Friday, December 31, 2010

Li'l Cowpokes

Greetings dear friends and blogging buddies!~ Well here we are....the last day of 2010. Any of you have any plans? Well any plans we would have had for going out , like to a movie or something, have been shot! We started having car trouble last week and we thought it was bad gas. Nope! More serious....way more serious. Hubby spent the entire day fixing the car yesterday, so any money for going out went on car parts! Fooey!
It is a little warmer here this morning. The thermometer actually reads 58 degrees! A nice change from waking up to it being 3-8 degrees wouldn't you say?
One day last week, at least I think it was last week, I posted a snaparoo of some cute little cowboy fabric. Some of you may remember. Well, yesterday I spent the entire day piecing on a quilt. Now I know what some of you are thinking. I was indoors doing something fun in the warmth while hubby was outside doing something not so fun in the cold wind. Well, that may seem a little mean I guess . I can only get anything like that done when he is not in the house or is asleep , so I snatched the opportunity. My efforts yesterday produced this!

The pattern is called Baby Blocks and it is from the March 2000 issue of McCall's Quick Quilts. It will be a baby gift for one of my long time friends first grandchild! I can hardly wait 'til she gets it! I think I will include a copy of the book "The Pokey Little Puppy" from Golden books. Hopefully that book is still in print!


Now I don't know about you all, but I myself don't make any resolutions for the New Year. I KNOW I wouldn't keep them! I DO , however , plan to do more quilting this coming year. I have been inspired by so many quilting blogs , especially Quilt Hollow , that I realized how much I miss quilting . I have been wrapped up in stitching ( cross stitching that is) that I have really been neglecting one of my other favorite past-times, quilting. So... the coming year will hopefully include a lot more. I will even pull out my Thimbleberries book today and work on a flying geese quilt I have wanted to piece for some time. Be one the lookout for pictures of that in the near future. Also...something else you'll want to be on the lookout for is another giveaway.Yep! I said another giveaway!

Well, that's all dear folks! Thank you to all of you for the wonderful comments you've left and for the wonderful friendships I have made this past year. I've enjoyed it ALL so much! I look forward to more in 2011!


'til next time,

don't be a stranger,



  1. That is a wonderful; quilt. So very bright and cheery - just what a young lad would like!
    Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

  2. Sorry to hear about the car trouble. :( But oen good thing came out of it. That adorable quilt!

    I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New Year Sharlotte. I love the cowboy quilt. I have had my eye on that fabric for quite some time! The children are so cute!

  4. Love the vintage look of the quilt! Happy New Year!

  5. Such a lovely quilt.
    Wishing you a HaPPY New Year and many quilting and stitching hours!

  6. That quilt is gorgeous! I look forward to following your quilting and cross stitching posts in 2011. Best wishes.

  7. I hope you're having a good birthday, Sharlotte!

    Sorry to hear about the car problems. YIKES. :P The quilt is gorgeous & I look forward to seeing more of them from you in 2011! Hopefully from me, too. LOL I have visions of my house draped in new quilts and instead just keep making Xs!! LOL

    Happy new year to you and yours. I hope it's full of health, happiness & prosperity.

  8. Yuck! Car troubles are the pits! But, you were productive! What a cute quilt! I'll be looking to see what other ones you create!

  9. Can you see I'm playing catch up? I've obviously missed many post here! So sweet of you...and glad my quilting is inspiring!! Enjoy your Sunday!!!


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