Saturday, April 04, 2009

Lookie Lookie Sugar Cookie it's not a sugar cookie but you have to admit that it rhymes;)

Let me explain...this morning, well actually it was about 12:30 so I guess that's really this neighbor's brother knocked on my door...I had just gotten up. No, I don't usually sleep the day away, but I did the night shift last night and didn't get home until 6:30 AM...anyway, back to the knock at my door...I answered and the man there introduced himself as my neighbor's brother and said that he was visiting his sister and wanted to make her some cookies, but she didn't have a cookie sheet and wondered if he could borrow one of mine...Well, of course, and when he brought it back this cookie was on it. He did give me a whole cookie, but I think I had it half eaten before I thanked him and closed the door. It was yummy;p and just for the can borrow my cookie sheets any time;)

The cookie was a high point (ahhhh the simple things in life) to my down day today...My middle daughter and her family live in Minnesota. They left home yesterday and headed this way for a visit...She sent me a text msg this morning (2:00) telling me that they were stuck in Cheyenne, Wyoming in white out more traveling. They got a hotel room and went to bed. This morning they were still in white out conditions and still unable to travel because the roads are closed! OK!!!! Where is Spring????? If anyone knows will you please, please share??? The earliest that they will be able to leave their hotel room will be tomorrow morning, cutting our visit one day + shorter;(

Here are a few pictures of projects that I've been working on...

This is a quilt that I'm working on for one of my grandsons.

The backing fabric is flannel with baseballs all over it.

Can you see it in the upper left corner???

...and this is my Linda Jenkins' block...

I took a class from Linda a couple of weeks ago and this is my rendition of the block she taught us.
I have several more leaves and a whole lot more circles to add before this one will be finished. I'm not very good at applique, but I'm having a lot of fun working on this one.

Time to go get ready for another night shift...

Have a great weekend;)

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Couple of Things I've Been Working On

This is the afagan that I've been working on...the red, white, and blue one that I mentioned in an earlier post. There's no pattern, just lots and lots of single crocheting. I hope to have it done by the Forth of July.

Can you see the green at the top of the picture? That was covered with snow on Monday morning. That snow is gone now, but we're expecting rain with thunder and lightning tonight and tomorrow.
Here's a picture of the signature blocks that I've been working on...
The picture is a little blurry, still working on the settings on my new camera.
I'm participating in a Signature Block Swap and these will need to be in the mail in the next couple of weeks.
I made more than double the squares I needed, so those will be used in the borders of my signature quilt.
My kids from Minnesota will be here this next week, provided the roads remain open and they don't get snowed out. I can hardly wait to see them;)
I hope you all have a great weekend;)

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Snowy Monday

The calendar says that it's Spring, but I wonder--is it really???
This is what I woke up to this morning...

........nearly 3.5" of new snow.........

that grass was green when I went to bed last night;(

No wonder Spring seems to be much shorter than Winter and Summer. It's cheated out by late snows and early hot spells.

I have so many projects in the works right now that I need to focus on just a few...

so I chose this quilt ...

I made this one about 3 years ago. It was a BOM that one of the local quilt shops was doing when I first moved here. I made a couple of changes to the original that the shop was doing and then took it to a local longarm quilter, Laura Erickson, to do the quilting. All I need to do is the binding so this is what I will be working on over the next few days.

I think I'll take it to work with me tonight (doing the night shift) and if I have any down time I will work on it. Ahhhhh, but it's Monday and Mondays are usually busy. Maybe by the time I get there things will have slowed down. Yeah, right I have my doubts about that. Oh well, at least I have a fact I have two, so I'm not going to complain, except that with two jobs there's not enough time to sew;(

I hope you all have a great Monday;)