Monday, February 9, 2009

I am such a Baaaaad Blogger!

I cannot believe so much time has passed since I have posted here!  Halloween, Thanksgiving, my son's 22nd birthday, my husband's 52nd birthday, my daughter's graduation with her Master's degree and her move to Florida, Christmas, New have so many life events come and gone so quickly??????  I'm going to use all of the above as my "no blog" excuse - and that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

So, even with all these important events that have just occurred, I have still been sewing!  How else does a girl stay "sane" if you don't have an opportunity to relax and zone out from life's daily stresses by quilting?  What have I been working on???? Well, there is this lovely mystery quilt that was shared by the wonderful Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville, called "Double Delight".  I just love the way this quilt turned out.  If you haven't ever made one of Bonnie's quilts or followed one of her mysteries - you really should!  It is great fun!

What else have I been working on?  This little Friendship Star quilt was made as a birthday gift for my friend Tammy.  She is a childhood friend that I reconnected with a few years ago, and we are both celebrating the big Five-OH in this MONTH!  My Oh My!  

One of my quilting resolutions for the New Year is to quilt "green" as much as I can in 2009.  I love scrap quilts, and I really love making them with total disregard to where any particular color is going to fall in the quilt.  To me, that is what makes a scrap quilt fun.  I save all my scraps that are at least 2" square, and I beg my dear friend Sherri for her scraps.  I am always so happy when I receive some of Sherri's leftovers, because I just can't seem to deplete my scrap pile, no matter how many scrap quilts I make.  So thankfully, Sherri's scraps provide me with some welcome NEW colors to add to the mix.  I am currently working on a New York Beauty, which is one of those quilts on my bucket is my progress so far.

Glad to be back to blogging a little, and will try and be a better blogger in 2009! Happy Belated New Years everyone....and
Happy Valentines Day too!


Linda said...

I thought it was my computer as you are the 2nd blog I have tried to catch up on only to find that there haven't been any recent posts! LOL
Glad to have you back!
Your Double Delight and Friendship Star are beautiful!! Great job! Can't wait to see your progress on your New York Beauty! :)

chook said...

welcome back Martha
I have been checking in on your blog and am glad you are back
your quilts look fantastic
hugs Beth

Quilter Kathy said...

Your DD quilt is wonderful! I'm still working on my borders.
And I LOVE your new york beauty blocks...hope you will show us how these come together!