Monday, November 24, 2008

Projects started

Today both Warren & I got started on a project. His is the stones for behind the woodstove in the basement. He mixed the cement,
then put the stones on the wall. This is as far as he got. I did the stones upstairs, in the kitchen, & I can tell you it's a lot harder than it looks.
My project was one I volunteered for over a year ago. It will be Alaska's 50th anniversary for statehood in 2009, & quilters from all over the state have made panels that are being pieced together into bigger panels to be hung at the Anchorage museum, & other venues around the state, then will end up in the state capital, Juneau. As always, when piecing together the works of several different people, it is a challenge.
This is as far as I got today. I still have to add an outer border, & that blank blue rectangle above the right lower corner is going to get something special.
Can you tell I don't have any large space to work in?
After picking these blocks up yesterday, we went to dinner & the movies. We saw "Changeling". Warren liked it. I didn't. It was based on a true story, & if you are like me, & go to the movies for "feel good" entertainment, you won't like it either. It's sad, & there is no closure.


Melodie said...

I love the rocks! It would look so cool in my house. I just did a snowman quilt from different size blocks........I know what you mean! I'll have to post it.
I knew I wouldn't like that movie either. When I heard it was based on a true story I looked it up. The article said she dies not knowing! I knew I didn't want to see it. I'm watching Kami this afternoon while Leilani takes Selem and Kadee to see Madagascar. That's my kind of movie!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the rocks...
Thanks fo rthe heads up on the movie. The trailer piqued my interest, but I haven't been to the movies since Charlie Wilson's war... (Last January - I made my husband take me for my birthday - we saw the movie that he wanted to see...)

Neat quilt blocks!

Delighted Hands said...

When I was first married, we did the rocks behind our woodstove in the little A-frame we built will be worth it when finished! Love the quilt blocks-amazing! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Gaia Quilter said...

Warren's doing a great job on his rocks! Thanks for the movie review, I agree with you, I want light entertainment, if I want to be stressed out I'll go to work.

Granny Fran said...

Wow! It has been 50 years? Time is going by so fast. That Alaska quilt is going to be great. I like feel good quilts and art, life has enough pain and ugliness and I don't want to wallow in it.