Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Memories with pins, music and snow!

I am continuing to work on the City Green quilt, I've been sewing 1" brown strips to 2 1/2" green strips and ironing them.  I am almost done with that and then I have to decide if I want to cut them into 2 1/2" long strips or combine some strips and then cut them.  I am leaning toward the latter even though it will position some colors always next to some other colors.  I could cut the strips in half and then sew them?  It would save me cutting and make the stitching easier.  I will let you know tomorrow what I decide to do.

In the meantime I wanted to write about another quilt I have in my sewing room, it's a Pin quilt.  My friend, Marge, sent me the pattern from D.C. when I revealed that I had saved (hoarded?) all the pins I had gotten in High School or college, and fine, even after college.  Yes, I did save my NHS induction pin, etc.  This gave me a place to put them all.  I just love this quilt, it was easy to make and it reminds me of good times and fun places.  I used to collect refrigerator magnets, now I get souvenir pins!

Another item in my sewing room is my iPod player.  Isn't it a little cutie?  Shelby has helped me put all the songs on it and I am slightly ashamed how nervous it makes me to update my iPod.  I am not sure why, I can make movies, do pictures, Facebook, Twitter, Yelp and this blog.  But update my iPod?  Uh, Shelby can I have one more lesson?

I have decided to make this a New Year's goal, I avoid that term resolution; it's so overdone and really people mean WISH.  Sure, I would love to drop 50 pounds, stop swearing and run a marathon. But realistically I think I can become more competent and proficient at putting music on my iPod. 

Nag me if I don't update on how that is going.  I need to conquer this little device!

 It has finally gotten cold here and this was the first little quilt I put on my condo front door.

We then got a dusting of snow!

Wow, could it be winter?

Better get out the snowy quilt I like even better.

Quick!  Go Frosty, go!

Now I have this quilt on my condo door.  However, the half inch we had has pretty much just blown away. 

Maybe snow this year will just be something we remember and is present only on a quilt, like my pins from days gone by. 

No matter if you try to learn something new, no matter what music you play, sometimes all you have are your memories of something you really want.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow? 

Like other hoped for events, maybe next year!


  1. I love the winter quilt, you know me and snow.

  2. I know! Nothing like a good snowstorm. It is kind of strange to have such a mild winter which does make life easier but...


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