Hubby's playing cards on his laptop, and I didn't have the heart to ask him if I could borrow it to write my blog post, so I grabbed a can of air and gave the old computer a good . . . blow job. Yeah, I know--sorry for the cheap joke, but I just couldn't resist. So right now, it's working, but it's awfully, awfully, terribly SLOW. (I WILL resist another cheap joke in which I would have compared my computer to a man.)
My computer also seems to have been on vacation while it's been non-operational. I don't know where it went, but the toolbar shows that wherever it is, it's raining and 59 degrees. That's not here. Here it's hot and dry and around 80 degrees at midnight. Yep, summer is here in Sacramento!
While I had the computer running, I downloaded some photos, so I'll be sharing those with you over the next couple days--if the computer keeps going. First is that "antique" quilt I mentioned I'd found at a thrift/antique store outside Pismo Beach. The orange in the border is darker--and of a finer texture--than the orange in the main section of the quilt. I took it down to the Fabric Garden the other day, and in looking at it closely, we determined it's all hand pieced as well as hand quilted in a fan pattern.
Cool, huh? I can get it out to enjoy every Halloween and then put it safely away until the next year. Next, I thought I'd show you the sewing area I set up in our hotel room at Pismo. The only trouble was that the chair was too low for the desk, but otherwise, it was a pretty nice place to sew and look at the view.
Now a look at my current project--the one I started at Pismo. This is what I'm doing with the Halloween Ghastlies fabric.
I've fussy cut some of the images in the fabric and bordered them with a black and white polka dot fabric (not from the Ghastlies line). Around that, I've added the green tree fabric from the line to bring each block up to 12-1/2" unfinished. Here's a close up of one of the blocks:
Now I've started making the alternate blocks, and I'll show those to you when I have some made.
Gosh it's nice to finally have some photos to share! I hope to show you more tomorrow. See you then!