Monday, March 10, 2008

I had to work late Friday, so I went in late. This gave me a chance to knock out the weekly housework and give everyone free time over the weekend. Saturday, I picked out paint to do the living room. The room is now a fresh Gobi Desert color.

We’re enjoying having Eric home for spring break. Saturday night was family Chinese night. Everyone pitches in—including dates—and we made egg rolls, crab rangoons, and pork wontons. Tons of funs, between the food and the sass I really enjoyed my kids.

That left Sunday for quilting.
I completed my Saltbox block for this month along with two stars for next month.
I love the time change. Somehow, I always feel like I have more energy. I got my Through the Seasons blocks ready for stitching at night this week.

Tonight I plan on working on the star blocks for the Primitive Garden. But if I don’t, I’m hoping there’s a fun reason for me not to. I didn’t get as much quilting done this weekend as I had planned…then again, I never do.

I have to remember... it’s not a race…..and I just marvel as the pieces come together.



My Blessings:
My family
A new wicker basket to hold a quilt project
A warm cup of coffee

24 comments:

Carol said...

Oh Mel your Saltbox is just wonderful...I love that quilt.

Pat said...

Wow! You have made some progress. I love the Saltbox quilt. I have my Through the Seasons blocks ready to stitch also. I can't wait to see your PG progress.

Juliann in WA said...

The saltbox is really great. How fun to find time to do some prep too. Have a great week.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

This is turning out great, Mel! Love it. Spring is just around the corner and the time change always makes me feel that way.

Patti said...

So many people complain about the Daylight Savings change - I don't understand why. They always get the missing hour back in the fall. Personally I love having all that daylight in the evening.

Linda said...

Love your Saltbox blocks Mel, and they look so fresh hanging out in the snow. Time change, I love that too, and this morning I got up to lovely bright sunshine and birds singing, couldn't ask for anything better than that. Enjoy your week.

Stina said...

Ohh..love to see the saltbox quilt...have had that pattern om my to do list a couple of years now...Maybe it´s time to start...and I love your primitive garden...think I will sign up on that one...and the through the seasons are great...

Beth said...

I love your Saltbox. When you hang your things outside they look so great. I feel like I have more energy since the time change too. I know it is not a race, but I would love to start some sort of challenge, any good ideas?

Wendy said...

Your new blocks are fantastic. Love the snow in the background.
I don't do well with the time change, I'm so tired for days after.

Gail said...

Love your saltbox, it came out very well!

Anne Heidi said...

Your Saltbox block is looking really nice! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend :-)

Libby said...

Mmmmm - homemade wontons *yummy*

Shelina said...

I love that you are willing to trudge out in the snow to take these pics for us.

Dawn said...

Just trying to catch up! Time is just flying by me way too fast these days! I LOVE your saltbox quilt so far. I have to dig mine out! I just may do that tonight! Wish you could come give me a shove to do that!

Dana Jones said...

I love the whimsical look of the saltbox quilt. The height of the houses gives them humor!

Do you design your patterns, or are these patterns you found?

Patty said...

oh how pretty. I must say, everything you make is just wonderful.

Idaho Quilter said...

I love the photos you take in the snow, but I bet you are getting tired of it.

Christine said...

Thanks for the nice comments. I love your Saltbox block - looks so lovely in the snow. Chinese night sounds like fun. Happy stitching.

Joanne said...

I love your saltbox blocks. Looks like this will be a great quilt.
I'm with you on the longer days -- just seems like you have more time in the day after work and after dinner!

ancient one said...

Everything you make/sew is so pretty! I love visiting here!

ROZ said...

I love the quilt. I also appreciate the artistic way you have taken the pictures. Lovely snow. (From a distance--I live where it doesn't snow.)

Judy said...

Making very good progress! I need to mark my next 2 blocks. Loving the saltbox blocks, it's going to be a fabulous quilt!

Nancy said...

Your Saltbox is grand. I STARTED that pattern, got two or three blocks done and now it has been on hold for a year. I hated the directions. I don't know why she doesn't have us cut everything at first. The directions made me cranky. But someday when I am mellow I would like to finish . . . .

n, np

Carole said...

Your blocks are lovely! What a sweet looking quilt that's going to make. I'm enjoying the progress! Keep well!