Sunday, March 9, 2008

Just stuff on a Sunday!

Well, we've BEEN going to church again, since the handicapped restrooms are up and working....and REALLY enjoying it too, I might add! Last night, though, we knew we wouldn't be going to church today. Dear Younger Daughter has a fever and some cold symptoms. I don't let my children go to church (and infect everyone there) until they have been clear of fever 24 hours.

I had two family members volunteer to stay home with her, but a sick child NEEDS her mother!!! When I asked Dear Younger Daughter if she wanted someone else to stay with her, she said she wanted everyone to stay with, for obvious reasons, Older Daughter so they could veg out and watch girl movies, Younger Son so they could play XBOX.... no deal, she just gets me and daddy!!! So, since I'm home, I decided I would take it easy, read some blogs, sew a tiny bit and watch preachers on TV and internet.

Hmmm, here is the breakfast of champion quilters! Don't ya just love coffee and biscotti???? Stop on by, and we'll have a nice little session of coffee and quilting!

Remember, yesterday I mentioned the Four Season's Quilt Swap? Well, last night, at 2:00 a.m., inspiration hit! I know, too late to sew, but I did some searching on the internet....and found a free pattern for this.

Isn't it too cute??? It's a 3 1/2 inch Log Cabin!!! Sure, it's paper pieced! Do you really think I would even TRY without a paper pieced foundation. So, this morning, when all was quiet....I started sewing. I only printed one last night, just to try it.....should have done more. The printer is in my bedroom and I finished the first one and wanted to make more. I just had to wait until Dear Hubby got out of bed to print them....we'll see if I finish enough to make the swap quilt!

I was reading Niki's Ventures and she has a post (same title - I stole it!!!) and she took some pictures of her house. So, I thought I'd copy her. No, I didn't clean my house either....but having Grandma living with us, it's rarely dirty....just the sewing room!!! LOL

I took a picture of the sewing table. See all the little scraps for the Log Cabin block? To the right of the sewing machine is the printed rules for the swap. I don't want to make a mistake!

There is a picture of our piano. All three older children and I play, Younger Daughter is wanting to learn, but Older Daughter and I are so busy, I may have to pay for lessons....again!!! LOL Notice the quilts on the piano bench. They are just there temporarily. The top one is the table runner I just finished and under that is the Granny's Strings quilt I am just about done with. It's so big and heavy, that I try to keep it out of the way when I'm not quilting it.

A picture of our china hutch....which has old dishes, tea cups and tea pots in it. A family member commented that it looks like an old lady lives here, but I love to look at them and so, there they are! You should surround yourself in the things you enjoy!

Every quilter needs lots of books for inspiration and here are mine. Maybe I need a few more!!

And lastly, our comfy couch! Here is where all the visiting goes on! Notice the sick person essentials, remote and Kleenex!

Happy Quilting!


Niki said...

Oh your home is beautiful. I'm not only bookmarking your blog, but I'm adding you to my sidebar. Love your blog! and I was flattered that you took my post and ran with it! yee hawwwww! LOL HUGS girly!

Libby said...

That log cabin block is just darling . . . wonder where it will end up *s*

Marcie said...

How nice your home looks! Very pretty. I love the little LC. I think it was Libby who made a whole quilt in this size block. Personally I think a doll quilt would be just right! Have fun! Oh, and how are the squirrels?

Jeanne said...

Paula, thanks for the peek into your home. It is lovely. The little log cabin is so cute. I hope your younger daughter is feeling well again soon.

Sweet P said...

I love coffee and biscotti in the morning. Your cup is great.

Your photos were there this morning and now they're gone. I wonder if blogger is having photo problems. I'll have to check back later.

Christine said...

Hope your daughter feels better soon. It's not much fun! Your log cabin block is very sweet - looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for telling me about your photo uploading problems - it's not so bad if it's not just me. Happy stitching.

Darlene said...

Lovely home - warm, cozy and inviting! Can I come play in your sewing room with you? Love the little quilt and the log cabin block is adorable. You've been busy, busy, busy!

Rose said...

Well, uploading one picture at a time worked for me...thanks for taking the time to encourage me to try it.

I love that log cabin block...cannot wait to see more.

The pictures of your home are lovely.

Marilyn R said...

Thanks for the tour of your home! I can't wait to see what you do with your little log cabins!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Well good lord now I know where to go to check on a book! :)

That log cabin is extremely cute.

...and you have a lovely home, too!


YankeeQuilter said...

I love log cabin blocks and 30's fabrics too! Your house looks wonderful. Did you say biscotti!! Yum...