Sunday, March 11, 2012

TIME


I hope you all remembered Day Light Savings Time. I have all but one clock that are computer/auto re-sets. My battery kitchen clock is a little high, so will wait for son to visit for that to be changed - as well as to climb the step stool to change the batteries in all the smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.

It hasn't been the time change that is a bother, but our funny weather. One day it is 20, the next 50, the next 30, the next 60 , etc.... AND so nice that it freakishly snowed on Christmas Quilt Along! I rather it stayed a little cold for a bit, I don't want flowers and fruit trees to bud out too early and then Mother Nature throw a 'laugh' at us and lose them.


TIME FOR BLOCKS


This is my New York Beauty (NYB) block - block #0 with the quilt along. Even if you don't want to join the quilt along the site has free blocks that might inspire even a single block wonder. Ula's beauty blocks and she has other patterns.


The next little basket block with Temecula Quilt Co's "Blessing Baskets". Yes, they are tiny pieces - just go slowly. They are just so sweet!


I finished up the last few string blocks for SewLux Scrap Attack Strings Quilt Along and put them into a quilt top. You won't see the finished quilt here as it has been sent with some other goodies to Sarah's ministry group.


I did up all the Court House blocks in prep for Clover and Violet's Garden Steps quilt. The first little stitchery is available, but I have a few other items to finish up - then I can stitch. *also linking up with PatchworkTimes 'On The Wall'


I haven't seen these on other blogs? Yes, the flicker group, but not blogs. They are the first two blocks for Schell's "Harrington & Hannah" BOM over at The Raspberry Rabbits. I have to work on them a little at a time - oops, so forgot why I had to give up making Mohair Bears - allergic to wool. Yes, my flower pot is crooked - happens when you are placing/fusing when a furry wants your attention.

WINS, SWAPS


I didn't want to forget - this is the cute little bundle and pattern that I won from SewLux for last month's link-up with all my string blocks. I already have fabric pulled for the pattern and the FQs are ear-marked for a small project.


And I got a delightful e-mail from Linda at Stray Stitches that I had won this beautiful cross stitch stocking kit. DUH me totally forgot about this give away, such a pleasant surprise and can't wait for it to come.


OH MY - a wonderful package arrive Saturday morning. Love my FALL swap from Sherry. A disappearing 4-patch table topper and the most fantastic ceramic pumpkin. I actually have it sitting out. I want to enjoy it now.

BINGO

Tonya has posted a very discriptive rule listing as well as answered some questions - please visit. And her site will be the one to post further questions. ALSO, please visit Sheila at Sew Cook and Travel and Blinda at The Seamrippers for some inspirational Bingo Cards. It's been fun seeing these popping up and thank you ladies for helping with a little promo. The tutorial for the Bingo Card is here but feel free to make this your OWN card - have fun with it.

***I will update the Traveling Stash on Tuesday***
***Please visit Sarah with updated info on Hands2Help -click on button***

CLOSING THOUGHT

“What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.”
*source unknown*

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

21 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon - I always love seeing how much you get accomplished and how great everything is!! Your Harrington and Hannah blocks are both so fun and the little crooked flower pot gives your block character!! And your string block quilt makes me want to find time to work on mine!! Not too much sewing going on in this part of the world!! Life keeps calling!! Kris

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  2. Our weather goes from hot to cold too! Love your New York Beauty Block!
    Have a great week!

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  3. Although we've always had large temp fluctuations this year seems worse than normal. Your bunny blocks look great. I think I might prepare mine for Amy to stitch. She enjoys stitching and I do good to keep up with ahhhhs and lonestars.

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  4. Hi Sharon you have acheived much,well done.Congrats on your win and what a lovely OASS swap,love the pumpkin.xx

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  5. Love to see your projects! The Garden Steps quilt top is wonderful! I 'm also doing it but have a few blocks left to finish. You certainly accomplish a lot in a 24-hour day!

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  6. OH look at that NYB block, bright and beautiful!!

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  7. Love your NYB and string quilt. I made D4P blocks all weekend on my vintage machines. Love those blocks. She made great color choices.

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  8. Great projects Sharon and your wins and swaps are wonderful! I am ready to make a Bingo card so I'll go over to Tonya's blog to make sure I do it right.
    Quilting by the River

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  9. You always get so much done! I plan to make the Harrington and Hannah blocks but have fallen behind already. I hope to share them on my blog soon. I also want to make my bingo card this week. Your first block in this post is amazing. Have a great week.

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  10. Beautiful projects as always, Sharon! Love your NYB and basket blocks, and I am totally excited that the beautiful string quilt is coming my way!! Your court house blocks are very pretty - love the color combination! And thanks for the shout out for H2H!

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  11. Busy lady, beautiful work. I am working on the Bunny blocks. This type of work is new to me. I did block one no problem but block two I used the wrong backing and didn't know why it felt off until after all of the hearts were stitched. Need to rip it all out and start over. Maybe I'll do block 3 first.

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  12. Your work is beautiful as always!!

    It's been too warm here in south central Arkansas. I was outside this evening and the mosquitoes are the size of Pterodactyls!!! Not enough freezing weather to kill the eggs. We'll all have to take stock in repellant. :/

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  13. Look at all these beautiful projects! :-) Your strings are really coming along! Thanks for sharing and stitching along!

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  14. You are a amazing lady. You did so many beautiful quilts so fast!! I loved your NYB, I check the Tutorial but I scare the PP steps... :) Don't think I will try it..

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  15. Hi Sharon. Thank you for giving my blog a plug in your post. So many Bingo Cards popping up all over the web. They are so much fun.
    Busy you. So many lovelies. Very interesting "courthouse steps" blocks. Love the string quilt, never tire of looking at them.
    Congratulations on the win :D

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  16. Thanks for linking up this week Sharon! Beautiful New York Beauty!
    Quilting by the River

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  17. You are having a very productive week...accomplished so much...Fall in love with your New York Beauty!!

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  18. I'm doing Harrington and Hannah Sharon and have finished and posted the first one. The second is fused and waiting on my stitchin' chair for tonight's NCIS. I usually work on hand stitching while I watch television. The problem is I don't watch much television so it just keeps stacking up! blessings, marlene

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  19. Your string scrap quilt came out quite nice! Ironically I was on Bonnie Hunter's website and saw her pattern so I just made my first string scrap quilt. I'm in the process of quilting it now. Now I am noticing so many other bloggers making this quilt pattern.

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  20. So many wonderful things in this post I don't know where to start. I love the NY beauty block, you chose great colors. You know I love string quilts and this one is wonderful. Great colors for the courthouse blocks as well. Lucky you that swap quilt is really nice.

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  21. Oh my gosh!, this sun quilt you made is absolutely divine, and I love the colors. I would really like to borrow your idea if I may, the turquoise and orange go so beautifully together.
    I've just made cute little owl and kitty cat covers for my kids and grand kids cell phones. I find carrying my Tracfone SVC phone for seniors round my neck in my owl pouch is convenient and what I like about this $15 phone is that the letters on the screen and the keys are bigger than the average cell phone so I don't have to use my reading glasses when making or taking a call and I only pay $7/month for service.
    My hubby wants me to make him a quilted cover for his nook, so your idea of the sun pattern will look stunning on it.
    Thank you for all your inspiration and great ideas.

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