Friday, June 24, 2011

I've almost finished my current little Eccentric; he is now fully dressed.  A few details left to get done, but I'm fairly happy with him.
 And since he is almost finished, I went ahead and put away all the paints, brushes, and other utensils, etc. that are needed for playing with the Eccentrics.

I cleared away enough room to begin my first Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative project.  Having jotted down a few ideas, I started going through fabrics to see what might work (and what I'd enjoy working with).  I pieced, appliqued, quilted yesterday, and finished up this morning -- except for the binding (which I've already made) and a bit of embroidery.  As soon as I apply the binding, I can finish all the hand stitching watching a movie.

Last night, I watched Howl's Moving Castle.  Yes, it's a Disney movie, but I enjoyed it!

 I've intended to read the book by Diana Wynn Jones for some time, but never got around to it.  The movie was a nice way to fill the evening as I quilted.  Well, except for the fact that I kept stopping to watch and see what was going on.

Have a great weekend!


  1. I hope you will show us your Alz quilt when you are done.

    Always enjoy seeing your Eccentrics!

  2. It's a Miyazaki movie, isn't it? I saw it in Japanese (with French subtitles). It's great. You must see his other movies.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

  3. Debra - B.E. arrived for a visit last night so I didn't get to finish the quilt, but maybe I'll finish today after she leaves. :)

    Francoise - Yes, Howl's Moving Castle is a Miyazaki movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will look for his other movies!

  4. Love your Eccentrics~they are wonderful! Especially like the crackle on Red. Have a great weekend too~aren't you glad we're getting rain finally!!

  5. Thanks, SueSue! Are you getting rain? Lucky girl! We are heading for another week of hot and dry--predictions of 100-105 for next week. In June. Already hottest June on record here.


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