Friday, March 24, 2017

Spoken For

Hello Everyone,
Not a lot of quilting going on at Sew'n Wild Oaks this week.  When I have the time, I've been working on another version of Spoken For.

Here are some blocks all appliqued down to the background.  I'm not sure yet if I'm going to add sashing to this version.  I may just quilt a floral wreath in the space between the blocks. I do know this quilt is going to have every color of the spectrum in it as I'm pulling from my stash. I can just picture this quilt on the guest room bed.  This is also going to be a long term project.  A block here and a block there will eventually add up to a finished quilt.

I've been stitching the blocks to the background at night.  During the day, I've been writing pattern directions for Prairie Flower, and running all of the errands since Mr. Joe is still down for the count.  He is getting better, but he's not his normal perky self.  I didn't realize how much he does for me during the day.  It takes forever to stand in line at the post office and the bank.  Not to mention trips to the office supply store, grocery store, and all points north.

I'm also preparing for the quilt show next weekend in Concord sponsored by the Contra Costa Quilt Guild. For information click HERE.  I will be setting up my booth a week from today.  I can't get sick!  I don't have time to be sick!  Here is their hand-quilted opportunity quilt.  I saw it in person and it's gorgeous!

I went to the optometrist yesterday and found out that I'm blind in one eye and can't see out of the other.  I'm using one eye for up close, and one eye for distance.  After paying a small fortune for two pairs of glasses, I realized that I just need a piece of tape to tape down one eyelid while I sew, and tape down the other one when I'm driving.  Sounds like a good plan to me. Maybe it will be a new fashion statement that will start trending on social media.

It's going to be another rainy day here in California.  I'll be at the computer working on Prairie Flower directions.  The quilt is still back East for the photo shoot, and I'm not sure if I will get it back in time for the show.  I'm experiencing separation anxiety.

I'll be enjoying the rain today along with a nice bowl of Minestrone soup with Mr. Joe. Soup has been his meal of choice for days......



  1. Hang in there. Think of all the beautiful flowers the rains will bring. Stay warm and well wishes to both you and Joe.

  2. Take care of your eyes.....lutein is good for them. Had lasik surgery years ago. But now I need "readers." Per the eye doctor, it happens to everyone as we age. Take care of yourself.

  3. Your Spoken For plates are unbelievably creative and beautiful!

  4. I'm feeling addicted to Spoken for without even beginning it yet! I like your idea of taping down one eye! We've resorted to buying specs at Costco to cut the cost down. Seems they prescribe for you, but by the time you get your new glasses, you can't see out of them anymore! Hope Mr. Joe is soon on the mend!