Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Ladies of the Sea (pattern by Sue Garman) is completed and hanging in my living room.

Sea Fever
I must down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must down to the sea again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And all the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must down to the sea again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.

By John Mansfield (1878 - 1967)
(English Poet Laureate, 1930 - 1967)


  1. I am so thrilled for you that this quilt is done and hanging on your wall
    It looks amazing
    a bit sad for me as I have enjoyed every post about this quilt
    I LOVE this quilt and hopefully someday I can make it too.

  2. Wow it looks incredible!! You must be so pleased. I wish I could stop by for a real good look at it - there is just so much marvelous detail in this quilt!! ( it would be fun to meet you in person as well :0) I look forward to what is next for you.

  3. Wow this is amazing. So wonderful work. Congratulation!!!!!!
    Grit from Germany

  4. That is a masterpiece! How wonderful to be able to enjoy it every day!

  5. I realise that I forgot to comment before, I must have been so impressed! It is absolutely stunning! What a treat it must be to see it every day!

  6. OMG!! I have loved this quilt since the first time I saw it's picture somewhere on the WWW. Not sure I'm up to making it though. You're amazing, it looks wonderful.