Thursday, January 06, 2011

Easing into the New Year

No I don't have list of resolutions finished..my Christmas tree ornaments are down but the tree is still standing in my dining room...and the new organizer for my closet that I vowed to get in before the new year is still in the box. I hope this isn't a sign of things to come!

Oh dear...between my leg problem and a cold I just haven't been very productive. I spent most of today trying to uncover the parts for my Roll Roll cotton Boll. During the holidays they seemed to have scattered like cotton on the back of the truck during harvest time. (I love driving down the back-roads here in Georgia in the autumn and seeing the bits of cotton drifting along...)

Brownie (the cat) had taught Dobby (the kitten) how to block surf...these cotton boll paper pieced blocks rock as kittie boards. They have been setting all sorts of distance records across the living room....(and I wonder why I am not getting anything done.....)


I did make the first block, Catch me if you can, from Barbara Brackman's new blog. She is posting each week with a block and a bit of civil war era history to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the American civil war. Living here in the south I expect there will be many events in my area. In fact later this month they are re-enacting the handover of the local munitions factory to the confederates at the start of the war. I am going to try and keep up (perhaps rename this block "keep up if you can?) with the blocks she posts. I've seen many around "blog-dom" doing the same...

13 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Dobby is fast becoming my favorite cat except don't tell Brownie that! Congrats for joining in the fun on the Barbara Brackman blocks. That's going to be a blast all year long. *karendianne.

sewprimitive karen said...

Keep Up If You Can is a riot (and so true). Dobby is my Baby Cat!

Wonky Girl said...

Your surfing kitties are so cute!
Nice to see others sharing their blocks from the Civil War BOM. I want to try and keep up with that myself.

Tonya Ricucci said...

Dobbie is soooo cute but ooooh nooo that stinker Brownie taught him to surf blocks. aiyeeee. Sorry to hear about the cold - you gotta stop interacting with humans and their viruses and bacterias and whatever it is that causes colds...

sandra said...

It is so much fun seeing what colours everyone has chosen for their Civil War blocks. I like yours in the browns. I wonder how many of us will actually complete all the blocks LOL.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

I would love a link to Barbara's blog - that is such an interesting block.

Hope you're feeling better.

Lynn

Teresa said...

Aren't kitties helpful? Mine left the Christmas tree alone all through December and is now batting down ornaments one by one. I think he is trying to tell me something...

Nice block...like your re-name. I want to do it, and will probably re-name my effort "one week behind."

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Dobby is sooo cute! Love your first BB block.

KQ Sue said...

Dobby is such a doll-baby! Makes me want to adopt a kitten, but I don't think Chrissy would have any part of that! 30 pound and 14 pound dogs are afraid of her!

AnnieO said...

Dobby is too cute. DS is threatening to get a kitten when DD moves out in a week. I don't really want another baby in the house but darn those kitties are irresistable!

I hope you get all your undecorating and cleanup done so you can play some more.

Kathie said...

love your block, have not made mine yet either...
Dobbie is adorable
hope you feel better soon.
Kathie

quiltmom said...

Sio,
Dobby is quite the kitten- what is about fabric that gets them rolling around in it? I know Mars loves to roll in it and she is a seriously middle aged cat!
Hope you are feeling better soon and that the leg stops giving you grief.
I am having a giveaway to celebrate my 100th post- If you are interested come quickly- I am going to draw late Sunday night! You can find it here: http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
I had never thought about cotton blowing in the air- I have not ever seen cotton growing - just know that picking cotton was very hard work. Machinery made it so much easier.
Am enjoying reading Barbara Brackman's Civil war blog. My great grand father had uncles in the war. He was born in 1859.
Regards,
Anna

ytsmom said...

I am behind reading your blog. Dobby is soooo cute. Aren't kittens just the most fun?