||[Apr. 13th, 2006|02:16 pm]
It's finally warm enough to open the windows and let Spring in. Yesterday I went to my quilt guild meeting and had a great time. Got lots of nice comments on my haircut (from long to really short -- I like the big changes.) The woman I took my first applique class with was there, and we've become friends so she had asked that I bring the double wedding ring quilt that I am working on along. I got lots of positive comments on it, which was nice, and they liked the quilt top I just finished, that will go on the guest bed when it is done. We went out to lunch and generally had a real nice time.
The double wedding ring is "almost done". There are 22 more stars to applique into the intersections of the rings, then I can put on the border (gotta figure out how wide to make it) and then I can figure out how I am going to quilt it. I've got a lot of possibilities on how to do that, but no favorite way. I plan to look for inspiration in the coming weeks and I hope that I can find/design a beautiful quilting pattern that will compliment the piecing.
Today I feel moved to bake bread, so I'll be starting that as soon as I hit send. Just a basic white bread. I'm trying to time it so that it's just done when J gets home. Very tough with yeast breads -- they take a lot longer to rise in our cold house so I can never count on the recipe's timing.
For Easter I think I'll make the gingerbread cake that J likes so much (and complains that I never make for him) in a bundt pan, and fill the center with dyed eggs. That ought to satisfy my craving to celebrate without going overboard and stressing out.
I hope everyone's having a good Spring, and all the best wishes for the various holidays we're celebrating.