Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Home again, home again

Hello, everyone! I feel very out of the loop because I had almost no computer time during my vacation, and what little I had was just enough to quickly read some email. I'll be visiting blogs and catching up this coming week. I missed everyone!

My trip was great -- I went to my niece's wedding in England (her husband is British) and since we were already almost there, my husband and I took the Eurostar to Paris. Awesome! In addition to all those touristy things that people do, I also got to spend a wonderful day with Tonya of Lazy Gal Quilting. What fun! I saw all her fabulous quilts up-close-and-personal. It was like being in Disneyland. Tonya was so friendly and she showed me a few little tricks for making wonky letters. Then we went fabric shopping. I picked up 3 African fabrics at a great price. I don't know exactly what I'm going to do with them, but I like them so much I'll think of something.I also got to chat with Clare, the Dordogne Quilter, who was too far away to visit but close enough to phone. Since I started blogging, I've made so many friends around the country and around the world. I can't believe my good fortune at getting to know Clare and Tonya better!

I really haven't had time to do much quilting since returning home (little things like a zillion loads of laundry and mountains of mail took precedence). But tomorrow I'm having some minor surgery to fix my foot -- hoorah! -- and so my sweet husband suggested that I bring my sewing machine and projects to the main living area since I won't be doing stairs for awhile. I can't carry everything up, so I played around a little with Otto's quilt to choose a border. After auditioning many fabrics, I'm thinking of using a black and white check border with a red binding. Too much? Comments welcome! Remember, this is for a baby, and babies like high contrast.
It's good to be in touch with everyone again. I'll be seeing you in blogland this week!

14 comments:

Pattie said...

Welcome home, Cheri - or should I say Mon Cheri? :-) Your trip sounds like a little slice of heaven.

I'll be sending good thoughts your way for tomorrow’s surgery. I hope you’re up and around and running footraces again soon!

The Quilting Pirate said...

I missed you! It sounds like you had such a lovely trip--can't wait to see pictures!

Good luck with surgery, you are in my thoughts!

I like the check border and binding choices! They all fit with the rest of the quilt nicely!!

Helen said...

What a great holiday you had. I confess to being a little gree with envy!. Love the quilt. The black and white check and red binding is perfect. I love bright quilts for babies.

Exuberant Color said...

the black and white check is perfect and so is the red binding. Welcome back to blog land. I hope your foot surgery goes well.

jillytacy said...

Welcome back! It sounds like you had a good trip. What fun to be able to meet two quilter friends! I hope your surgery goes well and that you gets lots of time to sew as you recover!

floribunda said...

Yes, definitely! Your border/binding are terrific choices. Best wishes for the foot surgery...

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

It was so wonderful to spend time with you, Cheri. happy you made it back safely and good luck with the surgery. I like the checks and red binding - go for it!

Andrea said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Whereabouts was the wedding ? I love the checked border and red binding - not too much at all.

Clare said...

It was great to speak to you on the phone. Glad you got back safe and sound and hope all goes well for you today.

*hugs*

Quiltdivajulie said...

Been there, done that with the foot surgery. Best wishes!!!

ABSOLUTELY LOVE the choices shown for border/binding on Otto's quilt - NOT too much - just perfect!!

Welcome home ~ cannot imagine how wonderful it would be to spend a day with Tonya...

Jacquie said...

Welcome home...and you spent time with Tonya...how great that must have been.

Libby said...

I like that border/binding combo - NOT too much imho. Good to have you back in the blogosphere :0)

paula, the quilter said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The b&w check and red binding are the perfect finishes on Otto's quilt.

Mary said...

I'm so far behind reading blogs that I think I'll never catch up. Sounds like you had a fun vacation and then a not so fun time with your foot. Hope you're completely recovered soon..