Wednesday, February 06, 2013

what's going on . . .

Don't forget ... tomorrow's the last day to get in on my Declutter Now! book giveaway -- check it out HERE!!  I've really enjoyed reading the comments that have been posted -- and Sherry and Lindon have, too!  :)

I thought I'd successfully kicked the crud . . . but no, it's back.  I think this is going on four or five weeks now!  I'm tired, tired, TIRED of it!  Anyone know a cure?  I'm open to anything!  LOL!

I did have a couple of mailbox happies to brighten my days this week.  First up was this darling little book from Angie, over at A Quilting Reader's Garden.  
She'd e-mailed me and said her first winner never responded and I was second in line, was I interested.  Ummmm, yes!!!  I was even more delighted when I opened the book ... there are some sweet projects in it -- but these two *really* caught my eye:
Aren't they PRECIOUS?!!  I'm a sucker for blue and yellow combinations! Not to mention button embellishments and yo-yo's.  And the daisies are too cute!

Then today I had a little surprise happy waiting for me . . .
A fabric squishy from Sharon over at Vroomans Quilts!  That pink is seriously beautiful.  And check out the flower panel . . .
My mind is whirling from the possibilities!  What a lovely gesture from a lovely lady!  :)

I wish I could say that since my last post I'd wisely spent some time in the quilting bunk room, restoring order. 
As you can see, that's *so* not the case.  In fact, I think it probably looks worse! It rather looks like a fabric store exploded.  I started a basic crazy quilting course (again, compliments of StitchMAP -- I *love* this group) and spent Monday evening (and probably some of Tuesday, too) tossing through my fabric stash bins, trying to find the perfect fabric combinations for my first projects . . .
I finally settled on these three combinations -- after a lot of auditioning (which included wailing and gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair and flinging of fabric).  I think it was worth the angst.  Here's my first block:
Of course, the embellishment part comes on down the line.  For this first part, I just got to insert some lace.  I had this sweet little daisy lace on hand that just kind works perfectly, don't you think?  I can't wait for further embellishing assignments!!

Today I'm headed to Ellie's ... I probably need to stop and buy one of those germ masks.  Because I'm going and snuggling with my baby girl! That's a sure cure for what ails ya' -- hope y'all have a great day, too!

:)

14 noted . . .:

Ranch Wife said...

If this has been hanging on this long, my suggestion is that you go see one of those people called a doctor. I know, I don't like going either, but that's a long time to be sick. Sending prayers...that's a sure fire solution. :)
You have some cute projects on your list. Hope you're soon feeling better enough to stitch on them.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I feel for ya, I still have a bit of a cough - still! I cleaned and straightened and the next project - a mess again. Enjoy your snuggles.

Jean(ie) said...

UGH... the neverending crud. UGH.
Oh, the moment I saw that panel pic and got excited because I know you. You will work some serious magic with that.

I get a bunch of packages tomorrow -- two from China (cheap laptops) and one from FQS... Some sale fabric. I loooooove squishies!(well, boxes in this case...LOL!)

Teresa Nance said...

Oh Denise!!! I love your fabrics and of course your crazy quilt block! It is looking so much better than mine. :( Hope you feel better soon. I have been loaned that same book! I may have to try something out of it, too!

Janet O. said...

Either slow down and give your body a chance to rest and get better, or go see the doctor and let him tell you that! : )
Love the projects in that book--blue and yellow make such a classic combo!
Oh, my, those are gorgeous fabrics. That panel of flowers just glows!
Your new crazy quilt block is so pretty! Perfect lace--can't wait to see what else you do to it.

Mary said...

Get better quick. Sorry you have had it hanging on so long. The cough lasted longer for me in December too. I would skip the visit if it is more than a cough that is eased by a cough drop. Cute Crazy Block too! MESS, What MESS?? I'm not taking pictures of mine,EVER!!!

Kris said...

Hey Girl - I use blended herbs and spices to keep the bug away and they seem to work most of the time!! And with being a substitute teacher, I think that says something!! What fun goodies!! The book looks great and I love the fabrics from Sharon!! And your patchwork block is fab!! xoxoxo (Notice I just ignored the quilting bunk issue - LOL!!!)

Sarah said...

I just noticed the owl block on your design window - how is he coming along? Take care of yourself, you've been sick way too long...

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

The fabrics in your block just sing 'Spring'! It is going to be a beauty. I love the floral panel too! Have a happy day!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh have fun with your Ellie girl! That should definitely knock that ugly bug right out of you :*) Love your crazy block - another fun project that we get to watch come together - yay!!! And that mailbox has been very good to you once again! Out of all your lovelies that book is seriously cute!!!

ANudge said...

Glad you got the book, Denise - it was hard to part with, but sounds like you're going to put it to good use. I like your first crazy block -lovely fabrics. And I can sympathize with you about the "crud". I've had it since late Sept - saw the doctor - says it's post nasal drip ay ya yai!

Lee D said...

sorry to hear you are still coughing away. I love the bright cheeriness of this block and the fabrics you chose. Have fun with Ellie. I managed to tidy up my sewing space today. The machine has to go in for a check up so I might as well clean! ugh

Kate said...

So sorry the crud still has you in it's grips. I don't know of any quick cures, hopefully it will disappear all on it's own soon.

Love your first crazy quilt block, very bright and colorful!

Mary said...

This has been a particularly bad year for the "crud." I hope you feel better soon. I love your crazy block, very pretty fabrics.