Friday, February 3, 2017

A Bit of Color Amongst the Gray



I needed to add a little color into my gray days.  This little pattern can be found on Regina Grewe's site. I actually put my tree to the other side of the house - no trees leaning over my house please.  This is for a challenge with my Quilt Guild - My Hearts Desire - to be interpretted as you see fit.  My Heart's Desire is to own my own little cabin in the woods.  The binding will get stitched down and then I have some embellishing to do and then add the hanging tabs.


I have put off the Solstice blocks so I can pull that tote and make a few at a time.  This is Sidewalk, but I like it set this way and makes me think of staring out a window in winter, pining for my spring flowers.


This one was suppose to have a basket in the center, but I fussy cut a flower instead.  What good is a basket it you don't have flowers.

I am having a lot of computer issues - which actually are being caused by a short in my mouse's wiring.  Bare with me while I have a talking to with this blasted thing............


The newest block.  I know I have some directional fabrics that I am using and some of you are gasping right now, but I'm not.  My Solstice days are a bit up down, sideways, and this/that - so my Solstice blocks are not only reflecting our cold,gray, hopes of sun, but also my moods.


A little color mixed in the gray - another hexie basket got finished and I have one prepped for Sunday.


I got in some retail therapy yesterday while I was out and about with errands and grocery shopping.  The leafy (upside down - gosh) trees is for a border on my Black Bear quilt and the Real Tree (sporting goods company) is for a border on my camping quilt.  I know - greens!!  I am trying to use them up and bought more.

I will be pulling my computer out and apart for cleaning and replacing the keyboard and mouse components this weekend.  So if you don't hear from me - I may have killed it (I did do a backup disk in case).

Sewingly YOurs,
Sharon 

16 comments:

  1. Is your mouse with a cord? Can you have a cordless.. one? Guess you have a desktop, maybe not so easy as to use on a laptop. Lovely wee house, and the new fabrics, who would try and resist them.

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  2. Love your little cabin in the woods - looks like some of our trees when the wind blows. LOL. Still loving your solstice fabrics - even the directional ones I didn't notice at first!

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  3. I love your little cabin in the woods and I agree, no trees hanging over the house. I made a hunter's star out of that leafy green you just bought, the colors are wonderful.

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  4. Your little cabin is adorable and love that your tree grows away from the house! Enjoy your day playing and good luck with your techie jobs!

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  5. I love you little mini and I dream of a little cabin in the woods surrounded by nature, especially on grey wet days when the air quality here in London is a little iffy. Your fabrics for your solstice blocks are beautiful.

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  6. This post is quite revealing....you have had your fill of winter and are longing for a color filled Spring. Cabins, trees, woodsy greens.....just a bit of quiet solitude you seek. Ahh....the frustration of the computer, our means to connect and contact others. I am having issues too on a recurring basis. Look for a logitech mouse and keyboard.....my husband's advise.

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  7. I have that Regina Grewe pattern. Yours turned out cute. Your Solstice blocks are looking good.

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  8. Yikes--I hope the computer survives it's spa treatment! Lots of cheerful and fun projects! That fabric will be perfect on your bear quilt!

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  9. I wish I had left out the basket on the Solstice block. Another blogger wrote that she had left out the basket, too, and I thought "why didn't I do that.
    I'm using a floral that I had a lot of as a constant and it is directional, but I decided from the first block that I wasn't going to worry about.
    Love the house and leaning tree. Good luck with the computer.I need to replace my 7 year old netbook and I just can't make a decision.
    Pat

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  10. Lots of nice goodies here. I really like the mini quilt with the house and tree and I'm in love with the hexie basket.

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  11. Did the cat kill the mouse? I love your Heart's Desire. I lead a pretty leisurely life and still can hear a cabin in the woods calling my name, too. When I saw what I think is Sidewalk, I thought of Hopscotch. I love the hexie basket. What a great idea! I love your retail therapy. I did some of that the last two weeks except it was clothes instead of fabric. I'm going to the state capitol to testify for a bill and I can't fit in any decent clothes, so... Fabric would have been more fun. I'm not as excited about fabric now that my favorite LQS went out of business. I just don't feel as welcome in the other shops. Thanks for the quilt block show.

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  12. Good thing that tree is blowing away from the cabin!!! Have fun with that computer. I do not envy you one bit.

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  13. Good luck with the computer!
    I love your little cabin in the woods. (That's always been my heart's desire, too.)

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  14. The cabin in the woods is so fun! Your Solstice blocks look great. Very fun border fabrics. Sometimes you just have to add a little to use a little. Hopefully the computer clean up went well.

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  15. Get a cordless mouse. Easy to switch over, and easy to replace, if needed. You just have to change the batteries out in the mouse, when it starts acting up. I have a wired mouse for my laptop (travel only use) and, whenever I finally get a new(er) laptop, I'll get a cordless mouse instead. 5 minutes to switch it out, and they are pretty cheap these days.

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  16. So many great projects and retail therapy to boot! I love your heart's desire quilt! How beautifully you incorporated the truth into a piece of art! Kudos!

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