Different Things I'm Working On, Thinking About, Keeping Track Of,,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Touched my Heart and I had to Share

I'm a huge dog lover and 4-legged buddies have always come from rescues.  This video is so touching! Maybe when I retire, I can be a foster mom to 4-legged guys.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

New Project Challenge - February

See the button on the right ( or is it left? ) for the New FO Challenge?  Well I started my February project yesterday over at tirane's house where I spent a very pleasant rainy afternoon.
The FO Challenge is a twist on the UFO challenges that are around -- in this one, you START a new project every month. You don't have to finish it, just start it. It was very exciting just thinking about what I wanted to do, pulling all the fabrics and beginning something new.  Old stuff is old stuff and it just ain't gonna change.

I found this pattern in a McCalls magazine DSC01346 and was drawn to it because I have a whole bunch of greens, and this would be great to maybe use up some of them and I also just like the pattern.  When I got to reading the instructions, it dawned on me that it was just like this one DSC01347 that I bought a long time ago ( I might have paid $5 for it and it came with the acrylic triangle you need, too! ) - (it was on my "someday" list, guess I can check it off!)

The magazine pattern mixes lights and darks to make the block, and you cut each piece individually -- the Magic Triangle pattern uses strip piecing for making the blocks ( yipee! ) but the blocks are all the same colorway.  I didn't like all of either one, so I combined them, my quilt my way.  So I'm strip piecing and my blocks are alternating dark and light.

But there is a price to this - I had to do math to figure out how much of what to cut...  math, eewww :(
I just started cutting strips.
Then I started sewing strips

DSC01343DSC01338   and sewing more strips that turned into blocks, then I sewing more blocks - oh I had fun!

I spent a wonderful day today working on this.
And my math ?  I had cut enough strips to make a double size quilt!  No math, just experience, or instinct, or plain old luck :)

too bad I have to go to work tomorrow - maybe I have a cough coming on? cough cough

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day - Happy!


Just thought I would share this ( NO, not the chocolate coverd strawberries, those would be all mine! ) but the rose history below

 -- I got orangy ones :) LOl Wonder what is on his mind??!

Roses - Significance and Meaning of Each Color

Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning, or significance. It sends a silent, yet extremely important message from the sender to receiver.
Who originally defined the rose color meanings? We don't know. But, you should make sure you are sending the right message when you select roses for someone. Otherwise, he or she will get the wrong message!

What does a Color Mean?

Red Love, beauty, courage and respect

White Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility

Pink Appreciation,"Thank you", grace, perfect happiness, and admiration

Dark Pink Appreciation, gratitude

Light Pink admiration, sympathy

Yellow Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning

Orange Desire, and enthusiasm

Red and White Given together, these signify unity.

Red Rosebud A symbol of purity and loveliness

White Rosebud Symbolic of girlhood

Thornless Rose Signifies "Love at first sight".

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just Takes 2 - Blocks 12 and 13 - I think

blocks 12 and 13Just Takes 2 blocks,, Yeah! I'm keeping up!  I like these two, and I really like the star.  Best of all they are paperpieced so all the points are there :)

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