Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Block of the Month Quilt

I know, I have started too many projects, but I talked Barbara into doing this block of the month with me.  Burning the Midnight Oil's Fall Fancy


This is a little more complicated than I normally do, but I think I can do it!  Especially if Barbara is helping me.  Thanks, Barbara!

So step one is to make the 4 patch and 9 patch blocks.  I decided to do mine in lilac and light green.  Barbara is going to do reds, blues and tans.  We’re both using up the stash we have so we’re being resourceful! 

Here’s my step 1 done:


I have to square the blocks up, but that won’t take too long.  Step 2 is already out, it’s the middle appliqué blocks.  Not really looking forward to that. 

These steps come out the 15th of every month.  I think it will be fun.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Valentine’s Table Topper

I made a Valentine’s Topper yesterday.  It’s from Debbie Mumm’s Spice of Life free pattern.   I really like how it turned out.  I didn’t put a border around the edge, I don’t think I am going to do that. 


Here’s the one that is on Debbie Mumm’s site


Monday, January 11, 2010

It’s Complicated

Have you seen It’s Complicated?  Oh, my, that is such a funny movie.  Maybe it had to do with Mark and I being older parents with an active 3 year old, but we laughed through the whole movie.  I just loved Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin was really good in the movie, you couldn’t help but like him.  Then Steve Martin?  Oh my, he was so sweet, you just wanted to run off with him. 

If you haven’t seen that movie, you should run out now and see it!  Well worth going to if you need a good laugh.

Windows Live Writer

I have been using Microsoft’s Live Writer to publish my blog postings.  Not sure if you’ve tried it or not, but it’s really easy to use.  Easy to post pictures, you just insert the picture and you can size it crop it, etc, just like you would use other Office application.  Plus it’s free!  What can be better than that? 

I haven’t posted for a while, I keep thinking about it, but just don’t seem to find the time.  I always want to make the time but just haven’t been doing well at it.  I really should have made it a New Year’s Resolution, huh? 

Well here’s the sweetest present I received for Christmas, my little guy under the tree!  CIMG3703