Friday, June 6, 2014

Longwood

I am not sure how I made it through this week. I did get a little sewing done and that was a bit of sanity.
Here's the block of scrappiness that I didn't end up using in Jill's quilt.  The photo above is unwashed.
Post -wash. I called it Longwood since she had a sign coming up her driveway to the estate. (formerly belonging to a judge) I always wrote it on her address.

Here's a few of my purchases from my trip north. I had a heck of a time finding a good red wool. Looks like a prim Santa suit to me! You cannot tell but the black is flannel from the Wooly line.
A few lovely bits and pieces.

Have a fantastic weekend!

25 comments:

  1. Sorry it was such a hard week for you - Hope your FIL is feeling better.
    Love your Longwood quilt - so jill and so sweet
    great loot!

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  2. Your quilt piece is amazing. I love looking at all your purchases and makes me wish I were crafty. It has for sure been a long week, but glad you got some sewing done. Have a good weekend.

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  3. Love this little quilt! I can picture an iron stone pitcher full of fresh picked flowers resting upon it! Great purchases too! I hope you can always find a bit of peace in each day... hugs!

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  4. What a great use of the leftovers. It looks beautiful. I always love seeing them washed and crinkly!

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  5. What would we do if we didn't have sewing therapy? I think you have certainly done Jill's memory justice with this little piece.
    You have had quite a time lately--I've been keeping you in my prayers.
    It is a good thing you get a girls' night out!

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  6. Thank goodness for stitching, it's the best Prozac out there! Hope you get some R & R this weekend and next week will be better.

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  7. Longwood is absolutely perfect!! A beautiful quilt to honor your friend. So glad you were able to get some sewing time in. I hope you have a great weekend and that things will go more smoothly for you next week.

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  8. Sewing soothes the soul... thank goodness for the simple pleasure of a needle pulling thread.

    Jill's memory quilt is precious... love the crinkly look. I'm sure you will treasure it forever.

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  9. Lori, that little Longwood quilt is really sweet. Great tribute to Jill! And I'm so glad you were able to get some sewing time. We will take care of you tonight with some girl time!!!

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  10. Love that little quilt! Sewing as therapy - good choice

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  11. Precioso homenaje a tu amiga !!!
    es un edredón con luz, siempre que lo mires recordaras a tu amiga
    Estoy impaciente para ver los trabajos con tus geniales compras
    buen fin de semana

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  12. Hope you have a good weekend as well maybe with a little more stitching therapy.

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  13. Thank goodness for sewing!!
    How is your FIL? Is he home from hospital? I hope he is feeling better.
    Take good care of yourself.

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  14. It s amazing how washing the quilts changes them. I love the texture and feeling of age that washing gave your tiny quilt. Such a fun Santa project too, you have a great eye always.

    [it s messy but easy to dye thrifted wools, just with Rit dye, in small quantities."Cardinal Red" is a nice red.
    I always dye the linen for my strawberries. I do the dye bath in a big Baggie so I don t ruin any pans. After dying and setting [salt bath] I wash wools in hot water, which also felts them nicely. Machine wash, I mean. Steam press flat. And wear gloves for the dying part, tho I never remember.
    Also check remnant bins in fabric shops like Joann's. Their clothing woolens felt nicely, very great bargain in the remnant bin, Buy tan or beige for dying, or tweed, whatever.....]

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  15. What a beautiful little quilt, those are so much fun to make.
    Nice buys, love her patterns and I have a few that I still need to do for next Christmas.

    Debbie

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  16. Glad you got in a little sewing therapy...I am remembering you and your FIL in prayer. Pretty woolies!!

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  17. Lovely block, looks wonderful scrappy, I love the colors. Just adorable.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  18. I love those repro fabrics! Have a relaxing weekend :)
    www.thequietstitcher.com

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  19. Love the little quilt and your purchases are great, Take care of yourself xx

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  20. I have that Santa pattern but have never made it. I think I never had enough variety of suitable red wools to do it with.

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  22. This is a great little quilt. Hope it will keep you sane in the next difficult days! Take care....

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  23. Sorry you had a such a long week. :(

    That red and cream houndstooth is so nice, though. I hope this next week is more positive for you.

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  24. I love your little quiltie! So cute! And I totally agree with you about good red wool. Where do they hide it?

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  25. Cute Quilt to remind you of your friend. Too many losses lately. Hope you can enjoy more sanity time this week with the new fabrics you picked up.

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