February 23, 2011

Because We All Need A Hug!

I saw this posted on a blog I ready regularly, Bluff County Back Yard Chickens.  It made me smile, so I thought I would pass it on.

February 18, 2011

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Photo by Dan Van Slyke, Jr.

Photo by Dan Van Slyke, Jr.
 If you have time this weekend, why not take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count?  It's free and only takes a few minutes.  Here is a blurb from their website

"The 2011 GBBC will take place Friday, February 18, through Monday, February 21. Please join us!  The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds."

If you go to the website above, you can download a checklist of birds in your area.  What a great way to get outside or stay inside if it's still cold where you are.  You can still count them if they come into your yard. 

Have a great weekend!

February 15, 2011

It's Almost Done

Ok, here it is before I sent it off to Joanie for quilting.  It's about 72 x 72.  I'm backing it with Atlanta Falcons fabric I bought on fabric.com.  I had a hard time getting a full picture.  My step stool wasn't high enough, but I think you get the picture (pardon the pun). 

I can't wait to see what Joanie does with it.  I'm trying to decide whether to bind it in red or black.  The border is black but the backing fabric is mostly white.  I'm thinking red.  Have a great night!

I'll Be Here Soon

Sorry for the absence, I was getting the t-shirt quilt ready to ship for quilting.  I also somehow got the flu on Sunday so I didn't get much done.  HOWEVER, I did take some pictures before shipping off the quilt and I'll download them tonight so you can take a peek.  Yay! 

Now to work on my mom's birthday present.  Can't tell you what it is because she reads this, but hopefully she'll like it.  :-)

February 5, 2011

More T-Shirt Quilt

Ok, I've been a little behind in getting my pics up of the t-shirt quilt.  But, in my defense, I've been a little hobbled lately.  I've had tennis elbow since before Thanksgiving (no, I don't play tennis, but I rake and do a lot of yard work).  My elbow kept getting worse and I got to the point where I couldn't even pick up a glass, let alone use a rotary cutter.  I went to the orthopaedic doctor who specializes in hands and elbows and he recommended a new procedure called an ACP injection.  It's a much better alternative to surgery!

I had it done last Wednesday and while, it was very painful, my elbow is feeling much, much better and I'm even able to grip things now.  Needless to say, my sewing was cut short a little but I'm finally getting back to it.  I was even able to sew the sashing on this past weekend.

 I'm using the Moda Bella Solid in Black for the outer borders.  They've been cut and are ready to sew. 

Have a great weekend everyone!