Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Schnibbles Quilt

My Bibelot T is for Thelma Schnibbles quilt is done with time to spare before the end of the month.  This was a very fun quilt to make and the directions were just perfect.  The fabric is "Nine Dots" by Carrie Nelson (otherwise known as Miss Rosie's staff)   I was lucky enough to win a set of this fabric and the latest Schnibbles patterns last year from Carrie herself.  Thank you again Carrie (and Miss Rosie)!!!!!

This is such a cheery spring quilt; it just makes me smile.

The weekend has just flown by like a puff of pollen on the wind.  I need another weekend day please.

I better get my chores done before the new season of Mad Men starts. I have been waiting F-O-R-E-V-E-R for it to come back on TV.

Gomez thinks it's been F-O-R-E-V-E-R since he was featured on my blog.  Ever since that little imp Remy came along equal blog time has not been upheld.  So here is darling Gomez in the sunshine today.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Remy and his fabric

Digging out from the pollen here in the good ol' ATL.  In case you didn't hear, along with all the record-breaking high temperatures in the country, Atlanta had a record, record-breaking pollen county of 9,369 particles per cubic meter on Tuesday (old record 6,103).  Everyone is miserable with allergies.  People who are really allergic to pollen (like me) are insanely miserable.

For temperature here,  it's been in the 80s all week and who knows what season it's supposed to be but the calendar still says March.  It's been in the mid-80s in Michigan too.   UNHEARD of.  Seriously, this crazy weather makes me really uneasy.  It's just too weird.  No winter and now summer temps in Michigan.  It's just not right.

Anyway on to Remy.

My friend Karin brought a present for Remy to Silver Thimbles club last Saturday.  It was fabric.  Yes, fabric for Remy.  She said that the kitty on the fabric looked like Remy so he needed to have it.  Who is to question that logic?  So I brought it home and gave it to him.

Here's what happened:

"Hmmmm what's this"

"Let's see what's on the back"
"I'm going to practice my fabric folding technique"
"I really need some assistance."
"Oh hey! I have claws.  Who needs thumbs when you have claws."
 "There. One fold done.  Now what? "

 "I'm tired and this sunbeam is too warm and now I'm ready for a nap.  Thank you Ms. Karin. I love my fabric and it's perfect for napping."

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy National Quilting Day & Happy St. Patrick's Day

A fun day to celebrate!  I actually got lots of sewing time in last night and today.  Hooray sewing time.  I went to my Silver Thimbles Quilt Club after work yesterday and for my usual time today and worked on the "T is for Thelma" Schnibble for this month's Another Year of Schnibbles. (the real pattern name is "Bibelot" but it is now and forever "T is for Thelma" to me)

Here are a couple of green T's  

As for St. Patrick's Day, we have been eating corned beef, cabbage, & potatoes all week thanks to S. It's one of the handful or so of dinners he makes and it is great.

Even more great is a finished quilt top!  I braved the pollen today to get a photo of my "Chocolate Raspberry Truffle" quilt top outside so the colors would show (and the cats would not).  The fabric is "Maison de Garance" by French General for Moda and the pattern is "Raspberry Ripple" from the book Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Nicky & Pam Lintott.

I need to dig through the stash for some French General yardage so I can piece a scrappy back and send this off for quilting.

I hope everyone had a great two-holiday day and you all got to sew with some green fabric.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Quick Trip to Michigan

S. and I just got back from a very quick trip to Michigan to celebrate Mackenzie's 2nd birthday (Thursday - Sunday).

It is so hard to believe that she is two!

We had a great time. Her new favorite game is hide and seek and she would tell me where to hide.  I thought that kind of defeated the whole purpose of the game but who can debate with a two-year-old?  My favorite thing to do is hide in a different place so she had to look for me.  When I wasn't in my designated space she would yell "Gretchen!!!" It was hard not to laugh and give away my hiding place.

Mackenzie is such a happy little girl and she is so much fun to be around.  I miss her already.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

All the Toys

"They are all mine and I'm not sharing!"