Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This week has flown by and by the looks of it, it is only going to get worse. I have had two days of vacation and although I've been working on a lot of things, one big quilt I am piecing won't be ready to show until late tomorrow night. So, I will start with this and hopefully tomorrow I will have my quilt finished. :)
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Spring is here, according to the calendar. I'm looking out the window at the snow we got yesterday and I'm wondering what happened to those beautiful warm days we had . We are all ready for warm weather and some sunshine. I have the sunshine today, but it is seriously cold out. Guess that means I just have to stay inside and finish something else. :)
This first project is from Little House Needleworks and it came in three parts. It was so much fun to do and I can't wait to get it framed. I think it will be perfect in my office.
Then there are my snowmen. I love snowmen...not in April, but once November gets here, I'm ready for the snow to fly. Minnesota never seems to fail me, especially this year.
Thanks for stopping by....I'm having so much fun finishing all of those things I started at one point and had to leave for some reason or another. It is funny, my husband used to tease me that I never finished anything...now he is asking if there is anything left....oh if he only knew. :) (Course he does now doesn't he?)
Friday, March 18, 2011
Okay, so I know it has been more than a week...but not only have we had a lot happen, I have actually finished a few more things! This Spring Rabbit Banner has been calling my name for many, many years. I started it and had the border and spring letters done and then left it . Every spring I pulled it out, looked at it, and then put it back away. Well this spring she called my name and it was the perfect project to work on while I watched all the news coverage of the earthquake in Japan. I still have to put the backing on, but that will be done tonight (hopefully). :)
Remember this project? It's Leprechaun Lodge from http://www.blueribbondesigns.com/. Last Saturday I decided I would make the tuck pillow for it. I didn't actually have a pattern for the pillow and it was a bit more complicated than I thought...as you can see I ended up making three pillows and there are a lot of other scraps on my ironing board. I may still end up taking it apart again, but that will be next year.
This little pin cushion was a lot of fun to do...and I love the wool that was in the kit. I know when I bought the kit I thought the flower was going to be purple so I was a bit surprised to open it and find blue. I really do like it now that it is done, so sometimes surprises are good?!
And last, but not least, is my Christmas ornament bird from Lizzie Kate. I love her! It was so fun to make and just cute. If I keep finishing an ornament a week, I could have about 40 ornaments for my tree by the time I decorate it. FUN! A good incentive to keep working on them.
I should probably make a little confession...I thoroughly cleaned my house the week after Christmas and organized all the projects I've had for a long time that need some kind of finishing, have been started and left, or have never been started and made a goal of trying to see how many I could finish in one year. I've got a pretty good start. Hopefully I can continue to make my "to do" pile a lot smaller. See you soon!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Okay so March is going faster than February did and I thought February flew by...but then I've been busy again..and I have finished a few more things this week. YEAH!
These are from my block of the month from This and That. They were more complicated than the first two blocks, but I love them. Now I need to go and pick up my next two blocks for March, which I plan to do this weekend when I get to go on a quilt shop hop!!! I'm going to try and be good and just get my blocks, but I have five stores to stop at..and well, you know, they all have such great ideas. :)
Some of you have seen this this scarf before, but I wanted to share it with those of you who haven't. I finished it in January I think...and I finally tackled cables and they were easier than I thought they would be. In fact, I have avoided them all together for a long time because I thought they were too complicated. If you would like the pattern it is free at http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm. The little pillow was a free pattern too from Lizzie Kate, but I received that with a purchase a long time ago. She might have it on her website under free patterns if you would like to check.
This last project is a free pattern at http://www.blueribbondesigns.com/ under freebies. I love it, and I'm going to attempt to make a little pillow like the one I used for the Lizzie Kate pattern, but I bought the star one. I wanted to get this St. Patrick's pattern up here so if any of you would like to make it and finish it before the 17th you'd still have time. I just used a left over piece of linen to make mine.
Well, do you suppose since I boiled my potatoes dry I should take the hint and get started on making some new potatos for dinner or maybe just try to eat them. I hope your dinner is better than ours tonight! Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This is for my block of the month project I am participating in this year. The pattern is by This and That. I'm really enjoying working on it. I really like the fabrics, and we make two of each block each month.
This next project is from Heart and Hand and I started it in 2001. I had a major problem though, it had a unicorn on it for the "u" and I used to have nightmares about unicorns. So instead of just stitching the unicorn I left it sit. I finally drew up an umbrella this weekend and stitched it..and I really like it! I kept thinking this piece needed a little more purple in it. :)
Last, but not least I finished some more grandmother's flower garden blocks. The more I work on this quilt the more I love it. I still have a lot of hexagons all ready to stitch together, I just need to make my color combination choices.