Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The day drawing in on itself...

like a slowly moving gray velvet curtain, being drawn across the stage. A one act play, no scenery changes....a gray and gloomy, find-me-some-color kind of day. Not the best of days, but not the worse, either. It was a day with promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep. Mid afternoon found me driving the river road, south from my little valley to another, to see my M.D. The trees stark and shaded black against what is left of the snowy landscape. No sun to cast long shadows today. The meandering little Eau Galle River, barely 8 feet across ,has become a roaring tyrant, since yesterday. Northern snow melt, of the past few days, has sent huge amounts of water southward in WI and MN. And probably other states near us , like North Dakota. A river that runs through New Ulm, MN rose 10 feet in 2 hours yesterday, putting it above 'flood' stage.
It's par for the course this time of year.
And so today I'll show you a bit of color, not much, but some. Like one lonely daffodil, that spot of yellow....*VBS* It's a little quilt I made a few years back. It's based on one I saw in Little Quilts All Through The House. I hand quilted this one. The second picture is one of my new books from Hamilton Books, and altho there are no quilts in there that I couldn't make without the book, it's fun to see the pictures and how they 'staged' the doll quilts..*VBS* If you haven't check out Hamilton Book at http://hamiltonbook.com/hamiltonbook.storefront
please give it a look-see. This particular book is a $22.95 book, and I bought it,
new, for $6.95. Lots of bargains to be had there, and the shipping is reasonable...very reasonable.
After looking through the book, I think I may make the all triangle pair one that is under the doll in the cradle.
I'm going to do some kind of amending on that outer border of the quilt I asked you about yesterday, and then will baste it for a quick quilt. About the curved piece pattern, I'll look for what information I have about it and email you..*VBS* Hope everyone had some sunshine today, it sure wasn't in my corner of the world.

16 comments:

Linda_J said...

I think this is my fav of all of them---maybe it is the green? It looks so cheerful?

Are you in any danger of flooding with all the melting/pending spring thaw?

Happy Valley Quilter said...

What a sweet quilt. Like a breath of springtime!
Kairle

Sweet P said...

You are teasing me with your gorgeous doll quilts. I've ordered Great Little Quilts you talked about previously and I can't wait for it to arrive. Keep sharing your terrific creations.

Elaine Adair said...

Darling - yes, that spot of yellow says SPRING! to me. Lovely post.

Dona said...

I really enjoy reading your posts. You have such a way with words.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a lovely little quilt. Hope some sunshine comes your way soon. That is a great little book...I will try and find the triangle one I made last year and post it soon.

Gail said...

Such a sweet little quilt. It is inspiring, and should be fast enought to put together that it wouldn't become a UFO.

susan said...

"Like one lonely daffodil, that spot of yellow"

you are such a poet!

Hoping you get some sunshine soon, thanks for the book link, will check it out.

Have a great day!

cher said...

hope the sun finds it way to your neck of the woods soon Finn...what a fun book to look through and find inspiration from-thanks for the link for bargins on books.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, Finn, I have that same American Doll Quilts book and just love it! I didn't get as good a price as you did, but was lucky enough to find it at JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon LOL! I am a sucker for any book that shows old doll cradles or toy irons or antique child rockers or little dishes!!! And, of course, the doll quilts are wonderful too.

Libby said...

. . . like a lonely daffodil . . . Finn you just have such a way with words, a perfect way to start my morning.

Lynn Dykstra said...

The doll quilts are so satisfying to look at--what a wonderful variety

Angie said...

What a sweet, spriny quilt, Finn! :D I have the American Doll Quilts book on my list to buy. :) When I see your doll quilts, it makes me want to stop whatever I'm doing, and go make doll quilts! :D

Lois R. said...

Sorry to hear that you had a gray day. But that doll quilt is more than just a single daffodil! It is an entire field full of daffodils! I love it! I have been toying with the idea of making another mini, but didn't have any ideas. Now I do!!! Thanks for the patch of sunshine!

Dawn said...

Oh sure, give me more places to shop!!! :)

Maggie Ann said...

Oh so beautiful! Sheer art...=)