Sunday, July 12, 2009

Picture of Perfect Summer Sunday Morning

I spent a perfect summer Sunday morning on the back porch with my coffee, CBC Radio, a book and quilting. Not a cloud in the sky and 22°. The windows were open in the Anglican church next door, and I heard the congregation sing one of my favourite Protestant hymns. I learned from Hubby that it is Orangemen's Day, and reasoned that that was why the church bell was rung for an extraordinarily long time today.

I've got all the hand quilting done on the (still un-named) kitty's quilt. I've got the binding sewn down to the front, and even the label pinned in place. But my fingers need a day or so to recover before I can manage any more hand stitches.

I've been on a bit of a "cutting marathon". Quilty friend Roxene busted her stash of magazines and passed them on to me. I chose several scrappy patterns, and began cutting into my fabrics to assemble kits. I'm looking forward to mindless, blissful sewing and putting my accumulated stash to use.


  1. Sounds like a picture perfect Sunday morning to me.
    I live close to the Salvation Army Church, wish I could hear there singing.

  2. I just want to drop you note and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I've been following it for 6-8 months now. I'm a thrifter/yardsaler and quilter, too. Also a member of Stashbusters.
    Keep up the good work with your blog and keeping us "lurkers" up on your life! LOL

  3. I have that Gretchen pattern from the magazine, too; what fun! I love that innovative (to me) construction process. Just this weekend I was re-calculating what I'd need for 4" squares, since that is what I have a plethora of.

  4. I am so glad I found your new blog. I had your old one booked marked and read it frequently, that is until it was maliciously deleted. I still kept going back to the old site waiting for you to put your info back on, but every time I checked there was never a new page. So I got to thinking and decided there had to be a new place you were putting your photos. So I went to google and typed in "Nancy Rose Quilt blog" and to my wonderful surprise I found you on blogger! I am so excited because I really enjoy reading your posts. Now I will have to catch up on all the ones I have missed. It's like seeing an old friend again. :) ~Leah

  5. Your idea of cutting up your stash into kits is great. If I could get into a cutting mood, I could kit up some patterns and have them ready to sew when I get the urge. Sometimes I want to sit at my machine and just sew, but not any of the other stuff like looking for the right fabric, or cutting all the pieces just to find you are short some yardage after you have all the other parts sewn up, or deciding on a pattern. You have done all that already with the kit. Such a good idea - thanks for sharing it.