Sunday, February 17, 2008

I'm tired of Winter....send sunshine and blue skies please.....


Pretty quiet weekend around here. Ice storm this morning and our church actually cancelled services. We have services three times a week, Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. I know that seems like a lot, but it's been a great help in my life. It's a sure sign that the roads are bad when they cancel Sunday morning and Sunday night. We did go to a brunch at some friends from our church today. It was wonderful. I wish I had taken my camera to show you all the wonderful food she served. I ate too much as did everyone else. The main roads weren't too bad but all the back roads were just terrible. A solid sheet of ice. It's been slowly melting through the day and now it's slush over ice. If it freezes up again overnight, it will really be bad tomorrow, too.
I've been making these blocks for the past few days. I have a quilt that my Gram made me and this is the pattern of it. I've had her quilt for years and years, and it's getting worn and torn in spots. I thought I would make another just for the sake of it. I do love those 30's prints. I could make every quilt with them forever I think. They really cheer me up and put a smile on my face.

I'm hosting a Craft Day at our church building on March 8th. It started out to be a few of us getting together and making the jigsaw puzzle quilt top. Now it's a full day of all kinds of crafting and a pot luck lunch. I'm so tickled that so many of the women are excited about it and joining us. I'll have to take lots of pics and post them. I'm quite excited about it myself.


I loaded up my Scrappy Stars top on the frame and hope to start quilting it tomorrow. I'm off to go watch Castaway now. I do love Tom Hanks. Hope everyone had a happy and safe weekend.

9 comments:

Carol Van Rooy said...

That quilt looks so simple in design and yet it's eye popping. I love colour, so that also strikes my fancy.

Kristie said...

That's how the churches are around here, at least 3 times a week. They are just tiny little country churches and alot of times when the roads get real bad they cancel services. We have so many hills here, it makes it hard to travel in bad weather.

I love your new quilt. You are really producing alot of quilts lately! You are so lucky to just be able to throw them right on your quilter.
Kristie

Suzan said...

You guys have just had the worst weather! I would love to see some real snow but South Eastern PA just doesn't get much anymore...used to "back in the day". Your quilt is so bright and cheerful - kind of looks like Spring! I am looking forward to seeing your Scrappy Stars after you have finished the quilting. Love that quilt!

Cindy said...

wow! That's a very beautiful scrappt quilt! My brothers church was cancelled down here too. Only trouble is, he drove all the way there before he found out :0( We are scrambling to leave this morning to head back north. Hope the ice gets under control by the time we hit the road. Then we have to contend with the lake effect snow warning in effect through tomorrow morning - 8 to 10 inches!!! I wish I was home, I wish I was home! :)
Cindy L.

Jen said...

Wow!! That is such a pretty top. Is your puzzle quilt pattern the one that you cut up using fat quarters or strips/paper piecing? I have a pattern but my mom was looking at one the other day that is cut from fat quarters and looks like it would be right up my alley!!

Moneik said...

Oh that is a cute quilt. I haven't ever done anything with the repro fabrics. Sat. the store my mom works at had a quilt club called Clothesline club that does a pattern specifically with those fabrics.

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Your lovely quilt certainly has the look of spring and lifts your spirits! Thanks for sharing.

jillquilts said...

Love the quilt! And I agree - send spring!

Carolyn a Ohioquilter said...

Great colors i love the scrappy look~~ beautiful. I want some spring too, flowers blooming, sigh soon, soon