The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well, Well, Well - It Sure is Hot in NC

I am here - and it feels like we are all melting away with  this heat and humidity. I can't wait for Autumn or even Winter, since we do have mild ones. Older I get, the hotter the days.

We have been staying busy with family visiting from Colorado. Son, daughter-in-law and four boys were here for three days - little boys are still as busy as ever and require as much refereeing and re-tasking as ever. We loved having them here and they are so enjoying the East coast and all it offers. They got to see the Atlantic Ocean and the USS North Carolina battleship - you would think that walking all over a battleship and then going to the beach would make them tired - it didn't. They got to drive the golf cart all over our property and they got to go to the Children's Museum in Raleigh one day. Fun, fun, fun was the order of each day.

Another son from Colorado will be dropping in this weekend for a couple days and his wife will be here later next week.  At least they give us time to wash the linens and buy more provisions and with six children, they do not show up all at once either for goodness sakes.

I have returned to my room and have been working steadily this week on my July UFO challenge for Patchwork Times. I knew this number 2 would be called eventually and it is the one with the most to do.

There are lots of blocks with this one and still many to do, but at least the embroidery blocks are done.

Just a small update - I will be coming back very soon with more information on the Stash Manicure Wantobe Quilters Campaign - see my sidebar - you will not want to miss this, especially if you are  Wantobe Quilter.  This campaign is to recruit and help out new quilters only - who will carry on the quilting  tradition. Stay tuned for lots of giveaways over on Stash.
Judy C and her DWH send you joy along with some AC on your journey


Janet O. said...

Those cool blues and white, along with the snowy theme, make a perfect project for hot summer days.
Think cool, frosty thoughts! Beautiful quilt. I love it!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Gosh I have that pattern too!! I was going to do mine in red, but love yours so much!!!
It sounds like a houseful is just the best of fun!! thanks for the AC here in Il. we need it too!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love blue - this is just wonderful! I have seen this in red and green, but I think this is one I would just love to have in my house. Luck in finishing with all the company.

Linda said...

It's over 102 here in south Texas, but then we expect heat. I didn't expect this kind of heat when I lived in Raleigh! It will be fall before we know it, though!

taylorsoutback said...

Wonderful blue and white blocks, Judy! And the embroidery is going to so fabulous when everything comes together.

I would send you some of our cool weather but it is about used up and we are headed to the upper 80's and 90's this weekend...that is very uncomfortable for us Northwoods folks! I have a canopy rigged to shelter my lettuces - hope they don't bolt!

Enjoy all the family time - you are so blessed to have them with you.

Barbara said...

I am making this same quilt--in blue, like yours. Yours is very pretty!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh how I adore your embroidered blocks and itty bitty stars! This is one of those Crabapple Hill patterns that try to reach out and GRAB me... and I keep trying to resist. The attraction is getting stronger, either that or my resolve is weakening. Just thinking about a winter wonderland is cool and refreshing! The weather is a wee bit more tolerable today.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

It is hot! Better today though. I looooooooove these blue and white blocks and your stitching. Fantastic!
xx, shell

Kathryn D. Duke said...

I am sooo!!
I so want to start the embroidery quilt like yours, one day...there is a redwork and one in black also in a local quilt store (pattern & sample) that I keep thinking I will buy. maybe NOW is the time!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Judy I did Winter Wonderland a couple of years ago but in red and I love this quilt. I get it out right after Thanksgiving and it goes on my bed, on top of the spread, and stays through January. It's one of my favorite quilts I've ever done. My friend did it in blue like you and it's stunning in those cool shades. blessings, marlene

Quilt Hollow said...

Winter Wonderland is looking so pretty in blue!
Keep cool....and just last winter I wanted summer! What was I thinking?

Joanne Lendaro said...

Love, love, love these blocks!! This is going to be a fabulous quilt!