It has been raining almost all July, and last night temperatures dropped so much, that it really felt if Winter has decided to return early this year. You might think that rainy days in Summer are the perfect days for quilters. But sometimes my work is too busy and I am not able to focus on my UFO’s or start a new project, because there is work to finish that I brought home from the office. To avoid loosing the quilting bug (which seems to be impossible, once contaminated), I like to visit blogs of other quilters. The American Quilter Society can be followed on Facebook there they announce their ‘blog-of-the-week’ winner. This week Julie Letvin’s http://www.quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/ is the lucky winner. I visited her blog and was so surprised with what I saw. She makes the most beautiful miniature (and I really mean ‘miniature’, with a size of 1-2″!) patchwork pendants and pins. I was even more surprised that she decided to give away some of her pieces. It was not difficult for me to choose from her stash (the 1 1/2″ pineapple heart in pink, purple an cream batiks). To give you an idea I have copied this picture from Julie’s blog.
Reading other quilters blogs gives inspiration for new ideas. But there’s more blogs that I like: and one I particularly like to read is http://momentswithmotherculture.blogspot.com/. I met Karen and her husband at breakfast, when Jack and I were in Flemington on our trip from Pittsburgh to New York. We stayed in the Manor House on Main street, a very nice B&B in an old Victorian house. Karen’s posts are so nice to read, about the daily things in her life, (often about her knitting or embroidery projects), but always with a lesson or advice in a very pleasant way.
If you are interested in our trips, you can visit our travel blog http://tripsandtravel.netau.net/. Our next trip will head ‘down under’ next Spring: yesterday we picked up some information at the local travel agency, so we can start preparing. And preparing a trip is one of the nicest things to do (besides quilting, but that’s obvious!). Enjoy the rainy days in Summer!