I can't believe February is already here! I feel like it is still mid-January. February is a hectic month for me at work especially the first two weeks, so I don't know if I will get that much time in the sewing room! I have a couple of sew alongs I wanted to participate in this year and swaps. I felt like I needed some new fabric. Here are my splurgs. I got 4 charm packs of Moda's Potluck fabric to use for the Goodnight Irene quilt along over at Terry's Treasures http://terrytreasures.blogspot.com/ My fabric did not arrive until yesterday and then I went to my LQS for the background this afternoon. I hope to get 10 blocks done tomorrow morning. My goals are for this month's ALYOF Challenge. Goal #1 get caught up on my 10 Goodnight Irene blocks.
I also got some fat quarters at my LQS and zippers at Joann's to try making Triple-Zip Pouches. Goal #2 get my Triple-Zip pouch completed by February 17th.
I was not satisfied with a pink and a gray fabric for my embroidered elephants baby quilt I need to make. Hopefully, I can make it up to the fabric store a couple of towns away and find something there within the next week. I will need to piece and hand quilt it by March, so I really need to get going on it! Goal #3 piece and hand quilt elephants quilt.
Kim over at http://kimsbigquiltingadventure.blogspot.com/ is hosting a quilt along for this quilt, Country Homecoming from Primitive Gatherings by Terry Burkhart and Rozan Meacham. I could not restrain myself because I already own the book and I know I have enough fabric in my stash to make all the house blocks. I probably have something that would work for the back too, I will probably just need a border fabric. Goal #4 piece 2 house blocks by February 15th.
One of the charm packs shown above is Wishes by Moda. I think it will be perfect for the How Time Flies Perpetual Calendar from Crabapple Hill Studio http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/other-stuff/downloadables/how-time-flies-bom.html. This will be my Sunday Slow Stitching during the Super Bowl. I will color in the numbers with a green crayon and make the March calendar pieces. I will also get the background quilt made. Goal #5 have my perpetual calendar hanging in my sewing room by March 1st. Then I will make all the other months as BOM projects.I hope to get more done in February, but these are my projects that have quick deadlines.
We are all ready for the Super Bowl here at my house. We got a 60 inch flat screen for our 19th anniversary and Christmas of course we bought it in October to enjoy all football season! My hubby has invited a couple of his buddies over to watch and I planned a very easy menu labor wise. I did my grocery shopping, my paperwork for my job, and made homemade salsa and caramel dip today. I will make a big pot of chili in the morning and slice up my veggies then spend the rest of the day in my sewing room. Once it is game time I will root for the Broncos, stuff my face, laugh at the funny commercials, and dance to Bruno Mars. I might get some handwork in too. GO BRONCOS!!!!