Thursday, December 30, 2010

My PHD list

wouldn't you know, I ran out of fabric for this one, the green print was perfect for one of the mug rugs I made for a Christmas gift, so now have to go back for more!

I have started lots of stuff. I have made commitments to

make two BOM's for my guild each month because we never get enough blocks to make a quilt

I joined Block Swap adventure, so that's another block each month I'm really excited about

I am still working my way through the quilter's academy books and need to complete my Town Square and Triple Rail Fence

a baby quilt for my nephew's baby due in June (not started yet)

a quilted block to go with the baby quilt, I have fussy cut the blocks for that one, so it is officially started.

I think that makes 6!
I think the baby has poop, gotta go

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I just love blogland! I have learned so much. This year I learned how to make a fast quick cookie recipe from Heidi at Oreos plus white choc equals YUM! That's my hand holding the cookies I made, my DH decorated our mantel, he did a lovely job as always!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My work Christmas tree

I have to share our little Christmas tree that my co - worker brought to sit between our desks at work. We were displaced from our usual 1st floor area when it flooded last year. We now sit at temporary stations, just the two of us out of 37 or so, on the 3rd floor. The rest of our dept is dispersed on this floor and others. We are working on the same project so it made sense for us to be together. We hope to be back in our old spaces early next year. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday night sew in results

I have actually sewn tonight! I was interrupted once when the baby woke up throwing up. She has a bad cold and is coughing from the drainage in the back of her throat. A warm bath, some honey, and nose spray and she is feeling better. DH, our 9 yr old son and the baby are all in the living room watching Elf now. So, I was able to sew a few four patches, finish a mug rug and put some two-patches (that are going to be four patches) together. It has been a long day, but a good one, I got a lot done. Put in a full day at work, came home, put some frozen meatballs and tomato sauce with spaghetti for dinner. The kids and I made a batch of tea cake cookies while DH went out and shopped (we were out of milk and diapers). DH did something else wonderful today. You know those mobile medical testing units that come around? He made an appt with one and had everything scanned: head, carotid arteries, abdomen, and everything was fine, they found nothing that required medical attention, I am so proud of him. Some men never go to a doctor and won't look after themselves like they should, but he does and I am so grateful.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Two finishes

This mug rug I call Patchwork, front and back.

This one I call Modern Mug Rug.

There were too many kids playing online games in my house and two few computers for me to post these pics yesterday. I finished the binding on two mug rugs and have one more to finish.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday night sew in did not happen

Was it December 10 yesterday? I had also signed up for church last night, I was frosting cookies with 100 or so little kids at our annual Alpine Village. One at a time of course. They say 400 kids were registered to attend, I was one of 5 volunteers in the Gingerbread House. I only ate one cookie! I'm so proud of that! My son was an elf checking tickets at the door. The sewing got delayed until today. So I will be posting later! I have 3 mug rugs to finish. Then back to church for another night of volunteering, the candy cane shop this time. It is so much fun! Happy Holidays everybody!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lazy day

I have not felt good at all today, got up with a headache, could not face going in to work as I had suffered through a cold day at my desk with a headache the day before. I lay on the couch under the baby most of the afternoon. I feel much better now. I have to, lots to do this weekend, gingerbread and cookies to make by Friday. I found a wonderfully easy and yummy cookie recipe on someone's blog, can't remember which one. She dipped oreo cookies in almond bark and then sprinkled them with something. I made some last weekend for a potluck with a few changes, same cookies, but used white choc chips instead of the almond bark. I don't like almond bark!!! The white chocolate chips melted very well in the microwave, I melt them 30 seconds at a time, beating after each 30 seconds, then when the choc was melty smooth I dipped half of each cookie in the melted chocolate, then put them on waxed paper to cool. I sprinkled the white chocolate part with red and green sugar. They were unbelievably good. Will post a picture when after next batch is made, Thursday night. I have to wait until the last minute or DH and kids and I will eat too many of them.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Works in Progress

I put these together with the help of other blogs, search "mug rug tutorial." I am so grateful for the resources we have online! I made them all from scraps.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Friday Night Sew In!

Dec 10th and 17th! I know what I will be doing--Town Square and gifts, I can't say what yet, as I don't know who might be reading this! Whenever I get the chance, I'm making four patches for my Town Square project, 62 total, 36 finished so far.