Saturday, April 25, 2009

Down the rabbit hole...

like Alice in Wonderland. That's me and my excuse for not posting recently. Can I make it up to you by sharing some flower photos? Roses...

long stemmed and beautiful. I admired these roses at work when we first unpacked them, but I never would've guessed that I would get to take them home for free. When all the unsold stock that wouldn't keep was being cleaned out, I was offered the chance to choose whatever discarded flowers I wanted. These were my first choice.

I got home and had to go looking for a vase (I've been using mason jars for the tulips, but long stemmed roses need something more dignified ;o). Most of our household is still packed up in moving boxes (yeah, I know. it's been 8 months and counting living out of boxes). Lucky I made a list of what items are packed in my boxes! It didn't take long for me to find a vase for my roses.
Now, as for any sewing news to share... here's one project I'm hoping to get to this weekend. This quilt top has been on my to-do list, but between needing batting for it, starting work outside the home and everyday life... well, I'm obviously not done. I had been using the floor of the second kitchen (we don't use this kitchen) as the area for basting my quilts. Turns out we now need this space (more on that in another post), so I came home from work yesterday to find my husband's solution for keeping my quilt top out of harm's way. Smart man to know I wouldn't be impressed to have my quilt top walked upon. ;o)
Wishing you all a wonderful, creative weekend!


  1. Those roses are unbelievably beautiful!

    And your husband is a very sweet and thoughtful man! The quilt looks so lovely. I hope you find some time indeed to work on the basting and quilting!

    It’s a great weekend for finishing projects, I sewed hundreds of miles today...LOL!

  2. What a treat!!! Those roses are wonderful!

    And so what if if your stuff is still in boxes.... you seem organized enough to know where to find what you need, so life is good!

    It will be fun to see your quilt when it's all finished. Already looks great!

  3. what a fabulous quilt! can you share the quilt pattern name?
    beautiful roses as well

  4. Hi Katherine! Sorry to hear you feel like you are in Wonderland. (That is one scary place! BTW don't eat or drink anything there, even if it tells you to!) Your roses are lovely and your quilt is lovlier. Hope you find some time from somewhere to quilt!

  5. 8 months of living out of boxes? you DESERVE those beautiful flowers! hope you find time to work on your beautiful quilt!

  6. Beautiful roses. This shade is a favourite of mine. x

  7. I wanna go to Wonderland too if I can come back with roses as beautiful as yours! Your quilt looks great up there on the wall.

  8. Oh what lovely flowers! Anytime flowers adorn a table of mine I always feel more cheery!

  9. Lovely roses, Katherine!
    I also have roses today :)) but not sunshine :(

  10. Gorgeous roses! What a nice job perk.
    And a fabulous quilt design! Can't wait to see it up close.

    Kimberly :)

  11. I'm sure the roses are lovely but unless I can smell them for myself, they just won't cut it.
    That quilt on the other hand is going to be a stunner. Strike that, it already is!!!
    Andi :-)

  12. So glad you got the job. is a job I would have enjoyed.


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