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Life has definitely taken me to places I never thought I would go to....but nothing more exciting than where I am right now! Welcome to my world...


Monday, February 23, 2009

Memories from South Korea and ..... What a way to sew????

First it was only two years ago...when the Professor and I had the opportunity to visit South Korea, during Cherry blossom time, to see our wonderful son, the Major, and his spouse...the Designer and all of our grandchildren at that time. What a treat. I had to share a photo of us taken at the Cultural Village in Seoul. You can see the tower, Wubang tower in the hazy background. What a lovely city to visit. I couldn't get over everything to see while we were there. And aren't those the cutest kids, trying to read the map...so that they could tell us the way to go???? Now it was all in Korean...but there were some very cool pictures to see on that map. We had a great time riding the bullet train... to Seoul. Fast and clean and smooth. I so wish we had a train like that to ride on here in the US. It was fabulous. On to other things, It got really cold here the other night...and I decided rather than turn the heat way up.... I would just snuggle under the cover.... and do a little sewing... what better way than to sew ...UNDER... a QUILT!!!The quilt is not complete...but it is my When oh When as per Tonya, I am hand quilting it in my spare time... the center is almost complete....finally. So when I get tired of sewing on the little featherweight... I can pick up the hoop...and hand quilt on that one. Well the Professor caught me like this when he got home from his evening class... and snapped the photo. What a guy!!!! I don't know if you can see it or not...but my DD .... first large block is in the lower left corner of the "Bed sewing". I still need to finish all the pink 9 patches... I am about halfway through with those... before I can finish the DD mystery from Bonnie at Quiltville.com. Had to post this photo of a fungly quilt a friend asked me to quilt for her. It is very old, looks like late 30's and 40's fabrics to me.... not sure who pieced it, but the fabric was very thin...and the backing fabric was actually pieced from old flour sacks! Some had even been mended... er darned. I wanted to try feathers as I am still learning them... and she was cool with whatever I wanted to try. And they turned out pretty well. I had to leave a photo of the back as well. Hope you enjoy seeing them.

11 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It is beautiful, I am sure she will love it. Evenings usually find me tucked under a blanket stitching or knitting too

Kitty said...

LOL at you on the bed with a sewing machine! Great shot. As always, the work you show here is amazing. x

Andrea said...

You could start a new trend - not sewing a quilt but sewing IN a quilt - lol ! Lovely photos of the fungly !

Needled Mom said...

It is always nice to have a large project to snuggle under and this one is beautiful.

I'll bet that cherry blossom time was spectacular.

The Jen said...

Those feathers look great!!!

Libby said...

Now that's dedication to quilting *s* Love the S. Korea pics. We didn't get the chance to visit The Princess there.

happy zombie said...

I am in awe of your quilts, quilting and travels!

Kathy said...

I love the pictures. The quilt is beautiful. I love the feathers.

Finn said...

Hi Colleen, thank you so much for all the kind wishes and for stopping by. Love the sewing in bed pic...a first, I think. And WHY didn't I think of THAT??? It looks so comfortable. The quilt is beautiful.
And my goodness, you've accomplished so much this year already!!! Keep up the great work. Hugs, Finn

Karan said...

Great way to enjoy a hobby! LOL So many beautiful quilts to see - thoroughly enjoyed browsing your blog today. :0)

Margaret said...

Are you a Criket follower? just wondering coming from Aussie that is. A quilting picture if ever I did see one. Lol