Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Yesterday we had a Farmer's Wife sewing day at The Cottage. The tables were full of gals cutting and sewing with all different kinds of fabrics. I set up my machine and had all of the necessary tools ready and couldn't find the six blocks I had cut out the night before. Did I leave them home? Yes, I did. Luckily for me, my husband delivered the missing baggies to me at the shop and I was all set. He's a keeper. I managed to finish four blocks and parts of the other two.
I mentioned before that our guild was doing easy applique blocks for the year. Last month I was fortunate to win a set of snowman blocks.The guild supplies the background and pattern. Here is my heart block for February.
During the last storm, I tried to take pictures of the snow flying in the air. Can you see the tree in the photo? I thought that turned out kind of neat. I love the mornings when I wake up to scenes like this outside.

Sleep At Home Retreat starts tomorrow. I need to get my things together so my husband doesn't have to make any 'emergency' trips to the shop.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wednesday progress

My Cheddar Cheese & Crackers top is complete! I wanted to do this quilt since Lori (Humble Quilts) posted it as a QAL almost three? years ago. I even had many of the pieces cut and the sewing steps were printed. Everything was assembled in a large zip lock bag. I tried working on it at a retreat, but it required more space than I had to lay out the blocks. Thank you, Lori, for providing such fun quilts to make. If anyone notices any piecing errors, please don't tell me!

These pretty FQs had to come home with me last Saturday. They are Nib & Quill by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics. Aren't they yummy?

The weather forecast says we are going to get some snow for the next two days. I'd kind of like to be snowed in for a bit as long as the power doesn't go out.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Slow Sunday Stitching

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for her Slow Sunday Stitching  because I finished the binding for my little Abundance doll quilt made from Lori's (Humble Quilts) SAL. I need to find a bigger doll or a king sized doll bed!

The pink fabric is the back side since the front was too bright. An instructor once said, "You pay for both sides of the fabric." Don't be afraid to use the back.