Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ready for...

...the quilt along. I went from no jelly rolls to two.


 Hmmmm--now I just need to decide which one I am going to use.  I think I am leaning toward Spring Fever this time, mostly because I have the exact amounts of all the other pieces.  
My machine is all packed up and ready to go to the new house.
Count down to closing--2 days!!!!!!
I've done a bit of work on my Verandah Views, but mostly I have been packing and cleaning.
I did take a bit of a break on Friday and went to Movie Night at Bella's Fabric.  It was a fun crazy night. People brought all kinds of work including their machines. I didn't get much work done--too busy talking, looking at other peoples' work and watching the movie. Secondhand Lions is a very cute movie. It was nice to spend a couple hours away from the pile of boxes. 
Now I must return to the pile of boxes.
Please everyone, do some sewing for me!!
L, A- 

Monday, February 15, 2010

Getting There!!!!!

Just call me turtle.  Eventually I will get to the finish line.
I have finally finished all the stitching on the Gail Pan Christmas Wish BOM from last year.  I think it might be my favorite for now.  
Sorry it is a little crooked.  I am a little short and I was hanging over the bed with my camera.  I promise a better shot soon when I get the sashing done. Then I can get my two legged quilt holder to help me.
I will mostly be working on embroidery blocks for the next few days because I need to start packing things up. I do have quite a few to do, so that will not be a problem.
Count down to new house--8 days!!!!!
  Hope you are all getting lots done!
L, A-

Friday, February 12, 2010

Purple Stuff--My Favorite

First of all, I finished Love and of course the words had to be purple.
And then my dear sweet hubby bought me this, which arrived at the door this morning...
Isn't it pretty? Now lucky DS will get my old one to use.  That should make him very happy. And me too, since he can leave mine alone. 
And then came another knock upon my door and these little lovelies arrived.

Such a sweet man I have!!!!!!! He really does spoil me terribly. 
Excuse all the mess behind them; school is still in session for another hour or so.
OK, this next picture is not purple, but I just thought it was nice. Our neighborhood deer don't usually come out in the daytime. They usually don't peak out until just after the sun goes down. They are a cute little family.
Sorry it is sort of small, but I can't seem to find the good camera.
As you can see, all of our snow has gone away, but they are predicting a bit more for tomorrow. 
We shall see.
In the meantime I hope you are all getting lots of sewing done. 
Almost time for the weekend. 
Yay!!! Yippee!!!!
L, A-

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Love is Here!!!

The second block in our Fruit of the Spirit BOM is available here. The February block is Love of course!!!
Here is Joy's. 
I think it came out really pretty.
I will as usual be catching up soon. Really I will.
So I should get busy.
Happy stitching everyone!
L, A-

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fear the Green Bag!!!!

Or at least I believe my sweet hubby in starting to anyway. Anytime he sees one of these additions to the household...

he knows there will be a subtraction from the bank account. But they were having a pre-Super Bowl party yesterday and it would be rude not to attend right? And party is a synonym for SALE so it is even more fun.
So I did my part and came out with a full bag. Starting with these...

and then I found these on the super sale rack. They will tucked away for some fall projects.


and is it even possible to leave a fabric store without at least one or two or three or UMMM fat quarters?


I don't think so!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really should not be buying any fabric at all since I have not gotten very much sewing done lately, but I am getting prepared.  
For what you ask???
In two weeks and one day we take possession of our new house. And that means (drum roll please) I have a sewing room once again. Where I can shut the door and leave my mess and not have to remember where I tucked my ruler or clean off the tiny dining table/homework table/everything else table to get something done.
Yippee!!! Yahoo!!!! 
So I have convinced myself (sort of) to stop stressing about my lack of productivity and work on organizing and planning my all out sewing assault that will happen soon!!
Or at least I can dream right???
Hope you are all getting lots done and I will try to catch up soon!!!
L, A- 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Block Update

It is time to get back to all those BOMs I have got going.
I have finished block 8 of Gail Pan's Christmas Wish.  Woo Hoo--only one more to go and I can put it together.

and of course I could get a lot more BOMs finished if I quit starting new ones.  But hey--I have to do this one--Joy and I created it. It is called Fruit of the Spirit and it is free each month on JJ's .
I finished the first one. Yippee!!! Yahoo!!!!


Now on to the next. It is February already. More blocks!!!
Back to work!!
L, A-