Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Party Is Back On.....

in my sewing room.  All of this [well, not ALL].......

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is becoming these.....

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as seen in this book.....

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Which was a gift from my darling Jenny.  Thank you Jenny!  Can you believe I've never done a log cabin before?  They're so perfect for scraps, and so much fun when you cut them with scissors and don't worry about straight lines.  I'm having a blast!

My sweet friend O'faigh sent me a package last week....

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Oh what could it be!  I'm being a very good girl and not opening until Christmas.  But it's KILLING me.  I don't know how you swap girls do it!  Thank you dear O'faigh, can I start Christmas on Australian time?  *G*

And my darling Cyndi sent me a couple of books last week.....this one is so very special...

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It's a KJV bible, and what makes it so very special [other than Cyndi sending it] is this....

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LARGE PRINT!  I can read it, lol!  I have been looking for one of these forever.

She also sent this book - you may want to look away if you're hungry -

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Not only does it have delicious projects in it, it has delicious recipes!

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Doesn't that look too yummy???  There's a really cute pie carrier in there too, I've had two people request it already, lol!  Thank you sweet Cyndi!

I'm also working on a secret project, a rilly rilly rilly fun one.  I can't wait to show this one to you.  You can tell I'm from the McDonald's generation - I have no patience, I want instant everything!    My lazy days are over, I'm back in the swing of creating, and loving it again.  I'm ALMOST resigned to the dreaded four-letter winter word....snow tomorrow.....shhhhhhhh....

One more thing I want to tell you about.  Today [November 16, 2011] is American Censorship Day.  Today Congress held the first hearings on a dreadful internet bill that IS EXPECTED TO PASS.  Go here to read about it, then go here to read more and act on it.  This is NOT a bill to stop indecent acts...Facebook, Youtube, MySpace, Twitter and Tumblr would all have to shut down over it.  I'm thinking one of my favorites, Pinterest, would also have to shut down.  This is unacceptable to me, and I hope to any freedom-loving American.  Let your voice be heard!

Ok, off my soapbox, while I still have it.  I'm off to watch one more episode of Lucy, if I can stay awake.  See you all soon!

45 comments:

Debbie said...

This was really a fun post to read, Allie! Great to see you're having a ball! Hooray for large print!

Michelle said...

Allie you are one lucky lady! And I love your blocks!

Sue said...

Allie, you deserve those wonderful goodies. Enjoy them all.

Sue said...

Oh what a wonderful post with so much goodness to see. I love those blocks!

And I love the Word of God! How wonderful to have the large print. What a beautiful gift.

Hugs,
Sue

Linda said...

Cool books!!! I love all those 30s!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your blocks. I love the 30s fabrics. I've never seen those books and now I have to run to the store and find them. They look like something I have to have in my collection. Didn't know about that bill! I'm off to learn more about it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

lovely blocks Allie.....

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love log cabin blocks and yours are gorgeous. Love all your books too.

Cheryll said...

It's sooo good to have you back. Fun visit today with lots going on! :)

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, enjoyed your post...love the colours you have chosen for the log cabin blocks....log cabin is my old time favourite to stitch.....glad the gifties arrived safe and sound...was worried in case there is industrial action...hugs o'faigh

Carol said...

What a happy post! I'm lovin' those log cabin blocks!

Sheila said...

Hmm, log cabin blocks cut with scissors , sounds like fun ,and I love the 30's prints . Wonderful gifts from Cyndi as well ,you have been spoiled and deserve it .

Terry said...

Love your log cabin blocks! I've never made any either. Someday! :0)

Caron Mosey - Michigan Quilts! said...

What a nice blog post! Lots of goodies and gifts... and aren't large print Bibles great?!?!? I put the Bible on my Kindle and love that I can change the font size!

Mama Spark said...

Love your blocks!! How are you liking Sarah's book? I would like to see it before I buy it so just wondering what you think.

Talin's Corner said...

Oh Allie, I love your 30's fabric blocks. I am currently working on the Dear Jane weeding blocks using 30's fabrics. It seems that I have not been in touch with you in a long while.

Michelle said...

It's time to PAARRRRTTTTAAA!

Love the log cabin blocks!!!

Cathy said...

What a wonderful post. It is so full of inspiration. I love your log cabin blocks. Are they paperpieced? Hugs, Cathy

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, it does look like a full-blown party is going on at your end. Those blocks are SOOOOOO sweet! And the large-print Bible is such a blessing. :) I love Chris Malone's work too.

Stina said...

Love your new blocks.. Sarahs book is one I want to buy... :O)

Too many eggs said...

Love your fabric, you find the most amazing books, I would love to sit by your bookcase, I think I would be quiet for a very long time, hey Allie any chance I could see a pic if the pie carrier?

Carrie P. said...

Love your blocks and the fabrics you are using.
Some really nice gifts. I bought my husband a large print bible several years ago. Large print sure does make a difference even when you have to wear glasses.
Oh, I would hate to have to wait to open those gifts.
I am off to read about the bill. Hadn't heard about it.

Sharon said...

What a sweet post! Love your wonderful gifts and I'm thinking of making a log cabin quilt too! I heard about that bill. Would not like losing Pinterest!

Karen said...

I didn't get the invitation to the party! Cute little log cabin blocks. I do not have any 30's prints in my stash. Not a one.

Home Designs by Amanda said...

The little blocks are so cute! And you received a great gift from your friend...it's a beautiful Bible.

shez said...

so good to have you back Allie,lucky you with all these lovely gifts.

Wendy said...

Glad to have you back Allie! And you got some great pressies! I had a read about the internet bill but don't really get what it's talking about! Surely they couldn't pass soemthing like that?

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Thank you Lord (and Cyndi!) for a large print Bible...they are fabulous! My eyes are fine but DH could sure use a large print Bible (once he's over the aging eyes denial). LOL!!
Gorgeous log cabins - I agree, so good for sraps and not having to measure!! \o/
Hugs
Jenny
xxxx

Val said...

You have so many beautiful scraps! I love the books you have. That Pie one looks great.

rosie said...

Hi Miss Allie, so good to have you back.. can't believe you haven't done a log cabin block before!!

Shari said...

It looks like you are having way way too much fun - even if snow is iminent. Love your blocks, and your books and that pie looks just too delicious. Will you try it this week for Thanksgiving?

Enjoy your blog break. And have a really good Thanksgiving and lead-in to Christmas.

Hugs - Shari

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Loved your post. I want to come and play...........grin.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Allie, what a feast this post was!!! Between the fabric, the fun log cabin blocks the gifts (that I surely would have opened by now *hanging head in shame*) and all the wonderful books. Well, I've had a napkin under my chin to catch the drool, LOL. AND that Bible, oh my gosh, I need a large print. I'm using my favorite all marked up one right now but the print is so tiny that I'm starting to have problems. Gonna have to start looking for one like your beautiful new one. Such a bounty of gifts from wonderful friends. Each and every gift so well deserved too. You touch so many lives Allie, do you realize that??? Well, you do my sweet friend. Sending you big hugs...

Kim D. said...

Hi Allie, your blocks are wonderful. My first finished quilt was a log cabin quilt, it's a fun block to make. My goodness you received some great gifts. Love the book you are working from, that quilt on the front is lovely too.

Michele said...

You will love making log cabin blocks! They can be addicting! You have gotten some fun mail :-)

Mary said...

Oooh I love the wonky log cabin blocks...adorable :) That pecan pumpkin pie looks like it would taste like heaven - yum! I'm working on a special project too. It is so much fun to carry on a covert Christmas operation, ha ha.

Soggibottom said...

The first quilt I ever made was a log cabin quilt... the pattern came from a mag... years and years ago.. STILL HAVE THE QUILT :-) X X X
You will love it X

Loralynn said...

Cute blocks! Love the unevenness (is that a word?) of them!

Cheryl said...

Ok...I'm back to blogging and catching up!!! Love what you are working on and so many wonderful goodies have come your way. I couldn't live without Pinterest..I am so addicted!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Michelle May said...

Beautiful blocks Allie and wonderful gifties too!

susan m hinckley said...

Love love love your log cabin blocks! One of my favorite patterns and so fun to do, and in the vintage fabrics? Quilt perfection. Hope your Thanksgiving was holiday perfection, Allie!

Joanne Lendaro said...

great post...love the fabrics, and the book, the Bible looks cool and what fun with the presents!

Kathie said...

I Love your log cabin blocks I am going to have to whip one of those up don't you just love this book????

Mama Pea said...

I rilly rilly rilly love those wonky log cabin blocks in those colors! So cute! I have seen that book, but your post has really piqued my interest in it more!

Lauranie said...

so sorry to be late to your party...just when I think I am DONE, they keep pulling me back in!! I've been working on huge panels for the Library Book sale at the girls' school..GAH!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving..seems like you did! Happy belated to the hubbs...and your stitching and blocks look soooo good!! Sorry to combine it all into one LONG comment...sick kids are also playing into my NON Christmas crafting!!! Which btw, I didn't know you were on pinterest...I'll have to find and follow you!! xoxoxoxo

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