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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.

Monday, February 28, 2011

February Fun

This past weekend I got to enjoy some perfect snow and a long weekend of sewing at the farm.
That delightful Snow Woman was built with assistance from my friend Claudette, a.k.a. The Drama Mama, a.k.a. Silvia.  She added the anatomically correct details, while I was responsible for her fashions.
I would have been fun to build an entire Snow Woman family, but with nothing but dish and garden gloves for protection our fun had to be brief.

 You can see that Snow Woman is thinking about warmer weather, wine and gardening.......

This apron and pot holders are a little housewarning gift I made for one of my daughter's friends.  She just got her first place and I wanted to send her something.  Now I'm just waiting on an address.......

This is a terrible self-shot pic of the holly applique quilt that I finished and will hopefully be taking to the quilter this week......

That's all I have to show you for now......I showed you mine....now show me yours!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Little Knitting

I'm showing Nik in the cowl I knit for Elle....it's been done for a while, but the weather and pure laziness have kept me from posting the photo and then sticking it in the box and mailing it.
It's just a simple seed stitch.  Cant remember how many stitches I cast on, and I don't remember what needles I used, but I'd like to make another one for Nik as well as one for myself so I'll have to go on a search for my notes.
Elle sent me this pic from her phone after she received her package yesterday at work.  She loves it, but could have used it when winter hit in NYC....Not sure why cant spin this pic around.....

That's all for now.....Have a great day!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Post-Blizzard Post

Well Chicks, it looks like the BIG BLIZZARD turned out to be a BIG BUST....so I'm not going to bother showing any pics of my ruler in the snow or of the drifts and piles of snow. We had quite a bit but it certainly didn't break any records and I dont thing it merited the cancellation of school, but whatever....
Maybe what I should show you is my over-stuffed refrigerator? I let all the television news hype get me worked up and I actually went to 3 stores and stocked up on everything. Why? I dont know. I have no little children who will suffer if the milk runs out.
I did decide I better bake something, at the very least, since I purchased 2 different kinds of flour, so I made a small batch of peanut butter cookies (because I also bought peanut butter.....)

The week before the storm I spent several days out at the farm, sewing and watching the bird feeder.
This guy kept showing up at the feeder. Watching him run thru the yard was very comical....like something from a cartoon. Its been a very long time since Ive seen any pheasants this up-close....so it was fun to watch him.

I worked on a kit I bought at The Ice House in Grayling in 2005
(I think) when I went up to a Karen Stone class with The Chicks. I dont know why I waited so long to put it together, because it went together so fast (because it was so simple). Not sure where I'm going with it from here. I'll add a border or two to make it a little larger....use up some scraps on the back and maybe quilt it myself since it's not that large.

Thats it for now. I'm sitting in a nice sunny window, getting ready to work on my applique and sip my nice hot cup of tea.
Have a Great Day!