"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Monday, February 15, 2010

More UFO's completed.....

One of my goals for this year is to get as many of my UFO's finished up as possible. I've been making progress on that over the past couple of week. And over the last couple of days have finished up two more.

The tabletopper was made from a Christmas fabric that I was intriqued by because of the colors in it. Haven't decided what I'm going to do with it. Might sell it....or might give it as a gift. The second finish is a quilt top made from blocks that I made with a bunch of the leftover batik strips that had accumulated in my scrap bins. This quilt will be donated to either American Heros or Sunshine Quilts.

1. I don't have to take the AEPA test since I was not offered a spot in the Phoenix program.
2. I get a partial refund from my registration fee for the AEPA.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Windows

This was posted to one of my email quilt groups, and I thought it was worth thinking about and posting here.


A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean", she said.
"She doesn't know how to wash correctly."
"Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."

Her husband looked on, but remained silent,.

Everytime her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
the young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this."

The husband said, "I got up early this morning and
cleaned our windows".

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

no author given

Friday, February 12, 2010

Winter is here!

Yesterday was a winter wonderland type of day with 11 or so inches of snow here where I live in N. Tx. Thankfully I didn't have to work today (thanks to someone asking me to trade with them!) so I didn't have to get out and drive in it. It was beautiful to look at this morning when I got up for the day. Have a meeting at the store tomorrow morning so it will be interesting to deal with ice on sidewalks and parking lots tomorrow morning. =P

Staying at home today gave me lots of time to sew tonite. I finished the binding on a UFO (the second one for the year). And put a quilt top together as well that will be donated to American Heros. Have started blocks for another quilt top as well and will work on putting them together. Next up is working on pressing more interfacing onto t-shirts for the t-shirt quilt.

1. Didn't have to drive on the slick streets today.
2. Have had fun sewing today. =)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First UFO Completion of 2010!

I finished off my first UFO of 2010 tonite after finishing the final wallhanging of 8 that the kids of LCCC started last year. Am glad to get these done and will be even happier to get them back to my friend Tammy so she can give them to the kids that were in her class last year. =)
1. The wallhangings are done!
2. My flight reservation has been made for the trip to Indianapolis for my interview for the Woodrol Wilson Fellowship. =)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Completed House Block

One of the online groups that I'm in is making a quilt made of house blocks as a gift for someone. And I was finally able to get my block finished last nite. I love how my block turned out and am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Gratitudes -

1. I passed the reading and math sections of the Praxis 1 test with good scores.
2. The score on the writing section should be back within a couple of weeks.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Planning ahead............

One of the things I am working on getting better at this year is actually working on Christmas gifts throughout the year instead of waiting till Oct/Nov to start. One nice thing about working PT for Joann's is that I have been able to score some awesome deals on fabric that I'll use to make gifts for birthdays and Christmas this year. =)

Have finished up two fleece scarves so far. Not sure who they will be for or whether I'll list them for sale. Still thinking about that. Still plan on adding more lace to the bottom scarf in the pic, but that won't take long to do. Will get that tomorrow when I go into work and finish the final work on the scarf this weekend. =) Have several more pieces of fleece to work on and am thinking of cool things to do with them. =)


1. Extra hrs at work and for unemployment being extended.
2. For progress made on the commissioned t-shirt quilt.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fav Fabric swap....

Love taking part in Fav Fabric swaps. They are a great way to get back blocks for a sampler quilt all made with a common focus fabric without having to make them all yourself. I finished up two of the last three blocks that I need to make for the current one that I'm in this afternoon. Will mail them out tomorrow. Picture of the blocks is to the side.

Now back to the task of finishing up the set of 8 quilted wallhangings that I'm working on finishing up. 2 down and 6 more to finish. Once done they will go to back to church to be given to the kids who made the blocks.

Gratitudes -
1. Travel last weekend to Phoenix went well.
2. Interview for the Phoenix Teaching Fellows program went ok.