Thursday, January 31, 2013

I Won!!

Marlee says 'what is it, Mom, something for wienie dogs?'

Look at these sweet sweet goodies that I won from Michelle and the Raspberry Rabbits.  :D  I am thrilled beyond words to have won these little 'rabbit' scissors---my oh my they cut sooooo goooood.  :D  Thank you bushels, Michelle and Bunnies.

Rain, and Rain and More Rain

The ground is so waterlogged that we are just holding our breath about the electricity going off again.  Pretty sure there are trees that are ready to come down in the winds that will probably have an electricity line to take with them.  :/  Having jumped right in to projection LOL, we were spared the worst of the storms that are howling around out there today.  We have had a LOT of rain again though.  We started the day with a high temp of 65 degs (can you believe that this is at the end of January with temperatures like this!!)  Then a high of 28 for Friday---crazy crazy weather.

Randy ran to the grocery store for a few things for us, so I won't have to go out for a few more days.  :)  I've been appliqueing more little baskets.  And I have to say I love having the sewing machine in here where it's warm.  I've sewn a bit each day, mostly on the scrappy log cabin blocks.  There are several sew-alongs going on right now that I'm eying but haven't started yet.  I have pulled my charm pack and yardage for Terry's Treasures quilt along.  Just haven't started cutting it yet.   

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sewing When I Should Have Been Cleaning

I started cutting scraps and working on a scrappy log cabin.  I keep admiring (lusting after) Jeanne's (SpiralJeanne) log cabins, and since it didn't look like I would get one any other way LOL, I decided it was time to start piecing one.  Kinda leader/ender on some days, other days lets just cut some strips and sew a block.  :)

The Downey(?) has finally found the peanuts and comes every day.  I smile every time I glance out the window and see this little beauty.  The Carolina Wren found them too but I haven't been able to get a picture of him yet.

I am doing Cheri Payne's (quiltsbycheri) sew along.  These are tiny little pieces. starting with 1-1/4" squares.  Tiny.  But fun.  I'm actually keeping pace with her.  LOVE it.  :)  My alternate squares are actually a very dark forest green---sure looks blue in the photo.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

A stuffed bird I just had to make and an applique pattern that I'm getting ready to start

Santa present :)

It was REALLY cold but this little fella didn't care one bit---he needed a bath :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A Clean Slate

"Old Years and New"
Edgar A. Guest

Old years and new years, all blended into one,
The best of what there is to be, the best of what is gone.
Let's bury all the failures in the dim and dusty past
And keep the smiles of friendship and laughter to the last.

Old years and new years, life's in the making still;
We haven't come to glory yet, but there's the hope we will;
The dear old year was twelve months long but now from it we're free,
And what's one year of good or bad to all the years to be?

Old years and new years, we need them one and all
To reach the dome of character and build its sheltering wall;
Past failures tried the souls of us, but if their tests we stood,
The sum of what we are to be may yet be counted good.

Old years and new years, with all their pain and strife,
Are but the bricks and steel and stone with which we fashion life;
So put the sin and shame away, and keep the fine and true,
And on the glory of the past let's build the better new.