Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What I'm..

What I'm reading:
One-Yard Wonders
by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins
I had seen a lot about this book.  Today I was at Barnes and Noble and after paging through it I couldn't resist!   It is stuffed with 106 projects (5 extra bonus projects in the Barnes and Noble special edition) ranging from aprons to a firefighter hat to a drawer organizer all from 1 yard of fabric.  In a few weeks I'm going to visit my best friend for a girly quilty weekend and this book will be going with me.

What I need to finish:
Remember my french general quilt?  I still need to order just ordered the backing, border and binding fabrics.  I'm planning to piece the back with the leftover blocks.
Hank is very interested of course.

What I'm going to start:
Anne Sutton's Snowbound BOM.  I finally went out and bought some background fabric to get going.  I love the gray and the swirly pattern.  Plus I love that it was 50% off!  Maybe I'll just be a month behind...

What I'm ordering:
15 yards of interfacing to finally start on my cousin's T-shirt quilt!

What I'm eating:
Everyone gave such a good response to my soup recipe I thought I'd share another.  Tonight I made fusilli with spinach and asiago cheese.  Its a Giada De Laurentiis recipe and I think her food is fabulous.  The only modification I make is I add a package of precooked chicken.  Delicious!  

Last but not least,
What I'm excited about:
I won my first giveaway!! I won Jenn's giveaway of a beautiful scarf and some fat quarters at her blog Purpleheart Ori"jenn"als.  Thank you Jenn!!  :)

Happy Quilting!


ann hermes said...

Tell Hank he should be catching mice, not goofing around with fabric.

Fer said...

I don't think I've seen that book (which is odd for me!). Right, let's go shopping!! ;)

I'm sure kitties feel it's their duty to be part of the entire quilting process, otherwise it'd never be done. :D

Katie said...

Hank is too cute, but he's clealy telling you he's a QUILTING cat, not a MOUSING cat...

The book sounds fantastic. I may have to check it out because I just need a few more projects (don't we all?)! Please share what you do when you have the quilty weekend.

---"Love" said...

I checked out the recipe and it sounds very tasty! I'm wondering what project you will be doing from the book. Looks like you have a good plan working! ---"Love"

Anonymous said...

OOOh... that book looks like it has many possibilities. Hope you'll be sharing your projects!

Have a grand weekend, and give Hank a big snuggle from me!


jackie said...

I love One Yard Wonders! I just got it a few weeks ago, it's awesome. Haven't made anything from it yet, but there are so many projects I want to try.

a good yarn said...

Another tasty recipe - thanks Christine. Hank is gonna getaround to mouse catching just as soon as he's finished supervising you on that quilt. Your book looks enticing and I can't wait to see what you make from it. Delighted that you have joined the Snowmen BOM (fab fabric) and congratulations on the win! Ann :-)

What Comes Next? said...

what a wonderful list of "what I'm's" Lots of interesting things to check out - Hank has the right idea!

Sarah said...

Hank is soooooo adorable!

Liriopia said...

Bring that book to the meeting on the 27th. I am trying to decide which BOM I want to partcipate in, LOL. There are a lot of them plus the ones from last year. CATS!!! I got one, too.

Stash Heaven said...

Don't you just love wonderful fabrics at bargain prices? Hope you have a fantastic quilty weekend with your friend. Okay, gotta ask, feel any guilt for paying your brother a penny? I think my allowance was at least a quarter... Mary

Anonymous said...

That girl on the cover....if I could fit in a one yard dress my husband wouldn't let get as much quilting done!!!!LOL No really, I will have to check out the book;)
Speaking of getting quilting done....If my Oscar and your Hank got together, maybe I could get more done;) Oscar is always tap dancing in whatever project I am working on;)
Happy Quilting!!!

canuckquilter said...

Cute cat! I hope you share pictures of your one-yard wonders. Have a great quilty weekend. -Joanne

Beth said...

You are so organized. I saw that book in a magazine or bok club ad, but now I willhave to look for it and check it out. Let us know what you work on during your quilty week-end. Hank looks like a great supervisor.
My dogs like to sit on any project that I put on the floor or the couch. Lucky for me, they can't get up on my table.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

You are so welcome Christine! It should be arriving any day now! Jenn

jaybird said...

bring that book this weekend so i can peek at it... and you know i heart french general... can't wait to see your quilt finished!