Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hi



Hi, life’s busy here,

I have started running again.. I run three times a week approx. 4.9 miles. I enjoy it so much. I guess running is as addicting as quilting :-) I’m thinking of a splendid goal…I want to run the marathon of New York when I’m 50!! ( well keep dreaming Lucy ;-) Right now I’m 43 so I have loads of time to train for it .



Finally I’m working on my small Amish Lone star. I’m teaching the Lone star as a workshop and I think an Amish quilt is a good example to show.



This was my first choice of fabrics.



But somehow I have always blue and red in my quilts. So I decided to change the blue and then also it ended up that I changed some other colors too. But now I miss the blue..



Well it is time to choose the background.
I will keep you up posted

Lucy

32 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Wonderful. There's just nothing prettier than Amish colors. Just look at that sweet snoozing pet :-).

A Time for Stitching said...

Hi Lucy, glad to see you back. That Amish quilt is going to look lovely. I love the colours too and never think of using just plains.

I run too (well jog very slowly really) but only manage twice a week at the most. I don't think I'd every have time so train for a marathon so good luck with that.

A Time for Stitching said...

Sorry about the typos, I should really preview my comments and not be lazy.

LaDiabolik said...

Hi Lucy, we're the same but I wouldn't imagine myself running (too lazy ;-) ). So, you have all my support for the NY marathon.
As for your new quilt, it's going to be another beauty. Looking forward to see it finished. Hello from Belgium.

decafplease said...

hey you! was just thinking about you (again) this morning. good to "see" you around!

we'll do the marathon together, okay? but....you go first! lol! even though i'm running much more than a 5 k every day, i still can't get up enough courage to even enter in one!

love the quilt, as always.

(((hugs)))

tracey

Dolores said...

I like your quilt colours even without the blue. I too like blue but it really doesn't have to be in everything. You may end up liking this quilt. I don't run but I am a walker. I have week ankles and they give out on me (and have all my life) as soon as I start running.

Karen said...

I think you have chosen a very good color combo. It is going to look very Amish.

Dena said...

I like your Amish color theme for the Lonestar quilt.

Judy in Michigan said...

So happy to hear from you again. Your pictures are so vivid - new camera? well, maybe not, I just looked at some of your older pictures - they are vivid also. Can't wait to see the Amish lone star.

Annemiek said...

Héé! Ik wilde je net een mailtje sturen omdat het al een tijdje stil was op je blog :)
Vind de kleuren van je amish wel erg mooi en je kunt altijd je blauw in de border doen, toch?
(Leuke foto van de hond!!)

Lynn Dykstra said...

Eve was looking at the Quiltmania magazine photographs of your home and said, "That table was where I learned to play poker."
We await a visit from your children to teach them some things too!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

I just have to compliment you on your photography. It is so beautiful and well done. I have enjoyed it for a while now and just had to mention that.

It is hard for me to break away from colors I love too. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

Janet said...

Your pictures are lovely as always. Good for you to be out running so much! If I have to chose between quilting and running - quilting always wins :0) I just need more time...

Sophie said...

hey , I posted message to you few days ago and you postnews !!! Great , I will be like you 43 this year and I love running too (started to run again 3 times per week sincefew months and i dream like u to make marathon one day ( NY is the dream) -i have3childresn , live near Paris , lovequilting and hearing from u
All the best

Kate quilts... said...

That quilt looks gorgeous - even without the blue.

I wish I was addicted to running. I'm 46 and have no hope of running a marathon, New York, Sydney or any other. LOL

I do however, own a featherweight like yours; and a blue roan cocker. His name is Murphy and he's terribly spoiled.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Its going to be awesome as always! I"ve been running crazy lately! I"ll have to email you this weekend and catch you up!

nicolette said...

Good luck with all the quilting and the running! What a great goal to run the New York Marathon at the age of 50!

Bia Cardeal said...

Hi, Lucy!

I love your blog! Your quilts are so beautifull!! I love antiques too! And old houses, old bikes, old sew machines (your old machine in the picture is so beautifull! You sew in it??). I visit you in here many times! Sorry, but my English is not very well! I'm brazilian and I study English after many years... Than...

I have a blog too (http:/mariaretalho.blogspot.com/). Sorry, but I write in portuguese in it! But you can see the pictures!

I love qulting! I'm a teacher of quilting. In Brazil, we said "patchwork" not quilting. I'm a illustrator too (in my blog, you can see birds drawn for me). I design to decoupage papers and fabrics too. I love it! And I love create my owners quilts projets too. I create many designs to stencil to quiltng. In my blog you can see the pictures. I made many projects whit my stencils.

I hope you understand me! I would like to recieve one comment of you in my blog!

Hugs and kisses!

Bia Cardeal

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

Wonderful to hear from you again. You were one of the blogs that helped me so much during my husband's illness and death - you took me far away for a few minutes every day and gave me a little time out. I don't know if I ever told you this, but thank you very much.....I love your color sense. I love blue too, but it's fun to play with something a little different. It wakes us up, I think. I am eager to see the lovely quilt this will be someday!

Mirjam said...

Ik mag wel in het Nederlands antwoorden toch?? Ik ben er niet zo zeker van of mijn engels wel web-logland bestendig is...*Ü*
Maar wat knap dat je zo vaak zo'n end rent zeg!!! Daar wilde ik ook ooit eens mee beginnen.....
Wat ik zo op de foto's kan zien ziet je lonestar er al mooi uit hoor!!

Cascade Lily said...

I am glad someone is out there running! Your lone star quilt is going to be a knockout.

Gran said...

Hello
The Lonestar quilt top is going to be beautiful. It is interesting how we evolve to our final choice in out fabric selection. Life is busy. I am glad that you are healthy and well - or at least it sounds like it - and enjoying running. Wonderful goal to run in the NY marathon!

I have a blog now - when you have time, please stop by for a visit. I would welcome even a few small words in the comments section from you.

Our family is busy too. Summer is just about upon us, and our weather is getting very warm.

http://www.knot-yembroiderylady@blogspot.com/

La Tea Dah said...

It's beautiful, Lucy.

How nice to see you blogging again. I have missed you.

LaTeaDah

Gypsy Quilter said...

Those colors are simply lucious Lucy. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. Has the dear pup been running along with you? He looks a bit tired.

Julie said...

Great to have you back blogging.

I like the picture of your dog. My dog lies around like that when she gets the chance.

Like you, I love blue and most of my quilts have it in them somewhere. It is nice to occasionally leave our comfort zone and sew with other colors. I'm sure the quilt will be great.

Judy said...

So lovely to see you and your sewing again, Lucy! The colors are lovely and can't wait to see it on the background.

vivi said...

just lovely!
don't miss the blue, it will be perfect even without it
(and i must say that blue is my favourite colour in life!!)

julieQ said...

Lovely colors you have chosen, I will look forward to seeing your quilt. Sorry about dear husband, and hope he is on the mend. I need to be running with you!

Betweens said...

Lucy seems like you are also stepping outta the box...it is great that you have decided to change your color scheme it looks like it will be a great success.. can't wait to see your background.
Love your goal you have set for your 50th. I too will have to set a goal to better health...keep up the better standards goal.. my new thing is "grey power" long hair going grey and loving it..LOL

katyquilts said...

I just discovered your blog and I love it! I used to make a lot of quilts with reproduction fabrics similar in style to yours. After reading your blog, I was inspired to make another miniature tumbler quilt! You can see a picture of it on my blog.

I was lucky enough to spend a week in the Netherlands some years back when I was living in France. It is such a beautiful country and I hope to return some day.

Katy

Melvin said...

Looks like another fantastic block is brewing! Always fun to visit here!
thanks for sharing...


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Lucy said...

I love your dog.Had a girl just like him/her.She passed away at 16 and I miss her.Seeing this dog makes me ache.