Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Good Day

It has been awhile since I have posted. Now that I am ready for my retreat coming up next week I have been working on this quilt from the Blackbird Designs Book “When the Cold Wind Blows”

 

Frost on the Ferns

But another reason this is a good day,  the mail brought me two new books to enhance my library.  The first is the new re-release of Barbara Brackman’s “Encyclopedia of Applique” it has five new projects in it, which I think are wonderful.  A great reference book. Then the other is “The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Aaron Hird.  It comes with a bonus CD.  The finished set on point quilt is very pretty and block pictures with letters from farm wives are great.  The block drawings are clear and easy to follow.  You can tell I am excited about these books.

And to top the day off, we signed a contract to get new windows and storm doors.  This is something I have wanted for a long time! What more can a girl ask for!

Until later.

Pat

2 comments:

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Evening Pat.
I hope your time at retreat is a good one and full of everything you hope for.

The two books sound like they would be filled with tons of great ideas.

Karen

Carrie P. said...

Your block is fabulous. I love the brown background fabric.