Monday, January 23, 2012

Thrifting and Ice Storm

I did not go anywhere this weekend. We had snow Friday night with ice and freezing rain on top. I stayed in my pajamas all weekend -- organizing my stash, cutting fabric, and getting ready for the quilt retreat this week. I did get some good deals last weekend. Red, blue & tan wool spindles, a hand painted round container with sheep made from sheep wool, a signed watercolor titled "Kent Island Geese", and a bucket full of crab hammers.

I found an iron at the dollar store to take to retreat -- $9. I read about it at Jo's Country Junction.
When I was reorganizing my stash (the downstairs stash excluding the flannels), I pulled out this notebook with directions to Thimbleberries projects from 2003 and 2004. I am making the watermelon placemats.
My son is the artist! Thanks Brian, I love it.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A New Year

I can not believe it is 2012. The start of the this new year has been hectic. I have managed to get quite a bit of quilting done.                              
My Mom's table runner:-

Working on my Trip Around the World:-
I have added to my thrift store finds. A Buffalo sweater with tags:-
And a host of other goodies, including a Thimbleberries book, some knitting needles, and a Lenox  bowl for my vanity:-

Scrappy has turned a new leaf. The old Scrappy stayed up in the Big Bed all day. The new Scrappy enjoys lounging around in the family room keeping us company. He loves that RAVENS pillow:-