Saturday, January 29, 2011

February UFO Challenge Number

So it is January 29.... that means almost February, right?

Our UFO Challenge for February is # 8.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A young life is gone.....

Our district lost a student this evening. He was 18; ... a senior ready to embark on the next phase of his life.

I've known him since he was a little boy.... he was in nursery school with my twins.

A wicked traffic accident Sunday night... he went through the windshield from what I understand; broke his pelvis in two places... and laid in the cold so long his core temp was down in the 30s. I don't know much more than that.

Please.... hug your children.... hug anyone..... it all goes by so quickly.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Is it at all possible........

to have too many UFOs???????

Lord 0'mighty where did all of these come from?????  Honestly, my sidebar list has probably gone out the window now. I just dug up two more and my brain is moving in that direction.

on another note... we are having a snow day today. The storm didn't hug the coast enough to dump on us.... but enough to be a pain. So now we are losing our Easter break..... Pennsylvania weather is grand!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What in the world was I thinking.........

I made a quilt a few years ago with lots of 9-patches in it... and I had more leftover.

So I took some of the leftovers and put them into 9 in 9-patch squares, set them on point with plain set in squares, and then set-in triangles.. yada yada yada.... you know the deal.

Long story short... this puppy is approximately 105" x 125"........ and its on my UFO list!!!!!

I'm seriously thinking of hand quilting it... I want wreathes in the set in squares.

Stay tuned!

Do you piece batting?????

if you do it's yours for the cost of shipping (domestic only... don't think it would be worth it to ship outside US).  Pieces vary in size... I just want it out of the living room (so I can start filling the basket again :o)

There is Hobbs 80/20 and various types of Dream Batting in there...... cream and white.

Let me know!

S(n)ew nICE

We got the call last night around 10pm that we would be on a 2-hour delay today. Then around 7 am this morning we got the call that school is closed.

Darn!! I left all of my stuff at school :o)

So I'm using the day to catch up on fixing, piecing, etc. I took the borders off of one quilt that was made in my 'quilter's infancy'.... you know when you just cut a border, sew it on and whack off what is left over. The picture above shows what I had left after measuring it to fit. Breathing a big sigh here.......

I pieced the backing for it also; a hodge-podge of three different purple-floral fabrics. It's for Abby and she doesn't care what the back looks like as long as the quilt keeps her warm.

Ok, I'm off to check my UFO list and see what needs done to what to get ready to quilt. I have to finish marking borders on my 30's sampler to hand quilt also. Should do that while the sun shines.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Coffee Pot Crisis

The coffee pot has died. Kevin said the water is not getting from the resevoir to the pot and he is finding a puddle under it in the morning. So we will be getting a new coffee pot.

I am so wanting the Keurig.... why? Cause it's cool!!!! and Judie has one LOL..... and well........ it's cool!!!!!

Kevin, being the practical, level-headed one in the family (and my kids are totally his kids) says we don't need that and just by a new Mr. Coffee or something. OOO!! He just said get one with a timer! That is splurging!!!

We are so 20th century! I'm surprised he hasn't planted his own coffee tree/plant thing and takes his donkey out to pick the beans. But he says we don't have anyplace to keep the donkey... so Juan Valdez he ain't.

Ok, this post has gone totally whacked.... off to buy the new coffee pot.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January UFO..... I lucked out

I really lucked out on this one. Two days after Abby picked #3 for January my friend Donna, who does my long-arming, called me to say my Disappearing 9-patch was done.

Woohoo!!! That is #3 on the list. Can you believe it??? I got something done in the month I was supposed to (thanks to the holiday break).

This is a workshop sample for a class I am doing at guild in April. After that, it will be donated to Quilts of Valor.

Thanks Donna!

Monday, January 10, 2011

I DO NOT Want a snow day

So........ the big storm is coming. I am hearing rumors that some are predicting an early dismissal tomorrow and a snow day on Wednesday.


You see, we only have ONE day off in January, ONE day off in February, and ONE day off in March. Easter is late this year. Losing one of those days would make an awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwfully long stretch without a break.

And besides, I did not put a snow day in my lesson plans for this week.... so it won't happen............... right??????

Saturday, January 1, 2011

UFO Challenge Participants Request

Happy New Year!

I have a favor to ask of all the gals/guys in the UFO challenge. Would you please, if you have a moment, email me with your blog address so that I can fix the list? It is still adding spaces and I want to try and doctor on it if I can. Also, I'm going to make a spreadsheet this time. Technology is only so reliable.

PS.  As of 2:00 pm EST I have 19 full or partial records.  Thank you to all that emailed; some I got from emails I saved.  For those that haven't had a chance to email I would appreciate it if you would.  Also, please check the link on the side to make sure it works.   Thanks so much!