Friday, February 12, 2010

Cabin Fever February

Raise your hand if you are suffering from cabin fever.  We haven't had near the bad weather that some parts of the country have but nevertheless, I'm ready for spring!  I've not really been in the blogging mood but I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.  Both D and I are ready for a nice motorcyle trip.  That might be the cure for both the cabin fever and the blogging block!  Maybe next month.....(I say hopefully!)

This was the view out our back door earlier this week.  We ended up with about eight inches of snow.  It was so nice to see the sun the last couple of days but only a little melting occurred.  Now more snow is forcasted for Valentine's day!

I took advantage of the snow days to finish up the last few blocks of last years Block of the Month from the local quilt shop.  Now I'm adding the sashings and borders and hope to have it ready to take to a quilter next week.  I did finish up the new grandbaby sock monkey quilt and it is at the quilters now.  But I can't believe that I let that out of the house  without taking a photo!  It ended up quite a bit bigger then I thought it would and I even have quite a bit of leftover fabrics for another little project.
Of course we had a little Super Bowl party to cheer on the Colts.  We had more food than was necessary of course.  A new recipe that I tried this year was Baked Sweet Onion Dip.  From the Tasty Kitchen website and definitely a keeper! 

 One thing we accomplished was re-organizing our storage room in the basement.  Many treasures were uncovered, some were boxed up and sent to Goodwill but this little quilt was brought out of hiding and put to good use.  It was made by Dennis' Grandma C. for one of our babies but I'm not sure which one.  It's made entirely from "double knit" scraps.  Remember that indestructible fabric of the eighties?   These were the soft knits and it makes a wonderful  comfy little play quilt for Peanut.  I wonder how many generations of grandbabies this quilt will cuddle!


After we re-organized the storage room, I then tackled my sewing room closet.  Though it's still not exactly how I want it, and I still have stuff in a couple of other corners of the basement, I spent several hours getting this far. I feel like I've made a big leap toward actually having all my fabrics and patterns sort of organized. You can't see them here, but it is no nice to see (most of) my fat quarters all lined up in the little plastic bins.  This photo only shows one side of the closet.  The other side is actually organized too! 

The Peanut comes to visit Grammie an Grampa a day or two every week.  Even though we see him often, it seems like he changes every day.  He's become quite a charmer and has a smile for everyone he meets.  His cousin J will be a big brother soon.  Then he'll no longer seem like a baby, but a little boy.  They are both growing up so fast.   Notice the Baby Ticker on the side bar to see how close we are to the arrival  of grandbaby #3.   

Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day

1 comment:

Lori said...

My hand is up and madly waving! major cabin fever up here.
You little Peanut is adorable. That's one of those faces that a grandma has a hard time telling no.

I think I'll try that onion dip for ladies chick flick night the end of this week. Looks yummy!