Monday, August 30, 2010

August Schnibbles

Is it really the end of August already?  Where did the summer go?  Time is just flying by these days.

I have been trying to catch up on my Schnibble project - one a month for a year.  This is the last month and I decided to use some Halloween fabrics to make the Schnibble for August.  I do think that I spent more time on this top that I have on any of the others this year, but I love the way it turned out.



As well, there were two quilts that I had to play catch up on because we were too busy or out of town when they were introduced.  So here is my Cindy Lou Who




and Winter White.  I think I now have a table topper for each month of the year and I am thrilled to have been a part of the Year of Schnibbles.  I will miss the commitment each month, but I am sure that I will find another project to occupy my time.



My Barn block was also on my list this month and I finished it too.  This was my favorite quilt pattern yet (I think).  This has been such a fun project and I am looking forward to see them all together.
                                                                                    
                                                                                    


We did enjoy a few days of babysitting for a couple of the grandchildren while their parents enjoyed some time away for their anniversary.



A little sleepy time with Grandpa.



Tractor boy with his favorite cousin!  I think the feeling is mutual.

24 comments:

Pat said...

Great quilts and I love the barn block, too. The kids...as always...are very cute!

Cynthia L. said...

I am not sure which of the quilts I like the best. Perhaps the Halloween quilt, I am a nut for anything Halloween.

Glad you had a chance for some grandbaby love!

Dawn said...

So I was going to ask you about the purpose of the schnibbles - are they going in a quilt, or are they stand-alone? And what will happen to the barn one? I should know these things, but I don't!

badlandsquilts said...

Wow! All the Schnibbles are wonderful! So productive!

Amy said...

So cute in the Halloween fabrics!

nancygrayce said...

Love the quilts! I like them all...

We will get to see our youngest grandchild in a couple of weeks! I hope they will go on a date so we can have him to ourselves!

nancygrayce said...

Love the quilts! I like them all...

We will get to see our youngest grandchild in a couple of weeks! I hope they will go on a date so we can have him to ourselves!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love the quilts, what do you do with them all......I will mail out your winnings/thread tomorrow.....

Notjustnat said...

Your schnibble quilts are gorgeous Mary. What a cute photo of Granddad and baby. I had a good few days with our DGD last weekend too - Hugs Nat

Barb said...

What fun, having the grandkids....but I am sure exhausting as well.

Love your schnibbles.

lindsey said...

Great quilts...well done! and yes its always great to get to babysit the grandchildren :)

Maria said...

All the quilts are beautiful but the top one is my favorite. I love the colour combination.
Your Barn looks great too.
Grandpa looks very happy nursing your wee granndie.

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE the sleepy time with Grandpa!! Tractor kiddo's are cute too! The barn block is wonderful and the quilts are great!! Fantastic post all around!

Quilt Hollow said...

It was fun scrolling through all your recent Schnibble photos! I never made my August one. I want to make that one lap size and am waiting on an order to match my layer cakes to start that one. Oh and your last Schnibble called Winter White..I quilted several of those and do you know mine still need pieced?! Hee...it is a someday project. I enjoyed and glad you share!!

Zlaty said...

I love all the quilts! Fabulous job!

Annette said...

Your Schnibbles are all beautiful. You do very nice work. Your grandchildren are so cute.

Valerie said...

Oh I love everything you have done. I really love that barn block. So cute! I also love that baby napping. Precious.

PEA said...

Helloooooooooo! Don't faint, it's finally me! lol I've just come back from bringing mom out shopping and lunch and now I want to spend the rest of the day visiting some of my favourite blogging buddies:-) I'm just so glad that the busy summer has pretty much come to an end, it was brutal not having much time for the computer every day.

I'm loving all of your schnibbles and I know I've said it before but you do such beautiful work. The Christmas stocking you showed in your previous post is just darling.

It must have been so much fun babysitting those two grandchildren, both are adorable. The one of grandpa and the baby is too precious for words:-)

I loved seeing the pictures from your fishing trip and imagine seeing that bear on the shore. As you said, good thing you were on the boat at the time! lol We had a huge bear in our yard again the other day, he wrecked a couple of of bird feeders, darn him!! They are getting so bold and now come into neighbourhoods during the day. Not even safe to sleep in a tent in the backyard like our boys used to do, anymore!!!

It's another hot and humid day today and I was just soaked when I got home. So lovely to now sit in an air conditioned room and visit:-) xoxo

Kay Lynne said...

The quilts are great!

Barbara said...

How clever. I do not sew but these are great and a lovely idea.
New baby is sweet with Grandpa.

Paycocks is now owned by the National Trust and they have a caretaker who lives there in part of the house.

Annelies vdB said...

Beautiful Schnibbels and I love your block !

nerines said...

Your tractor certainly get's a good work out:)
And I really am always amazed at how much you get done and how fast you must be!!
You quilts look great! The barn block is so sweet:))

em's scrapbag said...

Cute grandkids! Congrats on finishing your Schnibbles. You've done a beautiful job with them.

Micki said...

What a lovely Schnibbles quilt! I just got the Schnibbles Times Two book, so I am determined to make a few this year. They really do look like fun!
Micki