Monday, March 10, 2008

Lots to share

What a weekend. I think the official snowfall was about 15 inches. It was hard to tell because of all the blowing and drifting, but it was a heck of a lot of snow to be sure!! We stayed busy inside
and I was able to get the April showers quilt done. Wooohoooo finish number four of the year! Now that it's done it will eventually make its way to my mom and dad's to be used on the guest bed that my daughter uses when we go to visit. Now I have to get moving on a quilt for the bed my son uses ;cD I was also able to get the top finished for B's baby quilt. I feel like I've been walking around in a fog for a while with all I've had on my plate. I'm sure you all know the feeling, the 'spinning your wheels and feeling like you're getting nowhere' feeling? So to finally see a couple things getting done has made me feel so much better.

Also spent time looking around blog land and found some cool stuff going on. Thanks to Jacquie's blog I found out about a quilt give away at Old Red Barn Co. She is giving away a quilt and it is gorgeous, so go on over and check it out!! (Tell her Country Mouse sent ya ;D ) I also found a contest over at Blueberry Lane Designs. She is asking people to show pictures of their most used pincushion, then they will be doing a drawing for a book of pincushion patterns. Now, I have to admit I am really hoping to win that one because I am a pincushion junkie. Here is a picture of my 2 most used. They are both ones I've made. The one on the left is made from an old (well washed) tuna can, and the one on the right I made out of a tiny basket I found at the dollar store. The second picture is of my growing pincushion collection. I think my favorite so far is the rocking chair. I found it at a second hand store and almost passed it up. Looking back I can't believe I almost left it there. Its got places for pins, of course, as well as spools of thread, my thimble, and a place to put my scissors on the back. And I got it for, get this, 40 cents!!!

One more giveaway to let you know about over at Sew Me Something Good. She is celebrating the arrival of spring, and all you have to do is post and let her know what your favorite thing about spring is. She is collecting entries up until noon on Friday so make sure you go visit soon. So much going on, and so much fun!! I'm off to sew and surf (and do the other stuff I do on Mondays) and generally enjoy the day off. Hope you all have a wonderful day. Warm country wishes!!


Jacquie said...

Congrats on your finish. Always feels good! I'll stay away from the pincushion give-a-way...looks like you could use some more! Hope you don't have to shovel all that snow! Hope the day was great!

Valerie said...

I can't imagine doing that much in 3 months. You are good! I am spinning my wheels. I need to get busy.

Marlene said...

I love the title of your blog. I can relate. You've come up with some very clever designs for your pincushions. I'm in agreement about your rocking chair; it's a treasure.

quiltingnana said...

I just noticed your rocking chair pincushion. I have about 12 of the frames that my uncle made years ago that I have been planning to do something with - they are in a box in my craft closet. I think they were made in the 60s or before and I rescued them when the house was sold a year or so ago. I now have some motivation to do something with them!!!