Thursday, January 3, 2013


This quilt top is from a jelly roll purchased a long time ago, so I am officially naming it the Jelly Roll Morton quilt.  I'm just going to assume you know who he is.  The center square fabrics (two different, but the same) were a separate purchase as well as the backing (stripe) and binding (rosebud).  I have made lots of things out of the excess (view purse here).

Like me, photos are not quite as vivid as they should be.  I am already longing for spring.  That's probably why I've changed my banner so quickly.  I want color.  I want flowers, and I don't mean the kind in a vase.  I want green leaves on the trees and green grass under my toes.  I want to wear pretty, impractical shoes.  Alas, it is only January 3rd.  Dirt snow covers the ground.  The silver lining in this cloud is my current project - a colorful crochet afghan requested by Frannie.  I am using these yarns.  She checks on it everyday to see how long it is getting.  I love crochet.  The repetitive motion is soothing, almost hypnotic at times.  The most relaxing needlework, I think.  Perfect for evening.  After everything else is finished for the day.  (Homework - Dishes - Lunches for next day ✓ - Tote bag/trapper/violin ✓ - Outfit - Child in bed - Laundry ✓ - Dog walked - Milk & biscuits for dog ✓✓ - Yes, our dog loves milk & biscuits every evening before bed - except he refers to them as milk & cookies.)  TV on.  Cozy socks.  And fleece.  Sans make-up. 



Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a gorgeous quilt top! I adore those fabrics and colors! Just perfect!!!
Michelle xoxo

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very pretty but I have no idea who Morton is. Happy New Year!

Thimbleanna said...

You're so funny -- I can just imagine your dog asking for milk and cookies! Your quilt is beautiful. Can't wait to see the crochet!