Monday, January 30, 2012

Santa's Coming to Town....!

Yes, I know, Santa just paid us a visit ... but there's nothing like getting an early start! ;o)

Remember this pattern that I complaint about mentioned on a prior post?

Well, I finally got around to making the photocopies.  I do love the blocks.

Yep, I have all the blocks traced onto "antiqued/aged" muslin from Marcus Brothers Textile!

It's one of those project that I classify as mindless. It does not require a lot of thinking thus soothing to the mind.

I have had a need to quiet/sooth my mind as of late and this is the perfect pattern.  

First block done!


I always tend to work the tedious block first, as the motivation is over the top.  It's so much fun starting a new project! ;o)

However, the motivation does tend to slowdown towards the end, hence why I like to keep the less complex block for last.  It just makes it that much more motivating to get the quilt completed.

Thanks for stopping by!  cheers!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Do I have to have a title....?

Guess what? The General's Wives from the last post is still "up right" on my designer wall. No... I have not had a moment to sew the center together. Soon... I am hoping... However, I do have some blocks for the Farmer's Wife to show you.

Voila!



Slowly this block of the month is getting done!

Did you know that Laurie Arron Hird has another book out called "The Farmer's Wife Pony Club"? And.... I'm not touching it with a 10 foot pole it is NOT on my "do do" list! lol

You know, I'm using Blogger's new interface and am not sure I like it. It's very white, making it difficult to work with.

Back to the old......

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Designer wall Friday ...!

I've been reading on some blogs about a designer wall day and thought perhaps as a means of hiding my lack of organization I should post what is on my designer wall. ;o)

Except for the middle block, I have had these blocks pieced for quite some time.  On Wednesday, I decided it was high time to get that 5 star block prepared for hand applique. Now, please excuse the mess....

Voila!  General's Wives - BOM that Fibre Junction is offering!


The top is not pieced, yet, but in my defense, I barely finished appliqueing the 5 stars' block late Thursday early Friday!

I'm working on having the top pieced and quilted soon.  It would be such a great feeling to strike off  a project on that long list of UFOs!

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Gratitude....!

Hello everyone!

Lots to blog about here ... I just haven't organized anything ... yet! ;o)  In the mean time, I would like to share with you some goodies I received from some wonderful people.

I must admit, Blog Land has been very good to me. I have met, via cyberspace, some wonderful people, one of which is Deborah from Woolensails. Deborah is an expert on making anything look prim. She always has something "primming" on her blog! lol

This is what the surprise envelope I received late December 2011 contained!


Beautiful! Of course the picture does not do it justice.  I love the prim look!

Thank you again Deborah!

The other gift comes from my Aussie friend Cheryl. I have known Cheryl (no blog) for quite some time. We have not met in person, YET! BUT .... it is on my list of things to do. ;o)

I have been coveting wanting the Vignette magazine by Leanne of  Leanne's House for quite some time. You can imagine my surprise when this package arrived in the mail from Daisy Cottage Quilting.


Sharon always does such a nice job with presentation!  It was none other than:


How sweet is that?  I'm so glad that Cheryl found Sharon's site for her order.  Thank you again Cheryl for such a wonderful gift!  You are the bestest! ;o)

Now I need to get off the computer and spend some time with my magazines.  I just love Aussie magazines.

As Donna from Chookyblue would say.... Catch you later........! ;o)
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