Sunday, January 18, 2009

Cold Weather, Garage Sale, UFO done and new BOM

What a busy weekend, first on Friday it was another below zero day, so my boss called and said no one in the shop showed up, so he was going home, so I had the day off. I had some errands to do so mid morning, Poochie and I headed out to do some errands, and the thermometer in the truck said -4 -- A warm up from that morning and the day before. Off we went, and then we spotted it, a MOVING SALE sign, so I made a U-turn and stopped in. Poor people were moving in 2 weeks, hope it is warmer then. But I spent a whole $2 and got several good finds, I purchased several plastic shoe boxes for only 25 cents each and a pot to re-plant a violet in.
After we got back home the sewing FRENZY started. I printed off some new BOM from other blogs and here is the Christmas Wish BOM -- it is so easy and I might make another in pinks and reds for a Valentines day pillow. If you want the pattern click on the picture on the right and it will take you to the blog that it is at.

My next accomplishment was from Ellies Blog, I stitched the block and just loved it. So I made it into a small wallhanging, complete with a little sign that says "Think Snow" - and snowflake buttons -- all from my sewing room. Perfect way to use up some things. If you want this pattern click on the link to the right from Ellie's Country BOM

Saturday was BOM at a quilt shop about an hour away that about 9 of us go to, but this was a real challenge the road for a good portion of the way was drifting, but we just kept going and had a blast with our friends. I did not get my BOM done for that, we are starting a new quilt and the shop owner chose blue and white, it is pretty, but I think I will make a second block in 30's and then have a really cute quilt at the end of the year. I will post those pictures tomorrow night.
But on to my UFO's -- I completed another one!! I am so happy that is 3 for the year so far! This one is a cute Santa tablerunner -- I just love him - he will go in my Christmas box, I might keep him or he might be a gift, not sure yet. I also took a picture of just his face, that would be a cute tea towel or pillow, more ideas! OH MY!

Maybe I will make pillows for next Christmas -- he is cute!
Now it is early Sunday night and I work tomorrow so I need to tidy up a bit and then I will probably head up to my Creation Station to work on the BOM from the quilt shop, they are pretty easy.
I hope you had a great weeknd!
Happy Stitches

1 comment:

Sara said...


You need to stop showing me those beautiful embroidery blocks! I'm finding myself being drawn to embroidery again...oh dear!