Sunday, January 24, 2010

I'm feeling BLUE!

I am the world's best at starting projects and not finishing them. I even got a shoe hanger, you know the one with 18 slots and decided to fill it with all of my unfinished projects. I told myself that I would not start a new one until I finished one. Well, needless to say, I could fill another 18 pockets. But we ordered our new bedroom set and I decided to make a quilt for it while we were waiting. It's been a long time since I quilted. And I found a couple of patterns I really liked but one that I saw int he the American Patchwork and Quilting book really got my fancy. I agonized over colors and have changed them at least 4 times (after cutting everything out). 6 Quilt shops later, I finally found all the colors I wanted and started to put this thing together. I have spent many hours on it and have about a bazillion more to go. But I have my first 2 rows done (out of 19 I think). I'm very pleased with it. Below is a close up of one of the blocks. There are 8 different fabrics used and they are all in different arrangements and are different sizes so that it won't be boring. Lots of cutting and ironing but I can't wait to see it on my new bed!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Surprising Oprah

It is not easy to pull one over on Oprah for her first show of the season. But the Black Eyed Peas and a flash mob made it possible and look at the results:

Make sure you watch at least the song. Amazing!