Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Finally! Time to Blog!

This is how I've felt when walking Belle in below zero windchills!

It's been a long month already. January is usually busy for me at work with lots of deadlines on things like Payroll reports and W2's, Sales taxes, and the like. And this month has been plagued with server problems.

As of today, a new server is installed and (knock wood) all programs are running. Of course, that could change at any moment!

I've taken out some of my frustrations from work by cleaning and organizing my sewing space. It's amazing how much better I feel just going down there with everything picked up, dusted and vacuumed. Of course, once I spend some time down there, it won't stay that way long!

I'm going to a quilt retreat in 9 days. I've got 3 projects ready to take along, but want to get at least 2 more ready. I received a great book on "Stash Buster" quilts for Christmas and won a "Simple Stars" one at my January guild meeting, so have lots of ideas. Two of my projects did come directly from my stash, but I'm sure I'll have to buy something to complete them. :)

A friend had hip replacement surgery last week so I'm taking her this quilt to cuddle up with as she recuperates. It's supposed to warm up to 40 degrees tomorrow, but back down to 9 degrees on Saturday. I'm sure the quilt will get used.

Colors look different in different light!

January weekends are made for quilting!


Doris said...

Ann, I love that B&W quilt...what a wonderful and thoughtful gift!

Desiree said...

Welcome to blogger! What a great black and white quilt! Way to go!

The Calico Cat said...

Beautiful jewel box quilt. (I really like the snowmen too, so glad that my cats do not need walks.)

Quiltsbybarb said...

Ann- Love your quilt and enjoy your quilt retreat.

I just wanted to tell you about my 2009 Quilt Retreat Getaway Weekend on November 6, 7 and 8, 2009, in Belmont, Wisconsin.

Just go to my website Quiltsbybarb or blog at my quilt retreat blog for all the details.

We would love to have you join us.

Jackie said...

I love your jewel box quilt! Perfect in black and white! I have made several of those and love how they go together. Welcome to blogging!

maggi said...

Love the quilt as I am sure your friend will.

Anina said...

It's beautiful!

Marianne said...

Nice B/W quilt! Welcome to Bloggerville!

Kritta22 said...

Awesome B&W quilt! I love the snowmen too!

Welcome to bloggy land!

We have a beagle too. His name is Hooch, like Turner and Hooch!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous jewel box. I love the effect with the B&W prints!