Rosa's World

Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve Status Update... (photo heavy)

Hi There!

In following Shelly's blog contest, this morning, I decided to dig out my white bins from our packed boxes. I needed these bins as that's how I organize my scraps.

2-1/-2 inch strips are put into a bin, according to color. If they're smaller, I cut them into 1-1/4 inch strips, for my "Lego Block" quilt blocks. They go into a zip lock bag. Smaller than that, they go in the garbage. *grin*

And... as they say, sometimes things have to get messy before they get tidied up!

I also cleared up my design wall. You an see that I've received quite a few Snow People, in our block swap. The tiny blue background one is a block that I had made, a couple years ago.

Looking tidy already!

Thanks Shelly!

Book shelf looks tidy, as well!

Remember this spot, with the pile of fabric straps, yesterday?!?!?

Well, with the previous pile of scrap, I was able to cut some into 2-1/2 inch strips, for my white bins...

And since I had small strips, I cut them into 1-1/4 inch .... more "blocks" for my Lego quilt!

And since Day 3, we were supposed to pull out a UFO and fall in love, again.... I found these 3 un-pieced 30's blocks and pieced them.... and, I then pieced some wonky blocks with the leftovers mini scraps from the Orca Bay Mystery Quilt.

These blocks will go into my future "Orphan Blocks" quilt.

And while I was cleaning (AKA playing), Gilbert was working on the "Cat Tree House".

Once again, Minou, decided that the carpet scraps, for now, are more comfortable.


Here's where he's at, with his creation....

And remember how we're supposed to pull out a UFO, and love it, once again?

Well, I pulled out my "Birthday Siggie Quilt". Gilbert quilted it and I put the binding on it... and then, it languished on a shelf, in my studio.

A quilt's not finished, IMHO, unless it has it's label on the back. This afternoon, I finally got some muslin out and wrote what I wanted.

Why I didn't do it sooner - God only knows!
But tonight, I will be sewing it on.

(a close up picture of Gilbert's quilting)

I'll share a picture, tomorrow.

And since it's New Year's Eve, Gilbert and I decided to stay home and eat a nice meal with a great bottle of wine.

Gilbert took a picture of me, with his iPhone and used the "WordFoto" program.

And that's about it.

We're upstairs in our little office, watching TV and I'm blogging.

I'll be sewing new buttons on my lime green blouse and afterwards, adding that label on my quilt.

We'll "try" and stay awake until midnight...

Exciting, eh?!?!?




(warned you that there'd be lots of pictures!)

Oh YAH... I forgot to mention that a designer friend of mine, Gerri Richards, has an incredible blog contest.... you only need to become a follower and post a comment about your favorite Christmas gift...

Cool Cats and Quilts


Shelly said...

Good job, Rosa! I cut mine into strips, too, and also cut extra pieces for scrap quilts as I go. And they still get out of hand! Happy New Year!

Karen said...

You made great progress! Way to go! Love that cat tree house. My cats would love that! And what a yummy dinner!