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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Nasty Headache....

Has gotten me down. Needless to say, I havent been very creative (or obsessed) lately. Lucky for me, I have friends who ARE obsessed & creative, and have provided me with pics of their most recent work.
Nancy and Vicki were both inspired by Rouenneries by French General....and here's what they were compelled to make. (We'll go alphabetically!)
First is Nancy's Basket Quilt. She took her inspiration from an Alex Anderson pattern.And now here is Vicki's.

Same fabrics, with a very different look. I'll add the pattern name when Vicki sees this and lets me know what it was....(Stars of Grace from McCalls Quilting October 2009)

Both are absolutely beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing them Chicks.

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Beautiful, Sunny Friday......

And for some reason I'm spending way too much of it on this computer, rather than being near a sunny window or actually getting outside and enjoying it!
Anyway..........here is my first block of Juniper and Mistletoe. I'm not totally happy with my stitching on the stars. I didn't do a good job of matching thread colors so every single stinking stitch shows.
Oh well. I'm not tearing anything out.
However, seeing the way they turned out sort of takes away my urge to work on the next block. So---don't expect to see the next one any time soon!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Just Thought I'd Share...

This was a freebie from Blackbird Designs. I finished the stitching sometime last weekend. Not yet sure how I intend to finish it, but hopefully I can make a decision and get to it soon.
(Notice my nifty new ironing board cover....a super deal from TJ Maxx...I Love It!)

The Youngest Daughter is leaving tomorrow, before the crack of dawn (ugh!) to spend the rest of Fashion Week in NYC with her Big Sister. She'll be working backstage (as a volunteer) at the show of the designer her sister works for. It should be a very memorable experience!!!
Hopefully there will be some fun and interesting photos to share.

You chicks have a great day.......and remember, those quilts aren't going to make themselves while you are surfing blogs!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day 2010

I've been trying to put a post together for about 30 minutes now with no success. My pics don't want to load correctly and I'm about to throw the computer across the room.....So much for the warm, fuzzy feelings I have after receiving a beautiful heart-shaped box of Godivas from my One and Only......

Since I'm not a quitter....I'll keep trying.

Speaking of my beautiful heart-shaped box of Godivas:

Here is my 9th block of Simply Vintage. I have obviously taken a few liberties with the design in an effort to make it my own. I'm not sure that I'm finished with it. I see a leaf that I dislike greatly, so that may have to be removed and replaced. I'll stare at the block for awhile and see how I feel after a day or two.

Here are the fingerless gloves that I started, well, more than a year ago? At the Harbor Star...before Vicki moved to Florida so that might be more than 18 months ago? All I've had left to do on them for the last year was finish one thumb. Just 1! So last weekend I picked went on a search for the needles, found them , and had them finished in about 15 minutes.

Ok. That's all I have. Not enjoying the whole blogging thing right now, so I'm going to shut down this computer and walk away. Talk to ya later!