Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thimbleberries Day - An Apple for the Teacher

Today is the last Wednesday of the month. I decided to join Barb for this month's quilt-in, or whatever she calls it. Barb loves Lynette Jensen's quilts (and so do I) so she has proclaimed the last Wednesday of each month a to be 'Thimbleberries Day'. I have wanted to join in for a long time, but I had misplaced lost my Thimbleberries quilt. Yesterday, while looking for another quilt, I found it!!! Gosh, I love it when that happens! I started this quilt many years ago, for my DD. She is a teacher and I thought the apples on this quilt were perfect! Here is a small section of the quilt top. I still have some more of those apple triangles to applique. And a few more triangles to cut for the corners. This used up a lot of scraps from my stash. It is from Lynette's book, "The Thimbleberries Book of Quilts". I am going to work on this whenever I have a few moments. I would like to have all the applique work done by next month. Then I can add some borders and quilt it.

I also worked on my hexies today, but it was only to prepare my pieces. I have started a new section of the Wannabe Quilt and there is really not much to show right now. Plus, I put a couple of rows onto the TAW quilt. Then in the afternoon I went outside to get some vitamin D. We have had so much winter and today the sun was shining and the temperature was above freezing. It was so nice outside that I stayed out and cleaned up some of last year's growth in my raised beds. It was nice to work in the garden. I even took my coat off!

I passed by Mimi as I went outside. She was sleeping peacefully, but I heard her mumble, "Get me some catnip if you can find it".

Sorry Mimi. Everything was still frozen yesterday. It will take a few weeks before the catnip is up and ready for harvest. Do you want to come out and help me with the cleanup?


Hmmm. That's what I thought.


Pat said...

What a great quilt for a teacher-daughter (or really, for anyone). I'm glad you found it and will be working toward completing it. I'm also glad you had some weather that was nice enough for you to enjoy being outside for awhile.

Barb said...

Oh wow....I so love it.

Rinie said...

That Mimi. Sleeping with her legs intertwined an holding on to her tail. And asking for catnip. You will have to get her some, somehow.
Your DD will love that quilt!
And the weather in Ontario was terrific. I picked up some vitamine D too.
Some rain tomorrow?

hakucho said...

Very beautiful...perfect for a teacher :)

Rose Marie said...

Gosh .... love the apple pattern. So simple, yet so effective!

Sweet kitty.

dutch sisters said...

Lovely, great job!
How sweet your Mimi.

wackywoman said...

Such a cute quilt. Your daughter is going to love it. And, what a cheeky cat asking for catnip. Ha! :0-) I had a cat that went crazy, literally, with catnip.

Saskia said...

You've been busy! Good to hear working in the garden was possible! I have some black furry thing snoring beside me right now!.. Just after getting me up very early for a urgent walk in the park. Now he can sleep, and I lost a bit of sleep (hmmm)

nicolette said...

Love your Apple quilt and Mimi with her twined legs and tail! So cute!

Cybele's patch said...

Mimi is adorable.
Your quilt top is lovely. Good you found it again.
Glad you finally got the sun back :)

Oiyi said...

Mimi looks so cute sleeping. Makes me want to crawl back to bed. Lol.