Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And life moves on....

I've had a rough time over the past 5 weeks.  Dealing with crazy snow weather, readjusting my work schedule, the seasonal "winter blues" and trying to maintain some pieces of my marriage while juggling something for myself.  I haven't been too successful in all areas of my life.

Yet, somehow I have found a few minutes here and there to do some quilting.  Not up to my normal pace but it allows me a few minutes of distraction from all that is going around me.

I first need to thank, Pat for sending this month's Cottage Block along...just perfect for February (though this year's here in Maryland will be remember by snow verses hearts):

To see all the previous blocks, click here.

Next I allowed myself a luxury and joined a Block of the Month club for the Baltimore Halloween Quilt I have mentioned in the past.

I started in the last week of January and so I have 2 blocks to do.  I've been working on my first block.  This is a challenge for me.  The applique pieces are tiny and teaching myself some new techniques to make this blocks turn out nicely.

I have also been working on my next bedroom quilt that represents some tranquility that I need in that room.  I'm making a Bargello using beach colors and hope with all these snow days, I might be successful and have it completed by weekend's end.

I hope to get back to pre-posting  and sharing pictures, once I find that "right" time to me to do things.

Hope all is well in your world.


  1. I love the cottage block! I've seen these a few places now - do you know of a pattern for them? I would love to try making one.

  2. Thanks! The pattern is located on Bonnie Hunter's site, Quiltville. Very easy to make and use up your scraps!

  3. Thank you! You totally made my day!

  4. It sounds like you are having a pretty rough time so I'm sending you lots of love!! I am so pleased you are doing that Halloween Baltimore as it's awesome!

  5. I'm glad you are able to find a little time for some happy crafting with all that you have going on. :) I love that Baltimore Halloween quilt... what an undertaking. Your first block is looking awesome!

  6. Love what you're doing. That little owl looks charming.
    Take care.

  7. Your Halloween Owl is just too cute! Pearl has some really nice patterns. Her DVD taught me to applique.

  8. Toni I am so glad you are back and I hope you can have some normacy in your life soon. The Halloween Baltimore will be great for you and I am so glad you finally started it. I love that owl block. It is adorable

  9. You're right this was easy! I posted mine on my blog - thanks for the link. Feels good to expand my capabilities!