Monday, February 27, 2017

Where Did February Go?

I can't believe February ends tomorrow!  For being a short month, it has been very long for me.  It has been a sick month but fortunately I am on the mend thanks to a trip to the Dr.  I have never had such ear pain from congestion and infections.  I even took sick time, unheard of for me!  I should have taken more, but it's tough to organize for a sub with my little 9 person zoo, aka Kindergarten and First Grade.  

This was my view this morning on my drive to school.  The school is at the top of this hill.  It's a good thing we didn't take the snow tires off!

I finished the Dr. Seuss quilt and it is hanging at school.  I just did a simple all over quilting.  This is an original design.  I cut the panels and some of the extra fabrics and then started cutting filler strips as I went along.  The word strip in the center was an edge strip on the panel piece.  All my photos seem blurry.  I do need a new phone, but I think I also moved each time!
Dr. Seuss, original design


backing, leftover scraps, plus additional stash pieces

My other accomplishment was making this Catch All Caddy.  I have had the pattern for a while and will be going to a quilt retreat this coming weekend.  This will help keep my stuff organized.  I am happy with it, the only issue I had was the final binding.  It was too bulky to machine stitch it down so I hand stitched it after it was on.  I look forward to filling it with my goodies for quilt camp!

I previously mentioned getting new floors.  Here is a before and after.  You can see why I wanted to update the old stuff!!!  I absolutely love it!  It's so easy to care for!  I like my new darker gray walls I painted too.  I finally got the house back together this weekend.

I have also been getting things ready for quilt camp. 

Linking up with Patchwork Times.


Dar said...

Your Dr. Seuss quilt is adorable. Nice setting too. I love your quilt retreat bag. I really like the fabrics that you used for it and you will have so much fun filling it full with retreat goodies. Have a good time.,

Mary said...

Fun! Not the snow, but the quilt. Have a great time at RETREAT!

Cindy said...

Love the Seuss quilt....I bet the kids like looking at it. That caddy looks hard! Have fun at retreat....sounds like you can use the get away.

Kathleen Fields said...

Love those new floors, bet you're glad to be done. Now go have fun at the quilt retreat!

Ramona said...

Oh I love your bag, Julie! Great colors and design. It will be great to use to carry all of your supplies and goodies. Seeing your snow photo makes me cold. :) Our weather has been spring like until today. Back down in the 20's this morning. So many things are blooming and may be lost with this cold snap. Dr. Seuss looks so fun and happy. And your new floors... beautiful!