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Finished 2018

1.  Colorations



What Am I Working On???


1.  Granny's Wedding Quilt

2.  Josh & Nicole's Quilt

3.  Lone Starburst

4.  Kaffe Fasset Quilt

5.  Round We Go



6.  Qiviut Cowl

7.  Square in a Square Throw

8.  Travel Socks #3



9.    Colorations




Perhaps Spring is on the way.  The helleborus are blooming.


Since I was out in the birch bed taking pictures


Birch bark.  


It's possible Spring won't show up for a day or two since we are expecting snow tonight.


Lone Starburst

A couple of years ago I signed up to take a class from Kimberly Einmo.  I went out and bought all my supplies, then I was unable to go to class.  Since I already had everything, I turned it into my leaders and enders project.  I cut out the pieces while I waited for the iron to heat up or for the computer to finish computing.  I sewed strips together and I cut diamonds.


Then I sewed diamonds together to make bigger diamonds.

 I make a 1/4 inch mark on the seam so I know exactly where to line everything up so the diamonds match.


 They won't always be perfect, but they will be darn close.



South of Broad

From the Goodreads website:  "The one and only Pat Conroy returns, with a big, sprawling novel that is at once a love letter to Charleston and to lifelong friendship.

Against the sumptuous backdrop of Charleston, South Carolina, South of Broad gathers a unique cast of sinners and saints. Leopold Bloom King, our narrator, is the son of an amiable, loving father who teaches science at the local high school. His mother, an ex-nun, is the high school principal and a well-known Joyce scholar. After Leo's older brother commits suicide at the age of thirteen, the family struggles with the shattering effects of his death, and Leo, lonely and isolated, searches for something to sustain him. Eventually, he finds his answer when he becomes part of a tightly knit group of high school seniors that includes friends Sheba and Trevor Poe, glamorous twins with an alcoholic mother and a prison-escapee father; hardscrabble mountain runaways Niles and Starla Whitehead; socialite Molly Huger and her boyfriend, Chadworth Rutledge X; and an ever-widening circle whose liaisons will ripple across two decades-from 1960s counterculture through the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. 

The ties among them endure for years, surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns, and Charleston's dark legacy of racism and class divisions. But the final test of friendship that brings them to San Francisco is something no one is prepared for. South of Broad is Pat Conroy at his finest; a long-awaited work from a great American writer whose passion for life and language knows no bounds.

Oh my goodness, this book makes me want to gather up all my friends and move to Charleston.   I loved the characters and I loved the story.  


A few years ago I was at a needlepoint seminar in Chicago.  I couldn't leave without

a Chicago needlepoint ornament.  It's all mounted up and ready to stitch.


Maybe I will start a new tradition and make an ornament for all the places I visit.


A New Arrangement

There have been a few changes in the quilt.  We're liking the dark center better and some of the other blocks have been moved around a bit.


It's a little short so I have another row going on.

We have two borders picked out and they will go on very soon.  I think its going to be really pretty.