February 15, 2009

Sneak Peak

My "Blockheads" quilting group does some type of exchange each year. This year, we partners exchanged an item to be used as inspiration to make a small quilt for that person. The item I received was a photo of water with lily pads and rose petals. The quilt is due next weekend, and of course, it's not finished (another story), but it is well on its way. Anyways, here's a sneak peak of a small section. I can't post the whole thing, because Jean reads my blog, and I want her to be surprised. Can I finish it in time? I hope so. I've had a year to work on it, but of course, I didn't start until the deadline was looming. Then I got very, very sick. I was in a lot of pain, and a strange infection was spreading all over my stomach. I was completely wiped out . . . a walk to the kitchen was exhausting. I was taking three types of antibiotics and hoping that one of them would work . . . and it did. Needless to say, I shouldn't have waited till the last minute to start this. I hope I have enough time to finish Jean's quilt.

Yesterday, I stopped at the thrift store and found the wooden stamps in the top row. Can't wait to give those a try. Then I saw the little roller tool at the craft store and thought that it looked like fun. It's supposed to be used on clay, but I'm thinking it could also be used with paint and ink. As my good friend, Susan, said, "You must be feeling better if you're shopping." She's right, I am feeling better!