Jun 30, 2016

Corner squares

Tammy Black's blog Scattered Seed Samplers featured a post of her wonderful strawberry collection and other items for readers to drool over.  This is one of the photos from that post, her corner squares for measuring your start.  She was kind enough to answer my request for the source and being of unsound mind, I forgot all about calling the shop where she bought them. 
They are from IntheCompanyofFriends but there is nothing for sale on that website.  I need to contact the shop that sold them.  I don't measure and if I did, have a quilting grid that I can use.  But I like them and you know what?  I am sick and tired of paying for everything for everyone else and depriving myself in order to do so.  Yes I can make them, but why should I.  Or maybe I will tell someone in my family to buy them for my birthday gift that I haven't received for years.
 
What reminded me of them was the floss tags I used to make.  I found a few left over blanks and the size triggered the old memory so I started playing.  I came up with a pretty good plan for the back of the square and worked out labels.  If I can't find Tammy's squares, then I am ready to make my own.  This is my favorite so far.  You know what?  I may end up liking mine more, so here we go again.  If you give me a little time, I will change my mind.  This menomind drives me nuts.  That's it!  I'm making them with my favorite house snippets.
Did anyone read the comment from Amanda answering my query about the F word?  In case you missed it, here it is...
"Bit of history of the f-bomb. Earliest written use in English goes back to the 1500s and some uncomplimentary comments on the relationships between the Friars of Ely and the town's housewives. It seems to have made it to the US by the time of the Revolution, and its modern usage was well established by the turn of the 20th Century, at least among the working classes. It moved into the more general society after WWII via returning GIs. So whether your movie had an accurate usage depends on both time and what social class the character was."
 
So thanks to her knowledge, I finally have my answer.  Her blog Saint Ann's Reel is very entertaining and I like her writings.  She stitches, knits, and ...... weaves!  Those complicated looking beautiful coverlet patterns in smaller pieces on her loom!  If you have some time, go through her old and new posts.  Thank you Amanda!
 
Still finding floss balls in that messy room and Bud followed her in there yesterday.  He is so big and slow I can deflect him, but she is a spitfire and too quick for me.  I turn around and she is no where in sight.
 
Hope to show my finish and offer the chart this weekend.
Have a good one.
Joanie said to eat that damn chocolate cake.
 
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12 comments:

C. M. Designs said...

I have the three floss tags, which I purchased from you, hanging out where I can see them. Found them in my cross stitching "stuff" so thought I'd put them so I can see and enjoy them.
My girl kitty likes to play with an inexpensive ball of gift wrap ribbon. She carries it all over the house. Maybe Missy would like something like that and would leave your floss alone ?
Have a wonderful 4th of July.
Charlotte in Va.

Janet said...

I always enjoy reading everything you post. Hope you have a great weekend ( here it's Canada Day ...our 149th birthday...you can bet next year is going to be phenomenal....this year is the lady in waiting lol lol )

Janet said...

I always enjoy reading everything you post. Hope you have a great weekend ( here it's Canada Day ...our 149th birthday...you can bet next year is going to be phenomenal....this year is the lady in waiting lol lol )

denise said...

The grid's you want can be found on Belinda Karl Name's blog.Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl

JodiBlonde Fletcher said...

Cissy of Gentle Pursuits Designs had these at a class recently. She may have the for sale. I love mine.

Krissy B. said...

You are too funny! Sweet dreams to you and I look forward to seeing what your meno brain comes up with.

diamondc said...

Hi Marly: Love the Scattered Seed Sampler pictures of the floss tags, yours however really have caught my eye, will you be selling them again, hope so.
Oh my gosh floss balls so cute, it is sometimes not fun having helpers, I have one Blondie Starlynn our cat.
Blessings
Catherine

Mary said...

I think I like your floss tag better. I put my floss in Tux bags, yesterday I was "tidying up" and found where my DMC 222 disappeared from last project...under the cushion of my chair. It drove me crazy looking for it too! Can't blame that on the cats. Have a good weekend and Happy 4th.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Marly...please think about making sets of corner squares from your stash of sampler photos. And put me down to purchase the first set! Love them!
Robyn

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Your corner squares are beautiful...But, I already have the 4" grid hidden in my quilting stash...so for now I will unhappily pass.
Have a safe and wonderful 4th.
...God Bless America...

Just me said...

Hi Marly, I like the idea of the corner sets and I would buy one if you make them. Happy Independence Day everyone!

Maryann Olsaver said...

Love the idea of the corner squares too and would be interested in purchasing them too. Love all your posts Marly!

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