Thursday, December 30, 2010


I feel like I am coming out of hibernation it is so long since I have written anything! I enjoyed every moment of my holiday season, and I hope you did, too! I did hardly any sewing and actually enjoyed that down time, too! Let's see..where do I start? Ah..I know. Look at the wonderful mug rug that QuiltSue over at Quilt Times made me:

She sent these out to those that had participated in the Christmas quilt along. It is wayyy too pretty for sloppy me to be putting my coffee on, so it will be hung on the wall.

Next, I have to say I am like a toddler at Christmas time. My favorite part of the gifts?? This:

The boxes and tins everything comes in! lol I already have reorganized my sewing room and these are being used to house projects. Divine!!

I also got some wonderful news from Quiltmaker magazine. I had applied to be part of their Scrap Squad that they are starting up, but wasn't chosen for that. I did, however, get on the list to be a block tester for their 100 Blocks magazine! They sent me this selection of fabric:

I can use these to make the blocks with or use them for any project I would like. After I test out the block patterns, I send a pic of the block and a critique to them. I won't be able to share the pics of the blocks, no trying to wheedle them out of me! It will be a "sneakret" as my kids say until AFTER the magazine comes out. Wooohoo..I LOVE sneakrets!!!

The only sewing I had done over the holidays was some handquilting on the Giant New York Sunflower quilt. I did finally get a little bit of sewing done yesterday and hope to get more done today. I have almost all the flying geese I need for my string quilt made and am also working on finishing up my Pinwheel Party top. Wish me luck on those and will post any progress on them later!!


  1. OOh - block testing sound so exciting! Watch your email for our February "Sew in the Snow" info - and I promise I won't try to squirrel info out of you about your test blocks!!! Hope your schedule lets you join us!!

  2. Block tester sounds wonderful and hopefully you will find all the mistakes BEFORE they get into the book.Good for you or recycling those boxes.

  3. Ohhh I love boxes for organizing. Don't know how you'll use the fabrics but I like the color combinations. Have fun with them.

    Happy New Year.

  4. Glad to hear you had a good holiday and congrats on being selected as a block tester - that is exciting news!

  5. Hey Maureen, that is great to be selected as a block tester and I really like the fabric! Patrice

  6. Ohhh lucky you on doing the testing of patterns. I don't subscribe any more so didn't apply. Bummer. I've so behind in reading the blogs I like. I too really like your little trees. I may have to steal that idea. I didn't see your name on the Fabricholics Anonymous site during the mystery. Are you a member? It was a fun, easy pattern. I'm almost completely done with the top. have a happy new year. Bonnie

  7. I'm glad you liked the mug-rug.

    The block testing will be great fun for you and the fabrics they sent you are beautiful.