Saturday, February 27, 2010

February Schnibble

Happy Saturday everyone! So, this has been my life the past few weeks ... eat, sleep, work 12 hour days, nap on couch in the evenings, go to bed ... get up and do it again the next day. That will be my life for hopefully just 1 more week, then it will be back to sewing in the evenings!

But last night I worked on my schnibble and this morning i was up at 6:30 and putting the borders on my schnibble at 7. I love this schnibble, it went together so fast! Here's a picture of how mine turned out...

I realized the other day that I haven't made a full-size quilt since we started these "schnibbles a month" back in September...but today i am going to start on a quilt. I was all about just doing one quilt at a time and not having a bunch of WIPs, but no more! I have two quilts cut out and ready to start sewing and this afternoon i'm going to get started.

OH! and Monday the next Schnibble will be announced! Gosh, do you ever feel like you don't have time for a real job so you can spend your days sewing (and i mean before retirement)? I wonder if my husband would go for that? UH ... i don't think so :O)

Have a great weekend!

PS...I am so glad I don't live on the East Coast right now with all that snow!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Whole Bunch of Nothin

WOW! It's been a crazy-busy month and I'm not sure I've done much of anything! are some pictures of a few things i purchased while shopping this month and the very little sewing I've done!

This is 12 fat quarters of Evening Mist by Moda. It is so pretty and i just love the soft green in it! Loved the stocking stitcheries too! And I thought i might do the pattern on the left with my In The Pink II fabric ... one of these days! Here is my Schnibble for the month. Just started working on it the other night and i have gone nowhere fast! Hubby works this weekend so i hope to get it finished!

Aren't these beautiful! These are the long-stem roses i received from my parents for my birthday! Thanks Mom & Dad! The colors of them are so pretty! Below is a close-up of a yellow rose that i thought turned out awesome!
Just a pretty yellow rose!
Have a great evening ...

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Snowman Takes a Bow!

Last week my brother David and his son Michael (or 'Fish' as he's also known) decided to make a snowman. What an awesome job they did...
but after a few days Mr. Snowman decided it was time to take a bow ...
Have a great week-end! I will because I turn 43 on Sunday :O)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Few New Schnibbles ...

Yesterday i got a few new Schnibbles patterns and 2 charm packs of Garden Party in the mail. I love the colors of Garden Party, but not sure I want to use them for my February cousin suggested using black and white fabrics for the bowties and calling it 'A Black Tie Affair' which i think would be pretty too, just nothing to go with it in my house. I'll be quilt shopping hopefully this weekend, so maybe something will come to me. And i got this ... i love this pattern! I was reading it and Miss Rosie gives you fabric requirements to make it much larger than a schnibble, so i am going to make one that is 49" square. I've been wanting to make a red, white and blue quilt for some time now, so this is it!!!
It's still pretty cold here in Ohio, but the snow has let up. Yesterday we received 11" and another 2" this morning. It's sure pretty and it could snow like this all the time for me, but I don't think my husband would be too fun to live with if that was the case :O)

Have a happy Wednesday!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pretty Snow

This ... is what it looked like in Findlay, Ohio this morning ...
We're suppose to get snow all day tomorrow (Tuesday) and in to Wednesday and they are calling for 12+ inches ... i can't wait, i hope we get it all and then some!!

Tonight ... hubby's working and i'm going to clean like a mad-woman so tomorrow night i can sew, sew, sew while i watch it snow, snow, snow!

Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Matthew ... Bad Day

Last Wednesday wasn't a good day for Matthew. I don't quite understand what he was doing, something about jumping on something then hanging from something then he either let go or slipped and landed on the ground, thus fracturing his elbow .... OUCH!

He was at the ER until about 1 am Thursday morning then to the orthopedic surgeon's on Friday for another x-ray and then on to get a CT scan because they didn't like how the fracture looked. I think it was near his growth plate so they wanted a better look at it so he goes back Monday for the CT here's a picture of matthew with his cast ... he's rooting for the COLTS in the Super Bowl ... GO PEYTON!!!

So let's just hope that everything comes back OK on his scan and his elbow heals just fine! He's all about sports, so it will definitely be a long 6 weeks in this cast.

Have a great week everyone!

Snowy Saturday

It's a Happy Snowy Saturday in Ohio!!! We didn't get a whole lot of snow in my area, just about 4 inches, but the blowing was terrible! Lots of big drifts and a great day to stay inside, bake some cookies and take a nap! Here's a picture of my car snowed in with the drifts...only about 4 inches of snow, but the 40 mph of winds was the kicker...

Well, I haven't done any sewing this week so i thought i would show you some of my recent purchases...I think the Sent With Love line is so girly and cute ... i'm going to make the Schnibbles called NASH with it...Check out Kim's finished Valentine's Nash...

and the Moda line called LOVE U ... it is so sweet! i have no idea what i'm doing with it, but i just fell in love with the snails so i bought a few charm packs and a yard of fabric for a border ... i'm sure i'll find a cute Schnibbles to make for some little girl...
here's some of what the fabrics in the LOVE U line look ...
Have a great Saturday night everyone and I have another picture to post very soon of my poor nephew once i figure out how to make it smaller ...