Sunday, February 1, 2015

Obsess much? (To Sash Or Not To Sash, That Is The Question)

The Grand Illusion mystery quilt has been on the design wall all week. I can't seem to decide on a setting for it. 

First we have the actual design. 
It just seems soooo very busy to me. And the blocks I think are the stars of the show...
 seem to get lost in the overall scheme of things.

So then I tried out black sashing:
I can see where all that black might be overwhelming. 

So I stripped it off to see what white sashing might look like:

Now this quilt was 88" without sashing. I'm thinking whichever color I use I'd drop the sash width from 1" to half an inch. That might address the "in your face"black. 

What do you think?

Oh, and I found the perfect backing for this one:
it almost requires the black sashing, or does it not? What would you do?

Thursday, December 18, 2014

You'd Better Watch Out

Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house....Santa's elves are keeping a very close eye on Tucker.

And while he could climb on the big box or use the ladder, Tucker has made the conscious decision to leave the tree alone.

Santa is quite pleased.

(As we hear from Richard Branson's Necker Island retreat, where the jolly fat man has been resting up for the big night)

Hmm...maybe he promised Tucker he'd take him along when he returns on the 26th if he could make it through the season without destroying a single decoration.......

Saturday, December 13, 2014


The last consecutive date of the century.  Let's hope that it's the last of many more things, chief among them....
  • the sore throat I've had for the past 4 days
  • the 6" needle I had guided by ultrasound into my knee on Thursday

Only 12 days until Christmas. There's still trees to decorate, cookies to bake, shopping to do, cards to send, and I'm not of a mind to do any of those things. There's nothing worse than being under the weather at the busiest time of the year.

At least I managed to do something fun today--it didn't require a lot of movement or exertion, it was a rather sedentary project.

Hopefully tomorrow I can work on Bonnie Hunter's mystery, and maybe even decorate that poor bare tree that's been naked for a couple of weeks now.

What I'd really like to do is sleep through the night and wake up in the morning and be able to swallow without it feeling like I spent the night eating broken glass.

Fingers crossed.