Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It's Getting Old


Like in so many places, the weather is the same - SNOW and more SNOW.  So working on my Something Old seemed appropriate during this 'getting old' weather pattern.  I had planned to hand quilt this - that didn't work as I used a felt weight batt and a little heavier backing.  I like this mix for wallhangings so they lay nice and flat against the wall.  And then I tried to machine quilt the baptist fan and that was a flop.  So back to my faithful old New Home and walking foot.  



And the little kitty is getting there.  "Hang in There" is what I keep telling myself - this snow has to stop some time!



I was going to save this project for next week, but I am so bored.  My fussy cut little 'Paper Dolls' got framed over the weekend with those HSTs I played with and some scraps for corner stone color.  I needed to brighted up the day, so today I framed them with some fun polka dots, strips, plaids and solids.  



Is this how you all feel?  Well Snoodles over at Lily Pad Quilting has the perfect solution.  Go find out..................

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

23 comments:

  1. It looks like you manage to keep yourself busy even while experiencing cabin fever. Your paper doll blocks are so bright and cheerful. Keep hanging in there.

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  2. You are feeling the way I do around August in the summer here in the southwest.... when will the triple digits every end? (Usually not until late September - October).

    Keep working at your gorgeous projects... Love your kitties!

    Take care, stay warm and think sunshine!

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  3. Hi Sharon keep up with the quilting it takes your mind off everything including the weather. Stay warm Love the cartoon so appropriate. Susie x

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  4. Your blog is such a perfect way to start my day! Yes, more snow here too, so I will stay in and be inspired by your projects! Love everything, especially those wonderful paper doll blocks!

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  5. I feel your snowy pain! More snow here but now a warm up. Next batch is due on Sunday, but I'm going to enjoy the next couple of warmer days. And spring will soon follow! Love your paper dolls and kitty cross stitch! Hang in there too!

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  6. Our news is full of "the big warm up", flooding and roads falling apart, I hope you're not going to get any of that, warm is good but maybe a little more gradual.

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  7. I sure do hope the snow will stop soon. I've had enough already.

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  8. No cabin fever, although I laughed out loud at the pic. But I did drive yesterday and had the scariest time I've had in a while. Witches and goblins don't have anything on an icy road with snow coming down. All of your projects look beautiful.

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  9. Oh that kitty is really taking shape! I love all the happy fabrics you used on your dolls - they look pretty pleased with their new adornments :) We got a break from the cold yesterday - I actually had my windows open in the studio to let in some fresh air - it was HEAVEN!!!!

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  10. Gosh....you must be so tired of all of the winter weather. I hope spring comes soon.

    I love the kitty!!! It looks fabulous too.

    The paper doll blocks are wonderful too.

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  11. So glad the temps are rising here, but I know winter is not over! Thanks for the shout out -- hope you will party along with us; it will start on Friday!

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  12. Your paper dolls are adorable , stay nice and cosy sewing while the snow falls , we have more coming tonight :-(

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  13. It's definitely time for you to have a change in weather....wow. Come for a visit. It's 70 here.

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  14. It's starting to feel a bit like spring is coming over here...snow starting to melt...everything is in that slushy, muddy stage. :)

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  15. I have cabin fever too and laughed at the cartoon . I am tired of the cold mostly because my body hurts so much but I just try to keep quilting and forget about weather.
    Your kitty is precious. Blessings

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  16. I agree!!!! And now we're bracing for flooding. I just want to get out.

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  17. Oh I know exactly how you feel. I will be glad when this winter is over. Love all your projects esp the little kitty.
    xo jan

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  18. Looks like you are getting alot done. I almost wish for snow so I could stay home and get caught up on some of my projects. Notice I said almost

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  19. Hopefully it will warm up your way soon. Love the paper doll blocks.

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  20. Lots of snow and rain here too, yes you pegged it!! At least you keep busy, being creative helps to fill up these days spent indoors. ;) Sure wouldn't mind just one nice warm sunny day to hold us over though!! ;)

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  21. I'm sick of winter and I don't even have snow! It gets really old being cooped up inside. I love to stitch on my back porch. We've had two days of 75 and you can believe this little bunny was out there! :) Wonderful things you have been working on. Love the fussy cut paper dolls!

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  22. I usual get sick of winter too but this year we actually got lots of snow. Then it would melt off. Right now we are experiencing near 50 degrees during the day. It almost feels like spring. You paper doll blocks are great. I love the color. Hang In There is my saying too.

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  23. The warm weather over the weekend really helped melt some of our snow. Unfortunately, the temperatures is dropping steadily and we're expecting more snow later in the week. I feel like the people in your cartoon of the doctor's office. I really like the paper doll star blocks and the cross stitch kitty. It sounds like you have enough projects to keep you busy until spring breaks through.

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