Thursday, March 5, 2015

WOW, just WOW!!

'A waxing moon climbs the ridge of The Thunderer.'

Did you see the moon tonight?  OMGOSH!!  I wish I knew all the ins and outs of taking night photos as it was an absolutely beautiful amber color hanging low on the horizon.  I ran out with my camera but the two I took didn't even begin to do it justice.  BIG unhappy face (but I wasn't surprised).  So instead I'm showing a moon shot 'lifted' from the Yellowstone National Park's FB page.  That probably would've been A-MA-ZING to see in Yellowstone (course I love that place anyway!).

Getting excited!

Got the candy row done so now that row and the eyeless snowmen are attached!! (Snowmen will get their eyeballs AFTER quilting).  Now I just need to do the ice skates which go above the stars and then the Christmas lights will be the top row.  YAY!!    Looking forward to hanging this in the winter NEXT year (cause I DON'T want ANYMORE winter this year!! LOL).

Good GRIEF!!!

It is NOT supposed to look like this on March 5 in north central Texas!!!

This had BETTER be the last of it for the year or I'm gonna SCREAM!  And no one wants to hear me scream!  LOL  (PS-the normal temps here for this time of year SHOULD be 65!!  That's why I'd be screaming!!).

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Almost ready

I took Judy's sage advice and decided to put a final border on my alphabet quilt.  I wanted to do dots and found this cute pink in my stash so I USED it!!  This puppy needs a final pressing and a backing (which I'll get done today or tomorrow) so it'll be ready to go to the longarmer when she calls.  Next up, I'm working on the candy row today for the BOM to get it ready to go, too!!

I also saw a really cute possibility on Alycia's blog for a QOV that I'm going to take a stab at.  Looks pretty easy so don't think it'll be too much of a stretch.  I found some of the Just One Star blocks that Moda had on their site a few years back and want to make more of those for a quilt for myself (never can have too much red, white and blue, right?).  And while assembling my X's and O's top, one of the dumb O blocks was too small.  I SUCK at piecing.  So I need to remake that so that it can be finished up as well. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Added another row

Got the row of steaming mugs stitched onto the ever growing top.  Notice I did remove the grass and now it's a nice layer of snow under the trees AND the cabin?  I think that's better.  I believe the ice skates go above the stars and the candy goes below the mugs and neither of those are done yet so will need to work on that before this goes any further.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's coming together

It's not pressed but I'm still likin' the looks of it!!  I think this will be a GREAT winter wallhanging (though now that I'm looking at it, wonder why I put grass beneath the cabin instead of snow like everywhere else!  DUH!)?  Will have to see if I think that needs a change before putting the section beneath it on.  Now I'm super motivated to get it done!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snowy days work

It's a little easier getting a few things closer to completion with the weather as yucky as it's been.  I need to get out to the pharmacy to pick up a couple of prescriptions but was trying to wait til maximum melting has occurred.  Probably need to get out soon!!

Hootie popped his head out to check out the snow!
Got all the X's and O's done so just need to put it together.  I have some cute pink and red stars on white for the border and think I'll do a red frame.  Next year's Valentine wallhanging nearing completion!

Also got the two other trees finished for the 2014 BOM.  I believe I just have the ice skates and the candy row then that one will be ready to assemble.  YAY!