Monday, July 27, 2015

Four Seasons July Block

The Four Seasons machine embroidered quilt block collection was designed by my great friend and mentor Marinda Stewart. Sue of The Needlework Factory interpreted a quilt that was designed by Marinda out of my Rock Candy collection for Blank Quilting. I have a meeting tomorrow and I did the July block using my new fabric for Blank Quilting called CRYSTALLINE. Here are a few pictures of the block being sewn out. I used Crystalline in color 98 (black) for the background, color 39 (cocoa) for the sunflower center and a scrap of yellow minky (poly plush) for the flower itself.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool soup for a hot summer day - Watermelon Gazpacho - heirloom tomato, watermelon, red onion, local cucumber, backyard dill, red wine vinegar, S&P TT and goat feta. WOW!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It's Been a While

Sometimes life just gets away from you. Nothing bad but not necessarily all good - just regular day to day life. When your days are filled with things to do, people to see, places to go, time to chill... it's all good and it's mind boggling that it's been almost 3 months since my last post.

I'll pick up from here - Saturday, July 25th - and hopefully blog forward while revisiting in the time that has passed by.

I'm in Pittsburgh, sitting in a large, spacious room in a very lovely house built in the early 1900's - lofty ceilings, ornate woodwork, open and airy - at "my" desk preparing for a trip to SC on Tuesday and scrolling through photos from the past few days.

These are from the city of Pittsburgh and the immediate surrounding areas. No captions, just photos. I'll let the pictures tell the story and whatever you come away with viewing them...