Sunday, February 7, 2010

So good to have a few minutes

to drop by and say hi. Busy time at work getting all our new students (and returning ones) into classes, sorting out staffing issues and so on. By the time I hit home at night and catch up with the family it's just about bedtime.

Still I have some small progress to show. Hope these projects are not getting too ho hum for you.

GTASB - still trying to catch up with last months blocks. The second igloo block is done

and I have three flower blocks to do.

But of course, this months installment is here and I want to jump in.

Phebe is coming along too

Over the last 12 months or so my main project was DNQTTT - which did not have many different fabrics in it, and all of them were batik. As a consequence, I didn't buy too much repro fabric and missed some really beautiful collections. Of course with Phebe - I need quite a bit of variety of the repro kind so I have been replenishing my stocks with glee! Now my cupboards are overflowing and I have lots of options for Phebe. I even managed to get a piece of the lovely dirty teal that Di used for the grassy mound. Still haven't picked an urn though. I'll have to do some farcheological excavation (that's digging through old buried fabric - real word - true) to see if I can find a suitable piece.

I've also been tinkering with Lori's cheddar cheese and crackers - it's fun and the only machining I'm doing atm.

Everyone agrees that this should have red binding it seems - great - one decision made.

Haven't had much time to work on my baskets - but a package arrived from a dear friend last week.

You may not be able to see how many squares there are here - but I tell you - it looks like there is enough for a whole quilt. It was extremely generous of her to send me these and I'm keen to get going.

So that's me done. Because I've been so busy I haven't had time to leave many comments on your blogs or answer emails- but believe me - I've been stalking you and am always amazed and inspired by how much beautiful work you do. And I'm also amazed at how cold it gets in some parts of the US - and the snow! Makes for stunning pictures even if your toes are freezing!

Ciao for now,



Sue-Anne said...

Hi Deb. Phebe is looking fantastic! Would you be able to tell me where you purchased the teal from? I haven't been able to find anything around here that is even close.

Love your other blocks that you have been working on too.

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Phebe is beautiful. I can imagine the time involved, but I think the end result will be worth it!

Meghan said...

I am always in awe of how much you achieve in a week Deb given your workload and managing the family. Phebe is really coming along, can't wait to compare our fabric choices at our next sewing day.

Sarah said...

Your posts are never ho hum! And those flower blocks are lovely. Keep us posted :-)

Rae Ann said...

I simply love Phebe! It will be gorgeous when finished.

Karen said...

I never heard of the Igloo block. Very interesting indeed.

Lori said...

You are working on some great blocks and I never tire of seeing them.
Thanks for posting your CC&C link!!

Erin in MI said...

Deb - I love those 3 little flower blocks - where did you get a pattern for them?

Kim said...

I will not succumb to the allure of Phebe....I will not succumb to the allure of Phebe...I will not...ah's GORGEOUS Deb! I can definitely see me succumbing! Are you doing the kit or did you choose fabrics yourself?

antique quilter said...

oh Phebe is drawing me in more and more everytime you post your progress, looks great!
can't wait to see what you chose for your urn
glad to see your stitching even if its just a little, it adds up at the end of the week!
this will be a better week! looks like you can start working on a basket or two a week !

Karen said...

Never ho hum Deb. Always a pleasure to see. :)

Teresa Rawson said...

I love your blog...never dull or boring. It is the little steps that are so interesting on everyone's journey.

Your applique piece is BEAUTIFUL...I can't wait to see your urn and everything else in that quilt's center. I have been admiring that quilt pattern from afar, and may have to jump in after the Civil War Bride.

Thank you for blogging with little steps makes me feel like I'm working on these projects right along with you. When I wake up from the fabuloous fabric fog in a few months and wonder where MY ficticious finish is (and realize it was yours all along!), I will be bummed for me, but happy for you!

I like the new word...I'll have to remember that one!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Brenda said...

I succumbed and bought the pattern Phoebe. Now spill where did you find the knoll fabric?

MrsQuilts said...

I did resist the Phebe pattern but I'm now thinking I should change my mind! Sounds like we are both in the same kind of work. My life is a bit of a blur at the moment with 24 adorable but needy 5-6 year olds! Thank goodness tiny bits of stitching add up to quilts one day. Love the little flower blocks.

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