Finally got all 48 plates together and half the backgrounds cut (24). Need more of that blue fabric.. so maybe this coming week end I’ll head back to the Quilt store. Meanwhile I will start sandwiching the blocks and do some sewing. I’m doing a quilt as you go on this one.. It is going to be sooo big!! Each block will be 14×14 inches.. 6 rows across and 8 rows down. Then add a border!! Might get it done this year.. LOL.
Had birthday lunch with the other Mother on Sunday- It was her Birthday.. I’m still trying to get used to mine from this past December. I still haven’t rec’d the pics from DD#2′s phone. She’s been busy at work and forgot me needing the photo. I’ll remind her once the work load settles down for her.
A few blank cards for those occasions that pop up.. Like notes and thank you cards. I am loving the punch art and playing in ink.. I rushed the season, but wanted to try some clear embossing powder with my new bare tree stamp.
I still haven’t taken a photo of the Shawl that I crochet using the alligator stitch.. really takes a lot of yarn and it is so thick. But really cute!! I’m working on another as I take a break and watch tv.
We are still in the freezing temps around here and I can’t get motivated to do much.. just trying to stay warm and having my tummy full. Spring has to come along soon.. The sun has been shinning and the snow is melting during the day. Promises, promises!!
Don’t expect too much from me. I went back into hibernation and conserving my energy for warm days and being outside.. Got lots of work to do out there. #1 getting rid of the Hot Tub. It stopped working (probly froze up) but I got a new shower and rarely use the “tub” anymore. The kids hardly ever got in it..so the space will be used for other things.. Found a home for the Tub.. all they have to do is come get it .. and they know it has problems. Lucked out there.
Off to get some sleep….. and don’t disturb till the temps reach 60.. I’ll need time to thaw out, too. GRANNY
And the snow came down… all DAY!! Wet, heavy and blizzard style off and on all day!! The drive way is dug out again and we wait for the snow plow to come by so we can get out and to work tomorrow. It’s suppose to warm up and turn to rain tomorrow.. with the ground frozen, where is all the water going to go?
(checking the basement and got the de humidifiers running.)……
Since the weather continues to be really cold and plenty of snow dropping on us when the temperature get above 10 F. I have explored the world of card making using punches to make my flowers. a Little water and crumble the circles and I come out the other side with Carnations. I put together a couple of sandwiched quilts but just don’t have the energy to get to the sewing machine.
By the time I get the kitchen cleaned and meals fixed, I’m ready to nap.. These naps are too often and addicting. Hoping the warm up that’s headed my way this coming week gets me motivated more and I can get some of this sewing done…. I’m just not ready to come out of Hibernation….. It’s so cozy and warm here under my covers.
With the squirrel playing outside my window, I sat and sewed a crib size quilt from the “orphan Blocks” that were recently sent to me.. Love all the tracks in the snow. The squirrel’s lead to the big tree in front of our house.
Isn’t this one a cutie.. there are blocks with POCKETS to hide those precious little finds that kids carry around all day. Now they can tuck them in for the night.
And this is the progress I’ve made so far on the blue N white Dresden Plates… next step is the 8′s.. or half a circle. Probably should start looking for co coordinating fabric for the background and back..
But , first I want to get these “plates” put together for a table runner.. The plates were a gift from my Secret Santa Swap at MSQC this past December.. Gorgeous!! LOVE the colors!! I’ve got 4 of them and I’m doing the Quilt As You Go (QAYG) method of getting them done. Stitching in the seams of each and taking my time with that “circle center” and outside points..
Just Keeping warm inside and out with my latest quilting efforts. I am falling in love with the plate making part.
The snow just got deeper!! Single digit temps next couple of days.. then more snow.. Anyone see that Groundhog???
Just another day in Paradise!!!