Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! I hope you all find something wonderful to do on this 'extra' day. I am on my way to a conference (International Society for the Social Studies) for several days, so I will miss my Rabbit, Rabbit post tomorrow. Kitty will have to take care of that for me.

This has been another month when I have had very little time in my sewing room. This happens every semester. I didn't even practice this month's FMQ tutorial once. I sewed four houses, which is actually four times more than last month. Sigh. I have caught up with all grading and posted midterm grades yesterday. Next month should be a bit better. My students will be in their field placements, so I won't be teaching so many classes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Scrap Houses

I have a few more houses completed. Take a close look. See anything wrong? On three of my five blocks I have the door and window pieces in the wrong place. Duh! How did I do that? No clue. I have to be more careful.

Now, here is the dilemma: do I take them apart and make them right, or do I pretend that I did it on purpose to offer visual interest? With 360 houses yet to go in this project, I had better decide right now.
What would you do?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Blogger's BOM

I made some time for sewing yesterday, despite having two sets of student assignments to get graded this weekend. If I don't actually make time, I will never get to sit at my machine and sew. Here is the January edition of the Blogger's BOM.

I have to say, I am really liking these fabrics and the way they go together. What's up with that bottom strip? Time to go back to quilter's kindergarten. I hope the colors look better when this is published. The colors are much more vibrant in person.
Here is the set of five blocks that are done so far. I am pretty happy with them. I am thinking about how I will set them together in order to have a little larger finished size. The blocks are 8" finished.

I am also working on a Christmas themed set.

I am pretty happy with my working plan for the year. I have completed each category that I set up for the month of January. The BOM's for February won't be available until the 25th. The FMQ assignment needs to be posted by the last day of the month. I just got notice that my new applique snowman BOM has been shipped. That is the new one that is being added to the mix. It will be a challenge to keep up with all of my goals.
This is what I have to keep in mind every time I come across a new project I want to try or a new fabric I want to buy. I can hardly keep up with my current projects as it is. When I saw that Canton Village is offering 15% off all patterns this week (you can find them HERE), it makes me hanker for some Judy Niemeyer patterns. I LOVE Total Eclipse. Hold me back.
**Aren't you proud of me, Kitty?
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Great Giveway at Lily's Quilts

For a great giveaway, go to Lily's Quilts.  Lily's quilts is hosting a giveaway of 100 F8's of Oakshott cottons. Beautiful. I hope I win, but I will smile if you win instead of me.
Good luck.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Rabbit, Rabbit!

It's the first day of February. I am going to have to stop making comments about how fast time flies. It makes me sound old. So, here is my new attitude. It's FINALLY the first of February.