Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This and That


Well I did it, I bit the bullet and cut my square in square blocks and sewed them back together, and they sure are scrappy! But I like it! Now I have to figure out what to do for sashing so they don't fight with each other. I need a solid or a tone on tone and I don't really have anything in my stash, which is a bummer since I didn't want to have to go buy something new. I'll have to think about that for a bit. And that is exactly why I have so many UFO's. That "set aside to think about" problem..


Here in Northeast Wisconsin the pack ice is coming in. There are huge chunks and ice bergs of it all along the shoreline. I love watching it.
Which brings me to my next thought that flitted through my head.
Do any of you who are not in the snowbelt realize how much money snow costs? Other places the precipitation comes down and runs off into rivers or lakes or the sewer system. Here in the northern areas it comes down and we have to move it around. Isn't that the funniest thing if you think about it? And it costs to move it out of the way! Just our church has already spent nearly $20,000 to clear the parking lots and sidewalks! And the snow season is far from over! I heard that Milwaukee has already spent upwards of 4 million! Good thing the snow also brings in tourist dollars huh? So, that is our expenses here, what do you southern people have to spend your tax money on?
I have also been trying to do a few bags every week to keep up with my stash of bag fabrics.
This is the first in a series of wine tote bags. For the next ones I plan to make wine bottle bags to go inside so we could go to our favorite winery and buy a few bottles and not have them clink into each other.




And here is a Valentine tote..........






And another..............
And that's it for this and that tonight.



10 comments:

Heidi said...

I am SO glad that you stopped over! Thanks for the sweet comment - I like to hear from everyone! Take care in that darn cold ok!! I wish I could sew like this, you have some real tallent my friend.

Judith said...

Yes they sure look scrappy, but great too. I have started the same pattern this weekend, but not a lot to show yet. Hope to work on it a bit th coming days and weekend. I am doing mine with Strawberry lemonade from Moda, so it will be scrappy and very bright.

paula, the quilter said...

They are really scrappy, but wonderful. Last year up in Vail, I think, a whole 'nother mountain was built of snow from all the snow removed from the streets and parking lots. We have to be careful where it is put so that the mag chloride/salt/sand stuff doesn't pollute.

Susan Freebery said...

What do we southerners spend our tax money on, you ask??? Have you ever heard the word, HURRICANE? How about flooding? How about palm trees falling down? Signs ripping out of the ground when a huge wind comes up before the thunder storm? Oh, my goodness. You must come and spend a few weeks at my house so I can show you first hand what we southerners spend our tax money on. And then we will sew.

Susan Freebery said...

Oh, and I love love love the scrappy look! I cant wait to make that exact quilt and I am not kidding. Wow - i really like it.

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FLO_rancher said...

..I suggest laying those cut and resewn square in a square lights against the darks..and see what you have without sashing.
DEB};o

Kathy Wagner said...

Those blocks are so neat! Can't wait to see how the project develops!

em's scrapbag said...

I do love those blocks. That is going to be such a fun quilt. Please don't set it aside to long. I want to see what it becomes.

happy zombie said...

I love your Peas & Carrots quilt blocks! They look like candy... for quilters!