Whirl into Winter Giveaway

Here is a great place to visit to ring in the new year. On New Year's Day check out the giveaway that is being hosted here: http://whirlintowinter.blogspot.com/. Currently there are around 60 bloggers that are participating in this giveaway. Happy New Year!


Making the most of a few days off

I have been able to make a lot of progress on my mystery quilt the last few days. It is so nice to have vacation time! Here is the update and I have 2 more borders to add.

I also thought I would share some of my "finishes" from the past year. Since we are on the cusp of a new year, it seems appropriate to review what has happened in 2008.

This was a quilt pattern that was from the Quilt Sampler Magazine (I believe it was Spring/Summer 2007). I made this with the thought that deep in our very long winter in Northern New England, I would look at this and think of warm caribbean breezes and sand in between my toes.

This is my Sring 2008 Mystery quilt from my local quilt store, Yankee Pride. The color that I selected from the available colorways was light bali. This was the background fabric. I have worked on getting better at a scrappy look. This is not easy for me at all, although I think I have made some good progress with the mystery quilts.


Time to get my feet wet

Well, here goes. I thought I might start out by posting some pictures over the next few days of what I am working on and what I have finished over the last year. A kind of get to know me few posts. I have to admit, this is kind of scary for me. I have always been a reader or lurker of blogs (at least over the last year or so that I have really been following various blogs). I am now jumping into uncomfortable territory, but there are some may wonderful blogger peeps "out there" in the blogosphere, I figure I am in good company. I hope you enjoy.

This is what I am currently working on. I took a little break over Christmas as my sewing room is also my guest room. I am now ready to get back to work! This is a mystery quilt that I have been making with a group at my local quilt store, Yankee Pride Quilts. When I started I was able to pick the design fabric. I selected the red bali from the available colorways. These are the alternate star blocks that are done.

And here are the connecting blocks that I am in the process of completing.


It's Launch Day

Welcome to my new blog. While I have enjoyed reading others blogs for sometime now, I think I am finally ready to jump into my own blog. I hope you will enjoy my ramblings and comments on daily live.