Monday, March 4, 2013

Go Tigers

I don't know if I have told you but I am a huge fan of the Detroit Tigers.  As I write this post I am watching them play Houston in Florida.  They are leading 2-0.

Wish I was there.  It is sunny and warm there.  It's sunny here in Michigan too but it definitely not warm.  Another day to get some sewing done.

Over the weekend I did get a chance to get a little sewing done.

 I made the March Blocks for the Country Threads BOM.

 I finished the 3rd row for the Patchwork Posse Winter Wonderland Row Robin.

 I hand quilted my Cheri SAL quilt.  I have used #8 pearl cotton before.  This is the first time I have used #12 pearl cotton.  I want to tell you....I LOVE IT. It goes through all the layers so smoothly.  I think I am going to use it a lot more often.  I like the way it looks too.

The other day we took Sammie for a walk.  Here she is in her Christmas sweater.

The problem is she is a bit too long for it.  I'm going to have make her a quilted jacket.  We didn't see too much while on our walk.  But when we got home there were a ton of birds in the back yard in the feeders.

The male cardinal was up in the tree keeping an eye on his lady....

was in the feeder feasting on sunflower seeds.  They are such beautiful birds. One day I looked out and there had to be 4 pairs of them flitting around between the bird feeders and the tree.

Well the Tigers are still ahead and I'm headed to the sewing room to cut out some 3" squares for a new project and put the game on in there.

Hope you are having a wonderful start to the week.

Hugs, Cathy


Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely pictures and post, thanks for sharing, Cathy!

:) Carolyn

Yvette said...

Please send me those Country Threads blocks, they are so much prettier than mine. LOL! Love your color/fabric choices.

Sharon said...

You're staying up with the Country Threads BOM - good for you! I'm hoping to get the Feb. blocks done today.

Love those cardinals! They were my Mom's favorite bird. We don't have them in the West and I miss seeing them - they're so colorful and beautiful!

Your little quilt from Cheri's SAL is so cute! Thanks for the tip about the #12 Perle cotton. I'll have to look for some next time I'm at the store.

Janet O. said...

Those blocks are very pretty, Cathy. And I love the little Cheri SAL quilt. Looks great with that hand quilting, too. I did mine on the machine--I had to get it off in the mail and I am so slow at hand quilting. : )

libbyquilter said...

great finish on your SAL~i love seeing the hand quilting.
i still haven't gotten mine basted but hope to tomorrow. then i'll quilt on it in the evenings while in front of the t.v.
i did manage to get my 'Abundance' piece completed . . . even the signing, washing and drying. it is now a stack of one waiting for gifting or donating. the 'stack' never seems to get very tall before events claim them.

Sammy is a cutie and it does look as though she needs a bit of an extension on that sweater . . . soon enough it will be warmer and she may not need a sweater at all.

you have really been kicking out the work lately~! good for you~!


sandi s said...

Your little quilt is so cute. I saved the directions so I can make one also! Your puppy is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your little 9 patch! I was not going to give in to doing Cheri's little 9 patch SAL but this makes me weaken....maybe I will just do this one..... :)

Sharon said...

Waiting for spring here, too! Love the pup in the sweater

Carrie P. said...

Awesome new row for your row quilt.
I love cardinals.
Great little finish.
What a cute face on Sammie. Good luck to your team.

Mama Pea said...

Loving your patchwork posse project. And Sammie is adorable!