Monday, June 18, 2012

More UFO's finished

Yes, I have finished two more of my UFO's from quilt guild.

This Magical Frosty snowman is the January 2011 Patch Ability mini monthly and I finally have him done. He's a right jolly snowman and I though he looked very magical. Not "Frosty the Snowman" but most likely a very close relative.

My second finish is at the other end of the calendar and is from November 2011. Wish I could say that I'm staying caught up with this year's set. But, you guessed it, I'm behind on it as well. I only have one more after this November 2011 to finish off the 2011 year. Maybe next year I'll get it done? Anyway, let's show you the November 2011 Pumpkin Patch.

I wish I had more to show, but this will have to do for tonight. I have a couple more projects in the works, but nothing else is ready for the "show & tell" time I have going here.

May you all have air conditioning when it gets hot, heat when it gets cold. Right now I'm leaning toward the air conditioning as the temps in my neighborhood have been a whole lot warmer than what I like. Take care and check in once in a while.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Summer Heat is here

Yep! The summer heat is here. Nasty stuff - it's 10:30pm, yes that's at night, and it is still 90 degrees outside. Yuck! I don't like the heat. Thank heavens for air conditioning. I will sleep better under the cooler.

I have discovered that I can survive the heat during the waking hours as long as I can be cool at night to sleep. I have to put away the dinner leftovers and rinse the dishes. I'll wait until tomorrow to do them. The air should be a bit cooler in the early morning hours. At least I hope so!

This weekend is the last one before summer arrives according to the calendar. Our temps are to be 100-106 and that's way too warm for me. To do laundry requires the dryer and that warms up the house. I'm not looking forward to this chore tomorrow.

How is your weather? Hopefully you have cooler temperatures than I do. If you have hotter than I do, I wish you the best of air conditioners at your house. Lands only knows this is one weekend I'd rather be at our cabin where it's a bit cooler since it's in the mountains. Alas, that is not scheduled for this weekend.

Well, I'm off to the land of Nod and cooler air. Take care and I'll write more later.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Quilts finished!

I've done it! I finished another 3 quilts off my UFO listing. I'm feeling pretty confident now that I will be able to finish that whole list this time around. Didn't even get to halfway the last time I signed up for the UFO challenge through the guild.

This Pink Flamingo is Joy. She is for a friend who is currently collecting flamingos. My friend doesn't know she's getting this. It's Patch Ability pattern that I saw a few years ago and decided I had to have. It was only recently that I went through my fabric stash and made up the quilt. It's small and will readily hang anywhere there is a space 6-8 inches wide.

This cute little chick sitting among brightly colored eggs is another Patch Ability pattern. However, it is a member of the Monthly Minis series from 2011. Okay, it took me a while to get it should have been finished back the end of March 2011 so it could hang on the table topper for Easter 2011. I figure I finished it early for Easter 2013 since I missed 2012 as well. I like the colorful eggs and it will go up next year.

This lovely bunch of flowers are the Patch Ability Monthly Mini 2011 for May. They say April showers bring May flowers. Well, here's the proof. Since it looks like a watering can instead of a vase, I had to incorporate the word "Water" somehow. What better way then to quilt it in?

I am working on finishing a list of 18 quilts. These three mean I have 10 of those 18 done. I'm rather proud of myself since we are not half way through the year. I have a couple more sandwiched and ready to quilt, but won't get them done in time for the guild meeting this week. However, I do plan to have them done before the end of June and will do my best to finish the others in short order. Who knows, maybe i will get more than that 18 done if I can find the time to do so.

Stay tuned and see what develops!