Friday, January 14, 2011

Catching Up

Hard to believe that we are halfway through January already. I really have some catching up to do. I have been following my favorite blogs, just haven't gotten around to posting. To catch up a bit... I had a nice holiday with my girls, my sister, my niece and my aunt. The hubs had to work and my Dad wasn't feeling well. We had a good time laughing and being together.

Big news: DD#1 got engaged the day before Christmas eve. So excited for here and K (he had to work Christmas eve too). They are looking at summer of 2012 for the wedding. A couple of days after the New Year arrived, we got a call that my other niece is engaged. Their wedding possibly October 2012. 

While I was out shopping before Christmas, I saw that Target had the red Wii on sale. I bought one for the hubs and I. I got Wii fit and Wii yoga as gifts. (Very excited). DD#2 was home for the holidays and she got Guitar Hero (the band set) so my Wii was in use while she played her new Wii drums and her other new games. I happily gave over the new Wii to her to use during holiday break. Today she headed back to school. Before she left she moved the Wii for me so that it is in 'my room'. Woohoo!!! I played tennis and bowling and I even did some boxing.

On to quilty news:
I finished my last Snowbound block. The blocks are together and I am working (slowly) on getting the borders on.

I quilted this Halloween panel. I got this as a kit. Just a panel and a couple of borders. Sorry, I couldn't put it away cause you know what happens then..Right?  It just doesn't get done.

I started Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. All the mystery clues are out, but I am only on step 2. Stay tuned, I will get it done. Eventually.

I made a shop sample for a beginner class on 'Turning Twenty'. Here it is in progress, I took it to the shop without getting a picture. Duhhh. I do want to get it on the frame and quilt it, so I will get a photo then.

Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.
Lets go sew!


  1. Congrats on your daughter's engagement!!! Do I see a wedding quilt in the not-too-distant future for you to make? :)

  2. You're going to be ready for Halloween and next Christmas! I love those pink/green fabrics; can't wait to see what you do with them. The Turning 20 will be nice too! So what will be for the bride??? Something beautiful no doubt! ---"Love"

  3. Congratulations to your daughter and niece! Lots of sewing in the next year, maybe? I'm glad you had such a nice holiday. I really like your Snowbound block, love the angel snowman and heart. Mine is basted, ready to quilt, I just have to decide what to do with it. I'm taking a machine quilting class next week so I'm hoping to get some good ideas. The little Halloween quilt is adorable. I'd leave it out, too, so I would keep working on it. The RRCB quilt Bonnie did was beautiful, I didn't start on it but I like hers very much. Yours will be great, too. No timetable, just enjoy the process and you will have a beautiful quilt, too! You have been pretty busy, can't wait to see how Turning Twenty turns out! Have fun!

  4. Congratulations on the engagement-how exciting! I love your snowbound blocks! I have the patterns and some day I'll catch up on them. I can't wait to see your finished quilt! :) Christine

  5. Congratulations on the engagements. Looks like you will be having a busy year.
    Love the snowbound block and the Halloween quilt.
    Thanks for the heads up over Wii Yoga. I didn;t know that one existed. I'll have to loook out for it over here

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  6. Love your Snowbound block, I still have to get mine finished! The Halloween wallhanging is adorable. Congrats on the engagements!


  7. Congrats to both your daughter and niece! The Halloween wallhanging will be ready for Halloween this year...your'e WAY ahead! :) The Wii is very fun, but don't let it take over too much quilty time because I want to see what that mystery quilt turns out to be.

  8. I love the Snowbound blocks. Congrats on your daughter and nieces engagements. So much fun. Connie204

  9. All the colors you are working with are so bright and non-wintery...very pretty;) I'm tired of all the brown outside already, and we have a long way to go till spring;)
    Happy Quilting!!

  10. OMGosh! Youve been busy!! Love the snowbound block!!
    Congrats on two engagements! How exciting!!