Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My 1st Post of 2009

Wow! How did that happen?? Well, here it is - my first post of 2009 and as it turns out, my birthday! Yep, I am a 1/2 century plus 1 year old and really looking forward to what this next 1/2 century has to offer. The weather here is horrible, snow, rain, freezing rain, etc, etc. So I called my boss and explained since it was my birthday and I shouldn't be aggravated on my birthday, I was going to stay home. He laughed and told me to have a great day!

Although I haven't been posting, I have been busy. Here are pictures of projects I've completed since Christmas. There are two hats and a pair of mittens toward my goal of knitting for charity. I am really enjoying this! I am knitting at night while I watch TV with hubby. The picture of the black hat is not a good one. This hat is adorable, made from Lion Suede yarn and Fun fur, it worked up super quick. The mittens are my first pair ever. I wasn't crazy about the pattern I used so I have found another and will give them another try.

I finished my Chinese coins quilt!! bound and everything! Wahoo!! I know you have seen the front in my last post and I pieced the back from the leftover pieces. Bob likes the back better than the front. I'll try to get a picture of this later in the week!

Last weekend I was at our guild's annual retreat in Rhode Island. I worked on completing the top of my Mystery Nickels quilt and a snowman wallhanging kit that I picked up in Houston. The quilt top has pieced borders which I need to add but it's getting there. This is supposed to be twin size but once I add the borders it will be close to full size.

And here is my snowman wallhanging ready for quilting! This was a terrible kit! The snowman pieces were too large for the top so I had to keep trimming and trimming to make it fit and the instructions were not well written. But I do like the look of it and hope to have it finished and hanging by Sunday.
I received a birthday phone call from my DS ( without prompting from Dad), a call from my goddaughter and niece, Bridie, who thought I was 25 (she has moved up on my quilt list!) and I received the best slippers ever from my sis in Florida. They are from LL Bean, lined with flannel and are sooo comfortable I have to remember to take them off should I decide to walk out the door. All in all, a lovely birthday. No fuss, no muss.

I hope this will be the longest lag in posting! January was a tough month starting with a cold caught over the Christmas holidays that wouldn't go away.

Hope February will be a better month!


Nellie's Needles said...

Happy Birthday! It's nice to be brought up to date. Thanks.

Tracey in CT said...

Happy Birthday!!

Today certainly was a lousy day weather wise, good call on staying home! I had no fun shoveling all that snow and slush in the pouring rain this afternoon!@

Debra said...

Nice to see you back in blogland! Cute projects and now you can wrestle them onto the mid-arm to really finish them!

Screen Door said...

Welcome Back!!!! I love the snowman kit--- Worth the frustration...

Kay said...

Happy birthday, and it's good to hear from you. A snowman wall hanging is so appropriate isn't it?

Vicki W said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you are back!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Happy birthday!!! Looks like you have had a very busy January!!! Lots of great projects going on there.
Cheers! Evelyn

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your spool quilt is wonderful! And so is the snowman kit.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

LOVE your spool quilt...and Happy Birthday!

Tazzie said...

A belated (but heartfelt) Happy Birthday from me to you! My goodness you've been busy - 2009 is going to be a wonderful year don't you think?

Dionne said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I really like your spools quilt, and your snowmen are great!