Friday, December 30, 2011
You see I ordered new boots to keep my feet warm this winter without thought to the effect my purchasing winter gear has on the accumulation of snow.
Really! Some of the mildest winters in New England were directly tied to my purchasing in advance new snow pants, boots and coats for the kids.
By comparison - the years that they had nothing better than layers of jeans and sweat pants, multiple layers of socks and plastic bags stuffed into boots that were either too big or too small, and a miss match of gloves and mittens to keep frost bite at bay... Those were the epic winters of storm after storm where the totals were measured in feet rather than inches.
I know y'all will be heartbroken... Sorry!
Friday, December 23, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
I believe this is the first Design Wall Monday I’ve participated in this year… better late than never ya think? LOL
I actually have something on the Design Wall and have spent part of my day sewing the remaining strip sets together and cutting triangles. I’d like to try and get at least one more block made before all the holiday hustle starts. Sorry about the picture - It’s night and my iPod doesn’t take great pictures – the colors really are much nicer.
The Pattern is called Bouillabaisse by Pie In The Sky Quilts. I first saw a finished top at Southampton Quilts when I was up working the Fall Shop Hop. I cut and began piecing the strip sets 2 weeks later when I went to the quilt show up in New Hampshire. This first block was completed at that time.
Check out the other listings today on Judy L’s Patchwork Times site…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
At least that’s what I have heard… hard to tell here with the weather being so warm.
But I’m not complaining… my folks came up north to visit for 2 weeks over Thanksgiving and since they are from Texas it was much easier on everyone to have the temps in the very moderate range. I only had one miserable trip driving down to VA to pick them up from my brothers house – all the other trips were fine… well - if you completely ignore all the idiots out there driving around – but that’s a whole different subject.
So is anyone going out Shopping on Super Saturday? LOL - Not me! I went out to one department store last week at a local Mall to take advantage of a 2 day sale. I went in – directly to the department I had business in – selected my items and checked out. It didn’t help that I didn’t feel good (the beginnings I’d later learn of a 24 hour bug – bleah) all I wanted to do was get back out the door.
My sewing room was yet again rearranged to accommodate guests. You would think I’d finally “get it” that using the day bed for storing bins and bags and stacks of stuff/projects/fabric isn’t a good idea. Apparently I’m a slow learner…
So not much sewing going on – but I did finish (no picture) a smaller version of the Swoon quilt as a shop sample. The pattern called for 9 blocks – I made 6 blocks to finish it off closer to a twin bed size quilt - by adding a 6 inch outer border it finished at 66 x 92. This is a good pattern to use up some of those coordinating fat quarter you have – but you will need FQ’s that have a full 18” of width. There is no extra for errors in cutting… I have a couple blocks where I had to sew pieces together to accommodate an error on my part.
Here is a pic of the grandkids in Hawaii!
Happy Holiday’s Everyone!