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Monday, January 23, 2012

Where Does Time Go?

I guess I hadn't realized that I have let so many days slip by. 
Family 'issues' sometimes just drain the energy out of a body....
But I have been stitching....

   
quietly....


stitching....


an explosion of color!


I also have been doing a little reading and dreaming....Sarah Fielke's Quilting From Little Things....
I must say, it is a gorgeous book....it feels good in my hands....the pictures are wonderful....and the content - SUPERB! 


I love quilting books that are truly instructional....not leaving the reader wanting for more information to finish the project at hand. 
This is a keeper!
Happy Monday!
mary 


29 comments:

**nicke... said...

it really is an explosion of color. hope things are ok with your family. fabric is always a good outlet. ;) xoxo

Dan R said...

Love the lime green and the fussy-cut boomerangs.

Patchwork and Play said...

I hope everything is okay? You've been quiet! Your Rose Stars are great! And the sox match today! I wonder which quilt from your new book is one your list?

CitricSugar said...

Hope that the issues aren't major and are more of the everyday variety.

I think time goes the same place that socks go - somewhere between washer and dryer they disappear...

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your pieces are beautiful. I hope you are able to find some peace while stitching during your time of family issues.

Cardygirl said...

Looks really good...lots of fun colour! Time does whip past...hope all is okay there!

Quiltjane said...

Each one has a story of its own. They are very beautiful.

two hippos said...

the blocks are brilliant! I haven't heard about this book, have to look this up on Amazon!

Brighton Breezy Sarah said...

stunning piecing Mary - such wonderful wonderful mixes of colour and pattern.

(You're rocking the socks again aren't ya!?!)

hope the energy drain ceases forthwith! xxx

Kaisievic said...

I always love to see the gorgeous vibrant colours which you choose. I know the feeling with Life and Family and Work getting in the way of stitching and being creative. You hang in there.

cheers, Kaye xoxox

Nicky said...

Hope the family issues are sorted and you are recharged!

Love your blocks - well I always do!

And the book is a good one!

selfsewn said...

Have you set up blocks and socks yet?
Tremendously beautiful Mary!

notes of sincerity said...

Your blocks are fabulous. :o)
And super cute socks Mary! :o)
I hope your family is well and you are gaining back energy. I feel your pain.
hugs and thoughts for you, Trish

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Lovely blocks, it really is going to be a stunning quilt.

Jules said...

i adore these blocks and your socks!. And you are right that book is fantastic isn't it.

Janet said...

What lovelies! I can appreciate those socks too. I think you must have a fabulous stash.

jeanne e. said...

more lovely blocks! i am almost convinced to start making some of these myself... here's to getting your energy back. ;)

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Both starlets are wonderful! I like the strawberry :) Did you buy the socks to match the starlet? :) Maybe I'll make my next starlet to match my favorite socks!!

Lina said...

LOVE your color combination!

Marit said...

they are so tempting
; )

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wonderful blocks - I love the bright colours! Hope the family issues are resolved and you're feeling sprightly again!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Wonderful blocks and wonderful socks!! I love your fussy cutting, I keep spotting fun things.

jean said...

Love your blocks the colours are so fresh and pretty. Hope all is well.

cinzia said...

i love how sewing feeds the soul in times of stress.

Katy said...

beautiful blocks and a beautiful book!
I hope the family issues are of the easily fixable kind and nothing serious x

em's scrapbag said...

Beautiful color going on there. And the book looks fabulous!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

wonderful explosion!! Love the strawberries - ok I'm off to finish my second one ;)

Kristen said...

These blocks are so much fun! Thanks for the tip on the book.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your blocks are just beautiful. I have that book too--and you are right--it's a keeper!