Monday, February 8, 2010

Where to Start?

This last week has been a flurry of activity. I'm so glad it's Feb, not just because it's my birthday month but because Jan was a slow and boring month for me. It's gotten much better, a few days ago I had a birthday lunch with friends, shopping here, tea, dessert and then next day a pedicure with my daughter. Feb is off to a great start.

On my Birthday hubby and I spent the day checking out what's happening downtown Vancouver. The Winter Olympic are starting this week, we don't have tickets to any of the events but there are lots of free things to see and do. After walking and walking around the downtown area we thought we earned our dinner and walked another 8 blocks to enjoy a delicious dinner here and then of course after dinner is was the long walk back to catch the skytrain home. We sure got our exercise for the day and I didn't feel guilty for eating appetizers, main course and then chocolate for dessert.
Now back to the good stuff.....gifts from quilting friends, I received the little valentines stitchery and it's tucked in this tiny pink box...soo cute. The book has some awesome quilts to make, I think I love almost every pattern in this book. The pile of fabrics I bought for myself and have already cut into them. The brown wool is a gift and I love it! I almost forgot, the yellow and blue pile is a gift, not sure what I'll make with them yet.
Look at that slice of cake pincushion...such a fun gift and a charm pack with gorgeous fabrics to fondle. The little zippy wallet I made from the fabrics I showed in the above picture, a girl shouldn't waste anytime. The pattern is super easy, try out this tutorial.
A couple more This and That Cobblestone Lane BOM's are finished. This is turning out to be a great quilt. I just love these fabrics and the patterns are so well written, it's a joy to be making this one.

A sneak peek at the project I've been working on. Do you recognize the stitchery, it's A Tisket A Tasket by Bunnyhill. I'm doing my own setting, you'll see more when I get the alternate blocks finished.  The patterns are going to be removed from the website soon, if you are still thinking about making them, I'd hurray over quick and print them.  Are you a cat lover, well you won't want to miss the Red Brolly free stitchery each month.

Happy Quilting, until next time.

34 comments:

Stina said...

Well you got a lovely start anyway...
Lovely blocks and lovely gifts... :o)
So exciting to be in a Olympic City ...hope you can follow some of the events.. I will be checking in here via Tv.. some events are able to follow direct.. but it will be very very late hours..:o)

Shakerwood said...

Happy Birthday to you! Don't you just love birthday MONTHS? We only have birthday weeks at our house but they are still fun. Looks like you have plenty to keep you busy all month long!

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday month! love those blocks, the fabrics are fabulous

we saw the Olympic Torch yesterday here in the Valley. we actually got tickets to Canadian Women's hockey; a gift from hubby's work. total and complete shock.

we are planning on heading down during the Olympics with our kids and wander around looking at everything too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what lovely things you are working on. Wishing you a Happy Birthday!

Lori said...

Ah, looks like have some wonderful quilty friends. What a bounty of gifts.
happy Birthday!!

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Birthday My Dear Wendy!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful day.

Lots of terrific treats and treasures to enjoy.

Those blocks are stunning!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday :-D

Luciana Kajiura said...

Happy Birthday! Your gifts are so cute! You will be make wonderful things!

Quilt Hollow said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you dear Wendy! Yes...you go right on ahead and take a month to celebrate! You deserve it! Loved seeing all your wonderful gifts and blocks your working on....are GORGEOUS!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

HAPPY HAPPY birthday to you Wendy. You got lots of great gifts. Dont ya love gifts in the mail?
Great projects your working on. Your quilt blocks are wonderful, that quilt is going to be so pretty.

Sue-Anne said...

Happy Birthday month to you! I love all your goodies you received. My son is wishing he was back in Canada for the Olympics. He spent a whole winter in Whistler snowboarding and said Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities he has ever seen. I bet there was a real buzz there when you visited. When Sydney had the Olympics, our whole country was excited.

Taryn said...

Happy birthday! Such a great post. Loved all the show and tell.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Sounds like you had wonderful birthday Wendy and some wonderful gifts came your way as well - what a treat for the eyes. Speaking of treat for the eyes - your blocks are gorgeous - glad your enjoy the process of putting them together. A well written pattern sure makes it easier, lol. Can't wait to see your spin on putting a Tisket a Tasket together - I'm sure it will be wonderful. How fun to have the Olympics in your backyard :).

Hugs - karen

Carol said...

Happy! Happy! Birthday Miss Wendy!!!You enjoy the whole month! Great goodies!

Alberta said...

Sending you Birthday wishes!

Love Cobblestone Lane, especially the fabrics!!! They are looking marvelous.

KSedlak said...

I was thinking about you the other day. Your birthday was mentioned on another blog. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with friends and family. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
I love the little wallet you made and the slice of cake pincushion is adorable too. Thanks so much for sharing your goodies.
The red and brown fabric in your blocks are beautiful. That is going to be one lovely quilt. I am looking forward to seeing it finished.
Take care and have a great week.

傷害 said...

If you can not be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.............................................

miss said...

最敏捷的,未必贏得競賽:最強大的,未必贏得戰爭:時間與機會才是主人..............................

Cindy said...

Have not only a Happy Birthday, Wendy, but also a Happy MONTH!

What fun projects you're working on! Love the goodies...oh the goodies are GOOD!!

Sharon said...

Love all your projects...how do you decide what to work on? Your BOM is gorgeous! Have fun stitching!

LC said...

Have a super month... February is my birthday month too. My family quit giving me quilt stuff when they saw my stash (whoohoo) but they still give chocolate so that is okay. You have some great starts and I love those BOM blocks. Super fabric choices. Happy Birthday!

Chookyblue...... said...

happy birthday.........looking forward to the olympics starting.......nice blocks..........

Behind My Picket Fence said...

I really, really love your block a month blocks and your color choices are outstanding! You go, girl.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Belated happy birthday Wendy! It sure look like you received lots of quilty fun!
Love your BOM's!!

No Loose Threads... A Quilting Blog said...

I am new to blogging and am finding it utterly amazing the hearts of fellow quilters! Thank you so much for the link to "A Tisket A Tasket" what a treasure - I cannot wait to make it!
It was so kind of you to say they would be removing it soon. I love your blog! Thank you, thank you, thank you! And, thank you BunnyHill!
Bonny

sewkalico said...

Belated birthday wishes to you!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, what pretty projects and fabric! Yum! Wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday Wendy!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh what wonderful gifts! And I LOVE that zipper wallet. Already went and printed out the directions!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday! That cake pincushion is so cute.
Lots of great stuff. How cool that you are so close to where the Olympics are happening.
Cant' wait to see your basket quilt.

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday...what lovely gifts and great projects you have going! So much fun for you with all the Olympic activities going on!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday!
I love the Olympics - had we still been on the west coast we were planning on trying to visit *s* What fun it must have been to be out exploring!

Terry said...

Happy birthday month! I love February because it's a short month and the cold weather seems to pass more quickly. And come March we start to see a little warmer weather! I can't wait!

Love all your goodies too! :0)

Teresa said...

Happy birthday month! Lots of pretty things to look at on your blog today, thank you for sharing the pictures. What fun to be so close to all the Olympic excitement.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Happy Birthday! I love all your goodies...so pretty. Enjoy the Olympics. We're watching it this very minute, oh and blogging too.
Take care,
~Karen~