Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Wonderful Winter!!

Hi! Usually this is the coldest week of winter, but we are being blessed with temps in the  20s-30s this week. I am over joyed!!

I have great news to share!! My only daughter and her husband are expecting end of July!! I am going to be a Nana!!! We got to hear the baby's heart beat!! Here, you can listen yourself!! It's so exciting and now seems so real. Even Celia almost broke out in tears listening,

I also went to check out my new car today!! We have been looking since November for a new vehicle. We decided on a Subaru Outback and my husband insisted we get a 2015 and we ordered what we wanted on it, love heated seats and remote start in these Arctic winter temps we get here in Wisconsin. My daughter insisted I take a picture with my new wheels as I won't be picking it up for a few days. So, here I am!! She said hug it mom! :) It looks brownish in this picture, but it is a green. 

I have had such fun creating the last few months. I have been in a few mini quilt swaps and here is what  I made for the #schnitzelandboominiswap. It is going out in tomorrow's mail and I had so much fun with this. My secret pal Jamie from Iowa said she liked Allison Glass fabrics and solids so I incorporated the two and I find this a very warm mini that I am very fond of. I hope she will like it. 

The Coast to Coast Bee resumed this January and I have had the honor of making blocks for the following ladies. I truly love this group and some of us are going on our 4th year together as a Bee group!!

These are the blocks for Sally! I want to make this quilt too!! So many hopes so little time!! 

The following Churn Dash blocks are for Aimee, she lives in Hawaii! 

I also joined just one more bee called the Stash Bee and I am in Hive 8. I like that we pull fabrics from our stash for this block. The Mama of the month posts a tutorial and colors she would like for her block and we make them. This is the block for Audrey who is also the Hive Mama. I love this one too, another one to add to my bucket list!

Finally on instagram  there is a scrappy log cabin quilt along that started on January 1st. I decided to take the challenge and have pieced my top now. Here is the picture of the layout. I want to quilt this one myself. 

That is the mischief I have been up to lately!! Stay warm and be sure to try to make a snowman if you can, I know I sure will try!