Lft to rt: Frank, Hollin (DS2) and me
Nathan (DS1) is taking the picture.
Frank Roberts family, 2007
And Mom in the kitchen, of course!
I think it should be listed among the seven wonders of the modern world. From the tiles in the floor to the patchwork quilts on the walls, everything in this store is made from polymer clay.
You can see more photos and read about the creation of this storefront at Sarajane's Polyclay Gallery. Sarajane gave permission to post this on my blog. We had a delightful exchange of e-mail about the Christmas version of this same shop, currently under construction.
I can't wait to see it. Visiting this miniature quilt shop is almost as good as browsing the LQS!
We love meeting at Su's house 'cause she has this great big sunlit room that can fit all the tables and gear. Love, love, love that LoneStar, doesn't the color of the wall just make it *pop*?
Here are the last three Paintbox blocks being laid out.
Lynn delcared she hadn't sewn since the last time we all had a sew day... *three* months ago! That's what happens when you retire. You get too busy to do the things you want. :D
And me making more sunshine and shadow string along blocks.
I think they're getting more interesting now that I'm not holding back so much. Been throwing in purple, hot green, orange... it's great fun.
Su pulled out a tub of UFO's and laid out project after project, showing us what she's worked on in the past and things she might not finish because she learned and then moved on.
This was the only one that was on the table long enough to get a pix. Fun stuff!
We potlucked homemade Minestrone soup, tuna salad on greens, marinated cucumber slices and pickled beets. I went home late in the afternoon; tired by happy.
Here's the quilt. I only had to unearth it from under a down comforter and two sets of knit tops and flannel bottoms I wear for sleep. Remember Pajama bags? I always thought those were a waste of time. You end up pulling the Pj's out again each night so why put 'em in there??
And Lucy at ~Quilting With the Past~ did this one:
She was hot on the trail of her Paintbox blocks...
I finally tried my hand at string-along blocks. But I couldn't seem to get the hang of it. This is as far as I got. Are they *blah*? I like the blue in the middle, but I think my color choices are too careful. So I made more, thinking I was using an 'anything goes' frame of mind.
Guess I'll have to make more, try harder to be less controled, more avant garde. That could be a challenge. :D
This is what's on the design wall currently. I have more DNP blocks, but they'll have to wait for the final lay-out on the floor. All from stash except the final outside set blocks.