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Shopping Fun

RobotsRobotsCute FishCute FishA friend and I decided to run out for a little fabric shopping.  Neither one of us really needed anything so of course we found alot that we just couldn't live without!!

I found these awesome robots and couldn't pass them up.  My grandson loves robots and since they will be moving into a new home soon, I thought he would like a new quilt and maybe some curtains for his new bedroom.

The colorful fish, yellow/orange/cream print and the

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!  I hope you has a great day and were able to do something, to make you happy.

Today was a near perfect day for me!  The weather is finally warm, sunny and springlike.  I cooked a big dinner that everyone seemed to enjoy.  My family was able to be together.  It was wonderful to have us all under one roof for the day.  Our grandson is getting so grown-up and our granddaughter is learning to walk.  Their parents are wonderful parents and it is awesome to watch as life goes on and the family evolves.

Preparing for Spring Break

Finally, report cards are finished, parent contacts made, pilot testing of a new standardized test done, meetings attended and the final quarter of this school year is underway.  I have begun Spring Cleaning my classroom and organizing things to be packed for the summer and preparing for both the end of this school year and the beginning of the next.

Our weather is finally getting a little more pleasant and maybe I have "Spring Fever" but I have been Spring Cleaning my studio also.  I want everything shiny, clean and in order so I can spend my upcoming Spring Break quilting, not cleaning!!!

Out Like A Lamb

I think Spring might have finally arrived!!!  March came in like a lion and is going out like a lamb.  Our temperatures are warming up and the sun was shining all day long.  I felt better today than I have inn a long time.  Our winter, this year, was long and hard with many dark, cold, dreary days and record breaking amounts of snow.  I'm sooo glad it seems to be over. Smile

Happy Spring

For the BirdsFor the BirdsToday was the first full day of Spring.  The weather was the nicest we've had all year. Our temperature reached 61°F, the sun was shining and there was a nice breeze.

It's time, once again, to give the birds a helping hand.  They are coming back to the area and building nests.  I saved a large jar of thread and fabric scraps for the birds and bought a new feeder with quarter inch holes.  I fill the feeder with the scraps and hang it from a tree branch outside.  The birds will sometimes use these scraps to help build their nests and I like being able to recycle the scraps and keep them out of the landfill.

National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day is March 15th. That's tomorrow!!!

I can sure use an excuse to hide in my studio and get some work done!  Not that I need an excuse but after all of the schedule changes for State Testing at school, the horrible weather this week (yes, we had even more snow), the darned flu etc... I will welcome the opportunity to celebrate something wonderful. Wink  And we all know, quilting is wonderful!

I have several projects I am working on, I just have to decide which one to work on first. 

HappyQuilting,
Laurel

In Like A Lion

Our winter weather this year has been relentless.  It has been our worst winter in over thirty years.  Although I'm not a real fan of being outside during harsh winter weather,  winter doesn't usually bother me too much.  I walk the dog a few times a day and spend most of the remainder of my time indoors.  The ridiculous amount of snow we have had and the long string of below zero and in the teens temperatures are really starting to take its toll.

Beautiful

BeautifulBeautifulThis beautiful quilt has been delivered safe and sound!

Two years ago, my sister mailed a quilt top to be quilted and a few other items in a box to me.  I got a box with some packing materials but otherwise empty.  Although the package was insured and the USPS (United States Postal Service) did pay the insured amount, we felt they did not put their best effort forth to locate the missing quilt.  It was very sad and my sister said she planned never to mail a quilt or quilt top again.

Two Years

RibbonsRibbonsLife is good.

This teal ribbon fabric is part of the Blank Fabric Inspiration Collection.  Every cancer and many special causes have their own color.  We are all familiar with pink standing for Breast Cancer.   Teal is the color for Ovarian Cancer.

Today is the 2-year anniversary of my surgery for Ovarian Cancer.  I am very fortunate.  My family and doctors are fantastic,  my surgery was successful, and my cancer was low malignancy.

Nine Patch

Nine PatchNine PatchAnother of my friends lost her sister.  She kindly brought a couple of boxes of fabric to me that her sister had left behind.  I cherish the treasures I inheret from others and try to put them to good use as I believe they would want.

While I was going through the boxes, I found a WIP (Work In Progress)!!!  Her sister had started to make a 9-Patch Quilt.  She had cut alot of 3½" squares and many were already matched up for the blocks.  She had also already pieced some 9-Patch Blocks so I continued to sew the fabrics together as she had matched them up.  I ended up with thirty, 9", 9-Patch blocks and a bunch of leftover squares.

I assembled the 9-Patch Blocks in five rows of six blocks each.   I sewed a 3" frame around the assembled 9-Patch Blocks then made a border with the leftover squares and finished with a plain outer border.

I used a neutral backing and quilted with a sturdy over-all pattern.  I attached a label and this keepsake was complete.

It gave me great pleasure to present this finished quilt to my friend this weekend.  I hope it brings warmth and comfort to her as she cuddles up and enjoys memories of her sister.

Happy Quilting,
Laurel

 

 

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