Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy President's Day

I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed your Valentine's Day celebrations, whatever that might look like at your house. We had a quiet weekend and that is always a good thing.

Today is another holiday for us here in the States. The celebration of two of our great presidents - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. I don't know about you but I really didn't enjoy history much as a child. I have, as I've grown older, also grown in appreciation for all those who have done so much to enable me to live with the freedoms I now enjoy. Much could be said about both of these great men but today as I think about our new and current president, I am reminded especially of all the great work of Abraham Lincoln. It also helps that we spent 7 years living in the "land of Lincoln" state of Illinois. Honest Abe may have had his faults but you have to appreciate his persistence and his ideals concerning the issue of slavery. No matter how you may have voted in this past election, you have to have great pride in our nation and how far we have come since Lincoln's days in office. I know I certainly am.

And now, on to much less serious subjects -- I have been doing a great deal of stitching lately but not much at the machine. Below are some of my finishes.
Sorry for the blur. This is month one of my snowladies BOM. It is finished and I am currently working on month #2(pattern shown below).

In fact, I am getting close to being finished with this one. And I need to be since I have already received block #3 in the mail. I'm not sure they are waiting an entire month on these. I'm really trying to keep up with all of these.

I have also finished February's block on Ellie's Country Calendar BOM. These are fun since they work up so quickly.

But then there are Anne's baskets that I have not even started. They are so adorable and I want to make sure I pick the right fabrics for them that I find myself hesitating to choose anything. You should see some of the ones completed already. They are fantastic, especially Monica's over at the Happy Zombie. She never ceases to amaze me with her choice of such colorful fabrics.

I could go on and on but I'll just stop here and say --
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting!!


Thimbleanna said...

Boy, you've been busy Donna! I LOVE your valentine table runner!

Nicole said...

Your stitching is beautiful!

Jackie said...

I love the pinks and white with the bits of green and brown! What pattern is this on the Happy Zombie?