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.

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

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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