Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Moulin Rouge" Block Finished

It's been awhile since I posted, and it's been eating at me. Lately it seems that I'm just wandering around without much focus. The issue, actually, is that I'm like a kid in a candy store - I can't seem to make decisions. I love everything I do and cannot possibly accomplish everything I want to in a day. Or two. Or a week......

First, there are my stitching projects. I've had three round robin blocks to finish (one I did and the picture is posted below), each requiring a mountain of threads, beads, ribbons, laces, and other doo-dads that I surround myself with. I've got other projects, too, and I want to work on them all simultaneously. Then the garden is producing such lovely carrots, potatoes, corn and tomatoes. Harvest, clean, store or eat. Yum! Summer camp at Wheeler Farm (where I'm a COWnselor) is winding down, so I've been really putting together some fun projects last week and this week for Arts & Crafts. I hope to get some pictures in the next day or two, but I'll have to get permissions lined up to post them. And I'm already getting teary-eyed several times a day just thinking about not seeing some of these kids whom I've really become attached to!

And then all the linens & things I've bought lately at estate sales. Goodness...... I bought more than a dozen pairs of embroidered pillowcases and have sold many of them on Ebay. Made up my initial investment with one sale! Must weed out some of my laces and hankies, too! Last but not least is the job situation. I was contacted by a local building supply firm for a credit position. I've interviewed and it went well - just waiting to hear back. And I'm torn. On one hand, going back to work full-time would be great for the money, but am I ready to commit 9+ hours per day? I can also stay at the Farm and work in the office for 4 hours a day (plus possibly pick up some shifts at Barnes & Noble, another place I'd LOVE to work).... My heart is at the Farm. I guess this will all play out.

But enough of this - it's time for some fun! :-)

Below is the picture of my Fabulous Fans Block for Gerry, who chose a Moulin Rouge theme and colors. It' s very wild and flamboyant! (By the way, if you haven't checked out her blog and website, please do! She's such an amazing woman and an incredible talent!)


  1. I'm assuming this is foundational piecing but wonder how you did the part in the corner. And did you draw this pattern onto muslin or buy it already printed?
    Mama Bear

  2. Cathy the fan looks fabulous! I am sure Gerry will like it. ( she has too!!)

  3. This is terrific and definitely evokes Gay Paree!
    You were sweet to mention my blog like that...thanks... ;-)

  4. Dear Cathy,
    you captured the feel of the dancers so well. Love that whole look. Thanks for nice comments too, you are so kind.
    Very talented too , take it from me, I know.
    aloha Lilla

  5. Love the color combination - Deanna -


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