I didn’t think I would have ANYTHING new to share this week…
The week started out fine. I had all kinds of BIG plans to work on all kinds of wonderful projects and have loads of new pictures to share. And then winter hit. Again. This time it sent the boys home early on Tuesday due to the impending snowstorm, and then kept them home on Wednesday because of all the snow! (We took advantage and went sledding, but it didn’t allow for much “creative”time :0). Add to that one boy sick at home for the rest of the week; grocery shopping that had to get done; and a vet appointment, and that pretty much sums up how I spent my week. Luckily this afternoon I was able to sneak in a few wonderful hours creating “stuff” and it was heavenly! I finished the pincushion that was a special request:I even added some antique buttons! I love the sweet colors and am happy with how it turned out. I might just have to make another one just for me to keep!
I also got a chance to catch up on my BLOOM sew-along blocks. I had not made blocks 3 or 4 yet, and block number 5 is coming out on Monday so I was glad to get those finished. They still need to be quilted, but at least I’m close to done!
Then I decided to pull fabrics for the All in a Row quilt that I would like to start. Martingale has been posting all kinds of wonderful pictures on Facebook and I am itching to start a row myself. I think I am going to use these fabrics here, but some more might sneak in, you never know!
Finally I made a cute little whale out of wool that will become a Valentine. I love how he turned out! I might have to make some more and make a whole pod of whales!( In case you are wondering WHY I would make a WHALE for Valentine’s Day, the sentiment will be” Whale you be my Valentine?”….cute, isn’t it?!~ well, I thought it was hilarious!)All in all a pretty darn productive afternoon, even if I do say so myself!
I forgot that I did actually get to do a little bit of stitching at night this past week. This is out of this book by Gail Pan. I am not sure what I will turn it into. For now I will just worry about finishing it! The stitches are not the greatest, I guess I was not “in the groove”, but I think it will look just fine once it’s incorporated into something :).
As I was leaving my room late this afternoon and noticing the great BIG MESS I was leaving behind, I was happy to be reminded of something very important by this sign that I painted on the wall a few years back:So there!
Until next time!