Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Little Nine Patch doll quilt

One more OPAM finish for March...where did the month go?   I got this cute little doll quilt pattern from the Fairfield website, it is a free pattern from Kathy Tracy. She designs wonderful little quilts...you need to visit her delightful blog and be inspired!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Little helper!

I had a great little helper today.  Jack likes to sit at his little table and color, while I sew.  Sometimes I let him sit on my lap while I am sewing on binding at the machine.  He thinks he is such a big boy!  I managed to get bindings sewn on two little quilts today, so now I can spend "quality" time with my husband this evening watching movies and get the bindings tacked down.

And look what I made this week! 
 I went to a class at the Prairie Point quilt shop and made this neat Penny Blooms table topper.  Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters spent the afternoon showing us how to do raw edge applique.  It is fast and easy!  I started this little table topper at 1 p.m. and had it finished by 4:30 p.m.  It was pouring down rain all day, so what a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.  On Thursday evening, Lynne came to our Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild and gave a wonderful program...we got to see all kind of wonderful quilts from Kansas Troubles Quilters.   It has always been one of my favorite lines of fabric...guess I just like that old, dirty look!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rush over to Fresh Cut Quilts for a lovely spring giveaway.  It ends today, so I do mean rush! 
Here is what you can win......

 Layer Cake of Fig Tree Quilts' Fresh Cottons line (simply gorgeous fabric)
2 of her patterns (because she couldn't decide which one, and they both work great with a layer cake or charm squares)

All you have to do is leave a comment on what your favorite spring activity is.  One of my favorite things to do in the spring is digging in the dirt, planting my flower beds....love the smell!  It is still to muddy to do much digging, and the weatherman is forcasting a snowstorm tonight...just in time for the first day of spring.  Oh well, the sun was shining yesterday and it is supposed to reach 60 again today.  My grandsons are coming over today, so I think we will go out and play!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wishing for spring!

Will the sun ever shine again? I cannot remember a winter with so many dark, dreary days!  As I drove to work today, I heard that the next 2 days are supposed to be better...a bit of sun and warm up to the 60's.  And on Saturday, the first day of Spring...SNOW! 
In an effort to brighten up the house a bit, I have brought out the Easter decorations, and have discovered I really don't have a lot of little spring quilts.  Guess I will have to do something about that!  The one in the photo above is from Jo's Little Women club, I think it was called "Summertime". 
I have the next 4 days off....a bit of a spring break.  Hope to get a couple of quilts finished and get some walking in.  I tend to make excuses not to walk...the weather is to wet, too much snow, too cold, too dreary, don't want to walk alone, etc......and I know I would feel so much better if I stuck to it!  I read on another blog that the first 10 days of any resolution are the most important, if we stick to it for 10 days it will become more of a habit.  I used to walk everyday and go to yoga classes once or twice a week, then I broke my foot (walking...a stress fracture) and got out of the habit!  I'm thinking I better get the umbrella out and walk no matter what!
And remember...
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Groupie on a bus

Feeling a bit like a groupie on a music group bus this weekend.  It is so good to be home, as we just spent the last 2 days on a bus trip.  My husband sings with the Kansas City Metro Mens Chorus and they had a total of 3 concerts in 3 different cities this weekend.  Being the dutiful and supportive wife, I tagged along.  I love hearing the men sing, but it was very tiring, especially since I came down with a sore throat, headache and earache. 
Baby Jack came over and spent the day with Gramma on Friday.  We played "golf" in the hallway...you know, with the plastic balls and plastic clubs.  Fun times!
I haven't got a lot of sewing done lately, but this is a short week at work, so maybe I can get something finished and show it off later on!  But for now I gotta show off my sweet little Baby Jack....wish I could keep him this age forever...love looking at the world through his eyes!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Saturday sewing

I didn't get as much sewing done this weekend as I would have liked, one of those battles with a sinus-migraine headache.  Here are the courthouse steps blocks that I have finished, I think I am going to stop at 36 and put a border with applique around it.  Of course, Max thinks she has to be in on all the action...sometimes she thinks she needs to move the blocks around to suit her.  Off to work today...no sewing day for me.