Monday, March 28, 2011

Guest Blogging

Stash Manicure

Today I'm a guest blogger at Stash Manicure.  Come on over and say hi!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday

Somebunny is having a birthday!  Be sure to stop by The Raspberry Rabbits and wish Shell a happy birthday tomorrow.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy National Quilting Day!

Tomorrow is National Quilting Day - how are you going to celebrate?  My guild is having a sew-in all day. I'm going to start a new quilt - Town Square, out of the new Scrap Basket Sensations book. 

The pieces are all cut out.  This is the Lovely line of fabric by Sandy Gervais - isn't it pretty?  It just says "spring" to me, so I thought this would be the perfect thing to make on a March day.  If the sewing goes as quickly as the cutting did, I should be able to get the top pieced in a day.

Our snow piles are almost melted, so maybe spring is on its way.  We had robins in our back yard today, so that has to be a good sign!

Whatever you're doing tomorrow, enjoy National Quilting Day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Finishing Frenzy

Three finishes this week - woo hoo - although I may look a little season-challenged.

The snowman clothesline is finished and packed away until next winter...

Easter eggs that were started last year were finished and put on display.

And a watermelon table mat that was started two years ago was finished.

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your UFOs?  That is the way I've been feeling, so it feels good to get these three done.  I really like to start new projects, but sometimes (lots of times) lack the discipline to finish them.

Looking at my blog, you might think I never do much quilting, and just work with wool applique.  I do sew quite a bit, but lately I've been doing more handwork projects with wool.  I've joined a new group that meets at a church and it's just easier to take wool projects to that, so I've been getting some things done there.  It's a very nice group of ladies who meet and everyone works on their own stuff, while chatting and eating snacks.  What's not to like about that?

Winter is still hanging on here, but we are supposed to get up to 50 degrees this week.  Can't wait for that!  I'm ready for all the snow to go away for good.  Hope it's nice where you are!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy March!

Time to post my February finishes!  I didn't get as much finished as I would like, but then February is a short month, right?

The Strawberry Trio Table Runner is the only thing I've finished since my last post.
This was a fun little project from the Summer Gatherings book from Primitive Gatherings.  So now I'm ready for spring! 

The Scrap Basket Sensations book was all over blog-land a couple weeks ago, and my book arrived.  What a lot of great quilts in one book!  I can't wait to start one, but I don't know which one to choose.   One of them definitely has to be my next project. 

My UFO Quilt for February was a pink and brown wall hanging called Peppermint Twist from a Jo Morton book a couple years ago.  I made a lot of progress on it this month, but, alas, it's not done, so no picture yet.  I think I'm just going to ignore the fact that it's a new month now and just keep working on it until it's finished.

This is the time of year for lots of music activities for DS#2.  We had a chamber concert last weekend, and this Saturday is regional music contests.  He is in several events, so that is my plan for this weekend.   Keep your fingers crossed for some *1 ratings that go to state!