Sunday, February 28, 2010

No more Olympics, time to get quilting!



I've been glued to the tv for the last two weeks, watching the Olympics. I cheered as America won medals, groaned when we fell short, and cried as Joannie Rochette took to the ice after losing her mom. I also know way more about curling than I ever thought I would! Now, it's time to get back to the sewing machine and catch up on quilting. Oh, and catch up on American Idol, too. I can sew and watch (or listen to) Idol better than I can sew and watch the Olympics.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I love pairs skating


This is a pictue of my most favorite figure skating couple ever, Tai Babilonia and Randy Gardner. I remember watching them when I was in high school. If I remember correctly, they had to pull out of the 1976 Olympics due to injury. I'm enjoying the pairs competition right now on the Olympics. The Americans are doing well, but I was amazed by the Chinese couple. They're in their 30's, which is old for figure skating, but boy, can they skate! Can't wait to see more.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Totes for Charity


This Saturday, the school I work at, Sacred Heart, is having a Chili Supper and a silent auction. I made these lovely totes for the silent auction. Last year, I made a couple of totes with the mesh in a class. I had some mesh leftover from the those totes that was just sitting there. Too big of pieces to throw out, but not big enough to make the original tote pattern. So, I just kind of designed my own pattern to use up the leftover mesh, and there you have it! They're really great as beach bags or gym bags or for produce because of the mesh. Of course the bright batiks make them fun.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A week surrounded by two Door Counties

Last night, right before bedtime, the summer schedule for Sievers School of Fibers Art went on-line. I signed up for Quilt Studio, one week of quilting on Washington Island, to catch up on projects. I CANNOT wait to go. July won't come soon enough. Once you sleep on an island, you will never be the same again! So that is the Door County bookend on the beginning of the week.

On Friday, Steph, Trev, and I will travel to Ephraim in Door County to spend the weekend. We will snowshoe at Peninsula State Park and enjoy the happenings at the Fish Creek winter festival. We'll probably stop at the Peninsula Winery and sample a little, too. Can't wait for that. So, that's the Door County bookend on the end of the week.

In case you didn't figure it out, Door County is one of my most favorite places to visit. So no matter how the week goes, it is surrounded by Door County, so it will be good.