Wednesday, February 27, 2008

please, please, pretty please....

Can it be spring yet? Usually I don't mind winter. I like the snow. I can even put up with the cold...actually I can put up with it far better than the heat of summer. Ask anyone that knows me and they will tell you I would rather have it be 25 degrees than 95 degrees any day. But there must be something with all the gray skies and white on the ground that is finally getting to me. It just keeps snowing and freezing. Not necessarily the pretty kind of snowing and freezing either! It's just been making me feel 'down' the last day or two. I just don't feel like I am getting anything done. I know I am, but it sure doesn't feel that way. Its kind of frustrating. I know we all go through these rough patches so I am trying to keep my chin up. I know it won't last forever. Besides if you don't have the 'down' times, when do you know you're having an 'up' time, right? I am just ready for a burst of color already. That first warm wind, that first morning where we are waking up to notice the sounds of the birds chirping. I can't wait to see the crocuses and daffodils poking their pretty heads up through the soil. Aaahhh....just thinking about it is making me feel a little better. Maybe I should go dig out my spring themed round robin quilt from a while back out and work on it for a while :cD

Well if you were kind enough to listen to me whine just a little (bless your hearts) you should be rewarded with some pictures. These are pictures of a quilt I am making for a co-worker who is expecting her second little one. I am trying to decide which layout I like better.

I'm leaning toward the asymmetrical design on top. I've also got to decide on borders, if I put borders on it. Decisions, decisions :) Then I've got to get busy on some more disappearing 9-patches as well as some swaps going on in my groups. Plenty enough to keep me busy. Actually I think when I finish up the last couple block swaps I'm in that will be it for a while. I keep trying to knock my UFO's down, but then end up joining swaps that add to it. There are just soooo many quilts I would like to make. What can ya do? Keep sewing away :cD that's my plan, at least ;c) Hopefully I'll get to do plenty of that tomorrow. Hope you do too. Warm country wishes!


Ginger Patches said...

Love your log cabin, I'm leaning toward the top picture also--that's always the hardest part for me when I do a log cabin--which layout to use, I love them all lol!!

SandyQuilts said...

Sorry to post this here but I could not find your email addy. You asked about the points on the WW Brownies with Black Beans.

POINTS: Now for the items I used this time .... Betty Crocker Low Fat Fudge Brownie mix and WalMart Black Beans the points would be
5 point for 12 servings
4 points for 18 servings
3 points for 24 servings

So next time I'm going to compare the brownie mixes at the store and see if I can find something with less calories. The count came from a friend on the WW forum who has access to the recipe builder. Hope this helps. Remember though you points will depend on what brownie mix black beans you purchase. Again the recipe is on Heathers blog (link on my blog).

Thanks for visiting.

Marilyn R said...

I think I am leaning toward the top picture too - such decisions! Both layout are great though! What a nice gift!

Jacquie said...

I am so with you on needing some spring. It's supposed to be warm and nice here this weekend for the first time in a LONG time. I am so going outside to soak up some rays. I will send some your way! I'm with you on the asymmetrical design. Definitely has personality! This is going to be a gorgeous quilt and a lucky recipient!

Andrea said...

They are both great but I think I like the bottom picture a tad more. Think I'm in the minority though - lol !