Friday, February 15, 2013

yes, it's toni morrison

yes, this is toni morrison, one of many authors that i truly enjoy reading.  i just want to let you know that it will be a while before i complete her.  i don't have the right color fabric for her hair yet.   i hope to find something in a couple of days.

stitches for now


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

can u guess

hi it's me again.  for black history can you guess who this woman is.  born february 18, 1931, birth name chole ardelia wofford.  she is a writer, editor and a professor.  come back  in a couple of days and i  will show and tell you who she is.

i will post as i work on it.  got to go.

stitches for now


Monday, February 11, 2013


what's love got to do with it.  in 2012 for some reason i only made three quilts.  one of them was a portrait quilts, where the couple decide they didn't want it because it was to close to the holiday.  so i did not finish it,  two were baby quilts and i have no pictures of them.  there were many times i have tried to do a portrait, i  just did not like the look of the portrait quilt.  so the next best thing i did,  to keep my hands busy was to knit.  something that i was doing before i started quilting.  there were mini workshops that i did make little quilts, but no pictures. 
well a couple of days ago my friend marlene called to ask for my open about how to do a quilt. the quilt was paper piecing.  i hate paper piecing.  i always waste fabric. i was trying to tell marlene how to do it.  she had done paper piecing before but for some reason it was just not coming back to her right now. the next thing i know i am doing the quilt piece by piece and sending her pictures and talking to her on the phone about how i did it.  marlene sent me a picture of how her piece is looking and i love it.  it is so different from mine and that is what i love about it.  i kind of like making letter paper piecing.  i want to make a a paper piece that says LOVE NOT WAR.  
i want to thank marlene for getting my creative juices going.