Monday, November 30, 2009

November Picnic circa 1930's

It's time for my November Schnibbles quilt photo. This one really was supposed to be done two weeks ago, and I got side-tracked. Big surprise there!
So I chose to make this Schnibbles pattern "Picnic", in 1930's repros. These are my all time favorite fabric style. I love so many it is hard to choose, but this is the one I always turn to. I cannot quit the 30's- they speak to me in a way I cannot describe. I just love the repros!

I also changed couple of things in the finished top. There are four white corner squares instead of pieced blocks. I could admit I got tired of making the little devils, but really I want to applique some flowers in those blocks instead. Applique is really becoming something I love in every quilt now--watch for more patterns in applique!

So here it is. I love it and I hope you do too!! Click on the button on the right for the "A Year of Schnibbles" Parades!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Meteors=great ideas at Midnight?

Last night was a very uneventful evening until after I went to bed. Laying there listening to my husband snore (which he doesn't do often) I could not sleep. I finally got some noise control and was trying to sleep when what to my wondering eyes should appear? A giant meteor streaked across our sky and lit my bedroom up like it was daytime for about 4-5 seconds. At the time I didn't realize it was a meteor, but I knew it was odd. I found out this morning what had created this bright light.

By the way, my husband did not wake up from this, so I was the only witness at my house. Other people in the city saw it and recorded it too. (What were they doing up at midnight video taping the night sky???)

I have been toying with an idea for a quilt for each of my girls for Christmas. I got a great Layer Cake from Kaufman at Sample Spree in Houston.It is their new Girls Scouts fabric line. It is too cute! My idea just was not quite right though. I could not get started on it.

But last might I had an a-ha moment after the meteor sped by!

Now I can't wait to get started on the quilts--it might become one of my new patterns!

Gotta go sew--it has been too long!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tonsil - ICK- to - me

Actually it is a Tonsillectomy, but I am pretty sure Tonsil-ICK-to- me is how my 7 year old will feel about it tomorrow.

She goes in at 6 AM for the procedure and yes I am still up at 11PM the night before. I can't sleep. Too worried, though I know it will do no good to worry. I know she will be fine. That's what everyone says. But she's my baby, and has never had surgery and I am her mommy who can't help but worry. Her big sis is being a big help trying to tell her how easy it is- this coming from the one who whined for 2 weeks straight about how much pain she was in.

How soon we forget. I have not forgotten. My Tonsil-ICK-to- me was on July 1st of this year and at 37 it is no bowl of cherries, no carnival ride or any such thing. It was ICK! I can't wait for it to all be over for her....

That's my news- nothing fun or quilty sorry! Just had to moan a bit about my mommy worries.

Until next time....Do some fun quilty things!