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Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Little of This and a Little of That

      I spent the past week or so doing a variety of things... and enjoying it all. My garden is coming to life and it's a joy to meander through the yard and see what's in bloom. The weeding of the flower beds is not such a joy.
     I worked on my next Jo Morton Little Women's Club quilt top. This month we selected the Keystone Medallion quilt. There were lots of half square triangles and flying geese blocks. I'm always thrilled when I'm able to line up all the seams on these tiny quilt tops. The quilt measures 25" square. There is the slightest wave in the outer borders... but I'm confident that it won't be noticeable once the quilt top has been quilted.
     My framer called and I was happy to pick up Emma's Sampler, along with Deerfield and the Bell Flower Quaker.
Emma's having a hard time deciding where she wants her sampler to be hung. I vetoed rearranging the entire sampler wall and positioning her sampler in the center of the wall. I'm suggesting we hang it on the opposite wall so that she can gaze at it while lounging in her favorite spot on the sofa. No final decision has been made.
      I'm not sure I picked the correct frame for the Bell Flower Quaker Sampler. What do you think?

I've hung it on the wall and it doesn't look bad... but it's a bit too woodsy looking for my tastes. I'll live with it for a week or so before making a final decision about keeping or changing the frame.
And last, but not least, is the sweet Deerfield sampler. 
     I worked on the sampler from the Blackbird Designs Honeysuckle Manor book. The sampler is finished except for the personalization. I'm leaning towards stitching Honeysuckle Manor instead of a person's name and using the date 1776. They mention that the long s, in Louisa's name,  was used in samplers from the 16 and 1700's, so I thought the year 1776 would be a perfect year to select.
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Hmmm... Emma looks like she might be up to no good...