Monday, June 24, 2013

Google Reader's Demise


I have not been posting, reading or commenting on blogs for a while due to lots of different family issues but I just wanted to take a moment and post a reminder about Google Reader.

On July 1, Google Reader will be gone forever I have no clue why Google Reader is soon to be gone.  But, I have made the transition to Bloglovin to read up on the blogs I follow.  It was actually super simple and took just a few minutes.
I put a button in my sidebar if you wish to use Bloglovin to follow my blog.  The other option is to receive blog posts via email or you may have already chosen another blog feed system.

Karen from "Sew Many Ways" has an excellent post today about setting up your account on Bloglovin.  If you would like to read it go here.

I know there will always be change in the world, especially change with the computers and systems constantly upgrading.  I am not a big fan of change but it keeps happening so I guess we just have to learn to go with it.  I do hope we don't lose all the little pictures of our followers under Google Friend Connect.
Here's hoping  you will continue to follow my blog on whatever feed you choose.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Chester County Criswell Block 11


 William Criswell's block 


Jane Criswell's block

I made two versions of this block.  I must admit the history behind the names on this quilt is starting to get a little confusing to me even tho Sharon is doing a great job.  There is an excellent post here about the family tree.  I am just happy that Sharon is able to keep it all straight.  I really think she should write a book about this quilt.
I have just about run out of reds and greens and may repeat some but not too many.  Does anyone have any they could suggest.

Happy Sunday.
Nancy

Friday, June 7, 2013

A Quilt for Evelyn


Evelyn is almost a year old and I am just starting to work on her quilt.  I made a quilt for Lillian (here) to hang on her wall when she was about this age so Evelyn needs one too.
This is really a work in progress and I don't  have any idea which direction it will take.
I can see it needs more brown and maybe a little less green.
I enjoy working with liberated letters and continue to be inspired by designers like Tonya at Lazy Gal and Gwen Marston  along with Mary Lou Weidman.  Their work is so creative and original.

So she would not feel left out I stitched up two little dresses for Lillian.

Happy stitching,
Nancy

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sally Post Top


I have all my Sally Post blocks together - lots of pink and green going on here.   It's hard to tell just how they really look in this picture.
I am thinking I need to move to a house with higher ceilings so I have a place to hang my quilts.  That doesn't sound like an unreasonable request does it?
I am linking to Appliqué Thursday at A Quilting Readers Garden
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Chester County Criswell Swap Block


Last Wednesday was a very exciting day.   My swap block arrived in the mail all the way from Australia.  It's very special for me to have a block from Sharon because this is her families quilt.
Such pretty fabrics and a special signature.  Thanks Sharon.
This months block was just released and I am anxious to start working on it.
Happy stitching,
Nancy