Spring’s been hiding under a bush all this time!
Monday, February 22, 2010
So, I have a case of the sniffles and sneezes and a little bit of laryngitis. In the five and a half years since I’ve been a teacher, this is only the third time I’ve been sick. During the teaching days I would get some sort of illness about once every 3 months and would lose my voice at least once during the school year. Kids love the whole laryngitis thing. Communicating with signs, sound signals and messages on the white board was a fun game! Those silly little cootie carriers!
With the tissue box close by, I’ve done some sewing.
Here are a few more house blocks for V at Bumble Beans.Another Dotty House
Random observation for today:
When we move to the wide open spaces of Wyoming or South Dakota or someplace, I’m taking this gate with me. I’ll just plant it in the middle of a pasture and let the coyotes enjoy it.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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Friday, February 12, 2010
I’m linking this up to Sew & Tell Fridays over at Amy’s place!
If you’ve never visited Pat Sloan’s site, you are missing out on a treasure trove! Pat has something going on all the time. Last weekend I joined her Camp Sloanie Winter Stashbuster’s Weekend where we put together quilt tops based around this block. It has officially been named “Tent Flaps”.
My goal was to use up some of the blue fabrics I had been accumulating for a while.
Playing with some layouts:
Too many possibilities to show here!
This is the one I chose. My finished top measures 48” X 68”.
Here’s a link to the Flickr pool for this project. There were some amazing quilt tops made at Camp Sloanie! And I won a prize! As Pat would say…Woot Woot!
Head on over to amylouwho’s for more Sew & Tell Friday finishes!
Monday, February 08, 2010
Shameless Plug!!Here’s Amber at the filming of the promo video for the band she’s playing with, Little Queen, a Heart tribute band based in Nashville.
The video isn’t up on the website yet, but there are a couple of audio downloads for your listening pleasure. Amber is the band’s Nancy Wilson. They’re pretty awesome!
Friday, February 05, 2010
I made a couple of little things for a swap. The hot pad started out as a wall hanging, but I wasn’t happy with it (the story of my life it seems) so it kept getting smaller until it became what you see here. The little hearts are brooches with vintage buttons for an accent.If you looked at the picture very closely you noticed that the quilting is not symmetrical. I didn’t see it until I looked at the picture. So it’s fixed and has arrived at it’s destination. I hope the recipient likes it:) I’m adding this to Amy’s Sew and Tell Friday’s so flit on over there and check out what everybody’s made this week. It’s great fun!
I used the tutorial from Tallgrass Prairie Studio for the pattern. Thanks Jacquie!
So far my whirligig top measures 45” by 30” and I need to decide on a border so it’s big enough for a lap quilt. I don’t know why I get so stuck on things like this. Lack of experience, maybe. Any good ideas out there in blog land?
Fabrics used for this are Zippity DooDah by Sandy Gervais, Glace Damask Holly Red by 3 Sisters for Moda, Simple Abundance Paisley Picnic Red, Stripe Picnic Red and Retro Dot Picnic Red by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I used a good unbleached muslin for the cream color because that’s what I had in the pile!
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
My blog friend, Terri, nominated me for this fun award a couple of weeks ago. I’m honored to be considered one of Terri’s friends because she is so sweet and considerate. Visit her blog and you’ll see what I mean.
To accept this award, here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award. Thank you, Terri!
2. Paste the award on your blog (see above)
3. Link the person who nominated you.
4. Tell 7 interesting things about yourself (see below)
5. Nominate 7 blogs (see below)
6. Post links to those 7 blogs (see below)
Whether they’re interesting or not, here are some random things about me:
1.I grew up on a farm in western Nebraska with three older brothers. (Spoiled!)
2. I may be addicted to coffee:)
3. I'm a pianist. My poor Yamaha baby grand is in a crate:(
4. My husband and I are big time DIYers. We built 2 houses when we lived in South Dakota and are working on our second redo here in TN.
5. I sported a pretty spiffy afro my first 2 years in college.
6. I do not like BBQ!
7. I taught elementary music until 2004. Now I am a professional slacker.
I read a lot of blogs on a regular basis and it was incredibly hard to choose just seven, but these are the ones I want to share this fun award with:
(If any of you read my blog and want to share this award, I’d love to know!)
Thanks, Terri! Maybe someday we’ll get to trade piano and knitting lessons:)
Monday, February 01, 2010
“Love Never Felt So Good”
felted wool bowls
“I Love Coffee, I Love Tea”
“You and Me Song”
“Looking Through the Eyes of Love”
“All Mixed Up”
“I’m In Love With My Car”
Great gifts for Valentine’s Day or any day! Fun browsing, too. Check ‘em out!