Wednesday, 15 February 2017

A bit of a Catch Up

     Normally in the my region we get about 86 hours of sunlight during the month of January.  This year we got 12 hours.  I know it's February , but here's the thing.  We are all tired and sad up here and it's been a bit harder to keep up with quilting and blogging.  I'm pretty much mainlining the sunshine vitamin (that's Vitamin D in case you don't know).   But February has given us a few sunny moments and next week I go to Savannah so I'll stop complaining now.   

     Here I'll give you some love instead.  


     The scrappy heart is my block for my February Stash Bee Queen, Paula. She asked for the scrappy heart blocks to use in quilts she is making for seniors. It' didn't have to be red but I had a lot of red fabrics calling to me.  It was a fun little block to make.  The block with the sheep is a mini I'm hoping to finish tonight to give to my secret valentine at work.  Here's a closeup so you can take in the true cuteness of the sheep.


          This is what I received.  It will give you a little more insight into my character.   I need the protection from weirdos (the bad kind) and rude people because I work in retail.  Take note that not all weirdos are considered to be bad and I do have to note that 98% of our customers are awesome.


     This little gift made me really really happy!  

     Continuing with the theme of red.  I made these huge blocks to take to Quilt Con with Me.



     They are for a workshop on Friday night with Riane Menardi of Vessel Quilts.  It's called Quilt Remix and the object of the workshop is to take a traditional block and turn it into a modern quilt.  I am so excited!  I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social and I hope to find some time over the next couple of days to catch up with my blogging friends.


17 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing how those big blocks change!

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  2. Really like that huge block - does it have a name? Won't it be fun if you could send some snow to the DC metro area and we will send you some sunshine. Those sheep composed of hearts are adorable. I will take your scraps - gladly. May you be invisible to the bad wierdos.
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  3. How exciting that Quilt Con is so close! I can't wait to hear about all your adventures there and the sunshine!! Having the rotary cutter in the pictures really gives an idea of how big those blocks are. I'll be interested to see how you guys turn them into something more modern.

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  4. What a sweet gift (and lovely compliments). I hope it does the trick and you have loads of amazing customers!

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  5. Love your heart blocks, Lisa! I hope you have a fantastic time at Quiltcon! I think I need one of those lucky charms for work as well - I man an advice line as part of my job and some people ring with an answer that they want and if they don't get it won't get off the line. Protect me from them!

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  6. I know what you mean--we all could use some serious sunshine! Have fun at QuiltCon!

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  7. Love the gift. A lucky charm...hmmm do you have a spare?

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  8. Have an awesome time at QuiltCon. I wish I was going, but the Canadian dollar was doing so poorly, and airfare was expensive.

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  9. Those sheep are so cute! I didn't notice them in the first photo. Hope you get lots of sunshine soon.

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  10. Nice hearts, and I love the little mini, what a lovely valentines gift. It is so lovely to hear what your friend thinks of you, it gave me an insight into Lisa the person rather than Lisa the blogger, and I know you love to laugh. I am intrigued by what will happen to the lovely and very big blocks, can't wait to find out. Have a great time at QuiltCon, I wish you sunshine.

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  11. Have a great time at QuiltCon and make the most of the sun! I'll look forward to seeing what happens with your big blocks.

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  12. The sun came out today and it made such a difference to all our moods! Have a great time in Savannah and soak up that sunshine!

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  13. I hope to see you in Savannah!

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  14. Your blocks look perfect! I'll watch out for you (and your blocks) in the workshop! See you in sunny Savannah!

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  15. I can't wait to see what happens with those really large blocks in your Savannah workshop. Hoping to catch up with you while we're there! If you have the QuiltCon app, add me to your contacts so you can message me. I'll be working at the the Quilts for Pulse exhibit on Friday and Saturday.

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  16. love the gift, could have done with that charm myself at times! The workshop sounds intriguing! The heart shape blocks are lovely too

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  17. So excited to see your Instagram pics in Savannah and so happy for you that you are there!

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