Wednesday, June 17, 2009

More Red Cross Quilts

Check out the Eye of the Needle blog for another perspective on Red Cross quilts. also has some history and a different Red Cross pattern. I decided to do a little more searching, so I typed "red cross quilt" in google and clicked on the image button at the upper right side of the screen and found many interesting images of Red Cross quilts. The farther I looked into the pages, other images appeared that didn’t seem quilt related. I clicked on an image of an older lady (who am I kidding, she was probably my age…) and found The Journals of Annabelle Johnson. Each entry is very short and at first appears mundane (January 14, 1960 - Thursday. Fine and bright. I did a little hooking. Went to the Auxillary meeting at Alice Blaikie's. Ester was up to Gertie Patterson's to dinner.) But after reading a few, I found them oddly compelling.

Till next time... Happy Stitching

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Red Cross

Today's free quilt pattern is Red Cross. This is a pattern that has been published many times in many versions. It's an easy block to make and I like using a stripe in the vertical and horizontal strips that divide the block.

On Saturday my daughter Katy called me from New York. She was there on business when her boss decided to stay an extra day and go to the Belmont Stakes! She wanted to know if I wanted to place a bet. I gave her $10 on Mine That Bird and he came in 3rd! It sure made watching the race at Dagwood's more exciting.

I biked to work 3 times this week and biked 20 miles today. That gives me a total of 44 miles this week. I've been riding my bike to work when the weather allows and I try to take a long ride each weekend. We usually ride from the Mayfair Bar in Haslett and peddle around Williamston, ending with a loop around Lake Lansing. My goal is to ride 30 miles each weekend ride.

Till next time.... Happy Quilting!