I am guilty of not blogging for awhile. Oh summer! Sometimes you can be very distracting!
We’ve been dealing with a sick pet for awhile now. He is finally starting to get better with treatment, but it’s not a nice thing to go through.
I made my first adult-sized quilt! This is just a personal project and I have enjoyed cudding up in it a few times already.
The photo was taken from the stairwell that leads to the rooftop. I went with diagonal squares and I embroidered some of the small foxes and animals on the quilt.
This quilt is similar to the one that my Nana made for me as a child, which is why I picked these big squares. I knew it was going to be a lot of work, but it made me question how people can be quiltmakers? It takes a lot of dedication and many steps to reach the end result. It’s a real commitment. I was showing the quilt to my neighbor and he said that I should start making them, and selling them and I told him I was going to stick with softies!
The backing of the quilt is an off-white flannel. I used a flat queen sized sheet. Also the trim is various flannels pieced together. Although I am very happy with this quilt, I am now on quilt strike for awhile. Soooo much work!
It’s for a friend in the O.C. and she requested a bear, with a green shirt, in sneakers and a headband. If he were mine, I’d name him Burt.
We just got back from Palm Springs where we had a mini-vacation. It was 106F everyday and when you stepped outside, it felt like when you open the oven door and the heat hits you. The resort that we stay at has a great saltwater pool that is one of two pools in Palm Springs that is cooled. Some pools there become too hot to swim in.
There are only 9 rooms at this place and it’s quite quiet and private. There’s cruiser bikes and a cocktail bar and a very 50’s theme.
The above Marilyn Monroe Sculpture was 26 feet tall and 34,000 pounds! It was pretty spectacular.
I was delighted to stay in the Eames themed room, complete with Eames chairs, and lots of Eames artwork.
I am not supposed to tell you what resort this is, because my husband says it’s best kept a secret, but I’ll let you figure it out on your own…
I’ll leave you with one more great shot of Palm Springs…