Monday, January 31, 2011
Gaptastic Cowl. My friend Pat ( that is Pat's neck that you see in the photo) told me about it, and being so cold natured I decided I had to have one. It is really easy to make, knit and purl in the round. Now that I have finished it and want to wear it, we are having a heat wave, it was 71 degrees and beautiful yesterday. Three weeks ago we were covered in snow. I have dug throuh my stash and found yarn to make two more of them, for Chrismtas presents for this year. I like to plan ahead!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
|Tracing the applique.|
|Cutting out the applique.|
Monday, January 24, 2011
|Becky finished Scrappy Nines. Love it in Black and White.|
|Sandra with her Valentine Table runner. (I know she is sideways, sorry)|
|Kristie's swap quilt.|
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Fannie Flagg is one of those authors, the first book of hers that I read was Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe and I loved it. I have read everyone of her books since then. Most of them are roll in the floor hilarious, this one, I Still Dream About You, definitely had its funny moments but was a more serious book. It takes place in the early 2000's in Birmingham, Alabama. The main character Maggie has decided to commit suicide at the beginning of the book and is putting her affairs in order. The remainder of the book is what is involved in putting her affairs in order. I won't give away the ending, but it is definitely worth reading.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
In the last week we have gone from snow and ice covered trees and streets to temperatures in the 50's.
I have actually enjoyed being at home the last week, other than the fact that I will have to give up having days off later in the year. I managed to get a lot of things done in my sewing room. Hubby, on the other hand, had a really ad case of cabin fever. He was definitely ready to get out yesterday, I even managed to talk him into going to a movie. I can usually only get him to one or maybe two movies a year, I guess we got this year's in early. I had been wanting to see the new version of True Grit. I remember seeing the original with my dad when I was younger and didn't know how they could remake it. I was pleasantly surprised, it was really good. I love Jeff Bridges movies and this was no exception, the entire cast did a wonderful job. It was worth the 11: a ticket we paid to see it.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Snowflakes and mittens, the latest two blocks for Snowmen A-Z. I am not doing the blocks in order as you can tell. I finished the mitten block last night, it was the last one that I had traced off so I decided that the snowflake block would be the perfect one to do next. I know that I should trace all of them at one time, but I only do a few at a time. This brings my block count up to 13, slowly getting there.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
|Bird feeder that my dad made for me.|
Saturday, January 8, 2011
|Turning Twenty that is ready to go to the quilters.|
Pinwheels and Patches, or maybe it is the other way, this was a swap that several of the Timbles participated in early last year. I had all of the blocks finished but wasn't paying enough attention, and some of them were sewn the wrong way. I could have gone ahead and sewn them together, but something about it bothered me.I have taken them apart and now just have to put them back together.
5. Grandpa's Best: I bought the fabric for the borders, have to do those then get it quilter.
6. Carrie Hall: This was on my list last year, maybe this year.
7. Wrapped in Comfort: This is a large pillow cover designed by Pat over at Silver Thimble.
8. Neighbor's Fence: Not one but two of these are at exactly the same stage. I made these from my flannel stash, just have to add borders and get it quilted.
9. Scrappy Nines: Long way to go on this one.
10. Stargazing: Another long way to go.
There are no photos of 5-10 because I can't get to them in my sewing room.
Wish me luck.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Linen Closet Quilts. So far these blocks have been really, really easy, I keep waiting for something really hard to come along. I think that working on these has made my applique skills a little better. The pieces are so large that it is easy to make very small stitches.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
the salt pig, one of my Christmas presents. I had no idea that such a thing even existed, but while in Virginia, for a funeral before Christmas I saw these and thought they were so cute. My sister-in-law had not finished her shopping so she got me one. We were actually staying in Marion, Virginia, however the funeral was in Saltville, the Salt Capital of the Confederacy. What a perfect place to find a salt pig. You pour the salt in the hole in the top and it pours out of his snout. I don't know that I will ever actually use Stanley for salt but he is really cute.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Barbara Brackman to celebrate the anniversary of the Civil War I had to do it. I am a huge history buff and love anything about the Civil War. I just finished the fist block. My goal is to make all of the blocks using my stash., lets see how long that will last.
Monday, January 3, 2011
|I made a huge pan of cornbread.|
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Our next stop was Patrick's. Krisitie was looking for some floral fat quarters for a project she has in mind. I found a piece of neutral for an applique background and a piece of red, you can never have too much red fabric. Becky bought a bag of oranges, no fabric. They sure did look good.
|Kristie was showing off her finished top from the latest swap that we did. I am feeling really guilty, mine is still in pieces.|