Saturday, January 11, 2014

Civil War Sampler

Earlier this week, my very dear husband, Felix, re-injured his old ankle sprain. It left him only able to hobble short distances like to the bathroom but only with a cane. I've been his URN, un-registered nurse this week and not doing very much sewing.

I did, however, get back into Clue 1 of the Celtic Solstice to work on finishing up some of those tri-recs units.

I got as far as 96 of these neutrals which is just what I need! Next I'll work on more of the orange ones.

My big joy for this week was when the postman brought me this belated Christmas present from my dear friend Grace over in Maine. Wheeeeee!

It is Barbara Brackman's Civil War Sampler book of 50 quilt blocks! I love this and I did not have it!

Each page is a spread of instructions with a diagram for cutting and sewing one particular quilt block, with lots of historical notes and stories about it. Then there are two full color photographs of that block as it has been made up using reproduction Civil War fabrics. It really lets you see what your block might look like.

Thank you so very much, Grace, I love this book!
They say that a good friend is a gift that you give to yourself. I say that a good friend is a true blessing.

Happy sewing!


Auntie Em said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Felix is hobbling around on a sore ankle. Hope he recovers very soon.
That looks like a great book!

helen said...

I am sorry that your husband injured his ankle - hope he will be better asap!
I was missing your posts!
I like the fabrics you are using for the Celtic Mystery and the book looks interesting.
Best wishes to you both!

Elaine Adair said...

Oops about injury for DH -- been there, done that. My wishes are for his speedy recovery!

You, my dear, must have friends ALL OVER THE WORLD, with your sunny posts, face, and smile. I check your post first many days to see what you've been up to. 8-))) Stay warm.

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