Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Full February 1st for Me!

Hello!  :)

I didn't get any sewing done over the weekend like I had planned. The hunky dude, the boy and I did go bowling though. I hadn't been bowling in over 20 years. I was pretty darn rusty . . . skills and body . . . lol! I've been paying for it ever since. We did have fun though!  :)

I had joined a Valentine's apron swap over at Country Pleasures. I thought the due date was February 15th for some reason, which is pretty odd since Valentine's Day is the 14th. Anyway the mailing due date was actually February 1st. So I got busy picking out the pattern and getting the fabric. Then I managed to get the apron plus an extra one for me sewed up pretty quick. Of course I can't show them to you yet but I will soon. I mailed it out today so my partner, Gail of Faithfulness Farm, should receive it soon and then I'll share both of them with you!  :)


I had a pretty productive day today. I finally got the two Snowman Blocks I made for a January Block of the Month Swap mailed out to my two partners.


I also got the charm packs mailed out to the giveaway winners from Monday. So Jennifer and Gail they are on the way to you! Enjoy them!  :)



While I was at it, I got the I-SPY charms mailed out for the charm swap. I'm ahead on this one as they're not due until February 15th. I know I'm shocked too! I'm never early!  Lol!  ;)


That was the end of the mailings today. Whew! It was nice to get those items off on their way!  :) I did manage to make two mini blankets for Doobie today but forgot to take pictures of them. :(  I did take a picture of him earlier today all swaddled up in my blanket though (he was cold).  :)


He's so cute and sweet! Isn't he?!!! He looks like a puppy here but he's not. Do you see his new license? I finally went and got it so he's legal now!  :)

I was even able to make some more progress with the Birdies today!  :)  I managed to get all the sashings on. I decided to go ahead and add some cornerstones where the inner blocks meet using the border fabric. What do you think? How's it looking so far?


I'm loving how it's looking but it's a little too small for me. I know it's supposed to be a lap quilt but I think I want it a little bigger. So far there's only one border to add. Tomorrow I think I'll play around a little bit and maybe add two borders instead of just one. Next time you see it the top should be finished. I hope so! It's not that I'm trying to rush. It's just that I've been dying to see how this one turns out. It's for me! I'm so excited! :)

And if that isn't enough . . . Today the mailman brought some goodies to me!  :)


It's one of my Snowman Blocks for the swap! Isn't it cute?!!! My partner Toni also sent me 4 fat quarters of snowman fabric, some sewing machine needles and thread! I'm a lucky girl!  :)


Here's a close up of the block. She designed it herself! I love it!  :)  Thanks Toni! You did a great job!  :)

Until next time . . .


17 comments:

Gina said...

Wow! That's great you've gotten so many things done in a short amount of time. The apron is adorable and I love the Birdies quilt. Maybe you got the due date for the I-Spy charms mixed up with the apron mailing due date. Doobie is a cutie!

Karen said...

You've been a busy girl! Bowling sounds like fun. I haven't bowled in years either. We want to take our grandson's one day soon. I think I'll watch :) Awesome job on all that sewing progress. Can't wait to see the aprons!

donna said...

You have been a busy girl. Your snowmen are awesome. Your birdie quilt is beautiful.
Hugs
donna

M-R said...

Great projects, Cherise! That snowman is adorable!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Love, love, love your Birdie Stitches quilt. Could you maybe include a scrappy border (ala the blocks) and then some more pink, to bulk it out a little? Or, if that's too much, maybe some of the blue as per the squares in your sashing? Oh... I'm not being at all helpful! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF. :)

Gayle said...

You have been busy, love the Birdie Quilt. I also like the snowman .

LynCC said...

Hey! There they are, all your Birdie blocks together. :D I was loathe to not be in on that sew-along this year.

Heather said...

You got a lot done this week! I'm loving the birdies, too -- so cute! I can see why you're excited to see that one finished. Good luck with your borders! :o)

Allison said...

nice snowmen - they are so cheerful!

Marsha Cooper said...

wow! You have been busy!

Taryn said...

I love the Birdies quilt! The embroidery looks so good!

Tanya said...

I love the birdie quilt :) I'm just starting out with sewing and this is inspiring!

South Bay Studio said...

Your birdie quilt is very nice.
And I really like the quilted sidebars of your blog. Kathi

charlotte said...

I love your birdie quilt. I finished mine a few weeks back and it made me so happy too. I like the sashing and cornerstones. Very pretty.

Amy said...

Good for you, being so busy and productive! Glad you shared this post at Shine on Fridays!

amandajean said...

your birdie quilt is amazing! hope the borders make it large enough. :)

thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

Peggy said...

Cherise
I am happy to join your blog and put your button on my blog.
I love your birdie quilt. The colors are just my style. Congratulaions on your productive day. Such a good feeling I'm sure.
Peggy