Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Are you charming? I hope so!

Well, it's March Madness time again! My DH and I have been parked in front of the TV all weekend and will be for the next couple of weeks watching UConn try to win another National Championship.  Knowing that I will have some time to do mindless stuff, I have started cutting fabric for a new project.  I found an easy pattern for using nickel squares and thought it would be a great way to use up my novelty fabrics.  I pulled all my kiddie fabric and started cutting charms.  I hope to make three twin size quilts ( one for my great-niece, Bella, one for my nephew, Aiden and one for charity). 

Despite cutting for a few hours, I am woefully short on charms.  This quilt calls for 88 charms for each quilt. I would like not to use repeats and sewwwww, I am asking if there is any one out there who would like to donate or swap charms with me.  If you do, please email me and we can swap snail mail addys and I can get this project underway.

I've also joined another swap, cause you know I love me a swap!  This one is a pincushion swap through Hilde and Hilde. If you are interested, click on over. Sign ups are until April 3rd.


In other news,  my west coast-east coast-west coast quilting buddy, Libby, is headed back to the West Coast. She passed by me on Saturday and we got together for some coffee, catchup and hugs.  Of course, Driving Miss Daisy was with her.  Although we got together far less than we should have, it was so great having her close by and I will miss her.  But now, I have a West Coast hookup which I intend to use and she and I will be roaming Rosie's quilt shop in the near future.  Last text I got from her she was in Oklahoma.  Gonna miss you girlfriend!!!


This Friday, I am headed to the Big Apple for Empire Quilters quilt show.  I've never been to this one and I'm pretty excited.  I'll be traveling with 3 other gals and we have decided to stay overnight in Times Square and check out the city a bit.  A trip to Mood is already on the agenda.  I'll have pics on my return from the show. 

Til then, Quilt til you wilt!

8 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I may be going to NY for a wedding this summer...on the list is Mood and the bakery in NJ from "The Cake Boss!"

BTW...send me your snailmail and I'll drop some blocks in the mail...

julieQ said...

Send me your address, dear Annie!! I can help!

paula, the quilter said...

I can help! Send me your addy, Annie.

Chris said...

HEY!! I live in Rosie Land! When are you going to be here? We could make it a threesome???

Chris said...

Forgot to say, send me your snail mail, I have a drawer full of nickles.
I believe Uconn is playing my alma mater, SDSU, as we speak.

Kay said...

I'll send you some. No need to swap :) Have a wonderful time in New York; what a great trip!

Kimmie said...

Have a great weekend in the big apple! Sounds like a lot of fun!!

Debra Spincic said...

I have some novelty--not much but I'll send what I have.