Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Busy With Blocks


the Cabin at 24 X 26


My math skills stink and I had to tweak as I went and there's plenty of those little places that need thread and stitches on them immediatly to tame them down


I still haven't gotten my other machine fixed yet but I'm more than thankful to have this one

These oblong blocks were a pain ... trying to keep the patches from having that stacked up look on the ends


I love playing with fabric and picking out what bounces off of the previous patch... I can loose hours doing it...


and of course you know I needed more blocks to add to all my other blocks...had to feed my addiction!


an ornament block... I see a manger or a camping tent... maybe a birdhouse




an Obama block for history ... yes, that's black in there with the Democratic blue




then the November TIF block pieced with threads to use above

and this made up as a joke for my husband. Our Detroit Lions are the worst team in the NFL , not able to pull off 1 win so far this year. Rumor has it, we my go all the way with ZERO for the season. We are razzed unmercifully by everyone but the games themselves have now become comedies.


After the piecing frenzy, I cleaned up the whole mess and organized everything upstairs that needed it. I started a new St Vincent bag and remade my to do list. I put things away that I KNOW I'm not going to get to and made the things I want to work on, more accessible.
I'm looking forward to some changes in the "near future" so I got out this clock that I'd brought home from my mom and dads earlier this year. I put it on my sewing table as a reminder of how precious time is... time and what I do with it. I really need to work on how I spend it



12 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

NICE border blocks around your cozy cabin!!!!!

Plays with Needles said...

I love the black for Obama in with the red/white/blue...I may have to use that idea! I'm jealous of your piecing frenzy...you got quite a lot accomplished and it all looks great!

Cheryl said...

Your cabin is my favorite so far of all of your work I've seen. It really picks up the flavor of the U.P.

Judy S. said...

Wow, Jane, you really did go on a stitching spree! It will be fun to see how you embellish them...that's the fun part, I think. Have you had snow yet?

We just get rain and more rain here.....

Idaho Quilter said...

Love the cabin in middle of the satins.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, I absolutely LOVE your CQ Cabin Block. You did a wonderful job on creating it and the best part is yet to come. Hugs Judy

sparkle jars said...

Loved seeing all of your blocks...and that clock is remarkable! I love it!

paulahewitt said...

oohh Jane you have been busy. I noticed the Lions tally on your sidebar - how sad. i too, like the log cabin and the obama blobk - what a great way to remember - the year Obama came to power, and the lions never won a game....

Kim said...

Hello Jane. I came across your blog at UP Quilter. Such lovely quilts and this clock is a sweet keepsake. Really like your work. Kim

gocrazywithme said...

HI Jane,
Love the cabin block! And the Obama block; I didn't vote for him, but I'm optimistic to see what he will do for our country.

I have the same clock on my fireplace mantel. It doesn't work anymore, but I have wonderful memories of it on my grandparents' mantel. I should see if it is fixable; then my grandsons could see the granny rocking and have that memory of my house.

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I enjoyed all these pictures. The cabin piece is wonderful. I can't believe all you've done recently. Way to go.

That little clock just touches my heart. Family pieces are so special, nice to see that you're the "keeper of the clock."

I thought sure those Lions were going to win yesterday. I saw a Bengal cartoon that you could apply to the Lions - a little boy was carrying a bigger boy on his back, with the caption "he's not heavy, he's my Bengal (Lion.)" We always love them anyway.

Susan said...

I love your cabin. I love the turquoise on the top left and the purple on the bottom right.

I can't believe there's a team that's worse than the Cardinals!