Monday, October 20, 2008

Darn those gloomy Mondays....

Guess I'll have to create some color and warmth inside today. We did have a very nice, mild sunny weekend *VBS* I think everyone enjoyed that! I'm a bit under the weather, myself, having caught a cold last week, probably in the Drs office!. Most of it has move on already, but the cough lingers. I didn't get much done over the weekend. I attempted to assemble the sandwich for the lime green w/bows top, but the backing I made was short when I laid them out. Soooo back to the drawing board on that one. I had a backing ready for the small blue bow ties top, and also a piece of batting that fit! And I managed to get it tied. Company for dinner yesterday, and that is just about all I managed to get done. The cold has reduced my energy level drastically!! I finally took pics of the new fabric purchases from last week *VBS*  A nice 5 yard length of Red Buggy flannel to back a Christmas present quilt.
 And a couple of pieces, 1 yard each, "I can't go home without them" fabrics. For my stash.
  A neat yellow Mary Engelbritt for background and map fabric for a "cars" quilt for one of the DGS's.
 And last but not least, this adorable Pink Panther flannel for a Christmas pillowcase gift.
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19 comments:

Amelia said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling up to 100 per cent....hopefully you will get on the road to full recovery soon.

The fabric selctions are so bright and cheerful...will be perfect for their intended use.

Libby said...

What fun fabrics that have found a new home at Finn's place *s* That dragon is darling and, of course, I love the Route 66 piece. Hope your are back to yourself real soon.

Quilt Pixie said...

sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hopefully your energy comes back quickly.

I love the little dragon fabric -- will have to hunt for some around here as I'd like a couple of dragons to applique in the sky around a castle I'm constructing....

paula, the quilter said...

I'll have to look for some of that dragon fabric too! I love me some dragons. Get better soon.

Barbara C said...

Hi Finn, I hope you're better soon. You do have some nice new fabrics to cheer you up. I really like the map print.

Granny Lyn said...

I just love all that color!! it should fit in your stash pretty well.

We have caught your cold here, too, must have blown over the lake with the rain???

jacquie said...

hope the cough is gone soon. that can be so aggravating. love that map fabric...so cool. i finished two more projects, the just ducky baby quilt and steely, my wonky log cabin. yippee! still lots to go, though.

Magpie Sue said...

You and I could do so much damage together in a fabric store! I *love* your choices! The dragons and the other print with them are my particular favorites :- )

MYRA said...

Awesome fabric Finn! Love the dragon/lime green combo!!!
Happy stitchings!

Patty said...

Love all the new fabric, espeically the buggy red flannel. Looks so cozy

Anjea said...

Fun fabrics!
Anjea

meggie said...

I love your fabrics. Our son just loved the Pink Panther when he was young, & still has his giant "Pinky", as he christened the soft toy.

Thankyou so much for the shoulder for support recently Finnxx

Tropical Screamer said...

Oh, oh.

Between your darling new material and the Winding Ways quilt I saw yesterday, my fingers are twitching.

Must control urge to shop on line...

I love the little dragon, too.

Darilyn

Edna said...

Lovely fabric! Hope that cold moves out very soon.
I would also like to tell you that I have completed a finish for the challenge. Glad this one is off the to-do list even if it is a rather small finish.

Patti said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better after your cold. I can sure relate - mine has knocked me out for two weeks now. I never had much of a cough - now all that remains is a terribly tiredness and desire to sleep, plus some sinus congestion. Sure cuts into our quilting energy, doesn't it!

I finally posted my first finishes for your challenge. I counted in the most fair way I could - that is in the way that made the most sense to me. What's really funny is that I never pictured any of these as being part of this challenge! That makes it all the better that they are finished. Especially the two stitchery projects - for the first time ever I can now say that I don't have a single unfinished stitchery project in the house. (I'm not counting ones that aren't started yet LOL!)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Fresh squeezed orange juice to drown those nasty germs. Take 2 aspirin and call somebody in the morning. Maybe get in touch with our buddy Vicks' (vapor rub) too. Oh and chicken soup. Lipton regular makes a fine one - not the cup-a-soup - the one that's been around for ages. Let's see, what else, bundle up in a warm quilt and watch I Love Lucy reruns. That should cinch it! Feel better soon.

julieQ said...

I am so sorry you caught a cold! Yuck! Hope you get over it soon, it seems to stretch out forever sometimes. Enjoy your projects, you are making such good progress. The stash additions are wonderful! Hugs from Texas!

nannergirl said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! I hate those ones that just hang on and will not leave.
I finished one of my UFO's and trying not to start any more before I finish the challenge.....
Big 'get well' hug

bingo~bonnie said...

what a neat selection of fabrics. They all look so neat and I know they'll be perfect for the projects you have planned. Love from Texas! ~bonnie