All Things Andrea

All Things Andrea

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Carving 2011

 A Speedball Linoleum Cutter is the secret tool for making etched carvings.

A power drill works wonders!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quotes Worth Contemplating

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
 - Marianne Williamson, as quoted in the movie Akeelah and the Bee

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quilt Fever

Quotes Worth Contemplating

"Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle."
- Edna Ferber, as shared with me by a friend - do I take that to mean that I am perceived by others as being an old maid??!!  :) 

Tea with Denise

Frederick, MD

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Show & Tell

Today was "Show & Tell" for the residents at Masonic Villages.  It was such a moving experience for me!  There was a wealth of experience, talent and art in the assembly room, all begging to be appreciated.  I especially appreciated this resident's handiwork; the pillow was stitched out of wool scraps left over from her rug braiding.

I love the way she embellished the wools with decorative embroidery stitches.  It inspired me to think of ways to use my fabric scraps that I have stashed away instead of always buying new fabric for quilting projects.

This dear lady did express the anguish that comes when your eyesight begins to deteriorate.  She can no longer do intricate needlework like this, but is determined to continue doing whatever creative endeavors her eyesight will allow. 

What a privilege to view such craftsmanship!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Soup

Cream of Zucchini Soup with Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread

Another Selvage Pincushion

I just love these selvage pincushions!  I made one earlier in the year, then couldn't resist making another one...

... with the selvage scraps of a quilt I'm currently working on.

It's also a good way to document the line of fabric used in the quilt, and it's a fun way to showcase my ever growing collection of vintage buttons.