Monday, July 19, 2010

Mary over at Making Scrap Quilts from Stash blog asked "can you take a good self portrait?" and I've seen other bloggers participate, so figured, why not?  :-   (which isn't quite as trivial as that sounds because I currently  do. not. like. pictures of me.  But what the heck .. it's only a thousand quilters who read this blog.  What's a bad picture between buddies? )

Rather than haul out my digital camera and do the 'MySpace' photo, I thought I'd try a snapshot with my webcam ... and here I am. 

Gotta love the reflection off the glasses.  :-)

I keep telling myself that those areas that look like highlighting on my hair is NOT gray but merely blonde.   If, perchance, they do happen to be gray, it's certainly because of Mr. Pirate's children.  :-)

Other than taking frivolous pictures, I've been doing ....

  • waiting for the shipment of Northcott's 'Stonehenge' fabric to arrive so I can finish my French Braid quilt
  • made a charity baby quilt top using a French Braid variant, called "Friendship Braid" from my own 2" noodles from my scrap basket.  Personally, I don't think there's hardly anything new under the sun, so I wasn't to surprised to see LOTS of web pages with free directions to the Friendship Braid.  However, the French Braid is very distinct and I haven't seen any free directions for that.  I would be very surprised if I did find any.
  • continuing to work on my current Forever Project, Beth Ferrier's "Moondance", a BOM from 2004.  Yeah, I'm kinda behind the times on that one.  My excuse rationale is that I was waiting for EXACTLY the perfect background fabric.  I knew what I wanted and waited until I found it.   Moondance has a bazillion flowers appliqued on it and I'm down to the last few.  Then, I need to applique the umpty-zillion dragonflies.  BUT, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this one!  I just made a strip set today of all the fabrics I used for the applique flowers and plan to turn that into a bias accent strip along the seamline between the quilt and the binding.
  • because the Pirate family is going to be going on vacation Very Soon, I am also prepping handwork to take along.  God Forbid that I should have no handwork to do!  I would be bored out of my mind and would quite possibly be forced to take a day trip to the nearest town that had a quilt store just to buy something to do.  Much better that I bring stuff from home. :-)


  1. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - so that is what you look like!
    i expected a parrot, or are you hiding your wooden leg under the desk?

  2. aarrghhh!! Yer bein' impertinent, young missy! :-)

  3. Cool....
    I am an older plumper version. lol Your sword must be under the table too.