Friday, December 11, 2015

ten little blocks....

in 2 straight lines.....with only 2 blocks to go, it's almost time to pack up the old viking for a christmas rest.  these are sooo cute!  thinking of setting them vertically single file and finish as a bell pull?  or maybe finish them individually and string horizontally in a banner, with some ho-ho-ho interspersed?  plenty of ideas...


noticed i switched out the pink ironing board for a green in favor of the season, but i also wanted to audition the color for possible background....and will have to do over the friendship star bottom row far right as the print washes out the points....love how the camera highlights blocks gone wrong!   in the meantime, basking in 40-50 degree weather with no flakes in sight...that's MY kind of winter, oh yes!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

shameless promotion

having withdrawal from girl scout thin mint cookies?  didn't get your box(es) this year?  have no fear, trader joe's has put these on their shelves, probably just for Christmas but hey, better than nothing!  and the price is good too, a mere $2.99 at my local store.  and get this, they TASTE just like the girl scout cookies! 

no, i don't get any free boxes for posting this (too bad too, i say), just a public service for those of you who appreciate the finer things in life.  ***  a recent free concert took us to a local church built c. 1769 with royal flooring, meaning wide and some up to 14" from trees formerly owned by king george.  the church is on the national register and other preserved details include now-electrified candle chandeliers and wall sconces, plain wood pews with doors and no parking lot or driveway either....it's preserved with period paint and those long shutters too....here is a pic...no doubt there are others dotted throughout the northeast...the entertainment was "downeast brass quintet" and one of the group remarked that last year they walked through snow to get in, but this year only green grass...thank you climate change!


and before you ask, yes there IS sewing happening to be shown another day....

Monday, December 7, 2015

happee swappee....

these arrived today, quite timely as it has been a weekend of concern and long day at work today...i went back temp 2 days per week for not just financial but also mental health reasons.  my boss has been very accommodating, allowing me to keep my hours down to remain qualified for senior housing...but here are the blocks received in the swap...aren't they terrific?


the thing that ALWAYS surprises me is how many repro fabrics i have never seen before...there are many in just these few blocks.  my stash is NOT minuscule by any stretch, but again, many fabrics are new to me.  can't imagine how i missed seeing them before, given the amount of time i've spent on fabric websites and in quilt shops.  ***  keeping up with the 12 days of Christmas and FWS, so more photos to show another day.  *** and those of you who commented?  many thanks...a positive outcome so prayers were answered. 

Sunday, December 6, 2015

special request

a family member is in need today...if you are a praying person, would appreciate sending one now....no details needed, God knows all...