Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Schnibble Done!

Today was bee day at Suzanne’s house!  I finished sewing down the binding and attaching the label on my version of the Schnibble quilt for March just in time!  Smile


The pattern was Bibelot!  And I did not even realize until it was finished that I used the same exact fabric collection as Carrie herself!!


Moda’s Curio by BasicGrey!!  Such lovely calming fabrics!  Wonderful!


I just quilted it with a simple meander with white thread!  My backing was a stash floral that matched perfectly!  I already know who I am giving this quilt to for Christmas!!  One gift done!! Smile


We are sooo coated with pollen here in northern VA that the pollen count has broken records!  Sad smile


So, with my allergies and asthma, I am much better off in my sewing room than out gardening!!

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So, what are you sewing on this wonderful spring weekend???


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Are You The Winner?

Thank you so much for sharing all your favorite spring rites with us all!! 

blooming cherry

It is amazing that we all have very similar favorite activities no matter where we all live!!


So, who is the random winner of the two quilt books?


All names went into  a hat and this is the one I pulled out-


Nancy Sue, send me an email with your address so I can send out your books!!  Winking smile

Thank you all again for participating in the Spring Blog Hop!


So, what are you all doing this fine early spring weekend??  It is raining here in northern Virginia all day today, so it was just as well, that I spent the day reading!! 


This week, I read all three of the Hunger Games books… truly addictive!  Did you read them?  Did you like them?  Are you going to see the movie??


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quilter’s Blog Hop & Givaway!


Come join us for a fun spring Quilter’s Blog Hop & Givaway!  The list of bloggers participating in the Blog Hop Party and their links will be made available HERE Saturday morning, March 17th, shortly after midnight, Eastern time, so be sure to go there and use the list to go to each blog and enter their individual givaways!!


So, what am I giving away for the Quilter’s Blog Hop?


Two awesome quilting books!!  I will ship internationally, so please DO enter my givaway!

How you say??? 

Become a follower, then leave me a comment telling me that you are a follower and what your favorite spring ritual is…


making Irish soda Bread? planting bulbs?  dying eggs?  drinking green beer on St. Paddy’s Day?  strolling amongst the cherry blossoms?


watching robins building their nests?   flying a kite?  making a big bouquet of pussy willows?


Yogi and I can’t wait to hear your Spring favs!!  Smile


Check back to see if you won on Saturday, March 24th!!  

Good Luck!!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show

Right before I got sick, my bee friends and I hit the road for a day trip to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton Roads, Virginia.


The show was wonderful but the vendors were great! 


I do so love seeing new products and gadgets at these shows because often you can see them demonstrated by the company themselves.


The variety of fabric and designs is so very inspiring to me. 


It just makes me want to get in the sewing room and sew, sew, sew!!


I was a good girl and did not really buy too much… a few patterns,


marking pens, a few yards of fabric and a small quilt rack!


If you were going to a show, what would you be looking for??


Friday, March 2, 2012

Sick and Tired…

Yes, that’s me right now!   I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. 

I’ve caught a bug from my dear husband, so you can imagine what the past 10 days have been like here in our home… 

We’ve both been to doctors and been diagnosed with bronchitis and put on antibiotics…which has really not seemed to help us out at all.  Constant fever, wracking croupy cough…hurting chest….upset stomach and diarrhea… super  yucky stuff.

Finally, last night I slept for 6 hours straight, thank you Nyquil!  So, maybe I am on the mend.  That would be good, as I missed three days of work this week…and lots of good sewing time in the evenings.


I was super disappointed that I was so ill on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,that I was unable to finish up my entry into the Moda Sliced Contest.


I was making a Bee Bag from some Stitch in Color charm packs.


It was looking so bright and fun and cute!


I’ve not been back in the sewing room since Sunday….sigh…


Yogi is feeling blue, too.  He must be so sick of all the loud coughing…

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and yet, he stays always close by my chair… 


my sweet Little Man!!

Hope you all are well and busy sewing on something super fun!!  Want to share with me so I can enjoy your sewing vicariously?