Thursday, March 06, 2008

making me happy

I am suffering from the winter blahs. I know, I know, everyone is. yesterday was particularly bad. I haven't even felt like quilting (much), so you know it's got to be bad! I have a bunch of nearly finished projects, but nothing complete, and nothing is grabbing my attention. I keep telling myself that it has to get better. it has to, right?

here are a few things that are cheering me up this week....

a thank you package from Marcia for hosting the quilt-a-long. the piece on the left is the sweetest alphabet panel. I can't wait to make it into a quilt. and she sent coordinating fabrics. best of all, it's in my all time favorite color scheme-pink+yellow+ green! thanks Marcia!!!

thrifted sheet for $1. I think it will become a quilt back at some point. (the thrifting is great in these parts, I tell you.) or maybe it will become some lounge pants.

and...50% off 30's prints at my local quilt shop. how timely for me! the red fabric on the right is the binding on my quilt-a-long quilt. I am half done hand stitching on the binding. hopefully I will have finished pictures tomorrow.

I'll leave you with some of my favorite links from yesterday...

have you seen this seriously cute bag? oh, my, i love it!

and this little dress up outfit made me swoon

and I thought these boats were adorable

happy thursday to you all!

21 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh, yeah! You found some good ways to cure the winter blah's, Amandajean. Some great fabrics and you know my weakness for thrifted sheets...
I'm sure you'll be back to tackling your sewing/quilting projects with renewed energy. Can't wait to see what you'll make with your newest acquisitions. Happy stitching!

Kris said...

Hmmm... I have the summer blahs. Nothing under 37 degrees celcius (over 100 farenhite I think) this past week and the weekend will be hotter. Too hot to do anything. I long for winter!

Dana said...

Oh man! I hear you about the winter blahs. I am soo over winter. I'm having a quilt give-away soon over at my blog. To celebrate 200 posts . . . and to celebrate spring. Come on spring!!!

Liz said...

For the sheet- lounge pants - definitely. Glad you are beating the blahs!

de vliegende koe said...

How thoughtful of Marcia to send you a thank you gift for the quilt-a-long! Such lovely fabrics!
Thanks for the links. The bag is too cute.

Lina said...

Oh yes, we know about those winter blahs here too! Seriously loving those lounge pants from thrifted sheets - what a great idea!

Krista said...

That's one thing I love about California...even though it's still a little chill in the air, it's nice and sunny...but not so great for the spring fever, LOL.
What a beautiful fabric gift. The ABC one is just too cute.
OK, that bag is very inspiring. I too collect selvages. I have no idea why. Do not have a special plan. I just love the different color dots that go together so harmoniously and then the different script that denotes the designer and fabric name. Love them too. I've always wanted to do something with them and now I have an idea...and know that something can be done. Thanks.

Sarah and Jack said...

Can we see the whole alphabet piece? (I am not sure if you use Flickr or not?)

lera said...

Crud. Blogger just ate my comment. Let's see if I can re-create what I just said.

That vintage sheet will make great lounge pants!!! (But, it will also look good as a quilt backing. I'm glad the decision is yours because I would probably never cut it! lol)

The alphabet print is cute. I thought you had appliqued it for quilting.

And something else but I can't remember now. Sorry. :-)

Anina said...

I have a matching pillowcase for that sheet!

Nichole said...

oh i'm so sick of winter too! especially since the michigan weather, as usual, can't seem to make up it's mind. how can we get 6 inches of snow one day then have it 40 degrees the next!?

Louise said...

I have some of that alphabet fabric. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I would like to quilt it and hang it on my daughter's wall.

Jodie said...

Oh I have that alphabet fabric as well but haven't been able to use it yet- Its gorgeous. Glad you liked the bag. Thanks for the linky.
Hope the winter blues ease up!

Alice Grace said...

Just love all your wonderful ideas! Thanks for the great links, too. I am working on the quilt-along still, I am behind but determined to finish soon. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

Amy Jo said...

Winter blahs Suck. But was FANTASTIC to talk to you on Wednesday! I finally got my car back and it's happy!

The Alphabet fabric is phenomenal. I want it. Will be adorable worked into a quilt!

Your fabric picks are great. Love the colors!

That bag is TOO CUTE! I might have to start saving those pieces when I cut them off. Like I need another thing to save around here...

Miss ya, friend.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that ABC fabric!

Marcia said...

Oh, I've been wanting to make those lounge pants. I have 3 vintage sheets waiting to be made up. I bought the book just for that project...This month! I'm so moving that to the top of my list.

Love the links. Thanks!

I'm glad you got the fabric. The quilt a long was a huge undertaking for you. Thanks again.

Katie said...

oh my! love, love that sheet. it is beautiful and I can not wait to see what you do with it. The pants are so, so nice! Love all the links! thanks for the inspiration!

Leanne said...

Lovely fabrics - come spent some time with me it has been 41C here today that will shake your winter blah.

Grace said...

We had those same sheets when I was a kid!

Heather said...

those were the linens on my bed when I was a girl. Good memories!