Thursday, March 9, 2017

I Found Spring!!


It may be cold but it's warm in my sewing room - and happy now, lol!  I finished my Tiptoe Through The Tulips!

You may remember I was torn between a red or black border - well, Vicki Knight and Julie suggested on facebook that I use a green one.  I hadn't even considered that!!!   When I auditioned it, it knocked my socks off.  Thank you Vicki and Julie!!!

I've uploaded to craftsy and you can get the instant download here:

What else - we had those high winds yesterday, a million people here lost power, and some won't get it back til Sunday.  We lost our internet for awhile, but thankfully the lights stayed on!  Our neigbor's very large tree came down, JUST missing their house.  They brought in the large equipment and the tree is back upright, with lots of ropes!

I got bored the other day and cut my hair off.  It kept getting stitched into my quilting, and finally I'd had enough.  For some reason, I always forget I have curly hair, so a shoulder-length cut will end up at chin level.  Lesson learned every time, and clean forgotten as well.

I think that's all the news from here.....not a whole lot going on, just waiting [and waiting and waiting] for warm weather.  Oh - one thing I wanted to tell you - you may notice a new picture on my sidebar - 


the Christmas Caroling Row Along!!!  Just like the Road Home Row Along, Marian is putting together this one, and I can't wait.  Lots of give-aways, and free patterns that you can make for Christmas!!!  I'm still deciding on which Christmas carol I'll be depicting, but if you click on the link, you can see several gals have already picked theirs.  This will be SO FUN!!!  I hope you join us!

That's it from me this week, my next goal I've set for myself is to finish my Lemon Tree.  I was hand quilting it, but honestly, hand quilting doesn't love me anymore - my hands are too bad.  I'm going to pull out the small bit of stitching already in it, and take it to the machine.  Can't wait to get it done, it's summery too, and I need that, lol!!!!

See ya soon!
Love,
Allie

22 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love the contrast in colors, great choices. Is that hand stitched or machine appliqué?
Windy here today, but the rest of the fence is still standing, lol.

Debbie

Sandra :) said...

WOW Tiny Tim ... I mean Tiptoe tt Tulips is AWESOME, Allie - that's such a pretty springy project :) Lime green is one of my favourite colours - I have several of those prints in my stash :D (I have the lime green print from the middle block in a different colour, I'm fairly certain - I shall look for it in the green as well :D) The b&w sashes with the patchworked border work perfectly, and then the red binding ties ties everything off perfectly.

Yes I'm very familiar with the curly locks problem at cutting time. Even half an inch too much - on short hair - can be disastrous. Been there - done that more than once, with hair stylists that didn't believe me when I would tell them that they had to be extra cautious :D

Lin said...

Your tulips look fabulous with the green border - great finish Allie. xx

sunny said...

Where's the pic of you new Do? Your tulips are very bright and cheery, and just what we need as we wait for Spring to arrive.

conny's quilts said...

It turned out gorgeous!
greetings, Conny

Yvonne said...

I think you are ready for Spring! Looking forward to Tiptoe between the tulips?
Hope the power will be back soon for everyone! Have a nice weekend!

Fiona said...

spring will always come... and so will the warm weather.... love love your tulips...
Hugz

Little Quiltsong said...

Loved your post - it gave my heart a lift :)! Your tulip wall-hanging has the perfect finish to it. Had to laugh with your hair cut - I keep wanting mine shorter - and then I regret it and let it grow again. We too had high winds yesterday and today a scattering of snow, but spring will come again :)!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Allie, that tulip quilt is adorable and the borders are great! I wish I had more time to sew things like that but right now I am swamped with work. Thank goodness the tree didn't hit your house, how could they put it upright again? Doesn't that worry you? Glad you didn't lose electricity and you are all safe. Hugs, Mickie

Karen said...

The fabrics you selected for the tulips.....so fun! Love those reds.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the way the flowers are snuggled up with the leaves. Really cute!

Lindah said...

Great finish on the tulips. What a delightful little quilt.
Glad you weathered the storm ok! (pun intented)

Jeanette said...

The hanging is very pretty Allie. The Christmas row along sounds like fun & i do love making Christmas decorations. :). Hugs,xx

Shasta Matova said...

This is so beautiful! Really nice and springy. That weather must have been really scary. Glad it spared your house. I have curly hair too. I guess luckily the short cut means it can be a while before the next cut.

Edith Csokmay said...

Hey Allie,

What an absolutely adorable project. Yes !!! you definitely found spring. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your color choices. This can't help but make you smile :)

xx

KaHolly said...

It came out beautifully! Spring is just around the corner! Promise! XO

Karen said...

You do a lot of embroidery. Did you see this stitch along?
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2016/08/bee-utiful-qal-block-20-bee-friendly-and-wrap-up.html
Scroll to the bottom of the post to download the whole pattern at once.

desertskyquilts said...

Yep, practically perfect in every way - beautiful! Funny, I keep looking for black and white stripes and see them in a lot of things around, not just fabric. And just not fabric, too. LOL Congratulations on finishing another pattern.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

The green is perfect!! Nicely done!

I am said...

Hi Allie love the tulips,Spring won't be far away xx

Jocelyn Thurston said...

So that's where spring is! You've got it! It sure isn't here; in the midst of a winter storm as I write this. Yikes.
Anyway, love your gorgeous tulips. This is a real gem of a quilt Allie, and a sight for sore eyes on a snowy blustery day.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

Oh Allie, I had to chuckle st your impromptu hair cut! Sounds like the sort of thing I'd do!
I love your tulips and the colors are perfect! Have a great weekend. x

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