Thursday, January 7, 2010

As if I needed more motivation ;)

Hi everyone! First let me say I can't believe how much snow we've gotten and we are due for more! Yes, I know I'm strange, but I just love the snow and how beautiful everything is when it is covered with it...well, except maybe the roads :S The other day we had perfect "snowman snow" so my little one went out and made her first snowman of the year. I wanted to share a picture of her with her creation as well as a few other snowmen we found in the neighborhood. Hope they make you smile like they do us :D

On to quilty news. I am making great progress on the triple Irish chain quilt. I decided to do heirloom style quilting in the large open squares...well, my version of heirloom quilting anyway. I tried to take a picture to show, but I don't know that its that good. Hopefully you can see the "square" vine with leaves and the flower in the center. I have 12 of the 13 open spaces done and hope to get the last one done today before work. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the quilting goes once I get motivated! Makes me wonder why I don't get to finishing my quilts sooner.

I have the batting for the king size string quilt, and am deciding on the setting for the black and white quilt. I also recently found out a co-worker of mine is pregnant with a girl, so I am thinking I am going to get the baby Irish chain done for her. Yeah, making progress!!! :D
Finally, to explain my post if the weather and desire to move on with my new life aren't enough for motivation, I was going through my quilting stuff earlier this week (now mind you I live in a smaller place now, so some of this stuff is stored in my little one's room). As I'm taking inventory, she comes up to me, looks me in the eye and says, "Mommy, can you get your quilting stuff out of my room? Its getting crowded." :S lololol So now, if nothing else I am on a mission to make my mouseling's room "less crowded" :D
Well, I am off to get some stuff done before I have to head into work. I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!! Warmest country wishes,
Country Mouse


QuiltedSimple said...

you just may get your wish for more snow - wayne county is supposed to get 11" by tomorrow morning - in fact, all of northern ohio is! Lovely snowman and lovely daughter. stay warm and enjoy the snow

jacquie said...

i'm trying to enjoy the snow, but i'm close to done...28" here so far. it's nuts i tell you! your triple chain is!