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Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday morning blues

I'm blue because it's snowing.  Again.  They're calling for up to 6 inches before it stops, I think.  There's snow on my car, snow on the street, snow on the sidewalks... I know other places have it worse than here, but ... still...

So here we go -  Three things to be happy about:
(1) the first flowers of spring
(2) birds building a nest (but not under my awning, please!)
(3) new house plants

Sandra over at Sistah Stitchalot told me about this handy dandy applique sheet she uses.  Actually it's a  Betty Crocker 23 x 16" oven liner!

I've seen vendors selling applique pressing sheets at quilt shows but for some reason I hardly ever see them anyplace else.   I don't know how much they cost, but this one was $9.99 from the kitchen area at Bed Bath & Beyond.

I know, I know, you can get them online but if you REALLY need one right away, a quick trip to your local Bed Bath & Beyond beats online shopping!

The Sue top has been kitted with the back, and I've put it to bed as it were til I can quilt it.

While I'm deciding what to work on next, I'm cutting fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's latest leader-ender challenge; the units are being cut at 3-1/2 x 6-1/2" with 2" squares for the HST at the corners.

I don't have any pre-cut 3-1/2" strips, so I've been digging through my scraps again, pulling out some of the larger pieces to cut down.

(have you noticed that every pile of scraps looks like you've seen it before??)

I even have this Alexander Henry print in two colorways:
It's a 2000 print called "elephants of rana" that was gifted to me, it'll play very nicely with the other scraps!

I'm pinning these into groups of 10 as Bonnie suggests... so far, so good, I've cut 60 already!

So that's it for today; I supposedly have a 9:30 appointment at the eye doctor which ain't gonna happen!  Have a great day, make a snowman or snow quilt, sew forth and sew on!


  1. The snow hasn't come this far up the coast yet - if it gets to us it will just be a few inches. BUT it is cold!!! I think I need to do up a basket of the lazenge as a l/e as that spot is empty right now and I do like the look. Plus, it will eat up some of those scraps.

  2. I loved your last Bonnie Hunter quilt and it will be fun watching this one take shape!

  3. Ha, ha -- I'm a bit late reading this but it snowed like crazy here most of the day Monday before turning to sleet and then rain. It's all gone now as it warmed up to a lovely 50. Now I'm anxiously looking for signs of spring but alas, no crocus or daffodils are poking their heads up yet.

    I'm going to pass on the latest leader/ender challenge since I'm still working on the last one....story of my life.


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