Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Last of her line

November 1996 - April 2011
she was a good dog

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Warm and Fuzzy Feelings

I want to share an email I got the other day. I can't tell you how happy it made me.

Subject: Thanks for telling us about KIVA

Hi Henrietta,

I really enjoy both of your blogs. I found Henrietta's Other Hat because of your quilting and I've been inspired by your talent.

The quilting is amazing but it was some of your non-quilting entries that really touched my heart - and then my husband's when I shared them with him. Today we made two Kiva loans because of your words and encouragement. We gave you the credit for sending us - so hopefully you'll hear from Kiva. Thanks for sharing!

Isn't that just the coolest thing? Thank YOU Melissa for taking the time to write.

I have added a new blog to my Blogroll on the right. SpiderWomanKnits do check her out, I have linked to her post about making astonishingly easy (and quick) Market Bags from Vintage pillowcases. And, also, too, she has chickens!

Check out this recipe for Killer Easy Chocolate Pudding

Now it is time for tea, my lovely vintage J & G Meakin Cornflower pattern transferware cups (bought on Bonanza for $3.50 - 2 cups 4 saucers, what a steal) fit the mood today. Wish you were here, I have two cups!

Y'all come back!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

O Happy Day!

I think!

This was a UFO. About five years ago (maybe more) Lori was making an Ozark Maple Leaf quilt from Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth & Charlene Thode and I thought "I like that" so I made about 20 blocks and put them aside. You know how that works, right?

Images should enlarge when clicked.

I was inspired by Judy Laquidara to dig through my sewing shelves and find a UFO and finish it.

Yes, well. One down and I'm not telling so don't even ask.

The Fabrics

The blocks were made with scraps from stash and a white on cream for background. Two of the blocks were distorted horrors and IMO unusable, that left 18, so after considerable head scratching I thought if I set them on point 4 x 3 I would get a usable throw. This was perhaps not the best setting choice for this particular block, but too late now!

The setting triangles are Connecting Threads "Fox" from their Quilters Candy Mirage line, which was quite a surprise for me when it arrived because I bought on the picture not the description. We live and learn every day.

The inner border is an older Moda, still available if you search diligently. The little circles compliment the Fox (which does not play very well with others) and added a little foo-foo to what was otherwise an unloved project.

Final border fabric was bought for the purpose, the name is "Stockinette" and it looks exactly like knitting! Cool! Super-duper sale from Connecting Threads again also available in red, green and blue, I bought 6 yards for backing border and binding at $2.48 a yard and used it all.

Y'all come back!