Monday, February 21, 2011

They Are My Sunshine...

My only sunshine.
They make me happy
When skies are grey.
They'll never know, dear,
How much I love them.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

Every day I am thankful for these guys…

Jan 2011
Okemo Mountain
Ludlow, VT
And every day I miss them both.  Once again, they surprised me on Valentine’s Day with this beautiful gift that arrived at my door early on February 14th
2011 Valentine's Gift from G/D
Sooooo BEAUTIFUL! Their never ending thoughtfulness and generosity touched my heart. Thank you G&D for making my heart smile and for making Valentine’s Day extra special. Know that IL&IMY every single day.
Later in the day my husband arrived home and surprised me with these beautiful flowers...

2011 Valentine's Gift from DH
Such a welcome surprise that was truly appreciated. Thanks to all three of you for the GORGEOUS flowers!!!

Do you remember this?

I was preparing my sewing room for the arrival of my new Koala Sewing Center, which arrived in late December. 

Truly awesome!  The sewing machine drops down into the cabinet with a push of a button leaving me with a large flat surface, which is perfect for basting a small quilt.
Anxious to put my new sewing table to good use I headed to Bonnie Blue Quilts and purchased this pattern, along with all of the fabric needed to complete it...

I managed to get all of the 9 patch blocks done before I realized that I needed to make 2 baby quilts by April, 1 graduation quilt by May, and another baby quilt by July. For now the Bonnie Blue Quilt must wait as I tackle those “must do” quilts first.
I have completed one baby quilt and have started on the second. Here is a picture of the completed top…

"Just Ducky"
45" x 45"
December 2009

This is such a cute pattern that is relatively quick to stitch. I did decide to hand appliqué the 12 duck blocks which slowed me down a bit but I like the way they turned out.

As for stitching projects….well, I keep starting (but fail to finish) SO many small projects. It is getting ridiculous, I need to gather them all up, dedicate a few days to “catch up” stitching, and complete these projects once and for all.

I know, I know, I have been very delinquent with my blogging ~ I will try to be better about that (no promises though).

Until next time...