It is Peep Season

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I am glad they make Peeps now for most all seasons but you can't beat this time of year for the Peep selection.
Why don't they make re-closable bags for peeps? I could space out the sugar rush better knowing they won't get hard as rocks.
I worked on my baskets this past weekend. I finished the last of the curved handles. Yayyy. Those handles are time consuming.
I really love patterns that allow for extra fabric around the edges so I can square off blocks to size. This pattern works great for that.
I have 3 sizes of baskets done now. I just have the mini baskets left to make. But there are a lot of those. It is exciting to be more than half done with making my quilt. I'm looking forward to the piano key boarder.
Last weekend Shelbie and Laurie helped me get my sewing room back to baseline. All my retreat fabrics and tools are put away in their places. It makes me more motivated, creative and productive when everything is in place.

-nanette
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49 comments

Tudy said...

Put your Peeps in a zip lock plastic bag and it will take you a few more seconds to get to them. They are my weakness too but as a diabetic I have to watch how many I eat anymore. Enjoy them.

Jan said...

Did someone say "peeps???" OMG, I adore peeps and they are the very best this time of the year :) Your baskets are looking great and I loved taking a peak at your sewing room. Would love to see more :)

Lurline said...

Love your baskets and you oh, so neat fabrics! Please tell me what Peeps are?
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lisa said...

No, no! Hard peeps are the best! I open mine and put them on top the fridge so they dry out a little faster. (I have met other people who do the same thing, too!) And I like the bunnies better than the chicks.

Your baskets are cute! I really like the fabrics you chose.

Julia said...

Love your baskets...wish my studio looked so neat!
We don't have peeps here, but they sure do look good..I have a very sweet tooth!
Julia ♥

Lizzie said...

Seems like we Aussies want to know what peeps are Nanette??
Love those baskets and I especially love the handles, gorgeous.
lizzie
xxx

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE peeps. I always rewrap mine in a ziplock bag to keep them fresh. If not, I'd eat them all in one sitting!!

That sewing room is waaay too organized!

Des said...

too funny....i really think you have something with that peep ziploc idea. Just write a letter to the peep peeps and maybe just maybe, dreams can come true. I mean who wants to go to that much trouble to put their peeps in a separate baggy??? I don't even make my own jello anymore. I buy it already made. Can you believe that? What would my mormon ancestors say to that??!! uh, "you're lazy", that's what they'd say!

Erin said...

I dont think we have Peeps in Australia - what are they? I Love your baskets! And its so true, its so much more motivating working in an organised space :)

Sherri said...

Love the baskets...I'm going to have to make this quilt one of these days! I absolutely love the fabrics you're using...I'm picturing Christmas baskets too...in Monica's new fabric!!! Love how your fabric is so perfectly organized on the shelves too!

Nedra said...

Everytime I see a peep in a store, I think of you. I had no idea they made them for so many seasons. And you could put the leftovers in a gallon sized zip lock, you know!
Your baskets are coming along nicely. Ricci will be proud!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

One of my grandbabies loves marshmellows and she will be so excited peeps are out.
I knew your baskets would look great with your fabric choices.

Muddling Through said...

I've avoided the Peeps (and the black jelly beans) so far, but I don't know how much longer I'll hold out.

Your quilt blocks are beautiful and your neatly arranged sewing supplies look so appealing. It IS more pleasant to work in a space that is neat. (I seem to remember dimly what that is like.)

Cathi said...

Your baskets are looking fabulous! And your sewing room is SO inviting!!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette..
Your baskets are coming along nicely. They are just beautiful....and so is your organized sewing room!
I guess I'm strange because I like my peeps hard....I open the bag as soon as I get home and leave them out until they are ready to eat.
My faves are yellow chicks and pink bunnies:)

Madame Samm said...

Nanette, I have never heard of these peeps..you mean those pink thingies>? What do you do with them? Anyway, your baskets are coming along just fine...will you be filling them with peeps>?
blessings madame samm

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely baskets and I agree that a cleaned up room gives more space in you head to be creative!

Lynn said...

I love the baskets and really like the handles. I recently gave my sewing room a good reorganizing and it feels much better to sew in.
Thought you'd like this link: http://www.amazon.com/Peeps-Recipes-Crafts-Favorite-Marshmallow/dp/0811860418/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Kaaren said...

I think we're all the same, Nanette. I know I`m more productive when everything is put away and there`s some semblance of order in my studio.

Now that you mentioned the `P`word, guess what I`m going to have to buy today. You planted the bug...I mean Peep...and I won`t rest til I have some. Oh can I feel a sugar high coming on.

Stephanie said...

Pretty baskets. I passed the Peep Aisle at Target yesterday...they're getting crazy with the colors.

CuteStuffInside said...

Those baskets are great! This year we are putting our Peeps bunnies on a lollipop stick and dipping them in melted chocolate and sprinkles. They will make great birthday party treats! I just love the new orange color chicks!

S.W.A.K.

Jackie said...

I agree, they should definitely have re-closable bags for peeps. Our local candy manufacturer makes chocolate covered peeps!! Mmmmm...mmmm... good! Your baskets are coming along wonderfully and yes, I do function better in a well organized and clean studio. Yours is looking quite lovely.

Nanci said...

I've never seen these. So very cute!
Oh Nanette your baskets look like they should be filled with flowers, they look so real1
Wonderful and fun project right?

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Your baskets are coming along nicely! They are super cute. Your sewing room looks so pretty and ready to be creative in! =)
take care, melissa

quiltingnana said...

you made my day...peeps...I haven't had any for a while since we don't have kids at home...maybe I'll have to get some. Your baskets are cute

Thimbleanna said...

Yay Peeps! You'll have that cute basket quilt done in no time!!!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Love your baskets!

Could you please send Shelbie and Laurie to my house? My sewing room needs a lot of attention.

Rumi said...

Love the baskets but I know how time comsuming the handles are!

I'm not a fan of peeps but I have friends that love them--stale! They leave them out a day or two to harden!

Meredith said...

Well I eat all of my peeps before they ever get stale or hard. LOL. I agree nice to have a clean sewing room it is inspiring. Let me know if you want a long weekend in NJ. My sewing room is a hot mess. The baskets and handles are adorable.

Jen in NY said...

Oh Nanette, your baskets are too cute. They are so YOU! The background fabric you chose is perfect to showcase the adorable prints. That finished quilt is going to be fantastic.

Your sewing room looks great! I agree, I have to have neatness to be inspired!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness, I love peeps when they are hard we open ours up and let them sit out!!
Love your baskets, and your room is way to clean, I also like to work that way, but it does not always look that good!!!

Sandi said...

I have never been a Peeps fan but I do love chocolate marshmallow eggs. I try not to buy them as I am the one who eats all of them! The baskets are coming along nicely. It's going to be a really neat quilt. You are so lucky to have help with putting away fabrics. Your shelves are very inviting. :-) Would love to just come and look at all your fabrics. :-)

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohh it all looks so nice. And organized. I would just sit and stare at it all.

Show off.

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohh it all looks so nice. And organized. I would just sit and stare at it all.

Show off.

dee said...

I can't believe I'm going to admit to something so embarrassing but I like my Peeps "aged" too. I open the package and let them breathe...sad.
Love those baskets so much. It must feel great to get through all those handles though. So pretty!

jen duncan said...

Wonderful baskets Nanette. And that bright and tidy little corner is so inspiring! (for me to clean or create, I'm not sure what).
:-P

alobsiger said...

Heya kiddo! I was just working on my baskets yesterday and today! So happy to see your cute and happy baskets. I've got all the medium blocks done and am finishing up with the mini blocks. But, um, I still have numerous basket handles to do on the L-O-N-G baskets and the taller baskets...kind of putting those off. It's also Lifesaver Jellybean season. Hurrah! Or not so hurrah because when I have too much sugar, my mind seems to go blank. :-) Happy basketing!

julieQ said...

I saw some peeps the other day in the store and it so reminded me of Easter. Love your baskets! And your organized sewing room too, it is so inviting.

pratima said...

The baskets are sooo cute!
Love this cozy corner in your sewing room, Nanette. So fresh and inspiring!

Pat said...

I like peeps soft OR hard....bunnies better than chicks. Your sewing room looks super!!! Have you ever seen the contests that are run to make "scenes" using Peeps??? If I find any links to them, I"ll let you know....some people have come up with FUN scenes featuring Peeps!

Brenda said...

For those of us down under what are "Peeps

Madame Samm said...

ahhh ok, now, peeps are to be eaten....lol...good gosh, where have I been hiding? lol. I am not much of a sweet eater...not at all in fact...however I like to see sweet organization...and that you have ....ohhh btw, M.E. has been completed...am cuddling under at the moment...on my blog it is...
blessigns my dear...madame samm

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Cute basket blocks! At first I thought, when I saw the first pic, that they were going to be a handbag themed quilt. LOL
(that would be cute, too) :-)

Kimberly

em's scrapbag said...

All that beautiful fabric on your shelves is truly inspiring. I'm leaving on my first retreat this weekend. I'm so excited. Reading about all the fun you had in Bryce has made me more so. Thanks for sharing!

Rae Ann said...

Peeps are wonderful! They have always been a part of my growing up life.
I love your darling baskets. This will be a wonderful quilt.

Jan said...

Love your baskets--they are so neat! Your sewing room looks so nice and organized---great job there! I will give you my share of the peeps---okay!!!!!

Sinta Renee said...

I keep my Peeps in mason jars, so they are looking out. Kind of sick, but fun. I love seeing the progress on your baskets! Love 'em!

sewtakeahike said...

I love those baskets Nanette! I bet the handles do take a bit more time, but they sure look good. Nice pic of your shelves/stash/books! I love an organized sewing room as well.

Carolyn S. said...

Love the baskets, especially the striped handles. Where did the pattern come from? For Valentine's Day, I bought red I Heart You peeps for my grandsons. They loved them!