Monday, November 21, 2005

Thinking about...

My new table and chairs. Got them on 11/10 before Mother went into the hospital the next day, so I haven't even unscrewed the seats to get the plastic off, but I like it anyway.
Mother is doing much better, and I left the hospital about 9:00 this morning to come home and get some things done... Did some beading and some more embroidery on this during the time at the hospital until I just didn't have anymore desire. It is essentially finished, will just take a few more stitches and put a sleeve on it, I think.

I have so much to do, but really tired and directionless. Have finished all the books I had, so must make another trip to the library. The last two days have been spent working on Maggie's self-portrait. Decided to try some hand quilting. Hmmm. Will need a lot of practice to improve on the sloppy stitching, but think it will fit nicely into a very primitive "primitive" category. I'll take a picture and post it later.

Also on my list of things to do, is to practice machine quilting. My inspiration is Mary Manahan's
Capitulation Room which is such a beautiful piece in every way and shows me that where I want to go will take a lot of practice. The entire quilt and the title make me think of Galileo; think I need to ask more about the title. Here is the entire quilt.


  1. Jen, its good to hear that your mother is doing better. You keep on hanging in there!

    I'm practicing machine quilting today also. Been going at it for about an hour and it still stinks.


  2. so pleased your mother is doing better, I am not surprised you are tired you have had a lot of things happen in the last few months, take some 'me' time,

    love the quilt,

  3. Jen,

    I am so happy and honored to have inspired you! YOUR quilt is gorgeous!
    What do you call it? I love the oriental look and your fine embroidery, beading and quilting.

    Great Dining Room set. And your windows are so pretty. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Glad to hear your mother is doing better.

    I like the quilt!

    I love your dining room!

  5. Thanks for all the kind comments! Mother is doing better and although we don't know when she will be home, our family is feeling much better.

    Thanks, too, for the comments on the quilt; I'm still calling "Asian Blues" even after adding the green border.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  6. The quilt is lovely. I like the addition of the beads.

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving.

  7. I absolutely love this wall hanging quilt with the leaves! Beautiful work!!!! gorgeous colors, too!
    Beth a.k.a Paige Turner


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