Monday, January 20, 2014

Design Wall Monday 1-20-2013

I'm way late today because I hosted my tea group this morning.  We had a great time enjoying Vanilla Cream loose tea given to me for Christmas by Jenny and Brian.  Yummy stuff. Here are the ladies working on stamped Valentine's Day cards. We've started doing a small activity after tea.  I tried a new recipe -- apple ginger muffins. Nummies!  

I've been working on getting my brown and blue blocks into a top and now they are!  I started this quilt at least two, maybe three years ago.  I decided it needed to be bigger so I put it on the back burner for a while while I gathered more fabrics.  This is earmarked for Quilts on Valor in Colorado.  I still need to piece the backing but I'm tickled to have found enough fabric in my stash to make a backing for it.  Hum, the blues are less vivid in person.  This is "Shoe Boxes" by Atkinson Designs. 

Last Week's Goals
Week of January 13, 2014
Continue sewing brown & blue blocks together√
Put together snowman kit no
Put borders on Stain Glass project, start sewing the leading down ugh, no
Clean excess fabric scraps off cutting table √ at least half is stashed away
Trace the first three blocks of Christmas Favorites quilt. (Yep, I’m starting something new! OH MY) √ did all of the tracing!
Play with the Sizzix! √ great fun
Embroider a kitchen towel for me! √

Week of January 20, 2014
Prep for in-house retreat!  YEA!
Make Ellie a Valentine’s Day T Shirt
Visit Ellie and her parents for a short trip
Make food for Tea group and enjoy the visit
Work on Splint 9 Patch – put borders on
Embroider shirts for Sophie and Natalie
Bake a cake, vacuum and dust house for retreat/tea group
Continue working on A Tisket, A Tasket blocks

I'm late posting but I'll be linking up with Patchwork Times.  Take a look at what's on design walls across the Internet. (Oops, I don't see a Linky Party at Judy's today.  If it gets added I'll go back to linking mine with her. So, I closed the browser page and then opened a new one. Surprise, there was the linky party so go party! ) 

Happy Quilting All 


  1. Your tea gathering sounds like fun. Love the new old quilt top. Cool.

  2. I've never seen the Shoebox pattern: I like it!


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