Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I am hoping this awful cold will go away and that I can do a little shopping in a few days. I have only been out of my house once since Thursday or Friday. Yesterday, I took out my garbage, started the car and let it run a while, took some letters up to our cluster box on the corner, got my mail that had been accumulating for several days, and then very gladly went back in to the warm!! That sharp cold air does not feel good when I breath it in. Not bothered being cooped up as I always have plenty to do. If I got real bored, I could clean the house! Don't see that happening yet! Stay warm out there!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Then, my neighbor sent me a link to a video on Youtube that is just cool and something we can all try. It has to do with separating eggs in a way that is so different. Whoda thunk! Take a peek.
I will get the little quilt in one piece today!! Hopefully, I can get the backing ready, too. In the meantime, stay warm - spring will get here eventually.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Earlier I had a text from my daughter and she is in Denver with Norah and family. 60 degrees there! Despite the bitter cold, she had a good flight and I think it was timely one without much in the way of delay. She has been so excited to go and I am sure they are just as excited to have her there.
I can smell my turkey soup! I bought a couple of Honeysuckle White turkey thighs and cooked them with onions, celery, etc., and have now added carrots. Will put in some noodles and then put the cut up turkey back in. Will have several days of soup!! Like money in the bank.
Stay warm and get lots of sewing done.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
This afternoon a video came through from Norah, and Lauren can be seen close up and personal - she has filled her little tummy and is very content.
And I am still working on the little quilt. Actually did a lot of the buttonhole stitching yesterday and will be back working on it tomorrow.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
This afternoon, my oldest granddaughter, Norah, gave birth to her new little daughter in Denver. Mommy and baby are doing wonderfully well. The wee one weighed in at 7 lbs and 1 oz and is 19 inches long. Her name is Lauren Carol - I am so very touched to have my name as her middle name! The entire family was kept updated by both Chad and Norah all afternoon via texting back and forth and also pictures! Henry was there, too, since there is no family physically there (but we were all there via the internet and in spirit).
It's been a good day.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
So along with the little baby quilt, I have my two pretty red quilts to bind, and a challenge quilt to make for the quilt show in April - needs to be done by the March meeting, plus one more round of the round robin. This is the time of year to get projects like this done - good sewing season! I know what I will be doing for the challenge quilt and even have everything gathered up for it in a plastic container. Egads, I am so organized!!! I am looking forward to doing it. It actually is a 20 x 24 wallhanging with the theme being a scene from the state of Michigan. A road runs through each one and they will be hung with the roads connected. We all have the same fabric for the road and it will be the same size - you can put it anyplace on the piece that you wish to have it so the pieces will be staggered. Think it should be fun.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
"(Please try not to notice how I store my Cosmo floss supply. Trying to keep it organized, I realize, is futile.)"
That made me giggle and immediately think of one day at Sit and Sew when I had brought along my embroidery (as had some of the other gals) and I took some friendly flack about the condition of my floss! Some of the girls wind their floss around little cardboard things that are made just for that purpose and have them arranged beautifully by color. I am feeling vindicated that there is as least one other needleworker who shares my bad habit - but I actually don't think she has quite as big a jumble of floss as I do. I figure that if things get too tangled and I'm not able to straighten some of the mess out, floss is cheap and it doesn't bother me to toss out some thread snarls!! However, I certainly don't encourage anyone to do as I do!!!! It isn't pretty!!!
Check out NanaCompany on my sidebar. She takes gorgeous pictures - and has many pictures of her cute little girl. Also, some of older children. A very nice blog.
A word to the wise:
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Plan on venturing out tomorrow - temp is supposed to be 38. Will seem like a heat wave! Stay warm out there! Here are some words for today-
Monday, January 6, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Back in early November, I had put this up on my wall with the plan being I would do owls, birds and maybe a butterfly or two. If I don't use this for the baby quilt, it won't be a lose as it would lend itself to something else. I do like the dots and stripes. However, I was thinking maybe more girly for a sweet little newborn. I have a lot of 30's reproduction fabric which I love and it lends itself so well to things for little ones. Also down in the basement are quite a bit of solid fabric in all colors and there are also some pieces of offwhite that could be used for block background. I have been looking at clipart and saving things I like in files. Baby animals are one category in the running-
Syverkstan Quilting, I found free pdf files for a quilt called Crazy Cats. There is also one for dogs - can't remember what the adjective is for them! However these are pretty darned cute.
with a pattern for each kitty and a layout of the quilt. This might look smashing in Aunt Gracie fabrics, too.
Words for today: