Saturday, January 30, 2010

Still alive...but not kicking much

I'm still sick. Coughing and wheezing. Hoping at this point that I don't have bronchitis or pneumonia. I could use spell check to see how I did with my spelling of those horrible words, but it's too much trouble. Anyway, I'm sure I'll live, but I'll just be miserable for a while. So, enough about ME....let's talk about snowballs.....

Linda is my partner in this adventure. She and I had decided to do a pattern together. When we decided on this one, we thought it would be fun to get others to do it with us. So, we've got quite a group of great women doing it now. Have a look at her blocks. They are great and I love that her dark fabric is in the center of the snowballs. http://piwacketquilts.blogspot.com/2010/01/goal-met-plus-one.html

Andee has come up with some great snowballs! Orange! I love orange! I love this one. What do you think? http://moderndiary.blogspot.com/2010/01/little-quilt-along.html

Barb is participating in our snowball quilt and I just got a peek at her blocks and let me just say "WOW". Very nice. Wanna peek for yourself? It's right here: http://bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com/2010/01/is-it-possible-to-have-snow-in-amerika.html

Becky has been hard at this project, too. She's using Christmas fabrics and it's looking great! Here's a link to look at hers: http://auntbekky.blogspot.com/2010/01/design-wall.html

My friend, Cindy has been throwing some snowballs, too. She's using my current favorite color combo, aqua and brown! Wanna see her blocks too? Ok.... http://snippysewssometimes.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-first-snowballs-have-been-thrown.html

And then, there's Jen. What can I say? She is the most Cre8tive person I know. She outdone herself on this design and I'm so tickled that she's joining in on this project. You really need to see her blocks. Have a look: http://cre8tivequilter.blogspot.com/2010/01/januarys-rotating-snowball-quiltalong.html If you haven't visited her blog before, be prepared for some serious inspiration. Jen's one of the first people, online, who really helped me when I decided I was going to learn to quilt. You'll need a big cuppa coffee when you visit her blog, and don't plan to do anything else for the rest of the day!

Lori has done something I've been wanting to do for quite some time. She's using black in her snowball blocks. I love a black background on a quilt! Here's the link, you'll love this one! http://oodlesofnoodles-lori.blogspot.com/2010/01/rotating-snowball-quilt-along.html

Lori R. has jumped right in with a quilt that is right up my alley! Scrappy! And from her stash! Love it! Lori R. is a new blogger person to me, so I'm thrilled to get a new quilty friend from this. Have a look at what she's come up with so far.... http://projectsandsuch.blogspot.com/2010/01/january-snowballs.html

Michele has chosen to go with black and white fabrics....so far! I love a black and white quilt too! Of course, don't take my word for it....have a look! http://barrels-of-monkeys.blogspot.com/2010/01/some-sewing-with-pictures.html
Update: Michele emailed me with a link to her blocks! She's added red and you can't go wrong with black/white/red! Here's the link: http://barrels-of-monkeys.blogspot.com/2010/01/shoulda-been-snow-day.html

Moneiks' thrown a few snowballs, too! She's another one of my first online quilting friends. She's always got a million things going and gets so much done! Have a look at her snowballs here: http://moneik.blogspot.com/2010/01/snowball-quilt-along.html Take a few and look at some of her other projects. Amazing!

Now, let's talk about Patti! Just in case you don't know this, Patti is one of my BFFL's in real life! That's right. She lives on the same road I do, on the other side of my tiny town. She's playing along with us, throwing some snowballs of her own! Here they are: http://piecesofpatti.blogspot.com/2010/01/productive-day.html Now, I could tell lots of stuff to you all about Patti. I have all kinds of gossip about her, but ... I won't. Ha! Ha! Ok, I don't have any good gossip on her, but we do tend to get into a few things now and then. She is my sewing buddy and comes over regularly to sew with me. We also go to church together and talk on the phone a lot! In fact, Garry, the man here, only refers to her as Tina....."Talking Tina"! Cute, huh? We usually have so much to talk about! We've solved all the problems of the world numerous times on the phone, but no one with any power would listen to us anyway!

SewCalGal is playing along with us, too! I haven't seen her blocks yet, but I have peeked at her fabrics. She's a busy, busy lady from looking at her blog. I'm already jealous of her because she's got one of those fancy fabric cutters. Yeah, I admit it! I want one :) I can't have one. :) Oh well, I digress....this part is not suppose to be all about ME again....lol Here her link: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2010/01/snowball-quilt-long.html

Now Trish, who I got to meet last year, has no blocks posted. I know this because that woman is in Jamaica! That's right! She's off sunning herself on the beach! The nerve of her. Trish drove to my house last April and then rode to a retreat some of us attended with Patti and I. She's funny! Here's a good story. I tend to drive a bit over the speed limit. After riding to Ohio with me, she told her husband that speed limit signs in the US are merely a suggestion. Ha! Love it! Some day I'll tell you all the story of driving for 13 months with no license! It could only happen to me! Oh....this isn't about me now, is it? So, we'll have to push Trish to throw some snowballs when she gets back from her vacation!

And finally, Val. Val has created a blog. That alone shocked me. Val is my other real life BFFL. I'm sure if you've read my blog long, you'll remember I asked for prayers for her a while back. I'm happy to say, she's doing well. She was gone all week to a convention somewhere, but she's always got her calendar full. I don't mean a little full, I mean she never has a free day! She and I do have a girls weekend planned in April though. Our husbands are going away, with some other men, to see some dirtbike races in Toronto. Wooohoooo! I'll be after her soon to get some snowballs made though. Fair warning Val! Pick some fabrics Woman!

So, If I didn't list you, I couldn't find your snowball blocks. Remember that I'm on cold meds and my head is full of yucky stuff. Actually my entire body feels full of yucky stuff, but...whatever! My sewing room is downstairs in our finished basement. It's cold down there. I don't think it's a good thing for me to be down there while I'm sick, but do you have any idea how much I could have accomplished this week? Oh well. It'll be there when I'm well and it'll be like all new fabrics to me after all this time apart. Have yourselves a great weekend! Happy quilting!

13 comments:

piecesofpatti said...

Hey my BFFL! I am sorry you are still so sick........Do not tell about our gossiping, it may get around! We have quite a group of snowball throwers. Get better so we can sew!

Barb said...

That is alot of people playing along, I am going to go and visit each one later.

Hope you get better soon....

Gypsy Quilter said...

Sorry to hear you're under the weather. If you're not better soon, please make an appointment with your primary care physician just in case you need a chest x-ray. It could be pneumonia. However, you may just need a prescription for antibiotics. No need to suffer when we live in the land of miracle medicine.

Cindy said...

What a great post. I've been bouncing around checking out everyones snowballs. I can't wait until Feb 1 so I can make another batch. This has been hard because I wanted to keep on sewing.

I'm glad you're feeling a little better. Liquids, I swear it's all in the liquids you drink. Remember to take care of you first.

Michele said...

And mine finally got done for the month :) Updated pictures at
http://barrels-of-monkeys.blogspot.com/2010/01/shoulda-been-snow-day.html

SewCalGal said...

I am the slow poke, but I do want to play..and I hope to catch up. I love this snowball fight quilt along. If I can't catch up I'll raffle off all my snowball fabric/blocks to this group. But for now I'm committed to this quilt along sew-cial and having fun.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Randi said...

Feel better soon!

Jeanne said...

I love to see the same pattern made up in many different fabrics. Thanks for sharing the links. Great blocks.

Jen said...

What an awesome, awesome post. I enjoyed looking at everyone's snowballs.

What's a BFFL? I get the BFF, but what's the L?

Trish said...

A 'bit' over the speed limit? Sure, that's your story and I'll back you up on it, ROTFL..... And yes, I am already behind on the snowball blocks, but that's what this weekend is for now that I'm home. Hope you're feeling better!

Caron said...

Hope you feel better soon so you're back sewing!

Linda and Piwacket said...

You are my hero! You're sick and yet you made sure to encourage everyone and link to their blogs. This is such fun! I'm having a (snow)ball seeing how everyone is interpreting their snowballs and nine patches. Hugs!

Linda and Piwacket said...

BFFL = Best Friends For Life