Friday, February 26, 2010

Broken branches, more snow and no power

                             We had a slight break in the snow so we cleared out the driveway and took some pictures.
                             We had a huge branch come down near the road, and some in the back.
                              Luckily nothing hit the house.  We have the generator running for a while to warm things up.  How many weeks until Spring?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful.....

 I tried to get this guy to help me shovel but he just smiled and would not budge!
It's a good day to stay in and sew :0).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Tisket a Tasket

I finally finished piecing this top!  2009 BOM designed and given for free on the web by Anne Sutton of
Bunny Hill Designs.  I think it is so cute and was really fun to do.  Each month I would download the block pattern and make a kit of  wool pieces I wanted to applique onto a cotton square, that way I could take it with me where ever I traveled.  The layout is adapted from a pattern from the book " Patchwork Picnic" by Suzette Halferty and Nancy J. Martin.
Now its on to Debby Brown to quilt it for me :0).

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

The beginning of my wool crazy embroidery......I had to start with a heart in honor of St. Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wool crazy take two

                               The top picture is my second attempt at laying out the foundation, done by hand it lies nice and first try was done by machine and was bunchy and lumpy.  Not a good surface for embroidery and applique.  I chalk this up to the learning process.  Snowy day here so maybe I'll get some
sewing done today.

Monday, February 8, 2010

"A tisket a tasket."..BOM finishes

                               I finished making my Anne Sutton designed blocks from Bunny Hill Designs.
Now all I have to do is put them together so I can start her new free BOM for 2010....." Snowbound"
All snowpeople......adorable.  12 months of embroidery with great directions.. free online :0).

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wool crazy quilts

                               I joined an online group that is making a wool crazy quilt, this is something I have never done before.  I am looking forward to learning a new skill and making something beautiful.  I started off with
the book, a template for laying out the back ground wool and a package of wool scraps to get me started.
These were purchased from  Wish me luck :0).  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

                                 I saw a picture of this little quilt and just had to copy is just
                                two nine patch blocks, but done it bright turquoise and red
                                ( yes I'm still on that kick) it is very graphic.  Now I can't decide if it is
                                done or needs another border...Santa faces? A border of wonky house
                                like Tonya's? A border of wonky letters spelling out Christmas greetings?
                                I think I'll put back up on my design wall and see if it speaks to me :0)....
                                Let me know if you have any ideas!