DWM & Send Snow

It’s the first Design Wall Monday in December and I’ve got new blocks on the wall 😉  I made 11 RRCB string blocks (only 49 more to go), finished the 8th Vicksburg applique block and completed step 5 of the stay-at-home-robin.

Be sure to stop by Judy’s DWM post for links to other DWM blog postings 🙂  Oh and one more thing…..while removing the phone book pages I used as foundations for the string pieced blocks,  I realized I was making bedding for my worm bin!!  How’s that for recycling?   Use the pages for quilting and then for worm bedding which gets made into worm castings to be used in the garden 🙂  You can see the phone book bits in with my regular shredded newspaper.


While trying to get better pictures for my blog I took some pictures of the finches out my window.

This second picture captured a finch just as it was landing.   These little guys were getting the seeds that fall from our sweet gum tree and that white stuff?  That is all the snow we’ve gotten.  That’s all.  Family in Pittsburgh has snow, family in Rockford has snow….I want SNOW!!!  Enough snow to make one of these:




Another BOM? Crazy Right?

Dawn at Linen Closet Quilts is offering another free BOM, Folk Art Tribute.   This BOM will have different sized blocks…one will be 12″ x 48″!!  Since I can’t resist folk art, I might just have to join in on this block of the month.  Not sure how I can justify a new one since I haven’t finished the Vicksburg BOM yet.  But look I’ve competed 7 (okay, I CAN count & there are only 6 pictures below……only 6 months were applique blocks….one of the months was 4 pieced blocks) of them…..only 3 more to go!