that too. Yesterday we arrived at Monterosso.

After relaxing a bit on the terrace of our B&B , we walked around a bit, had dinner, and then strolled by the sea.

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I’ve been very lazy the last couple days and haven’t been toting the camera around. These photos have been snapped with my iPhone and I hope I won’t end up with regrets. Luckily the resolution is high enough for 4×6 prints or viewing on the iPad which is where we view most of our photos these days

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Florence

Today’s highlight was probably climbing the Campanile tower at the Duomo in Florence.

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Stars and Pinwheels

I made my quilt queen size in pink and brown but I often design in RWB. My Stars and Pinwheels quilt would make a great QOV.

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Amish Stripes and Strings

Another favorite, this Amish Stripes and Strings used leftovers from a quilt I’d made Adam. A more recent one used leftovers from my Diamonds and Rails quilt that was published in Quilty magazine last month. That one is still a top but it’s posted at the link above along with brief instructions.

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