Thursday, January 18, 2007

Military Hummer HD

It's not the most glamorous piece, but I stitched it because I figured a little boy would like it. This is a quilt square for Love Quilts. The little boy is Chris A., and his theme is heroes and the army. The square is due February 1, which had me scrambling. Fortunately, we had MLK Day off and two snows days (ice days really). I kinda got sick of stitching it, but I held the carrot of working on my Chatelaine before me. That will be the next thing that I work on now that the obligation stuff is out of the way.

And yes, it took me 6 days of almost constant stitching!

Ice everywhere: Today in Texas we thawed after a few days of being iced over. I tried to get in the car Tuesday, and my car door was iced shut! That told me that I shouldn't go anywhere. Our oak tree looked like it was split in half with all the ice pulling the branches down. Today the icicles along the eaves of the house have been crashing down, and the dog has been barking and terrified. I drove today--sheets of ice kept coming off my car and onto my windshield. Kinda cool!

Ouch: Due to the ice storm, I couldn't get to the pharmacy to get my Nexium refilled. So today the heartburn hit me full force. Ow.

8 comments:

Missy Ann said...

The Hummer looks good, but it does look like a pain in the butt that would take 6 days.

Sharon said...

Great finish-looks really good. I sure Chris will love it! Where do you find these type of patterns from?

AnneS said...

Your hummer block looks awesome - I can see how it would be really boring with all those drab colours, but it was worth all the heartache, and I am sure Chris will adore it - and that's what it's all about! :D

bunnyhead said...

Wow, you are so good to be able to stitch such a piece. That would have driven me nuts. I'm sure it will make one little boy very happy! I'm sorry you had such a hard time with the Silver Needle. I've only ordered from them once because their sales are few and far between.

Sue said...

Your Hummer came out great. We're in the same ice situation here in New England.

Michelle said...

Your Hummer is a great choice! I bet that did take awhile. Good for you that now you can get back to your Chatelaine!

OleTexas said...

Great work on the Hummer.
I love the alphabet you used for your name. Did you get that out of a leaflet? If so, would you be able to provide the name of it? Thanks.

J Rae said...

I think the hummer is great for the quilt! Especially with the theme of heroes and army! Great job!