Have spent some time quilting a prayer quilt that I started over a year ago...
part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here). I think the pleasure in making that quilt had a lot to do with whom it was for, that I made it at an idyllic place to which I'll likely never return (because my wonderful friend feels that at her age she can no longer maintain two homes), and because I used so many blues and greens in it.
I keep thinking that if I'm going to continue making prayer quilts for men, I need to come up with some new strategies. Now that Clothworks has started American Made Brand (AMB) totally American grown and milled cottons, I could make some quilts with solids that I like, so they wouldn't be so "girly." By the way, this blog will be a stop on the AMB Blog Tour, June 19 on Day 24 of the 25 day tour. (That's because New Mexico was one of the last four states to be granted statehood.)
Quilting progress was also slowed by the fact that I had to get a new water heater this week. They are warranted for only six years, so I'm glad mine lasted almost nine years. However, the price has doubled, and I wonder how elderly people with limited incomes manage to deal with such sudden expenditures.
The other thing that died was my Kindle Fire HD. No, I did not drop it, spill liquid on it (apparently I just spill liquid on my clothes!), nor crack the screen. My phone calls to Kindle support kept getting dropped, but eventually we managed to sort things out, so a new one is on its way. (However, I'm left wondering why Amazon 2-day shipping ends up taking five to seven days!) I do like the Kindle Fire because I can take it with me when we make our long trek to CNM's Westside campus and read blogs and knit while my daughter is in class.
Happy quiltmaking..and knitting,