I've never been one to wait for someone else to do it. If it needs done, I usually jump in with both feet. Last night while reading Christine's blog, I saw where she was making nine patches for a little girl. Apparently, Christine is willing to make 10 nine patches for every ONE that is donated. Since today was a do nothing kind of day, I started on my nine patches. It really didn't take very long, and I made 19 blocks in no time flat. I really hope she doesn't feel obligated to make 190 patches! If you want to help, please visit Christine's blog for more information.
I am tired of the snow and ice. I snapped a couple of pictures tonight as we went out for dinner. It's very pretty when you don't have to go out for anything. My daughter called on Wednesday at 12:58 am to let me know that The Ohio State University was cancelling classes for Wednesday. That doesn't happen very often. So here are a couple of pictures from the driveway. Nothing fancy. The one tree is about 25 yards from the house so I zoomed in ...hoping to get a good shot of the ice.
Oh yeah, she's home alright. And along with her came two weeks of laundry. This picture is a partial look at the laundry she brought home with her. I've already done the sheets, mattress pad cover, and a load of towels. I guess it's a good thing that I like to do laundry. As you can see, I still have Christmas decorations up in my house. I really need to get those down! Maybe tomorrow!
We had a bit of scare tonight. Sara left Columbus at 4 pm and was going to stop on her way home to fill her car up with gas. When she stopped about 20 miles out of Columbus, she discovered that someone had tried to gain access to her gas tank. They had inserted something into the locking gas cap and she was unable to put gas in her car. She is still 100 miles from home! After discussing the situation with her dad, they decided that she probably had enough gas to get home (only one quarter of a tank). Thankfully, her boyfriend was traveling home with her. They were in separate cars, so if she did run out of gas at least she wouldn't be sitting on the side of the road alone. She did arrive home safely and with just a whisper of gas in the tank. After her dad checked the gas cap, he decided that there really wasn't anything in the lock except ICE. He had to heat the cap, but once that was done, he could easily insert the key and unlock the cap.
A friend of mine gave me about 100 four patches. She wanted me to donate a quilt top to our "County Home" project. (We are making 40 twin size quilts for the county home.) Well last night I decided to start on them. I only used 48 of the four patches. I bordered each set with a color that complimented the flowers in the patches she had given to me. I think I used five different colors. I will try to post a picture of the top tomorrow. I stayed up til 4 am to finish the top. Then I got up at 9 am. I feel like I should go to bed, but I'm really not sleepy.
I guess as soon as this load of towels is finished spinning, I'll throw them in the dryer and go to bed.
Since it is January 15th and very early in the morning. I thought I'd take a few quiet moments to do my drawing of winners. I used a random number generator to find my winners. And They Are:::
Shelley - Fish Fandango Rae Ann - Birdhouses Sue Cahill - School Days Susan - Born In The USA
I have sent an email to each winner. I hope to hear from them by Monday. If I don't I will draw another name.
I hope everyone will enjoy their patterns. Thank you to everyone who posted here to be in the drawing. I loved reading each entry and what your last quilt project was. Hope you will decide to visit again.
The postman brought me a lovely box today! I won a giveaway at We Love Quilting. I knew about the yo-yo maker, but the box was full of other goodies. There was a pot holder, candy, towel, and lots of pre-cut circles. Thank you Chris for your generosity.
I have another picture of a quilt that a friend of mine just finished. It is the Amish Shop Hop blocks. She visited the 12 participating shops, and finished her quilt top this week. Dr. Herald stitched the complete top by hand. She does such a fantastic job! Now I want to start on my blocks. The fabric line is from Elm Creek Quilts. Maybe next week, ggg
My little darlin' went back to college today. She surprised me by helping me take some of the Christmas tree down. Usually I put it up alone and take it down alone. I told my husband I was glad she went home early so she missed the heavy traffic. His response was "She's not home." I know it's hard to think of her has being home in Columbus, but I doubt if she will ever come back here to live. I'm just glad she was home for Christmas break.
To keep this quilt related the two wall hangings are the ones I had in my house for Christmas. I haven't changed them out yet. Not sure what I will put up next.
Here's a picture of my darling and her boyfriend, Ryan. They were all dressed up and had places to go. They went to a New Year's Eve party at the house of a friend. Silly kids, they drove down to Columbus for the party, and then drove back home the next day. They have more energy than I have!