Food for thought.

Memory is a wonderful treasure chest for those who know how to pack it.

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve 2010-2011

 I thought I would enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while I worked at gutting my sewing room today.  The hot cocoa mix was part of my Christmas gift from Nancy, one of the gals in my mini group.  The mug was part of  my gift to Nancy and Sharon.  We have called ourselves "the Quilty Chicks" practically from day one
and when I saw this mug, I just had to get it for all of us.   



So I enjoyed my hot cocoa. 


even though I barely made a dent in the sewing room.  

But, it's going to be a work in progress because I need to get in there and start working on my daughter's wedding quilt....like now. 

That's ok though.....tomorrow is another day year. 

Hope you all have a very Happy New Year and may 2011  be even better than 2010. 

Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010


Just like that, all our prep is done.  Dinners are eaten.  Gifts are opened.  The children are happy with their new toys.  We just have the New Year to think about and then it will be 2011.  Time just flies by way too fast.  I guess it's really not that far fetched to start thinking of what we will be making for next Christmas.  I for one will probably be a procrastinator and be way behind again next year.

But, I do hope you all had a very Merry and Happy Christmas with family and friends;  and I look  forward to all the new projects we will be working on in the new year. 

Sit back, kick up your feet and enjoy yourselves and remember all the wonderment that Christmas brings

Merry Christmas to all my friends.



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Baby it's cold outside!

It's really been cold here in Michigan, so I thought I would share just a  couple of  my "indoor" snowmen.







The one around my flocked tree are a little hard to see, but there are a few of the "ice cube" snowmen at the base. 

A couple weeks ago we were suffering through 12 below wind chills with temperatures going down to about -6 at night.  I was going to make my winter hat (knit), but I didn't have the right sized needles, so instead I got out my wool yarn and made myself a pair of socks. 



 I have to say, they kept me toasty warm  this past weekend when we did the Christmas Walk at Greenfield Village. 

Hope everyone is staying warm and that you are ready for the holidays.  I finally am; and I am looking forward to all the festivities with family and friends. 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Check out the great giveaway!

If you love solids, P.S. I Quilt is giving away a whole bundle of Kona solids.  Check it out here and give it a try http://www.psiquilt.com/

Monday, December 6, 2010

Two more done....

I would have posted these last night, but a 1/4 of Michigan was without internet last night through to this morning.  Not sure why, but here are the final two blocks for now. 


Wow, there sure were a lot of pieces to this one block.  Almost lost my dotted fabric that I used for the background on this one. 

Well, that's it for now.  I have to prep more blocks before I work on them again.  Cherry Trees will be out in a couple of days, so that will be my next priority.  Also,  it is so cold here in Michigan that I am thinking of getting out my yarn that I bought to make a hat and get started on that.  The cold is my incentive.  

Happy Quilting! 

Friday, December 3, 2010

What I am doing in between The Cherry Tree blocks....

I was just reminded by a message board that I am a member of.  One of the staples for this board is....Motivational Friday....where we report what we have been working on for the past week.  So, I thought I would share it here, too.


My immediate priority is to keep up on the Cherry Tree Block of the Month, but when I am finished with that, I try to work on Hearts and Hands (although I should be devoting ALL my spare time on my daughter's wedding quilt).  Anyways, I had some of these prepped, so picked them up and started stitching.  I have been stitching a little on this one and a little on that one.  These three just got completed. 

These four are in progress and nearing the finished mark.



I think the wedding quilt is feeling a little daunting to me right now, but I know once I get to it, I will go gunho.  For now it just feels good to get some of these completed. 

Guess I had better get busy and get these four done.  Then there are plenty of other projects calling my name, too.   

Ok, got one more done tonight.


Last one to be added tonight....