Sunday, January 09, 2011


Well, only 9 days into the New Year and I am doing some re-examining of my goals. I was so impressed by Jeanne at Spiral and her B-a-D project that I thought I could do the same. Sadly, just 3 blocks into the project I am baling out! Here are my three blocks which will be added to the Orphan Box. My DH finally made me see the light ( Are you crazy??? were his exact words) and I realized that with working, going to the gym and radiation treatments, I was not going to be able to keep up with this project.

But I have joined Jeanne and lots of others over at Barbara Brackman's new project, Civil War Quilts, where she is providing a block a week as well as interesting history from that era. Now a block a week I know I can do! And here are my first two blocks, Catch me if you can and North Star. I'm really using this project to keep me motivated to get into my sewing room. After finishing these two blocks, I started piecing my pillow shams to go with my recently finished quilt. Sewww, you see it's working!

Finally, here is the snow we received Friday night into Saturday. We got about 10 inches, though the totals varied dramatically over the area. And after shoveling out on Saturday, we got another 2 inches overnight. I guess winter is really here. I love how it makes the garden look. Time to hibernate in my sewing room!


paula, the quilter said...

Glad to see you posting again and I'm glad your hunny talked you out of the B-a-D. That would have sapped me to even consider doing it.

Gari said...

Wise woman. I like realistic challenges but unrealistic ones are just too hard on a person. I set goals for a week, readjust as the week goes on and don't beat myself up when I have to set a goal over again the next week.

You did a great job on your Civil War blocks

Libby said...

Well, we just wouldn't be quilters if we didn't want to try to make them all! Still I can see the wisdom in ditching the B-A-D project *hmmmm* are the initials trying to tell us something?
You know I am LOVIN' the snow. Your yard looks gorgeous. Let me know if you need someone to come over and make you a snowman . . . . I'm in the business *s*

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm doing BB's civil war blocks a week is so doable (and so far at least, they are pretty straightforward blocks!)

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