Saturday, January 12, 2008

January 11, 2008 - Making progress

I was able to quickly assemble 8 of the nine-patches for this quilt. I'm anxious to keep moving and finish it quickly.

Friday, January 11, 2008

January 11, 2008 - The day I've been waiting for

Finally, I caught up on enough other home stuff to start cutting out the quilt for my son's college graduation. It's an Irish Chain; the cream color will make up the chain squares and the dark blue batik will be the solid squares between the 9 patches.

I can't wait to see the pieces coming together!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

January 2, 2008 - Out with the old, in with the new

A few years ago I bought 8 plain white plates to use on Christmas morning. (My every day dishes were Pfaltzgraff Yorktown and they aren't Christmas-y at all.)

This year on Christmas morning my husband declared that he really liked the plain white plates and we should retire our 23 year old Pfaltzgraff dishes. I am starting to suspect a conspiracy to remove all things blue from our home. We replaced the blue living room furniture with brown leather, now we have replaced the blue Yorktown dishes.

We drove to the Corelle outlet on New Years Day and behold, they were having a 40% off sale on open stock Corelle. So now we have a complete set of plain white Corelle. I am keeping all the serving pieces from the Pfaltzgraff collection, though. We can't totally eliminate blue!! I will not allow it!!

Daniel will take the old dishes when he moves into his apartment this August so they will have a second life.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

January 1, 2008 - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

In December we got about 30 inches of snow. Only December 2000 had more snow than this past month.

I decided all that snow was too good to waste, so I bought cross country skis. My old ones fell apart about 5 years ago and I never got around to replacing them.

So I have skied twice so far this week. Today the wind is brisk, so I need to buy one of those dorky hat/face mask things before I venture out into the cold.

All my quilting stuff has been packed up while the kids are home, but I did finish the binding on the green/lavender/maroon doll quilt. I don't like it. Too scrappy.

I really have been kind of chomping at the bit to get sewing again, so today I am washing the fabric for my son's Irish Chain quilt. At least I can get it pressed and start cutting out the pieces.