Friday, December 18, 2009

Back To Dear Jane!

I'm sure that everyone's life gets busy this time of year, but it feels like I have been running in circles! :( The kids have had tons of things going on at school but today was their last day until January 4th, so I am very excited about having them home for so long.

Been quilting on the frame and I have 2 quilt photos that are on my other camera, got to find the cord to upload those, have another one on the frame right now, but it has been hard getting the time to get it done. I've done 3 passes with the machine so far and it is looking great, hope to have it done in a day or so. Have several more to quilt, so I've got to get my butt in gear! :)

Today, I watched my 2 nephews! They are very sweet and we had a great time. Zeph is 3 and Gabe is 1, they are my brother's boys. It is funny, Zeph will not call Richard by his name, he calls him "farmer"

We had lots of fun, but when they both took a nap, I did a little sewing! I couldn't work on the quilt on the frame, because I wanted to stay close to the boys, so I made these....

These are hot pads or oven mitts whatever that you want to call them. Jill gave me the link to them, they are very quick and easy to make. I will use these two as gifts.
I also made these two Dear Jane blocks! It had been since last December since I had worked on this quilt. Richard actually asked me about this quilt the other day and wondered when I was going to work on it again, so I got it out this morning. These two blocks were easy to do.
The weather is getting bad here in KY. They are saying we will get between 6-12 inches which is a lot for us here in KY. If you have followed my blog for a while you will know that when it snows we can't get off this hill. My sister, Chantal is staying with us tonight too! So it will be lots of fun. She brought her little poodle, Zoey with her so she, Smokey and Donkey are playing!!! I just hope that with that much snow that our power does not go off like it usually does. But we are prepared!!!!


Amelia said...

Wow that is a lot of snow...I had heard your part of the country could expect a big snow,

The blocks look great!

Have fun - weather good or bad!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Been snowing here since 8:00 this AM....we can't get off our hill...'cause we can't see the driveway!! Suppose to snow all night and into tomorrow!!

Be safe...stay warm....Enjoy!!

Hazel said...

That is a lot of snow , good thing you are prepared for it .We don't have any but it sure has been cold .Take care and try to stay in doors where it is nice and warm .

Cheryl Willis said...

I love seeing progress on the DJ. I don't know that I am up for it but enjoy seeing the work that others are doing. Stay warm. cheryl

Libby said...

All we have here is a cold, cold rain! I hope that your power stays on! It must be so comfy to sew while watching it snow! Enjoy your weekend! The DJ blocks are great!
Merry Christmas,

Yvette said...

That's a LOT of snow!!! It's going to be 78 here today. LOL!

I can't believe you got all that sewing done while the boys napped. I would have been so exhausted from watching them that I would have been napping too.

Great blocks!!!

Anonymous said...

We got 6 inches of snow, so i imagine you got 8-9!I love seeing your DJ blocks, almost gets me going (too many Christmas preparations going on), but i would like to get a few done after Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on starting with Dear Jane again. Your blocks are lovely.

I hope you don't lose your power and the snow fall isn't so bad that you can't enjoy it.

Carol VR said...

Could you please share the link for the hot pads? They may be easy enough for Dakota to sew.

Jeanne said...

Good for you - getting back to the Dear Jane blocks. Your first block shown (J-6) was my very first block eleven years ago.

jillquilts said...

Your blocks look great!! Glad that oven mitt pattern is a good one! I can't wait to make a couple!

Stay Warm!!

Cindy said...

You really have the most AWESOME blog!!! I really would like to get back to it. Have a very Merry Christmas :) We are expecting an ice storm for Christmas. Hope we are able to travel our short distances :)

Guðrún said...

We have been hearing about the snow storm in the news here.