Rosa's World

Monday, December 6, 2010

So What's Nu This Time, eh?

Hi There!

"Well, what's new? you ask, once again.

Well, I certainly haven't been blogging on a regular basis, that's for sure!

*long sigh*

Just not enough minutes in a day!

Sooo, here's a few pictures, with descriptions, on what's new, in my world....

Remember that "Crumb Quilt" that I started a year or two ago? Well, I finally pulled out the blocks on my design wall, this summer.... worked a couple evenings on them, and then.... let them languish on my design wall.

FINALLY, kicked my own butt into gear and finished the darn thing!

It was supposed to be a boy's quilt, for a single bed, but it kinda grew into a "pink" thing.

Soooo, there's a little girl that has recently grown into a "Big Girl" bed, who will be getting this for Christmas! *grin*

(NOTE: finished the binding on this one, this past Sunday morning.)

Here's a picture of my design wall, NOW.

I swear some of the UFOs (UnFinished Objects) come back to life and bite you in the butt!


To the left of this picture are some Dear Jane Christmas swapped blocks. Some of you might remember that I made a few place mats and table runner with them. Pulled them out last week, didn't like the finished look on them, anymore. Gilbert offered to "rip" the blocks out, which he did but now, I'm re-stuck with these as "UFOs", once again....

I'll probably figure something out after Christmas and before New Year's Eve.

And here's a closeup of the "Christmas Spool Swap" blocks that I've received so far, plus 3 of mine. There are 9 of us that are swapping 1 red and 1 green spool block. This will give me a total of 19 blocks ... I plan on adding more, also. *s*

Then, I had this lovely Christmas fabric. Gilbert quilted it for me and he and I cut up the pieces to make some place mats, for family members.

(NOTE: still need to do the bindings on these.)

As for the evenings, I've been busy hooking. Since I have my frame in front of me, Callie's decided to try and get Gilbert's attention.

And Gilbert's trying to watch TV.

It's kinda cute, at first. She delicately places her paw on your arm or belly. Then, after a few more attempts, she starts to be not so gentle, and her claws come out... just a wee bit, as if to say, "HEY, I'M STILL HERE!!!"

Here's my "Funky Chickens". I figured out that if I want to get credit for this for the "Merit Program", I'd best fill in the background!

And, my dear friend Frummie, sent me an early Christmas gift. A subscription to "American Patchwork and Quilting"!!!!

Well, they had this INCREDIBLE quilt with appliqués, right?

I immediately saw a GORGEOUS hooked floor mat!

It's approx. 25" X 25".... wait till you see what it will look like!!!

And here's one final picture.... Gilbert and I made a few (mini) veggie pies and Acadian meat pies (for me).... yesterday afternoon.

Last night, I was POOPED!

I think I fell asleep around 10 p.m.!

Well, that's it for now.....

Hope you enjoyed a view of my weekly projects!



Dena said...

Great job on your finished quilt. I'm sure it will look wonderful on the 'big girl' bed.

On your design wall, what are the blocks to the left (facing it) of your spool blocks?

viridian said...

So you have been busy hooking. that's one way to get Xmas money! (Sorry, just couldn't resist!) :-)

Riel said...

I love the colourful border on your crumb quilt!!!

Marianne said...

Rosa, I would love a recipe for Tortiere. Love it, especially at this time of year!