Friday, April 10, 2009

The time has come for me to poke my head out of the my little rabbit hole. Spring break has to end sometime . . . even for the girls that don't go to school. So where have I been? Right here in my own backyard and inside the house, too. My spring break wasn't about fun in the sun. Rather it was about spring cleaning and decluttering indoors with digging and planting a new garden outdoors.
No new quilting projects were begun. My time with needle and thread was spent with hexagons. Hopefully I'll reacquaint myself with my machine in the next few days. That doesn't mean I don't have quilt photos to share. I photographed a number of quilts as they were laundered.
The first of these are four hand quilted whole cloth minis. The designs are fun, allow me to practice my hand quilting stitch and look great on the dresser and nightstands in the bedroom.
Yes, there is a stain from a candle on the corner of one. I don't fret over it too much as it does seem to fade a little more with each washing.
When I brought them in from the line, I decided to try a new way to display them.
I think they look great all rolled up in this little tin. I love to change things up and I'm particularly pleased that I can admire them from my favorite sewing chair.
Thanks to everyone who checked in on me during my absence. You are so sweet to do so and I can't put in words how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

25 comments:

Milah said...

Well, howdy-do stranger. It's good to have you back. Your quilts look nice all rolled up and tucked away like that. Of course you do have a knack for displaying things.

Julie in the Barn said...

I just knew you had a case of Spring fever! The cold, fluffy white stuff just won't stay away from the Barn so I haven't put away the snow shovel and started airing the linen just yet. We made it back safe & sound and I'm already plotting our next journey south. You found such a clever way to use your little tin. So cute.

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh Libby! I am so glad that you are back! I know, we all need a little time to get our lives/home back in order. Besides, spring break for me also means spring cleaning.

I am sitting here working on my hexagons also. Honestly, I don't know how you do! What type of thread are you using to sew them together? Do you make your stitches close together? Mine seem to be showing through. Any suggestions?

Happy Easter!

Marcia said...

I'm glad your back. I really enjoy your blog.
Blessings,
Marcia

Mimi said...

Love your quilts.

Nadine said...

Glad you're back, dear Libby ! ;>)
Well, spring cleaning and decluttering is a must-do, sometimes, but don't we feel just happy and grateful when it's done !
LOVE your wholecloth little quilts and your new display...
Have a lovely and peaceful Easter, dear ! ;>)
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Darlene said...

Welcome back - I missed you! I had a feeling you were playing in the dirt. :-)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely to see some of what you were up to. glad you are back.

Carol said...

Welcome back Miss Libby...I just knew there was a new garden involved.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your little quilts are sweet.

Welcome back :o)

KCQuilter said...

Whew! Have you ever been missed!!! So glad you are back and hope you enjoyed your time away.

Stephanie D. said...

Welcome back! Glad you didn't come down sick or anything--since you were away so long. If you still have some of that energy left, could you bottle it and send it my way?

So what's the plan for the squirrels this year?

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh....I'm glad your back with us Libby....you have some of the best pics of quilts to share and I was missing you! Your candle stain just goes to show how much you love and use your quilts. I thought it was a dark red flower behind the quilt at first so if you hadn't of told we would have never known. LOL Enjoy your weekend.

Julia said...

Welcome back, dear Libby!! I hope that you enjoyed your little break! I did miss you though. :~)

Barbara said...

Yea.....you are back!!!! I hope you enjoyed your Spring break, I missed you. I am a hand quilter and love those little quilts, they take a little longer to do but I get so much satisfaction when I reach the finish line.
Hugs, Barb

Judy said...

That's what I told a few gals ...she's in her back yard planting! Or on a trip...but I figured garden. I need to get moving on the whole cloth that I got almost a year ago. They do look lovely!

Catherine said...

Glad you're back!
Your little wholecloth quilts are lovely -- what a great idea!

Guðrún said...

It is nice to "hear" from you again. And of course you have beautiful quilts to show us.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I wanted to roll up some small quilts in something, so a few weeks ago I found an awesome apocathary (is that spelled right?) jar in a discount glass shop! So they look really cool in there! I have some small whole cloth mini's too!

Candace said...

Hi Libby - it sounds like you had a wonderfully productive spring break! I hope we get to see pictures of your new garden! I just love the little quilts - beautifully hand quilted! So glad to have you back!
Cheers!

Patti said...

So glad to see you back again - I've missed you!

Screen Door said...

The floppy eared bunny looks like he loves his home...... Enjoy your Easter with your Family----

Chocolate Cat said...

Lovely to have you back! Sounds like you have been busy. Love the way you've displayed those little quilts.

McIrish Annie said...

Glad you are back! We have just begun the spring cleaning but need to get it done quick. The Boy is on his way home for 2 weeks!!

Hope the Princess enjoyed her bday!

Cathi said...

Welcome back. Oohh, I missed reading your blog. I'm sure the cubby missed you, too!