Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bags, Blocks and Basting

It has been a busy and productive weekend for me here. I spent yesterday morning cleaning the house. Then I got down to business on this bag:] I made a great little wallet to go with it, but forgot to take a picture of it!

After that I finished up Lonesome Dove. What a great book, I loved it. I cried more than once during the book. It was just incredible. Definately earned a 5 (top rating) and is definately on my top 10 for the year (its only February!), but it was so good! It is definately up there with my other favorites like Gone With The Wind, and East of Eden.
Rich was at work and they had a huge water break so I had to play in some online poker tournament for him while he was working. I didn't do too bad, but not well enough to make some good money!

Then today I did more laundry, and basted this quilt.

I hope to get it quilted this week and then I can take it with me when we go to Rich's parents next Sunday and do the binding in the car. I get carsick if I read so this may be a good thing to take!

After that several more blocks for my Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.

Tonight, some blog reading and on to my next book, which is probably going to be "We Need To Talk About Kevin". I have to read it for one of my sidebar challenges and might as well while I have it from the library. Next Monday is book club so I also have to read "Revolutionary Road" by then.

Rich is at a baseball meeting, they are lining up their teams for next year. We don't know if we are going to have a team and he may or may not coach. He says this every year, but he always coaches and we always in the end have enough for a team. So we shall see.

All the snow in the area is just about gone. Its mostly where it was pushed up when we plowed and it was warm this weekend (in the 40's). Now if only the grass would turn green and we wouldn't get any more snow!

Have a good night and stay warm!


Sandy said...

I really like your tote bag, I love black and white and the different fabrics it comes in. You have been busy!

Quilting Newbie said...

I love all the projects you have on the go. I really like the bag you made. I wish I could make bags like that. I have a bit of a fetish when it comes to purses, so maybe it is a good thing I can't make

Juliann in WA said...

I am not sure how I stumbled on to your blog but I love what you are doing. I am in the Book Award challenge too and was hoping to read We Need to Talk About Kevin. Work has been crazy busy lately so my reading time has been limited. I know that this will settle down and both reading and quilting will find their way back into my life. Be back soon to visit your blog.

Kristie said...

You really have been busy! First off, I just love Lonesome Dove! It is one of my all time favorites!

I love your bag that you made! I love bags of any kind. Hey, I have several of the Lazy Girl designs for bag and purses...if you want them I can email them to you, just send me a quick email and let me know if you want them. They are super fast and pretty!

Love you SBS blocks! you are really getting alot of them done!

Terry said...

Your quilt blocks look great! Isn't it so nice to see the ground again, even if it is brown and muddy! Have a great week! :0)

Dionne said...

Nice bag! and your blocks are great!

kcenya1950 said...

Great bag and I love the quilt you basted. The colours look terrific. Isn't it funny that you can sew in the car but not read? I am the same way.