Sunday, February 15, 2009

Catching up....

Tuesday was Sew with Friends day here. We had chicken salad and fruit salad and made plans for a sewing retreat in a couple of weeks. I have no idea what the other girls worked on, but I made a couple more zipper bags.



I am just past 300 posts and one of these days I will have a giveaway. Would a set of these zipper bags be good to win? I won't announce the day, instead I will pick the day before hand, not tell anyone and pick from the comments on that day. So you all better start commenting as you never know what day it will be....isn't that sneaky?? LOL

Wednesday was DH birthday and we took him out for a steak dinner. I wonder what happened to Thursday and Friday? Oh, Friday I cleaned...YUK and caught up on laundry, double YUK!!

Saturday I picked up my sister and we went to get fabric for a baby quilt for my niece. I plan to do a triple Irish Chain using these.....



I will cut it all out next weekend and pack it up for my quilting weekend...

Yesterday and today was spent catching up in the sewing room. Our quilt guild is doing a year long BOM. Somehow I realized that I was a month behind. In fact, I had last months blocks ready to take for show-n-tell tomorrow.... I am happy to say I am now all caught up....
8 blocks for month 8-



and then I decided to do 2 of the 4 blocks for next month...



There should be 3 more months and then we are finished. Hopefully I will have mine all put together by the last meeting....who knows?? I really struggle with scrap quilts. I don't like having to pull out 8 different fabrics and cut a 3 1/2 in square out of them. Then pull out 8 different lights and darks and cut them. I would much rather stick with FQ's and get er done.... I am however determined to keep up with this one and put it together, get it quilted and usable...

The next 2 days DH will be out of town, so I think I will start cutting and packing for retreat. We will have 2 1/2 days of sewing. We have to cook our own meals, but we are doing it simple...

Happy Sewing,
Nancy

17 comments:

free indeed said...

Yes, those little zipper clutches would be great for a giveaway. congrats on your 300th post....Hope I'm visiting your site on the right day! Oh, and a happy belated to your hubby!

Pat said...

Zipper bags are great, in my opinion......I always have lots of little things to put in them. AND...since putting zippers into bags makes me ITCH, I'd love to win them and not have to put zippers in them myself. LOL CUTE fabrics for the baby quilt and good for you for keeping up with the BOM. I've not met one yet that I stuck with and kept up with it. I always like them and start out great and then.......I don't know what happens, but it seems my "get up and go" just gets up and leaves!!! :( Maybe I should start a group for an orphan BOM quilt...and each month people can dig up from their drawers and closets another block they made and set aside and add THAT to their new BOM (and not have any sewing to do...probably the only way I'll get a BOM top done!!!)

Pat aka Posh said...

My brother in-law lives in your town but I seldom get up that way.
Love your fabric and quilt blocks.
Enjoy your retreat.. it sounds like lots of fun.

Brenda said...

Id like mine Orange, Pleeeez, LOL! one for the arcade quarters (Man, I remember when I used them for the laundry...oh, my single years....so, so ,so long ago. hahaha!) and the other one for the coupons I keep "putting in a safe place" and can never find afterwards, DUH! See? I not only stop by oftern but I "need" some zippy bags.=)

Lorraine said...

wow...you have been productive!! Love the bright fabrics for the baby quilt...and those zippered bags are fun aren't they....I caught up with a couple of my BOMs over the past couple of weekends and it is a great feeling isn't it!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty zippered bags! Humm, I could use one too!
Im proud of you for getting the BOMS done. Is IS hard doing a scrap quilt, isn't it? I like your colors too and won't tease you at Pike/Lin about them being too "matchy-matchy"!
Bev

Sweet P said...

The blocks are cute. Zipper bags would be a great gift. Have fun on your retreat.

Lilly said...

The zippered bags are a wonderful idea for a giveaway. Don't know any one that wouldn't find a use for one.........or two. I love the idea of how to do your giveaway. I would rather someone win who stops by frequently, rather than someone that just followed a link to find your giveaway. I think the cute fabrics you have chosen will make a very nice baby quilt. Congrats on "catching up"!!!!

Wendy said...

Love the zipper bags. What a great idea to use up those scraps. You are right, loads of uses.
Your blog and quilt pics are inspiring and I have to mention that "baby Abbie"'s pic just makes me smile, what a cutie.
Congrats on your milestone!

susanm said...

Those zipper bags are just what a lot of us need to keep our goodies under control.
Love the fabrics for the baby quilt.

osagebluffquilter said...

Don't you just love some "me" time. You can eat what you want, when you want. Sew all day and all night long.
Love the zip purses.
Enjoy your "me" time.
Patti

Dj said...

Yep, those zipper bags are cute. Love the fabric for the baby quilt.

Val said...

I still haven't come across the zipper bag pattern but am sure they will have it at Sew Expo the end of the month. I'd much rather win yours though, LOL! Good job keeping up with the BOM. I lose steam and never seem to finish. The baby quilt is going to be gorgeous in those colors. Your blog is always fun to read, I just don't comment a lot, sorry.

Roselie said...

Those zipper bags are so cool. I never make anything that has zippers. I think that I have zipperphobia (is that a word). Would love to win one.

Roselie said...

The zipper bags are so cool. Would love to win one. I think that I have zipperphobia (is that a word).

Roselie

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Well at least now I know what the polka dot fabric is for that you were talking about! And yes, I think the zipper clutches would be wonderful for it! One of these days you're going to need to do a tutorial on how you make them. They're so cute! I know that you're going to have a GREAT time on your sewing retreat. Wish I had friends that I could do things like that with! Maybe I'd get something done. Nah, I'd just end up running my mouth the whole weekend and bring home a bunch of unsewn stuff!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The fabrics chosen for the baby quilt are beautiful. The zipper bags are too cute.