Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Year, New Mini Mania Challenge #11

Hmm...what to do for the Mini Mania Challenge?
 Had some scraps.
Leftovers from this quilt. 
 Which was in this book.
Challenge 11 was to make a sampler....with nine blocks.
So I did....eight around the border and one big one in the middle.
 A bit of hand quilting with perle cotton to finish.
I love the stripe stems....and everything else about it! 
So glad I get to keep it!

In the meantime we had a Blizzard...
...a really big Blizzard with over 30+ inches of snow.
 There was loads of time to do some English paper piecing.  The Glorious Hexagon quilt pack #1!
Of course that was after we did some shoveling!!


Friday, January 8, 2016

It's been a month!

You know how it goes...December is just plain busy...
(our girl is one of 259 low brass performers!)
... busy enjoying Tuba Christmas at the Baltimore Harbor....
....busy decorating a wee twisted tree....picea pendula or weeping Norway spruce. 
Now we need to plant it!
 Busy making infinity scarves.
Busy making a tablerunner for our Mechanical Engineering studying Nephew. 
Euler's Identity....the most beautiful equation...or so I'm told!
 The back is travel fabric for his International Studies roomie at Johns Hopkins University.
Didn't trim very well around the "e"!!
 Busy making a present for hubby in dad-in-law...with the help of my dad and bro!

The tools belonged to 
dad-in-law's pop and brother.

They are attached with rubber-coated twisty ties for easy release and usage. 
 Busy ordering awesome necklaces from The Creaking for the girl....
....and one for me! 
Busy being introduced to Finn and Rey....
....and getting our geek on!:)
Tons of other things have happened but this post would be too long.
Now I need to get busy making a new cover for my ironing hubby doesn't think the house is burning every time the iron is plugged in!:o
Happy New Year!