Thursday, February 10, 2011

New fabric

I received new fabric yesterday. Today, I am going to tease you with just one of the group.
It's so soft and pretty. Mmm!
It's a Westex Fabrics from Japan.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pizza Box Exchange

The Town & Country Quilters, one of the guilds I belong to, had a pizza box exchange in 2010. Of course I had to join in. Rule were pretty simple, you added fabrics to a pizza box with your name on it, decided on a block you wanted to make for everyone and made your block. At each meeting we passed the boxes on to someone else.

We did not include the block we had made, that's why it was so much fun at the guild meeting on Monday night, to see all of the blocks unveiled. Today, I am showing you the blocks I made. When I get the blocks that were given to me photographed,  I will post them. I hope you enjoy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow @#!%

Snow, wonderful snow!!! Is there a song that goes like that?

Here is a picture (taken from the back door) of our cars after Tuesday night's blizzard that hit Iowa. Yes, looking straight head is my car. The only thing visible is the driver's rear veiw mirror.  On the right is Andra's car. Behind the cars is snow, snow and more snow until you get to the alley.

On Wednesday afternoon, Jordan (grandson) and I shoveled the cars out. We were very tired at that point so we took a break. Today I shoveled the rest of the snow from behind my car. Andra and Jordan will have to shovel their own car out. With luck, I will be able to get to the grocery store for a few more supplies (necessities you know, like toilet paper and bread). I measured and the snow behind the cars was 16" deep and I had to shovel out about 20 feet. I guess I have gotten my exercise for the day. The worst part was where to put it all. Since the building to the south of us is not occupied, we made the decision to throw most of the snow over to them.