Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mail and Baking

Greetings all! ~ Well, am I excited or what?! Remember me telling you that I had a pattern that I won coming in the mail? Well it landed in my mailbox yesterday! That was really fast! I won the giveaway from Kim of Stillmeadow Quilting. Thanks a bunch Kim! I was so excited that my son thought I was going to come unglued! Not really, but I was pretty excited! I had already been pulling fabrics that I thought I would use. Soon after it's arrival, and I'm talking maybe 15-20 minutes, I grabbed my fusable webbing and went to tracing out the shapes. In no-time I had the shapes all ironed in place and cut out! I didn't notice until this morning when I was taking a picure of it, that I had accidently traced the same leaf twice instead of tracing the third. I will have to fix that today. I know the snap below isn't a great one because of the glare, but once I get this put together, you'll be able to see it better.

Now this little birdie is not going to go beakless. I have decided to satin stitch his beak on rather than use a small piece of scrap. I think it will look ok. Can you see my leaf goof-up? Ugh.

Well, yesterday was a chilly day. We are expecting about two feet of snow along with sleet and thick ice! I thought it made for a good baking day so I whipped up some coffee cake muffins and this......

....became this! Yummy! Didn't take us long to gobble them up. Of course after the gobbling came the wobbling . Gotta watch that!

Well, I suppose the time has come to wrap this up and get on with my day. Hope you all have a most excellant day! Thanks for stopping by.

'til next time,

don't be a stranger,



  1. The quilt block is so cute and I would never have thought that the leaf was wrong if you hadn't pointed it out. It's very sweet!!

  2. Don't tell, and we'll never know that leaf shouldn't be repeated! What is it about the weather forecast and our nesting - I'm planning on baking cookies when our snow is falling way too heavily!

  3. Oooo...save me some cookies!! ;)

  4. very cute quilt pattern!
    very yummy muffins... can I come visit??? lol
    stay warm...

  5. My first visit to your blog, it's lovely! Your muffins look scrumptious!
    Hope you are staying warm in this winter weather, perfect time to stay inside and bake, or stitch!

    Sharyn from KC, MO :-)

  6. I really can't see what you're talking about with this leaf business! The block looks gorgeous!
    Wow that looks yummy.

  7. Wait! Don't change the leaf, it looks great like that! Mmm, those muffins look so delicious...now I NEED a muffin, lol. Thanks! :-D

  8. How cute!! I am suddenly in the mood to make muffins! Hope you stay safe and warm!

  9. Your quilt pattern is really pretty Sharlotte.
    Yummy muffins!

  10. Love the quilting and the muffins look very tasty!

  11. Your block looks just wonderful. I think the leaves look great either way. I had to really look hard before I noticed the leaf was off.


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