Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I've Been Busy!

Hello everyone,
I have meant to do a post on my blog for a couple of days, but it just hasn't worked out. I have been working feverishly on projects. It has to get warm here soon, doesn't it? I know I will be outside a lot then, so I want to get as far along on projects as I can. We had snow again this past Sunday, but it didn't last. The worst part of the day was the wind gusts. We just hunkered down inside and tried to stay warm. So far, April has had nastier weather for us than March had. Still no garden planted. They are calling for more rain to come in tomorrow. If it misses us, we might actually be able to get something planted this Saturday. (grin) Our oldest daughter is cooking for Easter. It is nice to have grown daughters to take over the family gatherings once in a while. (grin) I should get to see the grandbabies. That will be wonderful. I haven't seen them for over 2 months. I need to get some grandma time in. LOL

Now, on to what I have been doing. I finished the Peter Rabbit challenge quilt, but you will have to wait till Easter to see it. I will also post the links to the other 4 ladies who participated in it. I went very simple, but I think it turned out cute. I finished the binding this morning. Yesterday, I basted my niece, Amy's graduation quilt (the disappearing nine patch). It took me pretty much all afternoon. I finally got tired of basting with thread and finished it up with pins. I hope I don't regret that, but my back was killing me. I hope to start quilting on it soon. I got it all basted, folded it up and laid it on my bed. I turned away to do something and turned back to find this.
Doesn't Aeris look nice and comfy? LOL She beat Callie to it. Lately she has been more trouble than Callie. Here she is laying on top of the bag my dh carries to work. He has to change clothes before he comes home. Isn't she cute?I finished the blanket stitches around the running beagles last night while watching Biggest Loser. I love that show, but didn't care much for last night's episode. I guess I really don't care for the game play. I also don't care for Ron. I just think he is too bossy. Oh well, it is a game, after all. I am surprised that they all weren't sick after all of the junk that they ate during that temptation. Anyway, I will share a couple of pictures of the running dogs. Here is one of the lighter dogs. As soon as Kevin left for work, I got it out and decided to get it sandwiched. Since this will be a wall quilt and not receive a lot of wear/washing, I decided to use leftover pieces of batting in it. I used my walking foot and a wide zigzag stitch to sew the pieces together. I just butted them up end to end and sewed. It should work ok for this project and I used up some of my batting pieces. (grin)I now have it all sandwiched and pin basted. As soon as I get off here, I plan to get started quilting it. I marked the quilting lines last night, but they don't show up in the picture. It should quilt up quickly. I am so excited! I won a $25 gift certificate to Amazon from Cheryl. I love books as much as I love quilting. Thank you so much Cheryl for the generous gift. Well, these quilts aren't going to quilt themselves. LOL Everyone have a great day. Thank you for visiting. Please come again. I hope to post again tomorrow, so until then, take care.

3 comments:

~Bren~ said...

Your running dogs look great! I love a blanket stitch, but I can't do one that looks decent.
Congrats on the win!! I love Amazon...what fun.

Milah said...

You have done a fantastic job on the beagle quilt. I think you should enter that in a contest somewhere. Very creative and your work is awesome.
Congratulation on the gift card! I would love a gift like that myself.
I can't wait to see all the Peter Rabbit quilts. I have several friends locally who are anxious to see what everyone comes up with. And my friends at In Stitches, one of my favorite quilt shops will also be checking in on us. It will be interesting, I'm sure.

Beth said...

Whoo-hoo on the Amazon gift card. Congratulations. I always keep a "want list" on Amazaon so just in case I have a few extra dollars, I know exactly what to order ;-)

I love the Beagle wall quilt. Kevin is going to be so surprised.

You have a good Easter too, my friend.

Beth

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