February Wrap up

February is over and I’m ready for spring.  I’m sure half of the country is as well.  So much snow and cold.  We did take some time last weekend to play in the snow.  I promise he did not get a snow ball to the face.  He face planted into the snow.  Kid loved it.

porter playing in the snow

With our kitchen remodel we had to rebuild some walls into our dining room, adding painting this room to the project.  As P napped, hubby and I painted our dining room.  I chose a blue that matches the blue in the tile backslash.  We just need a few more things to finish off the dining room.

new dining room

Since the sewing retreat I haven’t done much sewing.  I checked so much off my list that weekend.

imqg sewing retreat

Lotta Echo Plus quilt – done

lotta jansdotter ech plus quilt

Habitat quilt from forever ago – done

habitat improv quilt
This is one of my favorite pictures.

Blocks for an upcoming blog hop – started

charm dash block

Yeah I should probably spend some time this weekend finishing those and making the top.

I’m happy to report that my knee wasn’t damaged from my fall during the Lotta and Habitat quilt photo shoot.  It’s back to normal finally.

I waited until the coldest month to go outside and photograph many quilts this month.  I had a stack that I was just waiting for better daylight.  These aren’t great, but better than indoors.

michael miller challenge quilt

neptune baby quilt (3)

bright birch scrap quilt (3)

I was so cold after shooting these, I just wanted to snuggle under them.  Hubby was very sick for days and used the Bright Birch quilt for comfort.  It’s the perfect size to lay under on the couch.

Since the beginning of the year I’ve been motivated to really use my stash and sew with what I have.  Someone replied to my Neptune and Lotta quilts as “use the good stuff”.  Absolutely.  I’m going to use the good stuff and treasure it instead of it sitting in a cabinet locked away.

February also brought some other changes to the blog.  I’ve updated the look a bit.  It’s not where I want it just yet, but that can come later this year.  A revision of the logo is in the works too.  My thoughts on change has really opened up a conversation and motivating me to try and define my vision.

revised logo 1

As one sewing bee finished, another started.  Modern Instabee wrapped up in January, but of course I didn’t get my blocks out until February.

february instabeen blocks

The Bee hive bee started as well.  It’s time to get to know another 11 quilters for a year.

swarm of tisha feb block

Not sure why I don’t share these blocks every month on the blog.  I do share them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  Pop over and take a look.

I’m ready for the nicer weather and to get outdoors more.  Maybe more won’t get sewn around here but I need the sunshine.  The one day it did hit around 50 degrees, P and I got a quick 3 mile run in.

p and i on a run

Alright March, what do you have in store for us.