Friday, January 1, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Want to wish everyone that has been coming by to see what my life is doing, A Very Happy New Year and hope that 2010 is much better than the last years.

I got up this morning to ice on the drive so have not gone to see Hubby yet. He called so knows what is going on. So I took the trees down and tried to put a little bit back to normal in the living room. Still have more to do but my back told me I needed to sit down for awhile. So where else but in front of the laptop?

Do you all remember way back a month or so ago when I talked about having these strips that I cut for a Mystery that never happened at the retreat? The gal in charge finally said she thought they were using this block at the Quilter's Cache, called Carrie Nation. I printed it off and proceeded to make the blocks Like these. It's Thimbleberries fabric of course and I made lots of these cute 4 patches in the two sizes and colors.
Then made into this big block. Neat but when I saw how these were to be put together I wasn't that thrilled. So I sent them aside and proceeded to Make Bonnie's Mystery which I showed the other day. After finally completing it and having a bare design wall, I got out these blocks again and put them on the wall. When my daughter was up this past Tuesday I said to make me a design to use these blocks up. So being the puzzle person that she is. Always has been This is the finish design. I sewed it together yesterday and since I have two different finishes to the corners and taking the picture as it should be you wouldn't be able to see both of the corners. So this is shown sideways. You just follow the Maze. So this is Rolinda's Puzzle. She even liked the fabric I had ordered for the borders. That is something.
So I start off the new year with a new quilt to get quilted by machine. I think I have some backing in the basement so will need to decide the batting and get it pinned.
Nothing new to report form Hubby. I imagine he will be coming home in the next week sometime. When they take new X-rays to see if the lungs are clear and he can get in and out of the car and be able to do what needs to be done at home. So More later.
I did want to say I thank all of my loyal readers from all over the world. You are all very special to me and I look forward to reading my mail everyday. I will try to post a little more often but have to come up with something to talk about. A Kim I am not. Until next time.



10 comments:

Gran said...

LET ME BE THE FIRST TO WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY AND CREATIVE NEW YEAR IN 2010!

Wow, I love your mazey quilt. Your DD did a great job of making up the design. Talented, hey!

Hugs!

Paula said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's pneumonia. That can certainly be a tough one to get over. Praying you have a great New Year. And, you and your daughter make a great team. Love your quilt!!

SandyQuilts said...

GREAT quilt ... love it.

Happy New Year

Becky said...

That is a great solution!!! I love the maze look!

Orcsmom said...

That Gran, she has fast fingers!! I do like the mazey quilt. Seems like 2010 is started off good, with 1 quilt done, sans the quilting. I think you are ahead of us all!

Hugs!
Pam

Mrs Quilty said...

I love that quilt! The puzzle design is great! And always red is good! Great job! I hope your hubby is feeling better and that he can get home soon!! And Happy 2010!!!

quiltmom said...

Happy New Year, my dear Eileen,
I hope that it is a wonderful healthy year for you and yours.

I love the maze quilt that you and your daughter created together. It certainly made a much more interesting design.
Today we are off to have Christmas with our dear friends. Perhaps we will take the tree down tomorrow or maybe not until next weekend.
I have not got much quilting done this holiday but it has been restful and busy at the same time.

You have a lovely blog and I always enjoy coming to visit.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Amie said...

Happy 2010! And your daughter arranged a wonderful design with your blocks. The design is visually stimulating without being confusing...hard to explain. But the result is beautimus :o) Amie

Beth said...

Happy New Year Eileen. I do enjoy seeing your little corner of the world. So different than mine! I love the puzzle quilt! Its nice to have an artistic soul in the family to help out. My men usually give my projects a quick glance and thats IT! GRRRR! At 1st glance I thought the puzzle quilt looked like a crossword puzzle. I do the one in the newspaper daily!

Candace said...

I love your puzzle quilt, I'm sure that it's nice to get input from the other ladies in the family.