Monday, December 31, 2007


Prairie Sweets Progress

This project has been consuming my sit down time this past week. 23 blocks completed; 19 to go. I'm hand appliquing the rings so it's a perfect sit down project.
We moved into this home over two years ago and I still have packed boxes of fabric and such. My mind set has been "out of sight, out of mind" - LOL. Yesterday I decided it was time to start dealing with some of those boxes. I had so much fun getting reacquainted with fabric and projects that I had pushed out of my mind. It's so easy to concentrate on the newest things and completely forget about those things I had to have way back when. LOL I still have some boxes to go through but I'm really looking forward to it. I had to concentrate on unpacking and sorting and not allow myself to get sidetracked to plan a new project or two.
I've been following the "fabric rutt" thread on the Prim Yahoo Group and while unpacking I discovered that I'm definitely not in a fabric rutt - LOL. I seem to love it all - except Batiks. Of course, just looking through the piles of past projects really tells the story that I really do love it all. :-)
I hope that you have had wonderful holidays and found time to do a little reflecting. I've been quite a bit of time reflecting about 2007 and wondering what's in store in 2008. I'll be back later to share!
Thanks for popping by to visit - it's wonderful that you do.
In Friendship!

16 comments:

Angie said...

Yippee!! *bouncing around over here in TN yelling 'yippee'!!!* Dazey is box-diving! YES!! You go, girlfriend! *huge grins* Can I come play in your boxes with you???? Pretty Please???? :D You just toss any of that ole stuff that you don't want/like/need/etc. in a box for your BFF ROFL!! Oh, and I'm soooo glad that you've been working on your 'vintage' blocks....they are sooo pretty, and they are going to make such a beautiful quilt!! :) Can you believe I'm actually cutting/sewing these Churn Dash blocks???? FINALLY, (she/Dazey mumbles at her computer screen) ROFL Sending huge hugs for you two, and wishes for a pieceful, healthy, Happy New Year, my dear friends!!

Patti said...

Oh - show us pictures of the results of your box diving! No fair tempting us with tales without pictures. Remember when we were kids we went for the books with pictures - well, I think we are still kids!

The blocks are fabulous - of course!

Linda said...

Love the blocks, but I think we need to see the contents of all those boxes. It's a bit like saying there's a parcel under the tree and not being allowed to open it.....lol...

Libby said...

Happy New Year! Can't wait to see what yumminess comes out of those boxes *S*

Wendy said...

How fun to go down memory lane with past projects. Some are worth keeping others maybe not so much....at least that how it happens for me.

You've done so many of the block rings, that's fantastic. The quilt will be done in no time.

Happy New Year 2008!

Kathie said...

Love the blocks Darlene...good for you unpacking the boxes...no fabric rut here either, I love my stash!
Happy New Year!
Kathie

Pam said...

Ohhh - how fun that sounds! Like shopping almost I bet but better because it doesn't cost anything :))

Happy New Year -- all the best for 2008!!!

CONNIE W said...

Darlene, I thought I was the only quilter who doesn't like batiks. I thought about going through a UFO box of counted cross stitch and perhaps getting one or more of those finished in 2008. It's been so fun getting you know you here in this blog world and I'm glad we're friends. Wishes for the BEST in 2008! cw

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love those blocks Darlene. I have my pattern sitting right here by my chair looking at me.
I'm glad your not in a rut. LOL Happy New Year to you!!!

Carole said...

Happy New Year Darlene! May 2008 bring you all that your heart desires or better! Love that quilt! I've been following that thread also. I'm not in a fabric rut! I love it all except novelties! Keep well!

Kate said...

That's a gorgeous quilt, I think I may need to go across to Fresh Figs to get myself a pattern.

Good luck with working through your stash - I have been trying unsuccessfully for years. Somehow the start of a new qult always seems to require a shopping trip.

May Britt said...

Your new project is so beautiful. I have to buy this pattern. But no new projects for january, only finishing old WISP's hehehe Hope I manage to keep this promise.
Happy new year to you dear friend.

Sweet P said...

Those blocks are adorable. With my sewing room half packed up and now not moving two months, I may have to go box diving myself.

Happy New Year!

Nadine said...

Your fresh vintage project is sooo beautiful, Darlene! LOVE it...
But, PLEAZZZZZZ, PLEAZZZZZZ, my friend, come back and show us what was in these boxes, and tell us about your 2008 projects ! Now that you mentioned about that, I (we) HAVE to know ! LOL LOL

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, again, my friend (hope you've got my postcard, now) + a biiiig ((HUG)) and smiles, of course !

NADINE

Nan said...

Those blocks are so lovely, Darlene! It's wonderful you are going through your boxes of fabric! It's a lot of fun to see what quilting ideas you had awhile back, isn't it? I always enjoy doing that, too. Reflection of any kind is good for the soul, I think! 2008 is going to be a very good year, I just know it!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friend!!

Rose Marie said...

Love those sweet blocks and you just have to show us the boxes and then the contents inside! What fun you will have going through them.

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