Monday, February 6, 2017

Catching up

Hi there,   It's been awhile.  Thanks to all of you who emailed me to make sure things were okay.   I guess I took a little break.  It wasn't planned, but maybe needed.   I'm going to try to get back to a regular blogging schedule and it will help that I've joined Lori's quilt-a-long.

We are doing Jan Patek's "Fall Festival" Block of the Month.   It's a fun quilt with lots of different types of blocks.  

This month we are showing the pumpkin block and the crescent moons.   I took a picture last night when the lighting was terrrible.   Good lesson.   I'll do better next month.

I took this next one before I had stitched it but wanted to show you
 because the colors are much more true. 

Sandy and I are doing a little quilt-a-long of our own using Jan Patek's "Pine Tree Ridge"pattern.   

Again....bad picture taken in bad lighting!

If you've been following me on Instagram, you know how much snow we've had here in Central Oregon.   Record breaking snows!   (And...more on the way tomorrow)!

Mr CnW is 6' tall, and so is that berm.  

There was so much snow that our street was down to one lane.   

This is the view from my nest.   It never gets old!

Now, to catch you up on our show and tell at Woolies.  These pictures are from our November gathering.   I can't remember the names of the quilts but maybe the makers of the projects can fill you in if you ask in the comments section.   

Sandy made this quilt from a Temecula Quilt Shop quilt-a-long.  

Another finish from Sandy.   

I think this is an old Buttermilk Basin pattern that Sandy also made. 

Linda E finished this Buttermilk Basin pillow. 

And this cute little hanging quilt from Lily Anna Stitches

Linda E also made this table topper by Kim Diehl.  

Linda H showed us how she uses punch needle when she wants a fluffy look.   

Barb shared this quilt with us.  Her daughter wanted the binding mended.   
It was Barb's very first quilt.

But she knew enough to add a label.    

We didn't have show and tell in December and completely forgot about January.   Next up will be February, I promise.    I did quite a bit of projects during the holidays but they were all gifts and I forgot to take pictures.    Yikes. what's happening to me?   LOL   



Lori said...

Can I just say love, love love love for each photo?! One moon is supposed to be a little larger.....Did you catch that?

Janet O. said...

I always love to see your creations, but I must say that the gorgeous snowy scenes captured my attention most of all this time around!

Karen said...

So glad you have joined in on making Fall Festival. I think I have the Pine Tree Ridge pattern set. It is a good one too.

You must have a pattern stash to envy.

Florida Farm Girl said...

So good to hear from you. Wow, you guys have been inundated with snow. Never figured you would get that much there. Stay warm and don't over do.

belarmina said...

Ana todos los bloques son preciosos
me encanta Jan Patek
el edredón muñeco de nieve delicioso
disfruta de la nieve

Susie Hoover said...

Welcome back! I too get behind on blog posts so you have my forgiveness! LOL! The scenery from your nest is incredible! Beautiful part of the country and especially so this time of year.

Hogan's Adventure said...

Welcome Back, so excited to see this this morning. Everything is so cute, love the quilt you and Sandy are doing. So glad we can follow along...

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

So many great projects here! Hooray for labeling quilts! This is a fun QAL and the deadlines help keep me going. You have a ton of snow! I have a snow day from work (school) today here in MA ... but...... just a dusting compared to what you picture!

Sandi said...

Have missed your blog posts but enjoy your Instagram feed. We are having a sunny snow day and more snow expected again tomorrow. We are breaking records all over the southwest corner of B.C.

Out to take more sunshine snowy pictures, my battery died earlier and can't down,lad then until the battery recharges,

Cathy said...

I love all your beautiful projects. Sorry about all the snow. Ours is melting as it is raining..or should I say pouring. Hugs

Debby Dodds said...

Thanks for sharing all of your projects along with creative ideas - I really like your first set of blocks for Fall Festival. You all have gotten more than a fair share of our PNW snow this year - love the photos!

Jeanna said...

So many nice projects...again. I'm following a few people that is participating in Lori's QAL. I've noticed some are using only cotton and others are using cotton and wool.

I've seen your snow pictures on IG. It's incredible how much snow you have had.

sandyfeigner said...

Your Fall Festival Blocks looks Fantastic! Love them all. So glad we are doing Pine tree Ridge. We will get it done this year! Yipppppeeeeeee
Thanks for always showing our projects from Woolies ;)

Joan said...

What a fun surprise, to open your blog! Love every project, and the beautiful snow pics! Many thanks! Happy stitching to you all! xo

woolwoman said...

wow that snow is amazing ! having an abnormally warm to NO winter in the deep south - I am always enchanted with snow photos like that. I know it's not fun or easy to live it places where you get that much accumulation but for a wool lover and knitter - it would be wonderful to be able to use your hand knits more than twice a year. I loved all the beautiful projects you girls have been putting out.
hope things continue to be wonderful in your neck of the woods - Mel

Claire said...

Great blocks there, Anne. Love your Fall Festival and I will really be looking forward to your Pine Tree Ridge blocks. I am doing that one this year, too. I fell in love with it in 2012 when you showed a pic of it hanging in Jan's booth at Quilt Market. It is about time that pattern saw the light of day! Are you sticking to all cotton or are you going to put some wool on it?

basketnut said...

WOW...I guess I shouldn't complain about snow! Actually we're having a heat wave in WI, gonna be in the fifties this upcoming weekend!! Love all your blocks, you have some wonderful projects going on, I need to get busy myself...happy sewing!

Candee said...

Happy you are back! I've missed your inspiring projects. The snow looks beautiful. We haven't had much in the Chicago area & I miss it. Looking forward to your next post.