Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I have been doing some quilting. I finished my Africa PCs which I can't share today since they are on their way to England. But have a pic of some of the beauties I have received from the super talented gals in England with whom I am exchanging. These are a couple of the Angel PCs which was the January theme, and Africa for February. It's so nice to get something other than junk mail and bills in the mailbox.
You may remember the Round Robin I started back in February last year. It was with four gals and there was no pressure. Well, we finally all finished and we did our exchange last week. If you want to see how mine got started, take a look here. And this is the finished product!
Finally, these pics are of my surprise birthday present from my DH! I have been oogling this for some time. My DH went ahead and ordered it. The insert and quilting extension are still to be delivered. I love, love, love it! If these are the presents you get for turning 50, I wouldn't have waited sooo long! Of course, once it was all together we had to totally rearrange my sewing room. We spent about 3 hours rearranging and straightening everything. Now my sewing room is perfect!
My angel even has glasses that she wears on her head like me. The yoyos have bells in the center that ring. The three rounds were 1. a border with curves, 2. embellishments and 3. rectangles. I absolutely love her! We have already set the parameters for the next one which will start in April.
That is my little Jem in the picture. My true love, the Janome QC 4800, is in the shop. She was making a funny noise so I took her to see Dr. Warren. But she is fine and I am picking her up today. We got 10 inches of snow yesterday and I stayed home from work. Now we have to shovel out and I have to get some food!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Their birthday was February 1st and they turned 13 so I was also able to give them their presents which was 2 pair of flannel PJ pants for each of them. Kyla's were pink and purple and very girly. Erin wanted "dark colors, Auntie Ann, no pinky stuff". I think she is entering her "difficult" years! Good luck, little brother!
Monday, February 04, 2008
1. Completed the TIF challenge with my lilies and fabric vase
2. Made my Fairy Postcards ( by the skin of my teeth, LOL)
3. Worked on two UFOs (homespun lap quilt and Thangles blocks) almost to the point of completion
4. Read one book and I'm 3/4 of the way through another
5. Have really tried to use only items in my stash before buying new stuff. It's amazing (and scary at the same time YIKES!) what I have pulled out of that closet.
I have done quilty stuff on my blog at least once a week, I've definitely tried new things with the felted flowers and the fabric vase. The only thing I think I've missed is Keeping Christmas all through the Year. Just didn't have the time! So for February, I will try to get to a Christmas project.
There now my housekeeping is done~
Now, as part of the TIF challenge, we are supposed to track our progress on our blog. For February, the color scheme did nothing for me but the concept theme is interesting.
What do you remember?
Sharon B. talked about things that she remembered as a child that are either obsolete or have changed dramatically. I started pondering this and thought about how we played as children of the 60's and 7o's. I thought about playing jumprope (double-dutch and chinese jumprope) and hopscotch, and dodge ball. Then I thought about the great board games we had. I remember every Christmas there was one game that you just had to have, like Hands Down, Go to the Head of the Class, Mousetrap, Ants in the Pants, Sorry, Trouble, Don't break the Ice, and of course Twister! Kids "now a days" don't know how to play board games, everything is video or TV oriented. It's kind of sad :( Anyway, I think that my piece will be a quilt about the size of a board game which reflects those games. I'm still twirling it around in my head but images are forming.