Sunday, February 28, 2010

February Goals...

Here are the results from my February goals...

#1.  Finish the 3 blocks I was behind for my Heartland Heritage BOM...turns out another came in after I posted and I was able to finish all 4 blocks this month!

#2.  Finish the January block for my Aunt Millie's Garden Quilt...I've already posted a pic, but here it is again!

#3.  Applique the AMG block for February.  Yeah.  This one didn't happen.  So I'll just make March's block next!

In the next day or two I'll post my goals for March, once I decide what they are!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring Sewing Party!

9:20 PM Update
Had dinner, watched Canada win the gold in curling and finished the first sleeve for my sweater!  I haven't knit a sweater for over 20 years (and that was a baby sweater).  It's obvious...apparently a few times during the lacy portion of the sleeve, I messed up and the pattern is off.  Good thing I'm not a perfectionist...I don't think it will be a glaring error once the sweater is done.  If it it, I'll reknit the sleeve.  I'm going to check out all the blogs and see what everyone else has been up to.  I'll leave the cutting of my second block for tomorrow...I'm a little too tired to use the rotary cutter! Can't wait to see what everyone has been creating all day!

6:00 PM - Second Update

Block #1 is finished!  Dinner and curling, then hopefully I'll still be awake to do block 2.  :o) 

4:30 PM - First Check In...
The plan was to be ready to go, with dinner in the Crockpot by 10am.  I was ready, dinner was set...but due to circumstances beyond my control, my plans were changed and I didn't set foot into my sewing room until 3:30 this afternoon. I was going to make the two blocks for my Heartland Heritage BOM as my first project...looks like I'll be lucky to get both of them done as my only project!

The first block is now cut and the sewing has begun...
And I"ll be taking a break to watch the Gold Medal Curling match at probably will be my last chance to see curling until the next Winter Olympics! 

I haven't been near my sewing machine in over a week and it's time.  Guess where I'll be this weekend?  Yep, Kelly and Joan are the hostesses for the Charming Girls and Guys Spring Sewing Party.  I'll be working on my February projects...see you on Saturday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Aunt Millie's Garden Quilt

My January block is on to February!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Surviving the Storm...

On Saturday we had this storm...
So Grace decided to have a little treat...

Yesterday we had this storm...
And with this one we lost power...and heat.  Miley had the right idea!!!
Now I hear that there will be another storm on Monday...we've already broken records for the snowiest winter ever.  Any chance we can send this storm to Andrew? After all, we've had more snow than he has, and he lives in Vermont!  Good thing I like winter...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Angels Needed!

Chemo Angels is a non profit organization,which supports those who are going through chemotherapy for cancer.  I've been a volunteer for them for about a year, as a Card Angel.  I was assigned a patient and until she "graduated" from the program (she completed her treatment and was declared cancer free!) I sent her a card of encouragement with a little note each week.  For an investment of about $1.50 a week, I was able to support and encourage a person who needed that little boost in her time of need.  I've since been assigned a new patient and have started sending her cards as well.

My point?  I received this email last week...

Due to the tricky economic times as well as the recent holiday season, quite
a few Angels have had to resign during the past few months. We are in
serious need of new volunteers. Please help us spread the word! Tell your
friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers --- anyone you feel would make a
great volunteer. We need Chemo Angels, Card Angels and Senior Angels. Send
interested parties to our website, or .net to apply.

Thank you so much!
Chemo Angels Administration

If you can find it in your heart to volunteer as a Chemo Angel, please visit their website at Chemo Angels.  Also, if you know of someone who could use support during cancer treatment, visit their website and sign them up.  It's a fabulous organization, check them out!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

February Goals

I think I'll take it easy on myself in February and only have a few goals!

#1.   Complete the 3 Heartland Heritage blocks that I am behind on...

#2.  Finish January's block for my Aunt Millie's Garden Quilt.

#3.  And finish February's Aunt Millie's Garden block as well...which I can't post a picture of because I haven't started it!  :o)

Also on my list of goals is to quilt 3 customer quilts and to sell a house.  We'll see how I do with those!