Sunday, February 20, 2011

The End of February....

I’m so ready for spring…..But living in the U.P. I know I have six to eight weeks left despite what the Groundhog said about four weeks ago.


Here’s my Applejack Quilt ready for quilting. I really like it, but for my home--- it’s going to be lightly tea dyed in just a little while. Country Threads calls the border-- a ‘lipstick‘ border. To me, I love it because it looks like a picket fence.

Chelsey and I picked up the spring time bunny sign yesterday in Green Bay. The most fun part of shopping with Chelsey yesterday is that we had so much fun and never entered a shopping mall. We stopped at stores tucked away that we normally over look. We were definitely looking for the deals and bargains.

The stars, our jobs, the dog kennel lined up and we went home for a week to see my folks. It was good to have my mom’s cooking, and family all around. We even put a new wood floor down in My mother-in-law’s home. The weather was 71 degrees when we landed, but when we travelled home we got caught in the Southern Ice storm. I think people in Louisiana have had more snow days than we have. It’s good to be back home, but I wish we could visit more often.

I sewed up osnaburg fabric for dish towels for my sunday school kids to stamp on for Valentines Day.  We had a lot of fun.


Valentine’s Day was special. We went to a church Valentine’s Day banquet and Don was held hostage as he had to watch Janette Oke’s ‘Love Comes Softly.’ Just goes to show, it doesn’t matter what you do if you’re together.

My Candle on my table is filled with Red Hots – one of my favorite candies.


My February dishes are out.

I finished my last three blocks of My Garden. I just have the border left. I’m already planning my next project with friends.

I found these while I was away --- Wonky Hearts. To some they’re cookie cutters. But the trained eye realizes they are quilting stencils, Sunday school play dough tools, Christmas ornament patterns, oh and ….. cookie cutters.

Life is good. Our company just landed another 8 million $$ contract. The kids are getting over bronchitis stuff. It’s tough when they’re away at school… at least on mommas.

We’re expecting 3 to 5 inches of snow tonight…. Yep, spring is still a ways away.

12 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Melanie what a beautiful quilt...love the border...

Quilterbee said...

I love the quilt and border too. You've been busy. It just started snowing here, We are getting snow, sleet, freezing rain, and then more snow on top of that. Yep, I'm ready for Spring too.

It's good to be able go home and see fmaily.

Muddling Through said...

Oh, wow, Melanie, what a lot of good stuff going on there! You have really been busy. It all looks so good, and so glad you got in a visit with family, plus shopping with Chelsey - bonus!

Chookyblue...... said...

your applejack quilt looks lovely........

Sue said...

Oh I love the quilt on your fence. Yes, the border does look like a picket fence and I love that the colors look like spring!

How nice of your husband to sit through Love Comes Softly. Love the book too!

Your blocks are coming along nicely. I'm lovin' those.

So nice to spend a day with your daughter. As long as I'm with my kids, I don't need a shopping mall either :)

Blessings,
Sue

Colleen said...

Mel! I was in Green Bay yesterday too at the boat show at the arena. I hit Quilter's Connection. That still is a great store :o) So funny that we went on the same day. The weatherman says we are going to be 'lucky' and get up to 12 inches... no rain here at all. Just snow for hours and hours now. Love your projects!

Karen said...

The garden blocks caught my eye. Good ones. Guess you won't be doing any gardening for a while. We are having beautiful weather here and wish I could send it your way for an early spring.

Kimberly said...

Really beautiful quilt... love the lipstick border!

Whenever I read one of your posts, I think of my aunt and uncle in Gills Rock... much too far away for me to visit them!

Have a wonderful week to come!

Libby said...

I think that storm is about to pass my way, too. Some are grumbling about it - I think it's a good thing. A little coating to pretty the place up again *S*

Rhonda said...

love the AppleJack quilt; so pretty and springy!

Karen Sue said...

I remember the first trip back to school with a kid that felt under the weather...but he couldn't afford to miss classes the next day to go to the doctor, so we stopped at the drugstore for everything I thought might help. I cried most of the way home.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love that Apple Jack quilt! Not my normal colors but they really are pretty aren't they!