Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tap, Tap, Tap...Is this thing on....

Why, hello there Blogland.  Is anyone still out there?

Hellloooooooooo from Remy
You may have thought I was abducted by aliens.

Which is perhaps more likely than previously as Roswell is only 190 miles (as the alien flies) from here (yes, this X-Files mega-fan will be making a road trip there once the weather is nicer. You can bet your replica Scully FBI badge on that).

In (boring) actuality, I just got busy with the holidays and work and then recovering from working during the holidays. And I spent some time trying to figure out what I was going to do with myself in 2015 as the past two years were such a crazy whirlwind.

And well here I am.

Everyone is fine here at Stella Bella Quilts.  The cats are as spoiled and happy and cute as always.

I finished a couple of little wool appliqué projects


A Primitive Gathering pincushion from 2011

and a green (alien??) owl pincushion from Guildcrafters quilt shop in Michigan.  Also an older-ish project I found while packing-unpacking.













I've been working away on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt and need to finishing sewing blocks and rows together.  Photo hopefully soon :)

I decided to break down and cut into a bundle of French General fabric that I have been hoarding for awhile and start a new project. It's mostly the Rouenneries Deux line and I just adore this line.  Why is it so difficult to actually use the fabric you love the most??!?!?!?
























Woke up to a beautiful snowy morning today (my day off YAY!) so I'm spending the day working on my new project and planning which of the new sew-alongs I want to jump into.  And hoping my blogging mojo is back.
Back patio with 3-4" of snow this morning

5 comments:

kristie said...

I didn't know you were an X-files junkie like me!! Love me some french general too.

Nancy Coburn said...

Hi Gretchen!!! You know, my daughter and her two boys lived with us for 13 years and they were all three die hard X Files fans! I never watched it myself until recently and I've been watching a little bit on Net Flix and really enjoying it. As for the French General, I've never owned any, even though I drool all over the computer every time I look at their collections I just haven't been buying much fabric lately cause health issues have kept me out of the sewing room for a long while. But I'm getting it re-organized now and ready to dive in again. Funny how much we miss the feel of the fabric and the sound of the sewing machine, isn't it. Of course I sneek in every now and then to do some quick fabric fondling..."Yes, my name is Nancy and I'm a Fabric Fondler" ... *sigh* Hoping to be back at it some time next week. Have some projects I need to finish up then I can move on to something fresh and new. Okay, I've rambled long enough, GREAT picture of Remy, the handsome devil, LOL. Big Hugs to you and of course, scratches and rubs all around for the furry kids, with a few extra for you know who!!!

a good yarn said...

You bet your sweet bippy we are! Knew you were otherwise occupied and waited patiently for your return. For some reason I didn't think it snowed in New Mexico. Perfect day for a little sewing. The Can't-Cut-Favourite-Fabric Syndrome is well known in quilting circles and at present there appears to be no treatment. Sufferers report that symptoms may be alleviated by a cup of coffee, some chocolate and a fabric fondle. Anecdotal but no harm in giving it a try.

Cathi said...

Of course we're still here! And glad to see you!
I know exactly what you mean about the French General fabrics - I feel that way about most 3 Sisters fabrics and will look at them for ages before even washing them!

Michelle said...

Good to hear all is well with you and the kitties! Hope 2015 is a great year for you!