"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, February 20, 2009


I don't know why it is, but I always seem to want to organize stuff when I'm sick. I am feeling a lot better today, BTW! Last night, though, all I wanted to do was make something look neater and be more user-friendly than it was!

So, I organized my cardstock! I have a LOT more cardstock than I thought I did! It's all from Stampin'Up! (I used to be a demonstrator, so most of my stuff is from them), so I organized it by the color families they have in their catalog. It's all in here, too, so I know I don't have packages of cardstock floating around the house, waiting for me to find it AFTER I order a new package (which is why I have 4 packages of hunter green cardstock...). I think it looks pretty all together like that!

Then today I pulled from ye old stash (and took a short trip to Quilt In Joy...) to put together this!!

I am going to try making a "wonky" or "improv" quilt... I think the time has come to break my "every seam must match or else it goes in the lit fireplace" attitude! I was also inspired by a post on quiltsalott's blog, and I think I am going to hand quilt it using a "big stitch" technique. Won't that be liberating? Taking all of my perfectionist tendencies and throwing them right out the door at once? I am looking forward to making this quilt!

We are supposed to get socked with snow again tonight and tomorrow- they said 6-10", with the bigger accumulations closer to the Wisconsin border... which usually means me, since my house is only about 15 miles from the border! Oh, well. I am glad it's hitting on a weekend this time- that means Hubby doesn't have to go out in it to get to work!

I am trying a new/old recipe tonight for dinner... it's lasagna, but it's cooked all day in a crockpot! I want to use my crockpot more. It's so nice to just throw stuff in and let it cook all day!


  1. Such a pretty rainbow of cards. Inspiring.I do like your fabrics - my next quilt will be a blue brown cream theme and I'm all for trying something different. Can't wait to see the finished project. That sounds like a lot of snow, I hope you will be okay. I love my crockpot and use it all through winter. Let us know how the lasagne works out.

    Have a terrific weekend...Ann :)

  2. Good for you, It's liberating moving a little bit out of the comfort zone. I love the mix of colors you have there, can't wait to see what you do with them.