Monday, January 21, 2008

Roses for Alaska

Photo: My latest quilt, made for my Alaska babe.

My little girl in Alaska needs to keep warm, so says I, so I made her this quilt this week (actually started on it last week). It's the largest I've made to date (86x96), is tied, backed with that super-soft minkish fabric, and filled with lofty batting. I want to make another really warm one sometime that involves down and/or Polartec.

If I mail the quilt next week, it should get to her place in time for her birthday, in five weeks.

©LDN 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Why does it take so much longer to construct a building than to tear it down, but conversely so much less time is needed to sew a seam than to rip it out?

There's a lesson in this somewhere.

Off to vacuum up thread bits.

Monday, January 7, 2008

The Hideaway door

Photo: View through the new Hideaway door, from inside the studio, looking toward the shop area. The door was artfully created by Lee to make the Hideaway (my studio and party place) less drafty.

This is a door-within-a-door. Most often we will use the smaller central door, but the entire panel also swings on hinges, making possible the movement of large items such as, hmmm... such as shelves on wheels.

Close inspection of the clear vinyl panels will reveal that some are tinted blue, and some are tinted green. We had hoped this design feature would be more obvious.

While taking this shot in the Hideaway just now, I noticed that it is measurably warmer in there than in the house (where three days of no electricity due to big storm, have made each day increasingly colder) or outside. Must be due to the skylights.