Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Good to Be Back


First I want to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  We are into a bit of a storm (as are so many areas) and conditions are horrid - so it may be a small gathering. 



It is good to finally be home and not traveling - great due to the sudden change in weather.  Just an in-house week end left and we can relax.  I didn't touch my machine for a whole 9 days!  I did start an Easter (yes, Easter) sampler so I had a little hand work.  But mostly I just collapsed with my furries at the end of each day.



And too funny, I won the raffle basket on the last day of the last show.  Each vendor donated items for these baskets - and my own was in this one, but it was gifted on.  Yes, the chocolate covered peanut brittle was opened and sampled as we were packing up.  And I don't know what I will do with the baby diaper cake or bibs.



I had to do some catching up - I am not sure I have been showing the blocks with this QAL group.  This is the Stash Buster QAL with Linda's QuiltMania.  I think my machine was angry with me for letting her sit idle for so long as it took me a long time to get her purring correctly.



I don't know how many blocks there are planned, but I hope I can squeek 20 out of my left over fat 8's (and scraps) of Boho and the chicken wire is a Moda Basic.



And I wanted to do the Temecula Quilt CO 'Count Down to Christmas', but didn't have the chance with everything picked up and packed out of the way.  I tried to make these little stars as shown and two other ways, but could not get them to look right at that small size.  So I am doing the quilt in a bit larger size - just to be happy with the stars.  Yes, I am playing with my MidWinter Red collection with this one.  I was going to save it for Lynn's Heartfire blocks, but I have a nice FQ bundle for a Summer quilt that I think I will use  for my Heartfire instead.




Now to announce the winner of the Olivia Collection for the Quilt Gallery Blog Hop Party:

Blogger Joan H. said...
Happy Thanksgiving!
I would like to live on Joy Lane (short and sweet). Pastel fabrics are my favorites.
November 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM
Thank you all for visiting and commenting - what fun it was to hear your selections of road names.  And a huge welcome to the new followers.

CLOSING THOUGHT




Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

15 comments:

  1. Oh the really is no place like home. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  2. Congratulations!

    You just got home and your blocks are already ahead of mine.....grin...I'm just so lazy.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your terrible winter storm. Cold rain here. Know you are glad this is the last in-house weekend. Nice win. Lucky you! Turkey day poem put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing. Stay warm and be safe.

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  4. Welcome back! Stay safe and warm! Nice to hear of your win and to see the start of some more great projects. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Cuddling with the furries while it storms sounds so cozy, don't forget the hot cocoa. Love the poem,, especially that last line ;).

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  6. Glad you are home and safe. Love the stash buster blocks and fabrics!!

    Happy Thanksgiving Sharon!! Stay warm and dry!!

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  7. Glad to hear that you are back to the sew happy part of your life. Please have a SAFE and HAPPY Thanksgiving.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Welcome back to quilting and home. I love the fabric you selected for Heartfire. It's perfect!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Congratulations to Joan. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  10. Isn't it great to come home? I love your blocks!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  11. I have been thinking about you as I watch the weather reports! Stay warm :)
    And look at those tiny little points...wow! I am impressed!

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  12. It is always nice to get home and settle back in. I bet you were having withdrawal symptoms not being at your machine for so long. You have been on my mind as I watch the weather down there . I hope it doesn't get too bad. Happy Thanksgiving

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  13. Oh, I love that little Thanksgiving poem at the end. I have been watching the weather on the news, and wondered how you were faring. Have a happy Thanksgiving, Sharon.

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  14. Your stash buster blocks look great. I have 3 to catch up on but they have to wait for now. Very cute poem; Everything I eat on Thanksgiving is thigh loving.

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  15. Glad that you are home, warm and safe. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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