Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Charming Girls and a Little More

Have I said lately how much I love The Charming Girls...since joining I've set realistic goals and have reached those goals...it is very exciting...keeping me very focused and on track. I've always been a goal setter and list maker, but I was always bad about not putting a "to be done" date on...so unless it had it's own deadline, like a baby quilt or a special gift, I could very easily just push it to the back burner and move on...I have gotten so much more done since joining Charming Girls...it makes me very happy! Thank you very much Kelly for this wonderful group. I've completed my January goals and just in the nick of time...I'm leaving Sunday for the retreat with some friends and I needed Moose Munch to all cut out, I'm hoping to get it all sewn while I'm there. I hope I have lots to show when I get back. I also got the baby quilt all cut, and since I got it cut I've gotten all the pinwheels sewn together and I hae it all laid out on my design floor. When I get back that will be my project.

I got 12 pillowcases done for Jackie's Hole in the Wall Gang project. I found a bunch of kid fabrics and just had so much fun doing these. This picture shows what I got done last Wednesday (my charity sewing day) and today I got them all finished up. My camera is acting up (I really need a new one) so I don't have a picture of the 12 finished ones. I'm really enjoying having a day a week to sew for someone else.

I got this month's Designer BOM block done...this one was very fun, very easy and went together very quickly.

I'll leave you with a picture of my boys today. The groomer was here today...they're pooped. My mom gave them this huge bed for Christmas and they LOVE it. They love to sleep together, and they used to squeeze together on one of their beds...now they have the "Duplex" as we call it.

34 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very cute picture of your boys! They look so comfy!

Quilt Hollow said...

Sweet boys you have there. :-) Have fun at retreat...will be waiting for your return post with all details and pictures!!

Thelma said...

Carol,
Congratulations on all you've accomplished this month. How do you keep the boys out of your "design floor"? What a great bed and great "grandma" for thinking of them!

Enjoy your retreat!

Cindy said...

Have fun, Carol. Have LOTS of fun.

Do you want to drop the boys off here? They're just too precious.

Oh, how I love pics of four-legged friends.

What the boys' names and ages? I just want to give them each a BIG hug!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Have a great time at th e retreat!

I absolutely love that picture of the boys!

Sue said...

Loved looking at your fabrics that you have in your photos for your next projects. Looks like some real beauties!
I think I need some goals of some sort to get anything done...just anything. Haven't been able to sew for a while:(
Have a wonderful retreat!

Loved the photos of your boys. That was so cute!!

joan said...

Looking good... the projects and the boys too. Have fun at your retreat.. and happy sewing!I agree the the CGQC is the best thing for me to stay focused on finshing my projects. It is amazing; I don't have any stragglers in my UFO basket anymore.

Thimbleanna said...

You're such a sweetie Carol! I hope you have a wonderful retreat -- and get lots done!

Darlene said...

Love the duplex. LOL

Look at your projects - way to go! WooHoo!!!!!

Allie said...

Cute pic of your boys! Can't wait to see all your projects - I miss being a Charming Girl, but I just don't have any projects on tap anymore, I still need to figure out what I'm going to focus on this year. I LOVE your charity sewing day.

Nedra said...

The boys are almost as cute as the fun quilts. (Or is it the other way around?)

Lissa Jane said...

thanks for sharing the pics! your boys look super duper comfortable.. I am looking at my beagle at the moment, its very HOT here today and she is having a snooze in her pool!


Lissa

Janet said...

It's a hard life being a dog, lol. You have lots of great projects on the go. I'll look forward to seeing the results from the retreat. Have a great time.

Lori said...

Wow! You've been very productive!How nice to look forward to a retreat! I'm sure you'll get a lot done.
What a couple of cuties hanging out on the duplex!

Michelle said...

I love your boys! Have fun on your retreat!

Cornfield Quilter said...

Wonderful projects, love them all! Most of all I love the "boys". What would do without our dogs!

Diane said...

have fun on your retreat-look forward to pictures when you return! The dog duplex is terrific-my 2 have their own (matching)beds, but they like to be right next to each other and usually are touching each other somehow--a little pack!

Sherri said...

The duplex...great name! Have fun on your retreat! Can't wait to see all the finishes! Glad to know this months FQS Designer block is quick and fun...quick and fun is what I need right now!

Marydon Ford said...

I so love the block at the end! Cute pics of the fellas, too.

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Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is funny the boys are in the Duplex. lolol Madeline has one of those and she loves it. But she's not gonna let anyone in with her. She's very jealous.
Nice of you to make those pillow cases.
have fun on your trip. Get lots done.

Colleen said...

OH your doggies are adorable :o) They look so cozy together! You have some lovely fabrics there...have fun with your new projects!

Jenni said...

The boys do look exhausted - that groomer must give them a good going over. Love you BOM block - the paisleys are great, and you seem to be achieving lots already this year. GOod for you. I'm still finishing the Christmas presents!

Dandelion Quilts said...

The dogs do look a bit tired. Glad you are getting so much done. Can't wait to see what you sew at your retreat. That BOM...is fantastic. Good job on your block.

Jackie said...

I received the absolutely lovely pillowcases today!! Thank you so much for your generosity. The kids will just love them. I love them!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

WOW did you get a lot done this month! Way to go Carol! Hope you have a blast at the retreat, and am looking forward to seeing your quilt when you get back! Love the duplex BTW - very neat!!

Loris said...

The boys look so handsome and yes, exhausted...beauty work is like that though. Great idea for their bed.

Cheryl said...

Those boys...so sweet!! You really haven't gotten so much done. I need to get back to some "realistic goals"! Have a fun time at retreat and we can't wait to see what you work on.

Libby said...

I should take your lead and really start making some goal deadlines. I enjoy seeing your progress and finishes as they come along.

Love the new bed - don't they look comfy *s*

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love your pillow cases. And your doggies.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful stack of pillowcases! You're being very productive in 2010!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hope you had fun at retreat. Can't wait to see what moose munch is - I love the fabrics you had cut!

*karendianne. said...

Ohh, their duplex. I love it. So cute. I'm hoping you had a great time, that the camera is working and can't wait to hear all about the fun you had! Warmly and with many chilly (still) hugs, *karendianne.

Anne Heidi said...

Have a wonderful retreat! It always feels so wonderful to accomplish one's goals :-)
Love those pinwheels- so cute!

call me crazy said...

Have a great retreat! I love the fabrics you have cut! :-) Cute boys too~ they look totally bushed! ;-)