Marge, I love the fabric you used for the vase.
I had a snowy weekend and stayed home and got February BOM done. I don't think I will always be this quick!
I took a pic of Jan and Feb together, I liked that idea.
Gloria: What you need is a magnet. I had a magnet wand encased in a plastic handle. It worked great. Then last year in Houston I bought a very strong magnet that is like a pointer and it extends and collapses down to a short 9". It is absolutely wonderful for finding and picking up dropped pins and needles. My sewing area is also carpeted so I know what you mean.
I am an applique newby. I started on the stars for block one today as we are snowed in. I think someone mentioned that appliqueing is so relaxing. Well they better tell my cramped hands. Also, my sewing room is a sitting room off my bedroom and it is carpeted. I am paranoid about dropped pins and needles. I have managed for 6 years without losing a pin or needle. Guess what I lost this morning? You guessed it. I have searched on my hands and knees with a flashlight backwards and forewards. Next comes the vacuum cleaner. The bad thing is that this area becomes a dormitory when the grandkids come with all of them on the floor with sleeping bags. AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH
I uploaded my February block in my profile. It's getting difficult to decide just where to post these messages. I already put one into another place. oh well
Nancy in NC
Nancy, I just love the blue flowers in block 2!! I'm planning on going multicolor too ... and using up some of those fat quarter "rainbows" I always buy and never know how to use!!
Beautiful work everyone!! I'm getting busy myself ....but just getting through block number one.
Liz on balmy Long Island
Good. I don't any police, I'm too busy. BTW I just finished reading a wonderful book, "Quilty as Charged" by Spike Gillespie. She interviewed many prize winning quilters for the book, learning all about quilting along the way, as when she started the project she was completely in the dark about quilting. Her final interview was with Karey Bresenhan, president of Quilts, Inc. and Karey said she hates the term "quilt police". But we all use it!