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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beautiful weather!

We have a saying here in Texas - if you don't like the weather, just wait a week!  Last week we had ice and snow and very cold weather, and this week it has been wonderful.  It should hit a high of 78 degrees today - a little cloudy and breezy, but I am without the coat and scarf and am loving it! 
I haven't quilted much in the past few days - I've been busy at the office and have had meetings or volunteer stuff in the evenings and by the time I get home, feed hubby (not to mention gather eggs, feed chickens and dog) I'm pooped and ready for bed. 
I've almost finished quilting my country mystery quilt - it has been fun.  I am doing SID on the pieced blocks, and trying out some new fill patterns on the applique blocks.  It is taking a lot of time, but it has been rewarding.  I am still learning so much each time I use my Gammill.
While surfing the web the other night, I came upon a blog by Arlette called Polka Dot Pineapple.  She had a tutorial for the cutest pin cushion - I went right upstairs and made one.  I'll post a pic of mine later, but for now here is a link to her blog:  http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/ - she has several very cute projects and lots of tutorials.  Love it!! 
That's all for now - have a great day!  Enjoy this weather!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Catching up

It's been a while since I've blogged - so much has happened!  Family wise - I spent 10 days in the Northwest with my oldest daughter and her family while she had surgery, so I was totally out of the loop for awhile.  I did take some knitting and crochet with me, and got some done, but have no finishes to show!  (More UFO's!)

I got back home last weekend and am slowly digging out and catching up on work.  We are home today because of icy, snowy weather here in North Texas.  Sunday it was beautiful here - sunny, warm - almost balmy - but last night winter returned with a vengeance.  My poor dog doesn't even want to poke his nose outside.  The roads are icy, so we stayed home.  I brought work home with me, so I'll tackle that this afternoon.

I'm almost finished with the January UFO challenge quilt - it is on the long arm machine right now and I'm slowly finishing it.  I have the binding on the little table runner and I really do like it.

The weatherman said it was only going to get colder tonight and tomorrow, so I plan on another day at home - I might even finish quilting my Mystery Quilt.  I promise that I'll blog more often this month!