Sunday, February 20, 2011

Finally, Some Sewing!

 I just got back from taking Anna to her ice skating recital.  She was on for about 4 minutes out of a 2.5 hour show, so I sat in the snack bar and watched through the window while getting some reading done for school.  I paid very close attention during her part of the show though, and I'm sure she didn't notice that I wasn't freezing my tushie off in the bleachers all that time.  She was snoozing hard on the way home, but woke up just as I opened the door to snap a photo. 
I also stopped on the way home to get a quick shot of these baby sandhill cranes.  The little chicks are so sweet that I couldn't resist.  

Finally though, the long awaited red scrappy nine patches are starting to come together!  I am going to turn these into a small quilt for the entryway. I haven't had lots of extra time recently, and may not for a while, but as long as I can steal away a few minutes every now and again I will be a happy quilter.  Now, I'm back to work.  Monday is a teacher workday, and Tuesday if my first day at my new job, I'd better make sure I'm ready!


18 comments:

Barb said...

Glad you got some sew time in...your red scrappy is looking great!

Amanda said...

I very much like your red scrappy quilt. I'm in the throes of quilting mine, hoping to get it done before the end of the month. Best wishes for Tuesday - you'll find it strange being the new girl in school!

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the red scrappy nine patches...the stripes and plaids really give it a lot of movement! Good luck in the new job!

Elke said...

Your quilt looks great! I wish you good luck in your new job!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love how your quilt looks. Those baby chicks are so cute.

Ellen said...

You quilt looks really cute. Congratulations on the new job!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

LOVE it Angela!!! Having been in your shoes, I'm so so happy you were able to find some time to enjoy some sewing!

Judy D said...

Anna is adorable and so is her skating outfit! Love the little 9 patches.
Have a fabulous first day on the new job!

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Your red scrappy quilt has come together well, looking forward to seeing the completed item.

Miss 376 said...

Wishing you a very good start to your new job.

Cattinka said...

The red quilt looks very nice, I can´t imagine how you made all that with the little time you have.
Good luck in the new job, I hope everything goes well.
KATRIN W.

Angelcat said...

Your quilt is looking lovely

Comfort Cove Designs said...

You had a very busy weekend!!!

your nine patch quilt is looking fabulous!!!!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Pokey said...

I really like the red nine patch, so yummy!

Micki said...

What a cute nine-patch! I love it!
Micki

desertskyquilts said...

Love that 9-patch (Red Irish Chain -cute!) and the picture of your daughter is adorable. Someday, you can embarrass her with that, probably. LOL I love the sandcranes. We used to stay in a place in Texas in the spring, and it had sandhill cranes. Love the noise.

Candace said...

Wow, I'm just catching up on your blog and it seems you have had some major changes, new school and such. I am so behind in my blog reading. I love the picture of the sandhill cranes, I wish that I could have blown it up and seen the babies a bit better, but I can see that they are adorable. It's a great picture.
Your red 9 patch scrappy is looking great.

Kiera said...

Love the reds...my husbands favorite colors. I have a project lined up with reds and blacks for my son. Honda colors!! thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I love your site. Please consider becoming a follower. Blessings! Oh yeah, I grew up in Florida...Palmetto! I miss the sunshine!

Kiera